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D.C. church repents for racism of its past

October 11, 2017

Mount Vernon Place UMC in D.C. celebrates the 100th anniversary of the laying of its cornerstone with a service of remembrance and repentance.

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BWC aids disaster victims with $100,000 for recovery

October 10, 2017

When the catastrophes that recently struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida required an extraordinary response, the people of the Baltimore-Washington Conference rose to the challenge with more than $100,000 in relief and recovery funding.

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Clergywomen’s choir meets to celebrate and remember

October 9, 2017

Early in the 1980s, some of us gathered to dance, sing, study, and shout our praise to God who called and equipped us for this journey as some of the first clergywomen in The United Methodist Church. We gathered because we needed each other, not...

BWC Immigration ministry aids DACA recipients

October 9, 2017

When the U.S. government announced in early September a proposal to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, hundreds of thousands of people suddenly faced the possibility of deportation.

Global Migration Sunday (Dec. 3) shines light on a crisis

October 5, 2017

At 10 years old, Edison D. Toe was selling kerosene on the streets in Liberia to provide extra money for his family. One night, he saw a group fleeing heavy fighting between rebel and government forces in the area. Fearful for his own life, Toe...

Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Oct. 2, 2017

October 2, 2017

Today we awoke to the news of what is being called the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Yet, these words sound all too familiar. They sound familiar because we heard them after the shooting at the Pulse Night Club in Florida. We...

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