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Standing with Puerto Rican church after hurricanes

September 25, 2017

United Methodists were praying and standing in solidarity with Puerto Ricans while awaiting word about the effects of Hurricane Maria.

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Commission starts to sketch options for the way forward

September 21, 2017

The Commission on a Way Forward has started sketching models to share with the Council of Bishops as options for finding a way forward for The United Methodist Church (UMC) regarding human sexuality.

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...

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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