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Resolutions span slate of varied conference concerns
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  Caring for our historic and honored dead, addressing gun violence, committing to creation care, and endorsing a path for the church to address its differences over human sexuality were the focus of the resolutions adopted by the members of the237th Annual Conference Session.  New...

BWC rises united to address racism and cultural humility
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  One of the principal priorities of leadership is to end racism and grow in cultural humility. While not everyone is of one mind about racial justice, the conference is committed to supporting the work detailed in United Methodism’s foundational documents and is providing a wide...

One Matters: Churches honored for discipleship
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In a special online awards presentation, several BWC churches were honored for their discipleship with a One Matters Award on Oct. 26. The denominational award, presented by Discipleship Ministries, honors churches that have moved from “zero to one,” bringing in one new member into...

New mission shares formula offers fairness for all churches
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  Amid a round of earnest debate and some technical challenges, members of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference Session adopted a 2022 budget and a new formula for determining the mission shares payments that will help fund it. Following a presentation by Phil Potter, president of...

BWC celebrates those called to special ministries
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  During an evening of celebration, members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference took time to join a wide variety of church musicians in song, to pray together, and to honor some special people whom God has called to ministry. Bishop LaTrelle Easterling lifted up the ministries of this...

Members bolster creation care and endorse Protocol
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In voting on resolutions Oct. 26, members bolstered the BWC’s creation care ministries and endorsed The Protocol, a denominational initiative to address the church’s theological differences over human sexuality expected to come to the postponed 2020 General Conference next...

Memorial service remembers the saints of the BWC
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 Though the pandemic kept members, guests, visitors, and families apart from the Annual Conference Session again in 2021, the sacred time of remembrance in the Memorial Service went on in a powerful way. The Rev. HiRho Park proclaimed the good news of Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected...