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Annual Conference News

Covenant and unity featured in Bible study

June 1, 2017

“The Word is new every time we read it,” said Bishop LaTrelle Easterling. On Thursday morning Conference members read the Word anew with the Rev. Steve Manskar, author of “Disciples Making Disciples.”

'Offer fresh bread,' Lyght tells conference leaders

June 1, 2017

The image of bread was central to the message given to those commissioned, ordained and readmitted Thursday night, as Bishop LaTrelle Easterling presided at her first such worship service.

Historic artifacts enrich worship

June 1, 2017

The Baltimore-Washington United Methodist Historical Society is pleased to be providing two important artifacts from the Museum at Lovely Lane for the 233rd session of the Annual Conference.

Gaines-Cirelli to explore ‘Blest Communion’

June 1, 2017

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...

Ordinand speaks out on inclusion

June 1, 2017

I am joyful to be a part of this connection, to be recommended and ordained for servant ministry with and among you. I am a United Methodist because it’s not all about me; we each hold such a tiny fraction of God’s vision for the Church, and I...

Laity explore discipleship and Call to Action

June 1, 2017

BWC Lay Leader Dolores Martin promised a “fact-packed, real facts, afternoon” to a packed laity session Wednesday. The three hour gathering provided a celebration and challenge to United Methodists to understand and fulfill their rightful role in...