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Web version - We Can Remain Together: Why I Support the One Church Plan

October 18, 2018

By Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling  (NOTE: Due to space limitations in the newspaper, Bishop Easterling's October "Word From the Bishop" had to be edited for length. This page presents the full-length version of her "Word.") Families...

A Word from the Bishop: We Can Remain Together - Why I Support the One Church Plan

October 9, 2018

In this 'Word From the Bishop,' Bishop Easterling writes, "It is my belief that we can maintain our unity beyond differing understandings of God’s intention for human sexuality. The One Church Plan would allow us to do just that."

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A Statement on the Mass Shooting in Perryman

September 21, 2018

Dear friends, My heart breaks with grief for my Perryman community today in the wake of the mass shooting at the Rite Aid Distribution Center. As of right now, we know that four precious lives were lost, and three others are in the hospital...

God’s protection be with you

September 5, 2018

As pastor of Fallston UMC, the Rev. Karin Walker, like many pastors in the BWC, have been responding to people caught in the opioid epidemic. Recently, she issued a letter to the first responders in the community who are the front lines of...

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Camp promises hope

September 4, 2018

By Tim Warner* Editor’s Note: This summer, tears mixed with the baptismal water as the Rev. Tim Warner began to understand hope in new ways. As one of the founders of the BWC’s Camp Hope, he celebrated the 13th year of this weeklong...

The word is... excel

September 4, 2018

Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column. Excel By Mandy...

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