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Upper New York and Baltimore-Washington Conferences link up during Session

June 3, 2016

In a historic moment, members of Upper New York Annual Conference connect live with the BWC, whose members are meeting in Washington D.C., to honor and bid farewell to Bishop Matthews, who is retiring.

Bishop’s sermon a return to familiar, urgent themes

June 3, 2016

Bishop Marcus Matthews preached his final sermon as leader of the Baltimore-Washington Conference during opening worship Thursday night, returning to the themes he established when he arrived four years ago: making each church a prayer station...

Diversity of BWC ministries highlighted

June 3, 2016

“How great is our God?” asked Young Adult Council Chair Raimon Jackson as he sang to open the Connectional Ministries report at Annual Conference June 2. Eleven-year-old Nora Meeks, of Silver Spring UMC, responded with her witness of...

DC mayor speaks

June 3, 2016

The morning session Thursday included greetings from and to many honored guests. Among them were a delegation from Korea and the Mayor of Washington, D.C.

Bible study calls church to abandon pneumaphobia

June 3, 2016

When Bishop Young Jin Cho, of the Virginia Area, first heard the theme of this annual conference, “You Have the Power,” his first thought was simply, “Really?”

BWC adopts 2017 budget of $14.2 million

June 3, 2016

By a nearly unanimous vote June 2, members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference adopted a $14.2 million apportionment budget for 2017. The budget represents a decrease of 0.8 percent from 2016 and is the fifth consecutive year the apportioned...

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