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Commission on a Way Forward Accountability Covenant

June 5, 2018

What are the covenantal practices that are so essential to our work together that we must perform them with excellence in order to fulfill our mission? We covenant to pray for one another, for the Commission, for the United Methodist Church, for...

Ordinand Protest Statement

June 1, 2018

During the plenary session May 31, the Rev. Beth Hutton and seven other ordinands rose to speak on behalf of two of the candidates who were approved by the Board of Ordained Ministry, but were removed as candidates by a ruling of Bishop LaTrelle...

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A statement by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling In response to matters of the Clergy Session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference

May 31, 2018

This denomination has been wrestling with the matter of human sexuality since 1972. The restrictive language was written into our Book of Discipline at that time, and we have been dealing with the ramifications and repercussions ever since. Men...

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Bishop upholds UM Discipline

May 30, 2018

By Erik Alsgaard Bishop LaTrelle Easterling issued a ruling of law during the BWC’s clergy session Wednesday night, stating that two individuals the Board of Ordained Ministry had approved were not eligible for ordination and commissioning...

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Cokesbury will offer a series of book signing in the Exhibit Hall.

May 3, 2018

Wednesday  5 to 6:45 p.m. K.D. Weaver – “Meditate Like Jesus” If you want to arrive at a new destination, you must be willing to travel on a new road.  “Meditate Like Jesus” is that new road, leading...

Service Dogs at Annual Conference

May 3, 2018

It's amazing how God uses service animals to provide empowerment, strength, and support for those with disAbilities, sometimes referred to differing abilities. Service animals came about in the mid-1920s, in which they are trained to support...

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