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UMC: We need you again
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Dear Church: Just in case no one has ever told you, allow me to be the one. We need you more than our egos, pride, and “church-hurt” inflected mindsets and experiences will allow us to admit. I’m sure that by this point you’ve heard #TerenceCrutcher, who I intentionally...

Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Sept. 20, 2016
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This psalm, this lament, is offered as a communal cry in the wake of metaphorical as well as literal suffering. The psalmist pleads for the innocent to be saved from unjust circumstances. The writer is weary, tired of crying and hoarse from crying out for justice, justice, justice. Yet, the...

Robert Hubert Weller
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Robert Hubert “Bob” Weller, 77, the husband of the Pastor Jean Weller, a retired Provisional Member of the BWC, died Sept 16, 2016. The Rev. Matt Poole officiated at a Celebration of Life and Resurrection at Glen Mar UMC Sept. 24.  Bob Weller was born May 7, 1939.  Pastor...

'To live to God:' Asbury in America
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At the 160th meeting of the Baltimore-Washington Conference Historical Society, John Strawbridge provided an illuminating look into the mind and heart of Bishop Francis Asbury and his ministry that spanned 300,000 miles and brought forth a Church in the New World. The meeting was held Sept. 10...

The word is… remember
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Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column.