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We’re in this together, mourners reassured

June 6, 2017

At each Annual Conference Session, those clergy and clergy spouses who died during the past year are remembered. Family members or friends light a candle as each one’s name is called. Those remembered this year included four bishops and four...

Bible study explores disciples making disciples

June 6, 2017

The Bible study at annual confernce, led each morning by the Rev. Steven Manskar, was taken from Ephesians 4.

Penny challenge issued – and answered

June 5, 2017

The pennies (and nickels, dimes, quarters, and various bills) have been counted, tabulated and scored. In short, the results of the district-on-district penny war are in...

An overview of the 2017 session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference

June 4, 2017

When Bishop LaTrelle Easterling pronounced the 233rd session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference open, she made history as the first African-American woman to lead the 159,000 members and 1,050 clergy who make up the 628 churches of the...

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BOOM report addresses full LGBTQI+ inclusion

June 3, 2017

After significant deliberation, the Baltimore-Washington Conference Board of Ordained Ministry voted in May not to move TC Morrow ahead in the process of becoming an ordained Deacon in The United Methodist Church. Morrow, a lesbian, entered the...

The Day in Pictures - Thursday, June 1

June 2, 2017

These photos were taken throughout the day on Thursday, June 1. Follow our Flickr stream for more photos throughout the annual conference session.

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