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District renovates second parsonage for affordable housing
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By Melissa Lauber Over the past several months, God has been showing up at Journey UMC in Temple Hills “in all kinds of unexpected ways,” said the Rev. Michael Parker. On Dec. 18, Parker stood on the front lawn of a former parsonage and consecrated it to become home for a family in...

A prayer for immigrants as we Build Back Better
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    On Dec. 13, the Rev. Neal Christie, the BWC’s  Executive Minister of Connected Engagement, spoke on behalf of Bishop LaTrelle Easterling at a rally on Capitol Hill focusing on the moral imperatives of the 2021 Build Back Better Budget and the need not to overlook this...

Students raise awareness of missing girls, one story at a time
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By Neal Christie What would compel a group of twenty-five Frostburg University students to board a bus at the break of dawn one Saturday morning and drive to Washington, D.C.? And why would a group of Howard University students wait in the cold, under a tent outside, to welcome students they...

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...

Pilgrimage to retrace the steps of freedom
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Journeys together are wonderful ways to build community and learn more about who we are in light of the diversity that is incumbent in community. Since 2006, I have had the privilege of leading groups of scholars from Wesley Theological Seminary and St. Mary’s Seminary and University in...