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Listening Sessions to be solution-oriented and forward-focused
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As the Restructuring Task Force continues its work within the Baltimore-Washington Conference, you are invited to attend one of the Listening Sessions that will held over the next several weeks. The first sessions will be held this Thursday, Jan. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The...

Delegation endorses McCullough as episcopal candidate
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The Rev. Amy Peed McCullough, lead pastor of Grace UMC in Baltimore and chair of the conference Board of Ordained Ministry, was endorsed as an episcopal candidate by the BWC’s delegation to General and Jurisdictional Conferences on Jan. 13. Her candidacy to become a bishop in The United...

Cooperative parishes connect churches in ministry
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  If Pentecost Day were to come again tomorrow, and the Spirit were tasked to design a United Methodist church, there’s a good chance that the Cooperative Parish model would be one of the options.   It allows people to live out the best of connectionalism, it opens the laity to...

Eastport UMC spreads cheer in unique community event
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By Chris Broadwell With Christmas Eve falling on a Sunday, many churches held regular fourth Sunday in Advent in the morning and Christmas Eve services later that night. In a heartwarming twist on their usual Sunday morning service, Eastport UMC in Annapolis brought festive cheer directly to the...

Church opens its heart at Heaven's Closet
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By Sharon Milton The Lord continues to show the people of Emory Fellowship in Washington, D.C., different ways to reach the community. As the Christmas season approached, the Holy Spirit revealed it was time for Heaven's Closet. In the revelation, the Holy Spirit said to me, “It will be...