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Thu, 06/30/2011
Zimbabwe Journal
A team from the BWC recently returned from leading a pastors school in Zimbabwe. They share some impressions.
Tue, 06/28/2011
Faith UMC waits for Minot floodwaters to recede
United Methodists churches joined the thousands of residents of Minot, N.D., just beginning to recover from flooding that devastated the town.
Obituaries - June 28, 2011 - Mary Dodd Zepp
Thu, 06/23/2011
Clergy couple reaches out to tornado victims
West Virginia pastors care for children who are still reeling from the recent tornado in Joplin, Mo.
Wed, 06/22/2011
Retreat offers respite from challenges of HIV/AIDS
37 people infected and affected with HIV/AIDS met to explore inner peace at a recent Quality of Life retreat.
Thu, 06/16/2011
Pastors school builds on 'common pool'
The BWCs relationship with Zimbabwe grows as the pastors school begins in Mutare.
Wed, 06/15/2011
Obituaries - June 15, 2011 - Agnes Allen Carrington
Tue, 06/14/2011
Creating a seven-days-a-week church: Thoughts on 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
A provocative commentary explores how laity are essential in the daily building of God’s kingdom.
Home to Roost
Commentator Donald Haynes explores how choices the church makes come back to haunt us.
Mon, 06/13/2011
Church moves in 'answered prayer'
St. Paul Praise and Worship Center finds a new home and a new identity on Pentecost Sunday.
Wed, 06/08/2011
'Connect as One'
Highlights from the 227th Baltimore-Washington Conference
Bishop calls church to press on
Bishop John Schol calls United Methodists to action in state of church address.
Called to create our children's future
Marian Wright Edelman challenges the church to speak out for justice and the well-being of all children.
Ordinands called to be 'real world' leaders
New pastors challenged to convert life into truth
Tue, 06/07/2011
Church confronts AIDS — but often timidly
30 years on, HIV/AIDS still challenges the church.
Tue, 05/31/2011
Members vote in spirit of growth, stewardship
Good stewardship and inclusiveness were two themes reflected in resolutions passed at annual conference.
Fri, 05/27/2011
Report - Connecting as One to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World
The Bishop and several leaders call the conference to connect as one.
Delegates elected
BWC delegates to serve as General and Jurisdictional Conferences were elected.
Laity learn of connections
Laity gather at Annual Conference to share about ministry.
Obituaries - May 27, 2011 - John W. Farris
Thu, 05/26/2011
227th conference session convenes
Clergy and laity begin meeting in Baltimore.
Tue, 05/24/2011
Reflections on connections
The theme of this week’s annual conference is “Connect as One.” What can deep connecting really mean?
Mon, 05/23/2011
With Skype, Mt. Zion redefines connectional system
Obituaries - May 23, 2011 - Rev. William Robert "Bill" Hannen
Thu, 05/19/2011
Offerings to benefit global and local ministries
United Methodists are asked to bring financial gifts for two special offerings at annual conference.
Wed, 05/18/2011
Leaders give church changes yellow light
Church leaders are moving ahead with caution on changes to the denomination.
Mon, 05/16/2011
Members prepare for conference at briefings
The Call to Action and reducing apportionments were among the highlights at regional sessions.
Sun, 05/15/2011
Obituaries - May 15, 2011 - Rev. William D. Sampselle
Fri, 05/13/2011
Obituaries - May 13, 2011 - Shirley Rohrbaugh
Wed, 05/11/2011
Prison ministry opens doors to empowerment
Imprisoned for 39 years, Kevin Petty is now sharing freedom’s gifts in a new prison ministry.
Church creates a new kind of home
The new Calvary Place provides a meaningful step to ending homelessness in the region.
Global Call to act goes forth
Leaders of the global church meet in Call to Action Summit.
Addressing homelessness
'Bring the homeless poor into your house.'
How do you encounter God?
Jo Chesson and young people in the BWC combat malaria.
Making a Difference - May 11, 2011
Cumberland clergy carry the cross through the city; Russian partners visit Maryland, a UM choir makes history, Western Region youth retreat, Bonnie Scott receives a preachers award and Gertrude Daily becomes a deaconess.
Volunteers serve in Haiti
Area UMs rebuild a church and lives in Haiti after last year's earthquake.
Seniors affirmed at retreat
Older adults explored new visions at retreat.
Retiring clergy serve total of 689 years
Tue, 05/10/2011
Back River UMC honored
Streets of Hope recognized for laity’s extraordinary efforts to serve the children of God.
Obituaries - May 10, 2011 - Doris Janet Kline Alexander
Tue, 05/03/2011
UMs reach out to storm survivors
Gifts, prayers, and volunteers sustain the thousands affected by the recent southern storms.
Call to leadership
At episcopal gathering, bishops hear call to lean into and lead church’s future.
Sat, 04/23/2011
Obituaries - April 23, 2011 - Rev. Eric Peacher
Thu, 04/21/2011
Grace on the half shell
A new symbol to glorify God – the Easter Oyster.
Tue, 04/19/2011
Not just passing 'through'
'Through' may be the most profound word of this holy season.
Wed, 04/13/2011
Newest faith community begins
The Vine inspires new ways of growing.
Before the ballot
Lay and clergy General Conference delegate statements for discernment.
Marching to end homelessness
UMs rally to address the needs of the homeless in Baltimore County.
'Let your story be your song'
The Rev. Kevin Smalls takes a poetic pass at the Prodigal son.
Prodigal event redefines worship
400 UMs meet to experience and learn about transformative worship.