03.10.20 | Congregational Development, Wellness and Missions
Churches in the Baltimore-Washington Conference are following local government directives and are not meeting on-site for worship until it is safe to do so in accordance with BWC’s re-entering well process. Click on the doors above to link to the BWC’s re-entering well process and a number of other resources to help your church discern how to continue to respond in this challenging season.
- Conference camps are closed until August 9.
- Mission Center staff are teleworking as the building is closed.
See frequently asked questions, Bishop Easterling's updates, and local church resources below.
Messages from bishop easterling
- An invitation to pray the Lord's Prayer every day at 12 noon.
- Bishop Easterling announces extension of building restrictions through May 15 (April 18)
- Building restrictions continued through April 26 (Wednesday, March 25)
- On Updated Gathering Restrictions, Feeding Ministries and Clergy & Laity Sessions (Tuesday, March 17)
- Gratitude and Prayers (Sunday, March 15)
- On BWC Facilities and Church Gatherings (last updated at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 12)
- On Individual Actions and Decision Making (last updated at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12)
Local Church Resources
This collection of resources has been curated to support your ministry of presence in a season of social distancing. Here's a one-page overview compiled by districts for those who are just getting started. If your church needs assistance with Zoom, FreeConferenceCall.com, or another system, or you want to volunteer to help churches with technical needs, complete this form.
As a connectional people, we are united by our resources, our prayers, and our witness as we reach out to one another and the world in a spirit of compassion, healing, and wholeness while following public safety guidelines.
- Here's a list of churches that are offering online worship.
- Even though your church building is mostly closed, there are things congregations can do to keep their property safe. Learn more.
In March, the BWC launched a series of Local Church Financial Relief and Consultation opportunities. Learn more.