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Council President Addresses "Division and Discord"

November 22, 2016

In a pre-holiday, post-election letter to the people of The United Methodist Church, Bishop Bruce R. Ough, president of the Council of Bishops, called upon all Christians to “remember who we are” in this time of tension and anxiety and work to...

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NEJ Youth Ministry Plans ‘Mission of Peace’ to Cuba

November 21, 2016

The Northeastern Jurisdiction Council on Youth Ministry plans a ‘Mission of Peace’ to Cuba in late 2017. Youth who will be high school juniors and seniors are invited to join this diplomatic journey to witness the Holy Spirit at work and...

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Bishop is welcomed on eight-district tour

November 21, 2016

Hello, Baltimore-Washington Conference! Your new episcopal leader is a self-described Jesus freak, a cat-whisperer, a bishop for everybody, a bold believer in Holy Ghost power, a tither, a Sabbath-taker, a prophetic witness for justice, a former...

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...

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