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Bishops overrule nonconformity resolutions

September 20, 2016

Two bishops, in separate rulings, have voided two resolutions in the Northeastern United States that called for defying church restrictions on gay and lesbian individuals.

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Bishop Easterling visits Cumberland-Hagerstown District

September 16, 2016

Banjo and trumpet music, questions, conversations and fried chicken at “The Blue” were among the highlights of the first stop on Bishop LaTrelle Easterling’s welcome tour, meeting the people of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

St. Luke’s UMC dedicates new bathrooms

September 12, 2016

For years – decades, really – the members and guests attending St. Luke’s UMC in Reisterstown had to exit the sanctuary, step outside and walk next door to the church’s Fellowship Hall if they wanted to use the restroom.

Panelists explore moving faith in to the public square

September 8, 2016

How do you move faith from being something intensely personal to something open and involved in public discourse?

Using the Call to Action in your life and church

September 8, 2016

By Melissa Lauber UMConnection Staff The churches and leaders of the Baltimore-Washington Conference are being called upon by the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church to move from “rhetoric to action,” as they...

New faith community, the Bridge, to premier at Asbury

September 7, 2016

When The Bridge’s leadership team gathered at Asbury UMC in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, Matthew Wilke looked around the room and realized that “literally nowhere else in the world would this group of people be sitting together in a room.”

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