News and Views

September 2017

Rev. Kenneth S. Jones

September 29, 2017

The Rev. Kenneth S. Jones, a retired United Methodist pastor, former missionary to the Belgian Congo, a church journalist, district superintendent, and the Pastor Emeritus at Faith United Methodist Church, died peacefully on September 29, in the...

Deaf Awareness means Deaf Empowerment

September 25, 2017

September is Deaf Awareness Month. It's a time to learn about Deaf culture, sign language (and even learn some sign phrases), and Deaf history. It's also a good time to become more sensitive to Deaf culture, improve accessibility in our churches...

Standing with Puerto Rican church after hurricanes

September 25, 2017

United Methodists were praying and standing in solidarity with Puerto Ricans while awaiting word about the effects of Hurricane Maria.

Tags: disaster response

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.

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...

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.