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Stars shine at Mt. Zion UMC

March 8, 2018

What do you have when you take 300 special guests, 325 volunteers, parents, aides, paparazzi, a former pro-football player, several stretch limousines, glowing faces, endless smiles and put them in a banquet hall with a dance floor?

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Leaders enliven creative, hands-on worship with Marcia McFee

March 8, 2018

As part of a Lenten observance, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling brought worship expert Marcia McFee to the Baltimore-Washington Conference. The sanctuary at Mt. Zion UMC in Highland was full on February 8 as McFee shared wisdom and advice and...

Proposed changes mean more effective ministry

March 8, 2018

United Methodists join people, churches, ministries, leaders, needs, causes and prayers together in a way that cultivates disciples and transforms the world. Because of that, United Methodists are strong in their discipleship.

‘Canoeing the Mountains’ offers metaphor for change

March 8, 2018

In 1804 Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, were commissioned to explore the unknown territory that had recently became part of the U.S. as part of the Louisiana Purchase, and to find the waterway from the US through the western territory to the...

Camp Hope rebuilds homes and lives in W. Maryland

March 8, 2018

Forty years ago, the Rev. Tom Kaylor of Frostburg UMC  looked at the missions projects his and other area churches were involved in, looked at the needs within his own back yard, and noticed a disconnect.

United Methodists come together to address the opioid crisis

March 8, 2018

BY LINDA WORTHINGTONUMConnection Staff “Churches Address the Opioid Crisis” was the topic as WesleyNexus held its sixth annual interfaith gathering at the Conference Mission Center Feb. 10, in recognition of Evolution Weekend. The...

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