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AU students begin writing new story of hope, justice
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By Melissa Lauber At American University in Washington, D.C. students are beginning “to tell a new story” about race and justice. Their witness, being lived out at Kay Spiritual Life Center on campus, took on an added poignance on Feb. 1, the day of the funeral of Tyre Nichols, who...

A Call to See: A Reflection from BMCR
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 By Rev. Antoine LoveChairperson, Black Methodists for Church Renewal “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’” On Feb. 1, in Memphis, Tenn., at the...

2023 Appointments
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 After prayer and consultation with the Cabinet, Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling has made the following appointments. Unless otherwise noted, all appointments on this page take effect on July 1, 2023. Posted January 30 Laurel McNeal, to The Community Parish of Northern Baltimore...

Glen Mar connects people in service
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The BWC's Young People's Ministry recently provided a grant of $1,000 to  Glen Mar UMC in Ellicott City for their MLK Day of Service. The story below is from this year's event. By Bruce Leuthold On Jan. 16,  Glen Mar UMC hosted its ninth annual MLK Jr. Day of Service with Ames Memorial...

Source Collaborative helps churches thrive
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By Melissa Lauber See videos from: First UMC in Hyattsville, Md. Gethsemane UMC in Capitol Heights, Md. Grace UMC in Wilmington, Del. Middlesex UMC in Carlisle, Pa. Two years ago, four United Methodist churches embarked on a journey with Wesley Seminary’s Source Collaborative to discuss...

Why should UMs participate in legislative advocacy?
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By Neal Christie Active members of The United Methodist Church are motivated to engage in mission projects. We offer direct service through our communities or congregations. We meet people at the point of their needs. But many United Methodists are also engaged in advocating for justice. Some...

Young People's Ministry Missional Innovation Grants
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We celebrate the five recipients of this year’s BWC Young People's Ministry Missional Innovation Grants, which total $25,000.  They include: The Four Church Collaborative Youth Program (FCC)as a collaboration between Wards 4,5,6, and 7 represented by Mount Vernon UMC, Petworth UMC...