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“Blessed are the peacemakers….”
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Working in partnership with the non-profit organization, Creating Friendships for Peace (“CFP”), the Baltimore-Washington Conference recently made a significant contribution to peace building in both the troubled island of Cyprus and in Israel/Palestine.

NCC Parish holds camp for 800
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By Melissa Rudolph Early Monday morning, a downpour looked ominous. The staff and volunteers gathered at Greenmount UMC had contingency plans in place if the over 200 registered campers for sports camp would need to be indoors. But, Rev. John Rudolph, who oversees the North Carroll Cooperative...

Transformation happens at Camp Hope
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By Sharon Milton “My mother doesn’t like me. She talks down to me, she never has anything nice to say to me, all because I remind her of my dad. He is incarcerated.”“My mother just came home from prison, she has been gone since I was 3. I am now 14-years-old. I...

Fear Not: A Response to General Conference
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By Mark Johnson Sharp Street Memorial UMC I am the grandson and son of strong Methodist women. As a believer in God and justice for all, I never experienced a “fear” such as I did until I observed the results of the special General Conference held in Saint Louis in 2019. I sat in...

A Juneteenth Hope for Our Church
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Luke 22: 47-51 - Jesus Arrested“While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus asked him, “Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”  When...