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Tue, 03/15/2011
Eastport UMC hosts many faiths in worship
Local church welcomes interfaith community for New Year's Eve.
Fri, 03/11/2011
Obituaries - March 11, 2011 - Virginia Wilson
Wed, 03/09/2011
Pastor shares life-giving experience
One in nine adults have kidney disease. Today, there is one fewer.
How will the black church thrive?
BWC pastors weigh in on the past and future of the black church.
BMRC offers insights into the state of black church
Connectional giving is up
Conference presents plans to reduce apportionments.
Praying for The Vine
Prayers are being raised for the BWC’s newest worshipping community.
God is revealed in the gut
In a playful commentary, Rev. Mandy Sayers explores the relationship between the divine and her (former) appendix.
Making a Difference – March 9, 2010
Churches in Lusby win awards for their youth center, God’s Kitchen opens in Mt. Airy, the UMW lobbies in Annapolis, young adult clergy visit the Holy Lands and several BWC pastors are honored.
Wed, 02/23/2011
Connectional Table meets
Leaders consider legislation, budget.
Fri, 02/18/2011
"We've Come This Far by Faith"
Bishop Schol marks Black History Month.
Thu, 02/17/2011
Alcohol-Free Lent
GBCS issues spirits challenge to UMs.
Fri, 02/11/2011
Obituaries - February 11, 2011 - Rev. Charles A. Johnson II
Wed, 02/09/2011
Churches created for growth
Area congregations have the potential and resources to overcome a looming crisis facing the church.
Robert and Foundation enable legacies of faith
Frank Robert explores issues of giving and how the Mid-Atlantic United Methodist Foundation promotes stewardship.
Churches begin rare outreach to women vets
D.C. churches are reaching out to women veterans with new and much needed ministries.
Chasing the Spirit
Songwriter and worship leader Henry Rowe explores how he encounters God through music.
Holding onto hope
During African-American History Month, Rev. C. Anthony Hunt reflects on the role of race and hope in today's culture.
Making a Difference - February 9, 2011
A mission group works in Haiti on the anniversary of the earthquake that devastated that country; Kevin Huff begins service as a US-2; Calvary UMC in Charlotte Hall is growing in members and ministry; Hampden UMC's food pantry has lines out its doors.
Russian partners inspired by spirit of ROCK
Two youth ministers from Russia visit ROCK and reflect on creating a new church.
ROCK inspires teens to 'Go fish'
Almost 6,000 youth gathered at ROCK 2011 in Ocean City to learn about discipleship and grow in their relationship with Christ.
When hate knocks
AU students witness to the power of witnessing to love.
Mon, 02/07/2011
Church called to ‘do justice’
Advocacy consultant Beth Reilly illuminates the church’s role in the political arena.
Fri, 01/28/2011
State of the UMC in Russia
Bishop Hans Växby shares his New Year’s thoughts about our partners in Russia.
Thu, 01/27/2011
Obituaries - January 27, 2011 - Elizabeth Keperling
Mon, 01/24/2011
Obituaries - January 24, 2011 - Rev. Thomas Joon Hwa Ahn
Sat, 01/22/2011
Obituaries - January 22, 2011 - Rev. Edward R. Dickel
Fri, 01/14/2011
Obituaries - January 14, 2011 - Rev. James T. Clemons
Wed, 01/12/2011
United Methodism 101: A Primer
How familiar are you with connectionalism, the lifeblood of the UMC?
UMCS connects area ministries
A new online database equips churches.
Coloring our faith: The church goes green
Learn how to go green - and blue! - in your church.
Tue, 01/04/2011
Obituaries - January 4, 2011 - Rev. W. Otto Kent
Mon, 12/06/2010
Obituaries - December 6, 2010 - Varner-Belle Kannenberg
Fri, 12/03/2010
Obituaries - December 3, 2010 - Margaret Sylvester
Thu, 12/02/2010
Obituaries - December 2, 2010 - Wilma Artis
Wed, 12/01/2010
You are 'a light to the nations'
Rabbi Joshua Siegel explores how a community can express God's love and promise.
Making a Difference - December 1, 2010
Children learn, and teach, about fair trade; Essex UMC serves up 4,000 meals; Nigerian emirs visit Manna House; Maryland Line celebrates communion with an ELCA congregation; two 80-year-olds hike along Hadrian’s Wall.
Mon, 11/29/2010
World AIDS Day 2010
Empower yourself to take action with these resources.
Fri, 11/26/2010
Obituaries - November 26, 2010 - Rev. E. Bruce Miller
Mon, 11/22/2010
Prepare for Advent 2010
Resources to help you prepare for the coming of the Christ child.
Tue, 11/16/2010
Obituaries - November 16, 2010 - Rev. Donald T. Howard
Fri, 11/12/2010
From Bristol to Baltimore, making the connections
Travels from Methodism's birthplace in England to Methodist landmarks in America.
Clergy called to be courageous
At a Day Apart with the Bishop, pastors were urged to embrace risk-taking leadership.
Thu, 11/11/2010
Sibley Hospital joins with Johns Hopkins Medicine
The UM legacy of health care for the poor continues with $75 million fund.
Sun, 11/07/2010
Obituaries - November 7, 2010 - Sarah Condra Munney
Thu, 11/04/2010
Commission proposes eliminating guaranteed appointments
New proposal from the Ministry Study Commission.
Wed, 11/03/2010
New hall consecrated
Hopehill UMC reaches out to the ecumenical community at the blessing of their new fellowship hall.
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month was celebrated this year with a reflection on the power of the mustard seed.
Churches strive to provide shelter
A new approach to housing could end homelessness.
New 'church' sets sail
The Boones left comfortable lives to begin an organic church on the water's edge in Baltimore.