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Ordinand Protest Statement
Posted by Guest Author on

During the plenary session May 31, the Rev. Beth Hutton and seven other ordinands rose to speak on behalf of two of the candidates who were approved by the Board of Ordained Ministry, but were removed as candidates by a ruling of Bishop LaTrelle Easterling. This is a difficult moment for us in...

A statement by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling In response to matters of the Clergy Session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference
Posted by Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling on

This denomination has been wrestling with the matter of human sexuality since 1972. The restrictive language was written into our Book of Discipline at that time, and we have been dealing with the ramifications and repercussions ever since. Men and women of deep faith and good intention have...

Bishop upholds UM Discipline
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

By Erik Alsgaard Bishop LaTrelle Easterling issued a ruling of law during the BWC’s clergy session Wednesday night, stating that two individuals the Board of Ordained Ministry had approved were not eligible for ordination and commissioning because they are “self-avowed practicing...

Service Dogs at Annual Conference
Posted by Leo Yates, Jr. on

It's amazing how God uses service animals to provide empowerment, strength, and support for those with disAbilities, sometimes referred to differing abilities. Service animals came about in the mid-1920s, in which they are trained to support individuals; however, service animals assisting with...

In their own words: BWC youth want to be seen
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The Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) represents the youth of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. We have monthly meetings that we use to further our topic of “Stress Less.” Our other major goal is for our youth leaders, pastors, and adults in the church to see us – see us for who we...

Annual Conference 2017 videos
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Now that the 233rd session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference has come to a close, it's time to share the remarkable work that was done in our holy conferencing. We know you'll want to view the videos from the conference session again as you report back to your congregations, so we've set up...