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Q&A with Rev. Mary Johnson
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The Rev. Mary Johnson, a retired Elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, recently announced her intention to live openly as a transgender woman. She shared some of her thoughts to questions posed by the BWC Communications team for a story published on Oct. 11.

Q&A with Bishop Peggy Johnson
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Bishop Peggy Johnson pastored in the Baltimore-Washington Conference and was episcopal leader of the Peninsula-Delaware and Eastern Pennsylvania conferences before retiring in September 2021. She is the spouse of the Rev. Mary Johnson, who recently shared her story of transitioning to a...

At Terp HUB, Slowing Down is Protest
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By Neal Christie  Where do student’s find a community that welcomes all?  "The HUB was a main source of love and support that I needed as a young adult away from my home church. We adapted well to the pandemic and were very aware and responsive about the current events...

Bishop shares vision and hopes at regional listening sessions
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By Melissa Lauber  The people of the Baltimore-Washington Conference must “keep the main thing the main thing: we are followers of Jesus Christ, tasked with the transformation of the world,” Bishop LaTrelle Easterling told more than a thousand United Methodists in eight online...

Student grows in the ‘Wesleyan Way’ at Howard University
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By Neal Christie When the Rev. Alexis F. Brown began her journey as the campus minister in 2016 with the Wesley Foundation at Howard University, she really didn’t imagine that The United Methodist Church could offer her the opportunity to serve at a prestigious institution like...

Briefing informs members for Annual Conference session
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Standing, Transforming and Rising will be the themes that shape the Oct. 25-27 Baltimore-Washington Conference session, which because of COVID-19 precautions, will be held online again this year. The sessions will be live-streamed on the BWC website for visitors who wish to watch.  Many of...

Blended church embarks on discipleship Journey
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 By Melissa Lauber It’s all about the Journey.  When two congregations in Southern Prince George’s County were recently facing some struggles, they put aside some “treasured” ideas about church, blended their congregations and began to reach out to the...

Oskvig named University Chaplain at AU
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By Erik Alsgaard The Rev. Bryant Oskvig has been officially appointed to serve as the University Chaplain at American University in Washington, D.C. He becomes the 11th university chaplain at the school. Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, presiding bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Conference who...