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This is W.E. 6_15_2022

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Administrators In Ministry Informational Meeting (A.I.M.)

One of our greatest strengths in the United Methodist structure is our connectionalism; we are stronger together! We are excited to share that the BWC will be starting a local PAUMCS chapter, Administrators In Ministry (A.I.M.).  It is yet another way that we can strengthen our connectional bonds and create a more supportive base to help increase the effectiveness of our collective "administry". To find out more about A.I.M., we invite you to join us for an informational meeting via Zoom on June 28th from 11 am to 1 pm. This will be an interactive session and we encourage all church administrative staff and clergy to attend to find out more and how A.I.M. can support your "administry".  To register to participate, click the following link: https://www.bwcumc.org/event/6810793-2022-06-28-administrators-in-ministry-informational-meeting/

Changes to Washington East District Blog Postings -The Washington East District Blog will be posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The deadline to submit information for the posting will be the 28th for the 1st of the month's posting and the 12th for the posting on the 15th of the month.  This information should be sent to Christol Medley at

We continue to address COVID: This can be a challenging time as faith communities encounter contradictory messages and advice as they continue to address COVID-19. Ella Curry, Ph.D., MTS, RN, a consultant in infectious disease, offers timely, in-depth, and important facts and resources to shape your decision-making. Read her What We Know Now – March 28, 2022, COVID Update.

Maryland Tax Exempt Renewal- All current Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificates held by non-profit organizations expire on September 30, 2022. Information regarding the 2022 renewal application, including instructions to complete your renewal application online, will be mailed to the organization beginning May 2, 2022. Their online renewal service will be available for the 2022 renewal period starting May 9, 2022. Upon a successful renewal, your organization will receive a new Maryland Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate valid until September 30, 2027. To learn more about the process go to https://interactive.marylandtaxes.gov/bServices/EOR/Home.aspx

 Mark Miller Concert at Severna Park UMC The churches of the Baltimore-Washington Conference have a unique opportunity to bask in the inspirational songs of justice, equality, and grace from acclaimed musician and songwriter Mark Miller. In a rare appearance in our area, Mark Miller and Friends will perform in a live concert, “Love and Justice for All,” at 3 p.m. on June 18th at Severna Park UMC. Admission is free. 

Miller is a musician, songwriter, and professor of sacred music at Yale University and a Professor of Church Music at Drew University in Madison, NJ. His hymns and anthems are sung by communities of faith throughout the world. Many of you are familiar with Miller’s harmonious melding of music, social justice, and belief in the beloved community.  

Come help us DRAW THE CIRCLE WIDE. A freewill offering will be taken.

For more information, please get in touch with Rev. Dr. Marvin Wamble at 240.766.9057 or .

 June 25th: Understanding Your Congregation & Community through Your ComparativeInsite Report: Your District Missional Action Planning (dMAP) team is working to ensure that your church has the data it needs to develop meaningful relationships and ministry with your community using the ComparativeInsite report from MissionInsite. One of the first steps in this process is to upload resident, active participants to run the ComparativeInsite report–the most ministry-impacting MissionInsite standard report. Click here for a step-by-step guide. Registration will open soon.

The recording and accompanying resources for the  Stay or Go Information Session are now available and can be accessed via the following link: https://www.bwcumc.org/resources-for-united-methodists-discerning-our-future/. Please share this resource with your congregation.

 Time for a change? Need more than a job? Want to make a difference?  Here's How... 

Church Administrative Assistant

St. Paul United Methodist Church, Lusby, MD

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Administrative assistant/office management experience (required).
  • Organizational skills and the ability to prioritize is a must.
  • Some college preferred, however, experience will be considered.
  • Proficiency with office-related software, including proven experience using and maintaining databases. Prior experience using a church database (PowerChurch) is a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to tailor communication to different audiences (e.g. clergy, staff, congregants, those seeking assistance, etc.)
  • Exercises good judgment and remains professional in a variety of interactions.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through with tasks.
  • Can set boundaries while still maintaining flexibility
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion as appropriate.

Full-time with benefits!

For a specific job description or application, please send your request to:

BWC Ministries Grants & Awards | Baltimore-Washington Conference UMC - bwcumc.org

Advocacy & Action. Advocacy & Action partners with communities so that we join in advocating to transform systems that disenfranchise, marginalize, and oppress and to create a BWC presence on urgent policy matters at local, state, and national levels. Advocacy & Action Award $1,000 given to one faith community that exemplifies partnering with their communities in advocating to transform ...


Re-Entering Well | Baltimore-Washington Conference UMC

CURRent Updates. As we enter the third year of the CoVID-19 pandemic, the Omicron variant and other developments present challenges for public health that require churches and other community groups to stay well-informed about the virus’ spread and the vaccination rates in their areas. www.bwcumc.org

Certified Lay Ministers | Baltimore-Washington Conference UMC

Certified Lay Ministers serve in local churches assisting pastors. Sometimes, they are assigned by a district superintendent to provide pastoral leadership in small congregations. The idea of the laity serving as lay preachers, exhorters, and class leaders goes back to the early day of Methodism. www.bwcumc.org 

Applications for the 2022-2024 CLM class of the Baltimore-Washington Conference are now being accepted. Learn more. The application process includes meeting with the pastor, local SPRC, and the district superintendent before the July 1 deadline. The class starts in September and is a two-year commitment. Questions may be directed to Linda Flanagan, Conference Director of Lay Servant Ministries.