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Bishop: Puerto Rico rises with church’s help

November 8, 2017

Puerto Rico is rising up from the devastation of recent hurricanes, but the U.S. territory continues to need our help. Bishop Hector Ortiz shared that message Nov. 6 with the UMC's Council of Bishops.

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BWC aids disaster victims with $100,000 for recovery

October 10, 2017

When the catastrophes that recently struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida required an extraordinary response, the people of the Baltimore-Washington Conference rose to the challenge with more than $100,000 in relief and recovery funding.

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Standing with Puerto Rican church after hurricanes

September 25, 2017

United Methodists were praying and standing in solidarity with Puerto Ricans while awaiting word about the effects of Hurricane Maria.

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Puerto Rico requests prayers

September 7, 2017

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling is requesting prayers for the people of Puerto Rico as Hurricane Irma brings its destructive force to that country. Our Conference has a covenant relationship with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.

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Making flood buckets one way to help after Harvey

September 5, 2017

Churches throughout the Baltimore-Washington Conference are responding to the flooding in Texas after Hurricane Harvey in significant and tangible ways. At Emmanuel UMC in Laurel on Sept. 3, for example, members took time between morning worship...

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How we can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017

We pray for all those affected by the ferocity of Hurricane Harvey, which inundated the Texas Gulf Coast with catastrophic flooding this weekend, causing damage that weather watchers have called "unprecedented." The United Methodist Committee on...

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