News and Views

September 2017

Commission starts to sketch options for the way forward

September 21, 2017

The Commission on a Way Forward has started sketching models to share with the Council of Bishops as options for finding a way forward for The United Methodist Church (UMC) regarding human sexuality.

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Summit provides a canvas for leadership

September 19, 2017

Finding the right shades and perspectives to forge a portrait of a leader is an art. But sometimes leadership begins with just an invitation. On Aug. 9 and 10, several people in the Baltimore-Washington Conference responded to an invitation to...

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Heritage Landmarks: United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC

September 15, 2017

On Capitol Hill in 1917, Rev. Clarence True Wilson spotted a muddy, billboard-cluttered corner lot. Wilson, executive director of the Board of Prohibition, thought it was the perfect site for Methodism's social reform presence in Washington, D.C.

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Church should be a sanctuary for difficult conversations

September 12, 2017

This was some summer of discontent. We witnessed many divisions in our politics and culture spilling into the streets in marches and protests, and most vividly in the violence in Charlottesville. We see in data increasing evidence that our...

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Heritage Landmarks: United Brethren Founding Sites Cluster, Frederick and Washington Counties

September 8, 2017

The cluster includes the United Brethren founding place at the Peter Kemp house, homes and graves of Bishops Newcomer and Russell; the Geeting house and Geeting Meetinghouse/Mt. Hebron site continuing as Salem UMC, Keedysville; Trinity United...

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Puerto Rico requests prayers

September 7, 2017

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling is requesting prayers for the people of Puerto Rico as Hurricane Irma brings its destructive force to that country. Our Conference has a covenant relationship with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.

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