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BWC wishes Thornton 'Happy Trails'

August 7, 2017

On Saturday, August 5, the 30-year ministry of Andy Thornton was celebrated at West River Center. Friends and family of Thornton flooded the Camping and Retreat Center, along with current and former staff members who worked with him, to show...

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Mission u participants explore covenant, transformation

August 1, 2017

Nearly 30 women gathered in a side-room at the Pooks Hill Marriott Hotel July 28-30, all newcomers to Mission u, the former School of Christian Mission. The Rev. Andrea Middleton King, dean of this year’s gathering, and Deaconess Jane Grays met...

Zimbabwe Mission offers thought-provoking paradoxes

August 1, 2017

Zimbabwe is a place of paradox. It is a country that, while rich in natural resources, exhibits some of the most pronounced poverty most Americans have ever seen.

Smithville UMC sponsors creative ministry in Ghana

August 1, 2017

In Ghana, a Christian artist by the name of Francis Nunoo had a vision of helping children find their God given talents so they could express themselves. Sir Nunoo, as he is called by the children, believes that every child has creative talents...

Modern day circut riders travel on gas-fed iron horses

August 1, 2017

On Sunday, July 16, motorcycle riders met at Wesley Chapel in Frederick for worship, followed by Maryland’s first United Methodist Motorcycle Association (UMMA) “Steeple Chase.”

BWC gets grant for Change Makers

August 1, 2017

To “think outside the box,” you must first know the box is there. Members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference are starting a project for people who don’t even know the box exists.

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