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Casting new visions for new faith expressions

May 3, 2018

In a recent article by Barna Research, they cited the fact that 51 percent of churchgoers don’t know the Great Commission. What surprised me in the article is that this stat was not taken from people who don’t attend church. Rather Matthew...

Missionaries McCurdy and Mairena to serve in Mexico

May 3, 2018

By Nan McCurdy As missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries, we’ve had covenant relationships with churches in the Baltimore- Washington Conference since the 1980’s. We’re excited about sharing news of our new...

Church forms partnerships for mission

May 2, 2018

Ask and you shall receive” is a simple Gospel promise, but at Mt. Olive UMC in Randallstown, it’s opening up new possibilities for mission and partnership.

BWC set to meet beneath the cross

May 2, 2018

More than 300 United Methodists from throughout the Baltimore-Washington Conference did just that April 21, attending one of two Pre-Conference Briefings to prepare for the upcoming Annual Conference Session.

Bishop’s gift creates new pool at Africa University

May 2, 2018

The relationship between the Baltimore-Washington Conference and Africa University stretches back decades, even to the point before it actually existed. That relationship went a little deeper recently with the groundbreaking of a new swimming...

Bishop Ough's Sermon to the Council of Bishops

April 30, 2018

United Methodist bishops were reminded April 29 that the church is watching, waiting and wondering if and how they will lead the denomination into the future. The Council of Bishops meets through May 4. Read Bishop Ough's sermon.

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