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Change Makers create new kind of church
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Change-makers gather The church must rediscover its relevance, the Change-makers believe. It has the resources, it has the good ideas. It has the will and the way. What it is missing is imagination. And so, they offer opportunities for people to get out of their contexts and into their...

Campus Ministry relies on Student Day gifts
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United Methodist Student Day is Nov. 25. On this Special Sunday, churches are asked to take up a Special Offering to support scholarships nationally, and to assist four area campus ministries using this link. Half of the amount collected will go to scholarships and the other half to BWC campus...

Lovely Lane UMC brings art into sacred spaces
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Ever since humans etched their story on caves more than 35,000 year ago, art and sacred space have been intertwined in human history. From its creation in 1884, Lovely Lane UMC in Baltimore has recognized this relationship. Recently, they moved to intentionally strengthen the link between art...

Shrine looks at how history illuminates today
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Marian Gottee, the Tour Guide Coordinator at Strawbridge Shrine, plays the piano during the Shrine's annual meeting. The called session of General Conference in February is raising many questions about the future of The United Methodist Church. Members of the Strawbridge Shrine Association are...

Laity: From Volunteer to Disciple
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By Melissa Lauber Lay people throughout the Baltimore-Washington Conference’s 631 churches volunteer countless hours to ministry. Or do they? Words matter, and the word “volunteer” may need to be stricken from the church’s lexicon in favor of “disciple,” many...

United Methodists Unite to Love
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By Melissa Lauber One tweet summed it up. “Today, I saw more United Methodists than white supremacists.” Jack Jenkins of Religion News Service was responding to the Baltimore-Washington Conference’s United to Love rally, created as an alternative to the Unite the Right rally...