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BWC adopts $18.4 million budget for 2018
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

By unanimous vote, members of the 2017 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference approved the 2018 expense budget of $18.4 million. Of that amount, $14.3 million is budgeted to be received by apportionments, the connectional system of giving used by the church to support mission and ministry around...

Laity explore HOPE and certified ministries
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Baltimore-Washington Conference Lay Leader Delores Martin promised a “fact-packed, real facts afternoon” during the laity session May 31. With a standing-room-only crowd paying close attention, Martin celebrated the ministry of the laity and challenged them to fulfill their rightful role.

We’re in this together, mourners reassured
Posted by Linda Worthington on

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 bishops’ spouses, 23 clergy and 17 clergy spouses...

BOOM report addresses full LGBTQI+ inclusion
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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 candidacy process in 2016. With this decision, the...

Gaines-Cirelli to explore ‘Blest Communion’
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The Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli is the preacher for the Memorial Service on Friday. Gaines-Cirelli is the senior pastor of Foundry UMC in Washington, D.C., and the first woman senior pastor in the church’s 200-year history. Prior to that, she served as pastor of St. Matthews UMC in Bowie and...