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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Sept. 20, 2016

September 20, 2016

This psalm, this lament, is offered as a communal cry in the wake of metaphorical as well as literal suffering. The psalmist pleads for the innocent to be saved from unjust circumstances. The writer is weary, tired of crying and hoarse from...

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Call to Action to the NEJ and The NEJ College of Bishops

September 20, 2016

Delegates to the 2016 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, held July 11-15, 2016, pledged to work together as United Methodists to fight the scourge of racism. The pledge was made after the conference unanimously approved a resolution that...

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Bishops overrule nonconformity resolutions

September 20, 2016

Two bishops, in separate rulings, have voided two resolutions in the Northeastern United States that called for defying church restrictions on gay and lesbian individuals.

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Bishop Easterling visits Cumberland-Hagerstown District

September 16, 2016

Banjo and trumpet music, questions, conversations and fried chicken at “The Blue” were among the highlights of the first stop on Bishop LaTrelle Easterling’s welcome tour, meeting the people of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

St. Luke’s UMC dedicates new bathrooms

September 12, 2016

For years – decades, really – the members and guests attending St. Luke’s UMC in Reisterstown had to exit the sanctuary, step outside and walk next door to the church’s Fellowship Hall if they wanted to use the restroom.

Panelists explore moving faith in to the public square

September 8, 2016

How do you move faith from being something intensely personal to something open and involved in public discourse?

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