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Online community redefines church

November 20, 2016

When FaithPoint UMC, which currently meets in a middle school in Urbana, decided to start a second campus, they abandoned traditional thinking – they even rejected the idea of having a building – choosing to create an online faith community that...

Clergy gather for Day Apart

November 17, 2016

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling called the clergy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference to a time away for deep engagement with God’s Word, one another, and the teaching of the Rev. Robert Hill, a New Testament professor and dean of Marsh Chapel at...

MARCHA Youth Council: Statement on Post Election Hate Environment

November 16, 2016

Today as the Youth Council of M.A.R.C.H.A, we write these words while our bodies are threatened yet again by those who follow the less-than Christian ideals of building walls rather than bridges. Today for some, the veil of racism, xenophobia...

‘Hostile actions’ mar youth event

November 16, 2016

A few hundred people walked out of a North Carolina youth event during a session dealing with pain and racism felt by young Hispanic-Latinos, who had earlier been victims of intimidation, conference officials said.

CCoRR offers thoughts on presidential election

November 10, 2016

The Baltimore-Washington Conference Commission on Religion and Race, chaired by the Rev. Rod Miller, offers these thoughts following the divisive presidential election Nov. 8. We have just come through an emotional, divisive and painful...

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A Post-Election Message from Bishop Easterling

November 9, 2016

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust." -- Psalm 91: 1-2  Beloved:  It is the day after another...

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