News and Views


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...

Obama serves dinner at St. Luke’s

January 8, 2016

It’s not every day that the president of the United States comes to your church and serves dinner. But that’s exactly what happened the day before Thanksgiving at St. Luke’s Mission Center, part of the multi-site ministry of Metropolitan Memorial...

Inter-faith musicians pursue harmony

January 8, 2016

In December, Colesville UMC hosted an unlikely Jewish-American and Palestine-Muslim duo in concert, entitled “In Pursuit of Harmony.” The members of In Pursuit of Harmony are celebrated and award winning Jewish-American songwriter/producer...

BWC delegation finds strength in its diversity

January 8, 2016

Every third Saturday, you will find a group of Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodists huddled together at the Conference Mission Center discussing everything from Scripture to the Book of Discipline and Social Principals; from human...