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Two campus ministries offer unique experiences
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West River offers opportunities that gathering in person brings for Howard University Wesley Foundation By Neal Christie College has been a radically different experience for students. Distance learning and social distancing, adjustments in where to worship and students advocating became the...

Artist finds a calling one ripple at a time
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When Wade Forbes was exploring career fields, the idea of drawing on his artistic skills and abilities didn’t feel like the best path. But then, almost two decades later, God got into his art – and now he’s living something that once only felt like a dream, and that dream is rippling out into...

Hispanic pastor dreams out loud
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By Melissa Lauber At Salem Hispanic UMC in east Baltimore, Pastor Cassandra “Cassy” Nuñez dreams out loud. Her dreams aren’t bound by the sanctuary. They spill out into the neighborhood where she spends most of her waking hours pastoring to anyone in need of God’s...

Native American Ministries Sunday is May 1
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By Neal Christie May 1 is Native American Ministries Sunday - Learn more.   Since 1989, United Methodist congregations have observed the third Sunday after Easter as Native American Ministries Sunday — May 1 this year. The purpose is to elevate and support the...

Bishop Easterling's Easter message
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The Gospel for this Easter morning as recorded in John opens with Mary Magdalene arriving to find the stone rolled away and the tomb empty. Not completely grasping what has transpired, she runs to tell the other disciples what she has seen and what it might mean for their beloved Teacher. As the...

BWC's Eurasia Committee continues aid to Ukraine
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By Rev. Charles Harrell Since the outbreak of hostilities in late February, the In Mission Together -- Eurasia Committee (IMTEC) in the Baltimore-Washington Conference has been working hard on your behalf, both to provide relief assistance to our Ukrainian brothers and sisters, and to continue...

Pilgrimages offer opportunity for growth and exploration
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On a cold, snowy Saturday in March, an intrepid group of 17 United Methodist Men and their spouses from Severna Park United Methodist Church In Severna Park set out for a mini-pilgrimage in Baltimore. Ready and excited to explore the roots of denominational history, the pilgrims arrived at Old...

Dr. Ella's What We Know Now - March 28, 2022 COVID Update
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By Ella P. Curry, PhD, MTS, RNFor the BWC-PenDel CoVID-19 Re-entry Team Prologue This is a particularly challenging time for many of us.  Attitudes and approaches to the CoVID-19 pandemic are shifting.  Confusion and uncertainty accompany mixed messages and sometimes contradictory...