News and Views


BWC asks churches to use Covenant as a way forward

June 6, 2018

The BWC adopted an Accountability Covenant adapted from the Commission for the Way Forward, for its own work together as a conference and in our local churches.

BWC votes to support One Church Plan as a ‘Way Forward’

June 6, 2018

The Baltimore-Washington Conference has officially supported the One Church Plan coming before the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference. Erik Alsgaard reports.

Bible Study explores Ephesians and the ‘conundrum of connection’

June 6, 2018

By Melissa Lauber UMConnection Staff Diving into the poetic imagery of Ephesians 4:1-16, the Rev. Shively Smith invited the people of the Baltimore- Washington Conference to discover “the landscape of meaning that the letter of Ephesians...

Those who have gone before put a calling on us, mourners told

June 6, 2018

By Linda Worthington UMConnection Staff A family member who lost a loved one lights a candle as theConference honored the saints of the church whodied in the previous 12 months.  At each Annual Conference Session, those clergy and clergy...

Connectional Ministries shifts to five missional tables

June 6, 2018

By Melissa Lauber UMConnection Staff Members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference connected the dots during the Connectional Ministries presentation at Annual Conference, unveiling a new structure for ministry with “Jesus at the Center...

Conference adopts new mission statement

June 6, 2018

By Melissa Lauber UMConnection Staff  The Baltimore-Washington Conference clarified and affirmed its reason for existence at Annual Conference by formally adopting a Mission Statement. The new statement, brought forward from the Discipleship...

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