News and Views


An Advent homecoming to Methodism's first meeting place

December 18, 2017

“Coming Home” captured the theme of this year’s annual Advent candlelight service held on Dec. 10 at the historic Strawbridge Shrine near New Windsor.

BWC celebrates 100 percent support of General Church apportionments for 20 consecutive years

December 13, 2017

The 20-year streak is a testament to the strength of the BWC and its commitment to be in mission and ministry with others around the world.

Tags: apportionments, giving, stewardship

Finding a Way Forward: Resources for Witness, Contextual Leadership and Unity

December 12, 2017

The Commission on a Way Forward created a handbook for the Council of Bishops about their work so far, and invite you to join them in study, reflection and prayer.

Tags: commission on a way forward, council of bishops

See All the People: Discipleship must be church focus

December 12, 2017

Creating a culture of discipleship is paramount for churches today, according to the Rev. Rodney Smothers, Director of Leadership and Congregational Development for the BWC. But how do you do that?

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Jesus, Light of the World

December 8, 2017

In Bishop LaTrelle Easterling's Christmas message, she doesn't wish you a Merry Christmas. "Rather, I wish you a Christmas full of wrestling... pondering... weeping..." and more.

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Thurmont UMC dresses Christmas in mission

December 8, 2017

Thurmont UMC, whose congregation gives 10 percent of everything that comes into the offering plates, observes Christmas with a give-away of toys and clothing for the community.

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