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Policy and process focus of legislation
Posted by Melissa Lauber on

How will conference members consider controversial social issues? What measures should a church take if its pastor dies? These were two of several policy and process questions the members of Baltimore-Washington wrestled with during the plenary session June 3.

Clergy couples seek fairness
Posted by Melissa Lauber on

In a move to support clergy couples in addressing the rising costs of health care, Annual Conference members voted to create a policy that ensures a specific policy and an annually-called meeting that will address the needs of these couples and their families.

BWC adopts 2017 budget of $14.2 million
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

By a nearly unanimous vote June 2, members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference adopted a $14.2 million apportionment budget for 2017. The budget represents a decrease of 0.8 percent from 2016 and is the fifth consecutive year the apportioned budget has been between $14.1 and $14.3 million...

Diversity of BWC ministries highlighted
Posted by Melissa Lauber on

“How great is our God?” asked Young Adult Council Chair Raimon Jackson as he sang to open the Connectional Ministries report at Annual Conference June 2. Eleven-year-old Nora Meeks, of Silver Spring UMC, responded with her witness of traveling on her first mission trip with the BWC to...