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Maxine Raines Mote – January 8, 2016
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Maxine Raines Mote, 83, the widow of the late Rev. John A. “Jack” Mote, died Jan. 8, 2016, at her home on Camano Island, Wash., surrounded by her three daughters.  A graveside service will be held at Boyds UMC in the future. Maxine Raines was born Oct. 2, 1932, to the late...

BWC delegation finds strength in its diversity
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Every third Saturday, you will find a group of Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodists huddled together at the Conference Mission Center discussing everything from Scripture to the Book of Discipline and Social Principals; from human sexuality to global relationships, economic...

Inter-faith musicians pursue harmony
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In December, Colesville UMC hosted an unlikely Jewish-American and Palestine-Muslim duo in concert, entitled “In Pursuit of Harmony.” The members of In Pursuit of Harmony are celebrated and award winning Jewish-American songwriter/producer Michael Hunter Ochs and noted Palestinian...

Obama serves dinner at St. Luke’s
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It’s not every day that the president of the United States comes to your church and serves dinner. But that’s exactly what happened the day before Thanksgiving at St. Luke’s Mission Center, part of the multi-site ministry of Metropolitan Memorial UMC in Washington, D.C.

The word is…. learn
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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.