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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

Once again, I am combing Scripture for another passage I can use to address a senseless death. Once again, I am trying to come to grips with the hatred that leads to the death of another innocent human being. Once again, I am wiping my tears and ...

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Vandals strike Locust UMC in Columbia

May 22, 2017

During the overnight hours of Friday, May 19, someone spray painted “666” on the church sign of Locust UMC in Columbia. A person jogging by just after daylight saw the satanic symbol and alerted the church’s pastor, the Rev. Jane Wood.

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Eurasia bishop says ‘you’re a blessing to us’

May 22, 2017

Singing “Amazing Grace” in both English and Russian set the stage for a two-day gathering May 5-6, at the BWC Mission Center, for the Eurasia - Central Asia: In Mission Together Consultation.

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Grace UMC working to replace aging Moller Organ

May 17, 2017

The organ is a vital part of the music ministry of a church as well as its legacy, but what do you do when your nearly-ninety-year-old organ begins to fail?

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Bishop Easterling names Latona as Director of Connectional Ministries

May 15, 2017

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling has named Christie Latona to serve as the new Director of Connectional Ministries for the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

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Ruling on a gay bishop could be far-reaching

May 11, 2017

The Judicial Council’s recent ruling against the consecration of a gay bishop likely has consequences for United Methodists far beyond one bishop.

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