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Hot cocoa and a warm welcome
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

The United Methodist Church is taking to the streets of Baltimore this week to offer the gift of hospitality with a warm invitation and a hot cup of cocoa. As commuters, holiday shoppers and event-goers crowd the city’s most trafficked areas, United Methodists are among them, hoping to warm...

‘1LOVE!’ event celebrates unity and diversity
Posted by Guest Author on

More than 100 young adults from across the conference gathered for a night of worship, music and fellowship Saturday, Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. 1LOVE! was billed as “a place where diverse people of all backgrounds seek unity through celebrating our differences, our humanity and one love through...

Traveling the Circuit: Barratt’s Chapel
Posted by Charles Harrell on

The plainness of this small, colonial-style chapel, set on a rise just east of Highway 1 near Frederica, belies its grander significance. If Lovely Lane in Baltimore is the “Mother Church of American Methodism”, here is where “Mom” got her first date with destiny. For it was from this brick...

A Prayer for the Advent Season
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Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. A United Methodist pastor wrote a special prayer which is easy for individuals, churches, or families to use during this season of anticipation. This video puts his words with imagery and features narration by the Rev. Gary...

Pastor reflects on faith in post-election landscape
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Like many of us, following the presidential elections Nov. 8, I spent a day or two not knowing what to say. I watched some people simply trying to make sense of the new president-elect and what it means for our nation. Others were frustrated. Their shock moved to anger. There are also those who...