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Summit provides a canvas for leadership

September 19, 2017

Finding the right shades and perspectives to forge a portrait of a leader is an art. But sometimes leadership begins with just an invitation. On Aug. 9 and 10, several people in the Baltimore-Washington Conference responded to an invitation to...

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Puerto Rico requests prayers

September 7, 2017

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling is requesting prayers for the people of Puerto Rico as Hurricane Irma brings its destructive force to that country. Our Conference has a covenant relationship with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.

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Bishop speaks at DACA rally

September 5, 2017

Moments before the federal government decided to end the program that provides permits to undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children, members of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition joined members of immigrant communities from...

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Making flood buckets one way to help after Harvey

September 5, 2017

Churches throughout the Baltimore-Washington Conference are responding to the flooding in Texas after Hurricane Harvey in significant and tangible ways. At Emmanuel UMC in Laurel on Sept. 3, for example, members took time between morning worship...

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United Methodists participate in Ministers March for Justice

August 30, 2017

More than 3,000 ministers gathered in the shadow of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on Aug. 28 for the “Ministers March for Justice.” United Methodist clergy, from bishops to local pastors, were among those lending their voices...

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Hispanic/Latinos meet for worship, stories and strategy

August 28, 2017

Ten members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference area and staff attended the 46th assembly of Methodists Associated Representing the Cause of Hispanic/Latino Americans, or MARCHA, the denomination’s Hispanic/Latino caucus, held in Dallas Aug...

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