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Church opens doors to hope

January 30, 2017

At Mt. Zion UMC in Bel Air, they never underestimate the power of God acting through one person. When Joshua Cooney was younger, his mother, Terri, worried that he needed friends to spend time with and care about. Joshua has special needs. In...

Social Justice Agency of The United Methodist Church Stands With Immigrants and Refugees

January 27, 2017

Press release originally posted January 26, 2017 Rejects policies that deny dignity and worth Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Trump administration took executive action to expand the U.S.-Mexico border wall, increase the powers of...

Women’s edition of Bible offers new light

January 25, 2017

Beth Bingham began to see Hagar of the Old Testament in a new way after studying The CEB Women’s Bible. Suddenly she wasn’t just the servant who bore Abraham a child when his wife Sarah couldn’t. She was, essentially, the Bible’s first single mom...

DC church offers hospitality for inauguration, women’s march

January 23, 2017

Every four years, on Jan. 20, the United States witnesses the inauguration of a new president. Just blocks away from the event, Capitol Hill UMC opened its doors in an act of radical hospitality, not only for the inauguration, but for the Women’s...

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E-giving builds steady stewardship

January 23, 2017

How would your church like to increase its income by 26 percent this year? How would your church like to increase its income by 26 percent with the membership you already have?

An excerpt from 'The Journey Continues'

January 20, 2017

In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday observance, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling preached at American University. We share some small excerpts from her sermon, The Journey Continues, as people of faith observe the inauguration of...

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