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BWC leaders explore courageous leadership
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“The entire United Methodist Church is holding its breath,” said Bishop Bruce Ough, president of the Council of Bishops, as he addressed more than 800 annual conference leaders gathered in Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 2-4. “Will the Holy Spirit break through and fill our church with new breath or...

Let Us Give Thanks: A Photo Prayer
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While November marks a celebration of thanksgiving in the U.S., finding time to thank God is part of our daily discipline as United Methodists. This video meditation features a shortened version of a prayer of thanksgiving. You are encouraged to share or download this video to use in Sunday...

Bishop is welcomed on eight-district tour
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Hello, Baltimore-Washington Conference! Your new episcopal leader is a self-described Jesus freak, a cat-whisperer, a bishop for everybody, a bold believer in Holy Ghost power, a tither, a Sabbath-taker, a prophetic witness for justice, a former newspaper delivery girl, a grateful daughter...

Online community redefines church
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When FaithPoint UMC, which currently meets in a middle school in Urbana, decided to start a second campus, they abandoned traditional thinking – they even rejected the idea of having a building – choosing to create an online faith community that defies most current models of “church.”

Clergy gather for Day Apart
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Bishop LaTrelle Easterling called the clergy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference to a time away for deep engagement with God’s Word, one another, and the teaching of the Rev. Robert Hill, a New Testament professor and dean of Marsh Chapel at Boston University. The Pre-Advent Day Apart was...

What to do when it feels like death?
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In the year King Uzziah died, the prophet, in his grief, turned to God in the Temple. For many of us, there may be a feeling that our hope for the new king, has died, and we turn to God. There is hope, and a lot of it in this passage from Isaiah 6:1-8