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FAQ on Oakland UMC
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At the April 21 Pre-Conference Session in Frederick, a question was raised about a United Methodist church seeking to break ties with the denomination. We offer this Q&A to bring clarity around that issue.

Conversations for a Way Forward
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United Methodists from around our Annual Conference and beyond recently attended a daylong conference cosponsored by Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) and Baltimore Washington Area Reconciling United Methodists (BWARM). Some in attendance were members of MFSA, some from BWARM, some...

The word is... exhalt
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Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column. Exalt By Mandy SayersPastor, Covenant UMC, Gaithersburg As I write...

Fresh Expressions give discipleship wings to fly
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New ministries being hatched In a nod to the ancient past and the undreamed-of future, a different kind of church is being born. Fresh Expressions unleashes the Holy Spirit to move beyond the sanctuary and create a new kind of church for the Post-Christendom world in which we live. Several...