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Wed, 09/08/2010
New book explores spirituality and addiction
The Rev. Harry Kiely has written a new book that explores the role of faith in recovery.
Discovery, promise at Strawbridge birthplace
As United Methodists celebrate 250 years of Methodism in the United States, a group from the BWC traveled to Ireland and visited the home of one of the people who started it all.
Growing in faith at Camp Hope
Amy Willis reflects on how her years at Camp Hope, a mission experience in Allegany County, defined her faith.
Church supports NYC Islamic center
United Methodists weigh in on the controversy surrounding the building of an Islamic cultural center near the site of the 9-11 bombings.
Making a Difference - September 8, 2010
United Methodists at Epworth UMC learn about human trafficking from the father of one of its victims, Ibrahim Dabo, of Old Otterbein UMC is named Web master for the General Board of Global ministries; A Community UMC team helps Guatemalan potato farmers, the Rev. Lou Shockley blesses pets in D.C. and the choir from Damascus UMC has a special moment at the Upper Room in Nashville.
Prayer: Entering into a conversation with the holy
Prayer transforms. It changes hearts, it alters lives. Read stories and find resources to enrich your prayer life.
Bishop Mathews dies
Bishop James K. Mathews, a beloved United Methodist bishop, who served the Baltimore Conference from 1972 to 1980, died Sept. 8.
Obituaries - September 8, 2010 - Bishop James K. Mathews
Thu, 09/02/2010
Ministry in Motion
Wed, 08/25/2010
Cabinets join in new event
Conference leaders cross church boundaries to cast a new vision.
Conference fills Hagerstown pool
The BWC provides funds for summer fun in Hagerstown.
Boy Scouts Celebrate a Century
The UMC’s Nothing But Nets ministry is a ‘good turn’ at the National Jamboree.
100,000 homes to be created
Bishop challenges church to propel homelessness campaign to success.
A journey to Russia
Ant Hill, a summer camp experience with our partners in Russia, changes lives.
Camp offers new life
Youth from Baltimore, whose lives have been torn by violence, attend summer camp at West River.
Discovering the best seats
Rev. Rick Jewell considers the view from the head table and the back of the room and discovers Jesus is right.
Mission school looks at God's love
The Sudan, Lithuania, evangelism, and the books of John were the topics explored at the School of Christian Mission.
Church immersed in spirit of giving
Paul Eichelberger, the new conference CFO and treasurer, reflects on giving.
Reflections of one campus pastor's journey
Rev. Laura Lee Morgan looks back on her time as an award-winning campus minister.
Creating a patchwork of mission moments
Carrie Madren creates a patchwork of mission moments on her recent trip to the Dominican Republic.
Young adults host Korean partners
Several young adults from South Korea explored American faith and culture during a recent visit.
Making a Difference - August 25, 2010
Six Chinese youth are baptized at Glen Mar UMC, several Gaithersburg churches build a house for Habitat, Dorothy Harrison writes a children’s book on the Vietnam War, teddy bears are blessed at Back River UMC, seniors are honored at Hughes Memorial and Bethesda UMC in Baltimore shares its building with a Baptist congregation, whose church was destroyed by fire.
Church confronts 'crisis of relevancy'
A new comprehensive survey delivers facts and insights about what creates a vital church.
Mon, 08/23/2010
Obituaries - August 23, 2010 - Rev. Leroy Stoney Graham
Mon, 08/09/2010
United Methodists aid Pakistan flood victims
Methodists are helping those affected by the worst floods in 80 years.
Fri, 07/23/2010
Obituaries - July 23, 2010 - Rev. Kenneth Aubrey Tyson
Thu, 07/22/2010
Encountering Christ
Encounter, the conference’s first music festival at Camp Manidokan, drew more than 50 young people.
Obituaries - July 22, 2010 - Leonard Blagmond
Obituaries - July 22, 2010 - Charles Washington Oliver
Obituaries - July 22, 2010 - John Holliday
Wed, 07/21/2010
Obituaries - July 21, 2010 - Elizabeth Kuschel
Thu, 07/15/2010
Teens do homegrown mission
Mt. Oak youth become missionaries in their own backyards.
Wed, 07/14/2010
Staff harvests hope at First Fruits Farm
The BWC staff went out together in mission to pick food for the hungry
UMs join in creation covenant to protect Bay
The BWC recently joined other faith communities in a commitment to protect the Chesapeake Bay.
Area UMVIM team works on Haiti hospital
Conference members provide much-needed assistance in Haiti
50 years of faith at Camp Harmison
For 50 years, the youth from Grace UMC in Upperco have gotten the camp for the summer.
Accepting God's best answers
Baltimore poised for change
The city's 46 UM churches are being called to adopt a strategic approach to the future.
Appreciative inquiry process
Questions for church assessments
President and bishop address immigration
Bishop Schol delivers the invocation before President Obama's speech.
Innovation leads way in baseball and church
At the Clergy Day Apart with Bishop Schol, pastors explored the link between baseball and faith at the Nats game.
Developing a social media strategy
Social media adds SPICE
Social Media: Soul to Soul Connections
Churches really don't have a choice any more about whether or not they use social media.
Unique effort finances ministry
Glen Mar UMC raised more than $82,000 for ministry with no expense to the church.
Coming 'home'
Rev. Tom Starnes reflects on the meaning and importance of annual conference