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A postcard home from Zimbabwe: The sun rises

July 15, 2017

As we arrived in Africa, the sun rose to meet us. It’s an interesting thing to watch the sunrise from above the clouds.

Praying Our Way Forward

July 5, 2017

The second phase of the 'Praying Our Way Forward ' initiative launched New Year’s Day with 75 weeks of focused prayer for The United Methodist Church. The effort began January 1 in the North Carolina Conference, and wraps up in the West Angola...

Friendship from Forgiveness

June 29, 2017

J. T. Clark and C. J. Martin Jr. were brought together after a traffic accident with Martin resulted in the death of Clark’s brother and sister-in-law. Two months after his brother’s death, Clark showed up at Martin’s court hearing to pay his...

In their own words: BWC youth want to be seen

June 23, 2017

The Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) represents the youth of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. We have monthly meetings that we use to further our topic of “Stress Less.” Our other major goal is for our youth leaders, pastors, and...

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UMs gather for 'Worship in the Park'

June 23, 2017

On Sunday, May 28, the congregations of Wards Memorial UMC in Owings, and Corkran Memorial UMC in Temple Hills, worshipped together at the West River United Methodist Center. There was singing, prayer, Scripture and the preached Word, “I Got the...

First QLR women’s retreat reflects beauty, self-love

June 21, 2017

“You Are Beautiful!” was the constant affirmation offered to those who attended Quality of Life Retreats’ first all-women’s retreat in April. But the subtext of that uplifting theme was simply to love oneself.

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