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Church opens new horizons for one man’s future

March 15, 2017

In 2013, I went on a Volunteer in Mission trip to a school named Mashambanhaka in Zimbabwe. The school was a Methodist Mission school and had a primary school of over 1,100 students and a newly started secondary school with over 400 students...

Artist works to disrupt ‘cradle to prison’ pipeline

March 8, 2017

Art unlocked Ndume Olatushani’s mind when his body was confined to a 4-by-9-foot cell, serving 28 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

Young Clergywomen Refute Wesleyan Covenant Video

March 6, 2017

Nearly 220 young United Methodist clergywomen have issued a statement refuting the claims of a new video from the conservative Wesleyan Covenant Association that is intended to sway the deliberations of the Commission on A Way Forward.

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Area musican tops Billboard jazz chart

March 6, 2017

Kayla Waters grew up in two worlds, and we’re all better for it. The daughter of acclaimed jazz saxophonist Kim Waters, Kayla often attended her father’s concerts with her twin sister, Kimberly. Kayla knew, when she was 15 years-old, that she...

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New mission redefines a church

March 3, 2017

Lisa Middleton, Food Ministry Coordinator at Silver Spring UMC, looks over some of the selections at the choice food pantry. By Erik Alsgaard UMConnection Staff This is a story of how community outreach is helping to re-birth a church. This is a...

Clergy take ‘Day Apart’ with bishop to prepare for Lent

March 3, 2017

The season of Lent is one of the busiest times of the year for local church pastors. In the Baltimore-Washington Conference, there is a tradition of clergy gathering just before Lent to help prepare for what lays ahead.

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