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Event focuses on discerning a call from God
Posted by Melissa Lauber on

Everybody hears the call of God differently. In the Bible, the child Samuel was awakened by a voice in the night; the apostle Paul was knocked off his horse. In early Methodism, John Wesley’s heart was strangely warmed, and, in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, God is calling teenagers...

Churches give generously to shared mission
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Connectional giving in the Baltimore-Washington Conference is strong. In 2018, 83.6 percent, or 521 of the conference’s 623 churches, paid 100 percent of their mission shares and the overall collection rate was 90.6 percent. Speaking at a meeting of the Council on Finance and...

The word is... Humility
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Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column. Humility By Mandy SayersLead Pastor, Glen Mar UMC, Ellicott...

BWC charters a new church
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Pentecost is a day for celebrating the birth of the Church. But when the Rev. Dae Sung Park met with four lay people and a retired pastor on Pentecost Sunday, May 26, 2013, he had only hopes and prayers of where God would lead them.