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Emory breaks ground on God-sized future

October 10, 2016

On Oct. 7, Emory Fellowship in Washington, D.C., broke ground on being a new kind of church.

Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Oct. 6, 2016

October 6, 2016

Grace and peace to you in Jesus Christ. For many years, I am told, people in the Baltimore­-Washington Conference begin to anticipate Christmas, when they see the traditional red cardboard stockings from the Board of Child Care. They equate the...

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'We are one,' new bishop proclaims

October 3, 2016

Members, friends and special guests of the Baltimore-Washington Conference officially welcomed their new bishop, LaTrelle Eastering, at a worship service Oct. 1. It became a 120-minute living embodiment of disciples of Jesus Christ that captured...

Trinity UMC Celebrates 150 Years

September 28, 2016

Trinity UMC of Germantown celebrated its 150th anniversary on Sept. 25, 2016. Trinity marked this milestone by completing 150 days of prayer for Germantown, completing more than 1,500 hours of community service, and collecting more than 1,500...

Guenther's new book explores the power of Spirituals

September 22, 2016

If Eileen Guenther could have a conversation with anyone in heaven, it would probably be with abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

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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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