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Identify, belonging, purpose shape youth ministry
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It’s hard to think of “a more dedicated more flexible, a more compassionate, more risk-taking, loving group than youth leaders,” Steven Argue told more than 180 participants at a ROCK(ish) webinar Feb. 3. “A lot of people put a lot of expectations on you, but you hold...

Tell me when it's S.A.F.E.
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 By Rev. Wanda Duckett Superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District.  Excerpted from a meditation shared with the Extended Cabinet of the Baltimore-Washington Conference on Feb. 2. Based on reflections from Psalm 91.  In the second month of the year, on the eve of our...

Capitol Hill pastors respond to national narrative
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After a year of the twin pandemics of racism and coronavirus, our nation witnessed insurrection and violence unfolding in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 and watched Joseph Biden and Kamala Harrison inaugurated as president and vice president of the United States on Jan. 20. These events unfolded...

Two new district superintendents announced
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Rev. Dawn M. Hand Rev. Eliezer Valentín-Castañón Bishop Easterling names Rev. Dawn M. Hand new superintendent in Central Maryland One thing people don’t know about the Rev. Dawn M. Hand? She’s a certified steward for the National Park Service...

Bishop and Senator call for meaningful justice
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Standing in virtual pulpits in churches less that a mile and half away from each other, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling and Senator Cory Booker preached on justice Jan 17. Their thoughts, delivered independently of one another, were the prelude of an historic week that held the national observance of...