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BWC leaders bear witness at the border
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About two weeks before Christmas, Christie Latona, Director of Connectional Ministries for the Baltimore-Washington Conference, Emma Escobar, Coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Ministries for the BWC, and Julie Wilson, Chair of the BWC's Immigration Task Force, were south of San Diego, Calif., at...

Timeline for Commission on a Way Forward
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  So, how did we get here? Here's a brief timeline of what The United Methodist Church says about homosexuality, and how the Commission a Way Forward was created and what it did.  General Conference 1968: The United Methodist Church was born by a union of The Methodist Church and...

Expert explores vibrant youth ministry
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The Rev. Mark DeVries, an expert in sustainable youth ministry, presents a workshop at Bethany UMC in Ellicott City Oct. 20. The definition of youth ministry, according to Mark DeVries, is “one failure after another, with enthusiasm.” DeVries, the founder of Ministry Architects in...

Indigenous Peoples Day
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  As the nation celebrates Columbus Day on Oct. 8, people of faith remember the people who lived on the land when he and other explorers arrived. The General Conference of The United Methodist Church affirms the sacredness of American Indian people, their languages...