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Church leaders challenged to lead with courage

November 8, 2016

Bishop Grant Hagiya told the 750 church leaders gathered at the Council of Bishops’ Extended Cabinet Summit to lead with courage for the sake of the future of The United Methodist Church.

Church Leaders Kick Off Quadrennium With Vital Congregation Focus

November 4, 2016

About 750 leaders of The United Methodist Church gathered in Jacksonville, Fla., this week to start the new quadrennium focused on the mission of cultivating vital congregations to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Metropolitan Memorial UMC: Church of Presidents

November 3, 2016

Metropolitan Memorial UMC in Washington, D.C., was founded in the 1800’s by an act of the General Conference to represent Methodists from all over the United States. Churches and individuals from all states, including President Abraham Lincoln...

Mother and pastor discover astounding connection

November 1, 2016

“God is all over this thing,” is the response most people offer when they hear the story about the Rev. Meredith Wilkens-Arnold and the speaker at Calvary UMC’s Stephen Ministry celebration.

Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Nov. 1, 2016

November 1, 2016

As a people of faith, our hope is built on the Solid Rock, Jesus the Christ. The catastrophe that occurred in Southwest Baltimore this morning, when a school bus crashed into the side of transit bus, leaves us all shaken. Although all of the...

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

October 31, 2016

In a festival of language and culture, members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference gathered for worship and to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Trinity UMC in Frederick Oct. 16.

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