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BOOM statement on its recommendation
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From its beginning, Methodism has had a rich appreciation for theological diversity. John Wesley recognized what sociologists are now beginning to measure with great precision: that organizational systems which intentionally foster and celebrate diversity of all sorts are healthier and more...

ROCK brings 5,000 to Ocean City
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More than 5,000 youth, young adults and their leaders gathered in Ocean City, Md., the first weekend of February, for the annual ROCK retreat. It is the largest gathering of United Methodists each year in the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Pastor Donna C. Snodgrass – Feb. 2, 2016
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Pastor Donna C. Snodgrass died Feb. 2, 2016.  A Life Celebration in her honor was held at Emory UMC in Street March 5. Donna Channell was born June 23, 1943, in Baltimore, the daughter of the late Donald Troupe and Hilda Holloway Channell. She graduated from North Harford High School in...

Pastor Norman D. Kemmerer – Jan. 30, 2016
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Pastor Norman D. Kemmerer of Hampstead died Jan. 30, 2016. His funeral was Feb. 2 at the Eline Funeral Home in Hampstead. Norman D. Kemmerer was born Oct. 7, 1937, in Frankfort, Ind., one of nine children, the son of the late John E. and Ruth Lucille Mitchell Kemmerer. He was the husband...

How we worshipped after Winter Storm Jonas
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As Winter Storm Jonas doused the Baltimore-Washington Conference with historic levels of snow Jan. 22 and 23, United Methodists wondered: will we have worship on Jan. 24, or not? The answers played out on social media and ranged from being fully closed to being fully open.