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BWC mourns the loss of Tony Martucci
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If Tony Martucci has a legacy, it will be his wave. The staff and some special visitors to the Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center in Fulton usually received a greeting, a short wave and a very few words from Tony. That greeting was always noted and often quietly treasured. Tony, 31...

BWC's CFO to serve as Pen-Del treasurer
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Paul J. Eichelberger has been named to be the new Treasurer/Director of Administrative Services for the Peninsula-Delaware Conference when William Westbrook retires this summer, after 29 years in that position. Eichelberger currently serves as the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the...

Campus and community connect in evolving ministry
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By Melissa Lauber A university chapel, where the community, church and academy intersect, can be a place of immense creativity, justice-making and spiritual growth. The Rev. Trey Daniel has made it his ministry to begin creating just such a space at Frostburg State University. For now, Baker...

BWC leaders support Moscow Theological Seminary
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By Melissa Lauber On Feb. 26, as the world observed the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, area United Methodists met at the Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center to hear from the Rev. Dr. Sergei Nikolaev, president of the Moscow Theological Seminary of The United...

Vitality prompts changes for Greater Washington District
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By Melissa Lauber As The United Methodist Church emerges from the pandemic and faces a season of potential disaffiliations, the Baltimore-Washington Conference is positioning itself for strength and vitality as its leaders prioritize mission and ministry. A part of their leveraging for strength...

Gov. Moore brings history and hope to Fowler UMC
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By Melissa Lauber In January, Governor Wes Moore was sworn in as the first Black governor of Maryland and became the third Black governor in the United States. In February, he preached at Fowler United Methodist Church in Annapolis, a small African-American church founded in 1871. Speaking from...

Asbury UMC makes and tells historic stories
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By Melissa Lauber A mother, who is a doctor, wanted her young daughter to see the Black History Month art exhibit at Asbury UMC in Washington, D.C. But her daughter was immunocompromised, and attending an event where a lot of people might be present might have put her health at risk. Carol...