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NEJ 2024 Wrap-Up
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By Erik Alsgaard*Photos by James Lee The 2024 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference reduced its episcopal areas from nine to six during its meeting in Pittsburgh July 10-12. An episcopal area is a geographic area consisting of an annual conference or conferences to which a bishop is assigned by...

Bishop Easterling Reassigned to BWC and Pen-Del
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By Melissa Lauber Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling danced.  With a spirit of professed and profound gratitude, joy, and hope, Bishop Easterling danced as she met with the delegations of the Baltimore-Washington and Peninsula-Delaware Conferences after learning she would be reassigned to...

Conference leaders celebrate bishop's return
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Throughout the Baltimore-Washington and Peninsula-Delaware Conferences, leaders are celebrating the return of Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, who was assigned to serve for four more years as their episcopal leader.  Among the Area’s 10 district superintendents, the Revs. Dawn Hand and...

Interjurisdictional Committee sets allocation of bishops
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Five United Methodist Jurisdictional (regional) Conferences will meet July 10-12. The Northeastern Jurisdiction, of which the Baltimore-Washington Conference is a part, will meet at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. No new bishops will be elected at this session. The assignments of...

Clergy Appointments for 2024
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After prayer and consultation with the Cabinet, Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling has made the following clergy appointment changes, effective July 1, 2024. Rev. Sheridan Allmond to St. Paul’s UMC in Kensington, from Mount Olive UMC in Randallstown Rev. Miguel Balderas to Cheverly UMC...

St. Paul honored as historic site of Tindley's roots
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St. Paul UMC in Berlin, Maryland, was named a United Methodist historic site on June 5 during a worship service at the Peninsula-Delaware Conference  African American Summit. This status is a unique honor within the denomination. The church received this historic designation because of its...

Centennial UMC brings Pentecost to life
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By Pastor Debra Linton At Centennial UMC in Frederick almost every day can feel like Pentecost as people from a variety of cultures gather at the church and a new Spirit comes to life. God has been working in our midst over the past eight years at Centennial Memorial UMC. Located in downtown...

NEJ College of Bishops Statement
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“The Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church embraces theological differences and, without creating more harm to any group, will lead so that within the jurisdiction, there will be room for different theological understandings. Further, we will work with everyone to honor...

Queer clergy celebrates removal of restrictive language
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By Eleanor Meeks At the recent General Conference, delegates voted to remove all restrictive language on homosexuality from the Book of Discipline. This historic decision ended decades of oppression in The United Methodist Church. There is no doubt that this had a widespread international...