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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.

Friday morning: What you need to know

June 2, 2017

 What you need to know about checking out, luggage storage and your departure: District Bus Rider’s Luggage storage is in Delaware B and will be deposited on buses during the closing Session so that riders can go directly to...

Conference debates resolutions and amendments

June 1, 2017

In a round of sometimes intense holy conferencing, BWC members spoke out as one on four resolutions and five amendments to the denomination’s constitution Thursday afternoon.

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