News and Views


Finding your place in God’s story

February 12, 2016

Dr. Sondra Wheeler grew up knowing Scripture by heart. Today, she helps her students know the heart of Scripture.

Bishop’s love offering continues as tributes roll in

February 12, 2016

On Wednesday, May 28, 1975, at approximately 9:30 p.m., a young Marcus Matthews knelt before Bishop James K. Mathews in the nave of the majestic Washington National Cathedral and was ordained an Elder in The United Methodist Church. The Bible he...

Trinity Brass to play for General Conference

February 12, 2016

There are many doors through which a person may enter a church. At Trinity UMC in Frederick, one of those doors has been a long-standing brass ensemble that plays at worship once a month.

An Ash Wednesday message from Bishop Marcus Matthews

February 10, 2016

Grace and peace to you as we journey together into the season of Lent. I have to confess, this year I miss the tradition of gathering with the clergy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference on Ash Wednesday. I am in Zimbabwe for an important...

BOOM statement on its recommendation

February 10, 2016

From its beginning, Methodism has had a rich appreciation for theological diversity. John Wesley recognized what sociologists are now beginning to measure with great precision: that organizational systems which intentionally foster and celebrate...

Board of Ordained Ministry Q & A

February 10, 2016

The Baltimore-Washington Conference Board of Ordained Ministry has voted to recommend to the Clergy Executive Session, Tara “T.C.” Morrow as a provisional Deacon. Morrow is a woman who is married to a woman.