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Churches worshiping online - alphabetical listing
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  NOTE: The information, below, was accurate at the time it was submitted. Some pastors may have moved July 1, 2020, the start of a new appointment year. Please send updated information to Erik Alsgaard. 3 in 1 Fellowship (cooperative ministry of Dorsey Emmanuel, Melville Chapel, and...

Celebrating the Retiree Class of 2020
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Twenty-one pastors, representing hundreds of years of service, will retire from the Baltimore-Washington Conference this year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the retirees and their families will be missing out on some of the festivities normally held during the Annual Conference Session.

BMCR Statement -- A Call to Action
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BMCR writes in a call to action, "We speak in support of individuals, families, neighborhoods, cities, and entities who now sound the bell that has never ceased to toll, but has fallen on deafened ears for over 400 years. We can no longer hold our tongues no more than we can hold our breath."

MARCHA calls for eradication of racism
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MARCHA, the UMC's Latino voice writes, "The Church cannot remain silent or indifferent in the face of such injustices. To do so is to condone further violence against black people and the continued erosion of our democratic form of government.  Therefore, we call on the global church to affirm...

Stand by Me: a Prayer of Protest
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  At protests throughout nation, people are speaking out about the pain being inflicted by racism and white supremacy and the church raises a song. See this Prayer of Protest by the Rev. Dr. Jay Williams, lead pastor of Union UMC in Boston, which features the witness of Bishop LaTrelle...

NEJ bishops pledge action
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Pastoral Letter from the Northeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops We, the College of Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church, prayerfully stand with our pastors, members and churches during the aftermath of the recent deaths of unarmed African American...