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BWC churches’ connectional giving hits all time high

February 10, 2017

Apportionment giving by the 628 churches of the Baltimore-Washington Conference remained strong in 2016, according to reports from the conference finance office.

ROCK youth retreat leads many to Christ

February 6, 2017

What do you call it when 4,500 youth, young adults and their leaders gather for a weekend retreat in Ocean City, Md.? In the Baltimore-Washington Conference, we call it ROCK. The event, which will celebrate its 25th gathering next year, is...

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Timeline: Methodism in Black and White

February 2, 2017

This timeline first appeared in New World Outlook, May-June 1992. Adapted by permission and updated by United Methodist Communications.

A Joint Statement from the NEJ College of Bishops

February 1, 2017

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, . . .” These words, written by poet Emma Lazarus and posted on pedestal of the Statue of Liberty have, for decades, welcomed the foreigner to the shores of our...

Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Jan. 31, 2017

January 31, 2017

On January 16, 2017, we celebrated the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His message of justice, liberation, and inclusion reverberated from coast to coast as we remembered our national hero. Whether it was during a...

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Faith leaders urge all to welcome strangers, refugees

January 31, 2017

President Donald Trump’s order banning refugees from seven Muslim countries was countered by the voices of faith leaders who reminded followers that “a Middle Eastern refugee savior taught us to love the foreigner like we love ourselves.” The...

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