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This is W. E.! 3_31_2021

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General Information:

  • Print and Kindle copies of 2020 BWC Journal are available to order at Amazon.
  • The 2021 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference Session is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 25, to Wednesday, Oct. 27.
  • The Special Session of the General Conference, scheduled for May 8, has been canceled. The postponed 2020 General Conference of The United Methodist Church will be held Aug. 29-Sept. 6, 2022 in Minneapolis.
April 11th Sunday After Easter Worship with the BWC Cabinet
A worship service presented by the BWC Cabinet will premiere on YouTube at 7 a.m.  After it airs, it will be available for viewing anytime. The service will feature the "Seven Post-Resurrection Sayings of Christ." After it airs, it will be available for viewing anytime at the same link. A link to a video of the service was sent to pastors on March 12. This worship experience, titled “What’s Next?: Seven Post-Resurrection Sayings of Christ,” invites us all to consider our response to the resurrection.
For families who have been left to grieve the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19, FEMA will be offering financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurring after January 20, 2020. We continue to be in prayer for all the souls lost and for those left to honor their memories. We kindly ask that you share the following information regarding FEMA's upcoming Funeral Reimbursement Program. For more information and details, please visit: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance.
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Upcoming Events: Opportunities for Discipleship, Growth, and Transformation


April 6th, 11 am; Faith, Science, Truth: Pastor, please help me decide
Nicole Rochester leads an in-depth conversation on what clergy need to know to help guide decision-making about the COVID vaccine for themselves and others, and strategies for addressing and mitigating vaccine hesitancy. Learn more.
April 8th, 9:30 am to noon and 6:30 pm to 9 pm: Both/And: Creating Hybrid Worship (The same workshop is offered at both times.)
Jason Moore leads this innovative session on maximizing hybrid worship for online and in-person audiences. See a video about this event. $20 Register for Morning Session or Register for Evening Session
April 8th, 9:30 am to 11:30 am: Christians Engaged in Faith Formation
This month's conversation is on summer ministry ideas. Join the Zoom MeetingLearn more.
April 13th, 7 pm: Training Tuesdays: Jesus and Justice
Dr. Douglas Strong explores how our United Methodist tradition holds together evangelistic piety and social advocacy. Learn more and register via Zoom
April 14th, April 28th, May 12th, and May 26th: After Christendom: A Crucible Course
Even though Christianity has lost its position of dominance and privilege, this online seminar explores the many possibilities now before the church. Learn more. The cost is $50. Register here.
April 17th, 10 am to noon: UMVIM 101 Training
Rev. Jeff Childs will equip and orient Volunteer in Mission leaders to prepare their teams to go out as short-term missionaries. Register.
April 22nd: Earth Day
Celebrate with a number of worship resources. Learn more about the denomination’s creation care ministries.
April 26th: Equity 2.0
The E2 cohort provides participants with tools and accountability structures to become an IDEA (Inclusive, Diverse, Equitable, and Antiracist) leader. Learn moreRegister.
April 27th, 7 pm: Training Tuesdays: Grant Writing Basics
This webinar will provide basic steps to research and write a grant with Scheherazade W. Forman. Learn more.
May 4th, 10 am to noon: Next Level Leader Academy
Evaluating, Eliminating, and Energizing: Making Ministry Matter presented by Rev. Donna Claycomb Sokol. Learn moreRegister.
May 15th; 1 pm: Deacon Exploration Session
Provides an overview of the Deacon's role and ministry within the life of the church. Register online. Contact the Rev. Leo Yates for more information.