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September 2018


A Statement on the Mass Shooting in Perryman

September 21, 2018

Dear friends, My heart breaks with grief for my Perryman community today in the wake of the mass shooting at the Rite Aid Distribution Center. As of right now, we know that four precious lives were lost, and three others are in the hospital...

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling's statement following the shooting in Aberdeen

September 20, 2018

As I attempt to process the reality that another shooting has occurred within the bounds of our Conference, taking the life of three persons and ending with the self-inflicted death of the shooter, the words of Thomas Moore's hymn, "Come, Ye...

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Churchgoers pitch in amid Florence's floods

September 19, 2018

United Methodists are standing by to offer help, hope and healing after the floodwaters from Hurricane Florence recede. Heather Hahn reports for UMNS.

Discipleship Agencies align mission and ministry

September 19, 2018

For the first time in decades, ministry within the Baltimore-Washington Conference is being organized in a new way. Erik Alsgaard reports on why this is happening and the impact it will have.

Asbury Methodist Village becomes first regional LGBT-friendly retirement community

September 12, 2018

In July, Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg became the first retirement facility in the Washington region to be certified as LGBT-friendly. Linda Worthington reports.

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God’s protection be with you

September 5, 2018

As pastor of Fallston UMC, the Rev. Karin Walker, like many pastors in the BWC, have been responding to people caught in the opioid epidemic. Recently, she issued a letter to the first responders in the community who are the front lines of...

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