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Guidance to Local Churches for the 2017 Renewal of Maryland Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificates

June 20, 2017

Maryland local churches received Renewal Notices in the mail in early June to renew their Non-Profit Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificates. Applications for renewals are filled out on the Comptroller of Maryland website and they must be...

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Smithville UMC supports creative art program in Ghana

June 12, 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...

Emory Grove: an analog refuge in a digital world

June 8, 2017

Nestled in a grove of old oak trees northwest of Baltimore is a place where time has seemingly stood still. Small cottages line narrow streets where cars are forbidden to go. Majestic trees tower over a large tabernacle, while a 150-year old...

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Bishop ordains and commissions 17 pastors

June 7, 2017

The image of bread was central in the message given to those commissioned, ordained and readmitted June 1, as Bishop LaTrelle Easterling presided at her first such worship service.

BWC adopts $18.4 million budget for 2018

June 7, 2017

By unanimous vote, members of the 2017 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference approved the 2018 expense budget of $18.4 million. Of that amount, $14.3 million is budgeted to be received by apportionments, the connectional system of giving used by...

An overview of the 2017 session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference

June 4, 2017

When Bishop LaTrelle Easterling pronounced the 233rd session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference open, she made history as the first African-American woman to lead the 159,000 members and 1,050 clergy who make up the 628 churches of the...

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