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Modern day circut riders travel on gas-fed iron horses

August 1, 2017

On Sunday, July 16, motorcycle riders met at Wesley Chapel in Frederick for worship, followed by Maryland’s first United Methodist Motorcycle Association (UMMA) “Steeple Chase.”

BWC gets grant for Change Makers

August 1, 2017

To “think outside the box,” you must first know the box is there. Members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference are starting a project for people who don’t even know the box exists.

Churches enable UM legacy in city

August 1, 2017

Established 245 years ago, Centennial Caroline Street UMC was the oldest African-American Church in the Baltimore-Washington Conference. But for United Methodists, who build their faith on resurrection, the closing of this 245-year-old...

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Zimbabwe Pastors’ School broadens partnership

August 1, 2017

When the Rev. Gladman Kapfumvuti was a young pastor in Marange, Zimbabwe, he lived humbly, traveling a circuit, preaching the Word of God. “Little did I know there were diamonds, literally diamonds, in the dirt beneath my feet,” he said. “I was...

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Commission on a Way Forward issues status report

July 27, 2017

The Commission on a Way Forward has released a status report to the Council of Bishops and the entire United Methodist Church (UMC), updating the church and the leaders on the faithful work of the Commission after four meetings.

A postcard home from Zimbabwe: Pastors’ School session closes

July 22, 2017

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling is one of the best preachers in The United Methodist Church. When she ascends to a pulpit, she becomes a mixture of ancient story-telling griot, wisdom bearer, word acrobat, fire-breathing dragon, exegetical scholar...

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