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Postcards Home from Korea – Day 2

April 2, 2016

Imagine more than 500 junior high girls, all dressed in school uniforms, seated with their legs crossed in more than a dozen straight lines on the floor of a gymnasium in Daejeon, South Korea. It wasn’t the normal audience for Bishop Marcus...

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Postcards Home from Korea – Day 1

April 1, 2016

After a 15-hour flight, there is nothing better than being greeted with a feast of chicken, fruit and kindness.

Tags: global missions

Making prayer beads for General Conference

March 31, 2016

On March19, members of the Patapsco-Lodge Forest Cooperative Parish, a United Methodist Community, spent part of their Saturday making prayer beads for General Conference delegates.

BMCR Meets in Baltimore

March 30, 2016

Standing before the 330 members of the national Black Methodists for Church Renewal, who gathered in Baltimore March 10-12, U.S. Congressman Elijah Cummings shared how, as a child, he could not come into downtown Baltimore because it was a...

Tales and Lessons of Vitality and Transformation

March 16, 2016

In today’s world of church growth, vitality is something to which congregations aspire. But in the Washington Region, five unique congregations have stopped striving to be vital and begun to simply live out, in the best ways they know, the Great...

Maryland church receives top award in national contest

March 10, 2016

With 55 EMS (Every Man Shares in Evangelism, Mission and Spiritual Life) members and support for scores of community projects, Queen’s Chapel UMC in Beltsville, Md., breezed away with the top award in the second annual national contest to select...