News and Views


How we worshipped after Winter Storm Jonas

January 29, 2016

As Winter Storm Jonas doused the Baltimore-Washington Conference with historic levels of snow Jan. 22 and 23, United Methodists wondered: will we have worship on Jan. 24, or not? The answers played out on social media and ranged from being fully...

Meeting outlines 2016 General Conference plans

January 26, 2016

In preparation for the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, 400 denominational leaders gathered in Portland, Ore., Jan. 20-23, for a preview of the quadrennial event at which the church will shape its future.

Moore-Koikoi endorsed as episcopal candidate

January 17, 2016

On Jan. 16, the Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District, took her first major step in being considered for the episcopacy in the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.

BWC pastors offer themselves as episcopal candidates

January 8, 2016

After a period of discernment, the Revs. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and J.W. Park are offering themselves to be considered as candidates for the ministry of bishop in The United Methodist Church.

Ames UMC floods

January 8, 2016

Church services were cancelled Jan. 3 at Ames UMC in Bel Air after a pipe cracked and covered almost the entire church with several inches of water.

‘You Have the Power’ theme inspired by area ministries

January 8, 2016

The theme for the 2016 Baltimore-Washington Conference, “You Have the Power,” was chosen after leaders reflected on area congregations and noticed that God is beginning to move in new ways throughout the BWC, empowering pastors and laity to do...