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In ministry after shootings

October 3, 2018

For the Rev. Tiffany Patterson, it was deja vu all over again: another shooting affecting a church in her two-point charge. Erik Alsgaard reports.

Cranberry UMC offers prayers, support, following mass shooting

September 24, 2018

Following the mass shooting Sept. 20 at the Rite Aid Distribution Center in Aberdeen, the Rev. Tiffany Patterson knew what to do. That’s because she’d done it before, just 11 months ago. Erik Alsgaard files this report.

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling's statement following the shooting in Aberdeen

September 20, 2018

As I attempt to process the reality that another shooting has occurred within the bounds of our Conference, taking the life of three persons and ending with the self-inflicted death of the shooter, the words of Thomas Moore's hymn, "Come, Ye...

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Churchgoers pitch in amid Florence's floods

September 19, 2018

United Methodists are standing by to offer help, hope and healing after the floodwaters from Hurricane Florence recede. Heather Hahn reports for UMNS.

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Discipleship Agencies align mission and ministry

September 19, 2018

For the first time in decades, ministry within the Baltimore-Washington Conference is being organized in a new way. Erik Alsgaard reports on why this is happening and the impact it will have.

Asbury Methodist Village becomes first regional LGBT-friendly retirement community

September 12, 2018

In July, Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg became the first retirement facility in the Washington region to be certified as LGBT-friendly. Linda Worthington reports.

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