News and Views


Palmer: Trust God’s promise and go forth

May 11, 2016

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer laid out a path for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference: humility, humility, humility.“Everyone here is a child of God. Any behavior to the contrary of that truth undermines the gospel and is a choice to live...

May 10 wrap-up: Opening worship, rules debate

May 11, 2016

With a drum welcome from indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, United Methodists gathered for the 2016 General Conference, the top legislative body of the denomination, joined in a cacophony of “alleluias” in many languages during opening...

Changes coming to BWC health plan, 2017 budget

May 10, 2016

At the June Annual Conference session, BWC members will hear about changes to clergy health insurance and vote on the 2017 budget. These items were discussed at the Pre-Conference briefing on April 30.

New superintendent appointed

May 4, 2016

Bishop Marcus Matthews has named the Rev. Gerard A. “Gerry” Green, Jr. to serve as superintendent of the Greater Washington District. His appointment begins July 1.

An Open Letter to Boards of Ordained Ministry

May 3, 2016

On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote an open letter from the Birmingham jail, where he had been imprisoned for non-violent marches protesting segregation. He wrote his Letter from the Birmingham Jail, in part, to express his...

Remembering Freddie Gray and the Baltimore unrest

April 26, 2016

Pastor Rodney Hudson of Ames Memorial UMC helped to intervene in the unrest following Freddie Gray’s funeral. In the MPT Digital Studios series, “Voices of Baltimore,” he shares what he remembers of that day.

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