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UMC Bishops amend call for 2019 Special Session of General Conference

July 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Council of Bishops (COB) has amended its call for the Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, in response to Judicial...

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United Methodists respond to Annapolis shooting

July 2, 2018

On Thursday, June 28, life in Annapolis changed forever. A lone gunman killed five people at the local newspaper. United Methodists were quick to respond with prayers and service.

Bishop Easterling's statement on Annapolis shooting

June 28, 2018

A mass shooting in Annapolis June 28 resulted in multiple fatalities. Here is Bishop Easterling's statement.

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Praying Our Way Forward

June 25, 2018

The third phase of the 'Praying Our Way Forward ' initiative launched this month, with a call to prayer and fasting through the Special Session of General Conference in February.

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Community Kitchen in Silver Spring church aims to make use of discarded produce

June 25, 2018

Silver Spring UMC's Four Corners Campus takes locally grown produce rejected by grocery stores and turn it into delicious food to feed the hungry.

Maryland church helps fund new Zimbabwe health clinic

June 18, 2018

Construction of a new modern clinic at Munyarari Mission is underway thanks to a partnership between Bel Air UMC in Bel Air, Maryland, and the Zimbabwe East Conference.

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