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Green installed as Greater Washington DS

October 24, 2016

The Rev. Gerry Green, the new superintendent of the Greater Washington District, was welcomed to his position in front of family, friends and colleagues by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling Oct. 23.

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Northwood-Appold UMC reopens sanctuary three years after fire

October 19, 2016

Three years ago, on the morning after a devastating fire swept through Northwood-Appold UMC in Baltimore, the Rev. Cecil Gray promised to rebuild. On Oct. 16, Gray stood with two bishops and a congregation of close to 200, in the restored...

DC church reduces food waste at Campus Kitchen

October 17, 2016

Statistics from the Society of St. Andrew suggest that 40 percent of food produced in the United States ends up getting thrown away. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church runs The Campus Kitchen at Washington D.C. which collects surplus...

New overtime rule may mean church changes

October 12, 2016

A new federal rule that will increase the number of U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay will affect church employees. The change, which goes into effect Dec. 1, means more salaried workers can earn time-and-a-half wages when they work more...

Hurricane Matthew response: What you can do to help

October 11, 2016

The devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew has been widely reported. Many United Methodists would like to help the people of the Caribbean, especially Haiti, and the southern coastal area of the United States.

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Wesley Seminary students attend second presidential debate

October 10, 2016

ST. LOUIS – A group of students from Wesley Theological Seminary had the opportunity of a lifetime Oct. 9 when they attended the second presidential debate of 2016, held here. The debate, between Republican nominee for president Donald Trump and...

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