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Wed, 09/12/2012
Using your gifts to serve
Academy class opens new opportunities and perspective on faith
'Serving from the Heart' changes one man's ideas about faith and ministry.
New resource counts on discipleship
Churches are urged to participate in the Vital Signs Dashboard.
UMs called to support the Dream Act
UM heritage says spiritual and physical are interwoven
Wesley's 'Primitive Physik' stressed the relationship between body and soul.
Making a Difference - September 12, 2012
You are called to 'Change the World'
The BWC gears up for Change the World Oct. 12-14.
Mission School examines immigration, poverty, Haiti
The BWC's School of Christian Mission explored immigration, poverty and Haiti.
Working in the vineyard
Rev. Mandy Sayers considers our place in the parable of the wicked tenants.
Praying with Children
Some tips for bringing prayer more deeply into your child's life.
Center prays for new life
The BWC's Prayer Center looks for opportunities to grow
Thoughts on prayer
Some ideas about prayer.
Mon, 09/10/2012
Maryland D.S. takes 'prayer bike tour'
Annapolis D.S. rides through his district in a new kind of evangelistic pilgrimage.
Sat, 09/08/2012
Obituaries - September 8, 2012 - Rev. Basil Boyer Day Jr.
Thu, 09/06/2012
Obituaries - September 6, 2012 - William “Bill” Thomas Rains
Thu, 08/30/2012
Bishop preaches hope to growing Africa conference
Bishop Matthews represented the Council of Bishops at the recent Africa Central Conference.
Mon, 08/27/2012
United Methodists respond to a school shooting in Perry Hall
In wake of shooting, UMs pray and work to end violence.
Thu, 08/23/2012
College majors' value not measured in cash
Walter M. Kimbrough responds to a report that religious studies is one of the nation's "worst majors."
Sat, 08/18/2012
Obituaries - August 18, 2012 - Terrellyn "Terry" D. Taylor
Wed, 08/15/2012
Lay speaker twins inspire others to explore faith
Jacob and James Cogman provide a unique witness to the world.
Churches crucial to turn tide of HIV, AIDS
Leaders at a recent conference stressed the crucial role faith communities must play to reach the vision of an "AIDS-free generation."
Tue, 08/14/2012
Is your church accessible?
A new disabilities audit will help your congregation assess strengths and weaknesses.
Wed, 08/08/2012
Area UMs lend leadership to denominational committees
Several BWC members were recently elected to serve on churchwide committees, boards and agencies.
Leaders lift up faith-shaping books
Church leaders lift up books that have shaped their ministry.
New retiree health plan to provide more benefits, flexibility
Jurisdiction elects three bishops
The NEJ considers mission, inclusion and elects three bishops.
Serving in Haiti creates feelings of wholeness and grace
Reflections on how and why mission transforms
Church still striving to reflect diversity in its leadership
Ethnic minority leaders hail advances but call for greater diversity.
Reflections on how the Spirit moves in holy conferencing
The Rev. Joye Jones shares her thoughts on Jurisdictional Conference.
Making a Difference - August 8, 2012
Tue, 08/07/2012
Church reaches out after Sikh temple attack
UMs reach out to the Sikh temple in suburban Milwaukee after a shooting that left seven people dead.
Mon, 08/06/2012
A new voice claims Psalm 151
The youth at the recent School of Christian Mission created a litany to inspire the church.
Thu, 08/02/2012
VIM team takes joy of puppets to Latvia
Good Shepherd UMC takes puppets and a new kind of worship to Latvia.
Wed, 08/01/2012
2011 numbers show U.S. members still sliding
Leaders are calling for prayer, analysis and action as membership in The United Methodist Churches declined sharply in 2011.
Mon, 07/30/2012
Obituaries - July 30, 2012 - Rev. Howard Nash
Sun, 07/29/2012
Obituaries - July 29, 2012 - Rev. Ernest Robert Twigg
Fri, 07/27/2012
Matthews begins appointment with call to prayer
Bishop Marcus Matthews will serve the BWC beginning Sept. 1.
Wed, 07/25/2012
Oh church, come stand in the light
Sarah Hidey reflects on the shooting in Colorado and how the church must overcome evil with good.
Tue, 07/24/2012
BWC-endorsed candidate reflects on the church
Rev. Rodney Smothers represented the BWC in recent episcopal elections.
Mon, 07/23/2012
Aurora community gathers for prayer
Kensington church sends food to needy in West Virginia
Thu, 07/19/2012
Committee votes to retire Bledsoe as bishop
The South Central Jurisdiction's episcopacy committee votes to place Bishop W. Earl Bledsoe in involuntary retirement.
Wed, 07/18/2012
Healing at annual conference enlivens lay member's faith
A lay member reflects on her recent healing experience.
Unexpected answers to prayers
Certified lay minister Olivia Gross reflects on God's blessings.
A letter from the bishop: July 2012
Marines receive medal for historic service
Hundreds of African-American Marine veterans are finally honored for their service in WW2.
Vision promises to transform disciples
UMs delve more deeply into creating vital congregations
How small groups create vitality
Wed, 07/11/2012
Olivet waterman shares her faith with youth
Church inspires youth to claim their culture and create new ministries.