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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Jan. 12, 2017

January 12, 2017

Beloved of God, Words are inadequate to address the tragedy unfolding after a house fire in Baltimore city this morning. As I write this, it is known that five children succumbed to the fire, one other is missing, and the mother is in the...

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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Nov. 1, 2016

November 1, 2016

As a people of faith, our hope is built on the Solid Rock, Jesus the Christ. The catastrophe that occurred in Southwest Baltimore this morning, when a school bus crashed into the side of transit bus, leaves us all shaken. Although all of the...

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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Oct. 6, 2016

October 6, 2016

Grace and peace to you in Jesus Christ. For many years, I am told, people in the Baltimore­-Washington Conference begin to anticipate Christmas, when they see the traditional red cardboard stockings from the Board of Child Care. They equate the...

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Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Sept. 20, 2016

September 20, 2016

This psalm, this lament, is offered as a communal cry in the wake of metaphorical as well as literal suffering. The psalmist pleads for the innocent to be saved from unjust circumstances. The writer is weary, tired of crying and hoarse from...

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