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BWC adopts $18.4 million budget for 2018
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By unanimous vote, members of the 2017 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference approved the 2018 expense budget of $18.4 million. Of that amount, $14.3 million is budgeted to be received by apportionments, the connectional system of giving used by the church to support mission and ministry around...

Vandals strike Locust UMC in Columbia
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During the overnight hours of Friday, May 19, someone spray painted “666” on the church sign of Locust UMC in Columbia. A person jogging by just after daylight saw the satanic symbol and alerted the church’s pastor, the Rev. Jane Wood.

What is a disciple?
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The mission of The United Methodist Church is to "make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." But, how do you know when you've made one... a disciple, that is? We talked with the Rev. Steven Manskar, from Discipleship Ministries in Nashville, Tenn., about that very question.

UMs add their voices to Peoples Climate March
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An estimated 200,000 people converged on Washington, D.C., April 29, for the Peoples Climate March. United Methodists added their voices to the march, which addressed the crisis of global warming, and protested what many see as policy changes by the Trump administration that will harm the...