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Parsonage transformed into transition house for women and children

October 19, 2018

Take one empty, run-down parsonage, add vision, sprinkle with grants and partnerships, bake with hard work and prayer, and frost with love, and what do you have? At Van Buren UMC in Washington, D.C., it's a new transitional house for women and...

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United Methodists gear up for Michael relief

October 12, 2018

United Methodists are preparing to offer long-term relief after the most powerful hurricane in nearly 50 years slammed into the continental U.S.

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A Word from the Bishop: We Can Remain Together - Why I Support the One Church Plan

October 9, 2018

In this 'Word From the Bishop,' Bishop Easterling writes, "It is my belief that we can maintain our unity beyond differing understandings of God’s intention for human sexuality. The One Church Plan would allow us to do just that."

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Laity: From Volunteer to Disciple

October 9, 2018

Lay people throughout the Baltimore-Washington Conference’s 631 churches volunteer countless hours to ministry. Or do they? Melissa Lauber explains.

Indigenous Peoples Day

October 4, 2018

What is Indigenous Peoples Day, and how is it different from Columbus Day (Oct. 8)? This resource will help.

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Prepping for General Conference 2019

October 4, 2018

The Special Session of General Conference is less than five months away. Bishop LaTrelle Easterling has a message for her flock: be ready. Erik Alsgaard has the story.

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