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Morgan County churches dream big, create shelter
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 By Melissa Lauber “Dream big.” Leading a church of 19 members in a little town in West Virginia, Pastor Dick Voorhaar is not the first one that people might think of when they consider ambitious plans. But years of faith have taught Voorhaar, 82, that God-sized dreams are the...

AU offers 'community wrapped in God's grace'
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By Neal Christie  “It is almost always a little bit exciting to start a new project, especially when building something from the ground up.  At some point, however, the newness starts to wear off and you look around at the long road ahead of you and the task can feel...

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...

Korean bishops visit Lovely Lane
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By Rev. Bonnie McCubbin Lovely Lane, where the Rev. John Goucher was once the pastor, holds a special place in the story of the Korean Methodist Church. Goucher financed the sending of Methodist missionaries, who brought the Methodist Church to Korea in 1885. On Nov. 6, eleven bishops from the...

Bishop shares words on the power of hope with COB
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Hope. That one idea can summarize a lifetime of intention and faith. It’s the foundation of the Psalms, and galvanizes the Church to seek and act for justice. The United Methodist Council of Bishops met Nov. 2-5 and Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, the episcopal leader of the...

Asbury UMC extends love in wave of baptisms
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By Melissa Lauber Baptism is an outward expression of an inward commitment to God. When the church baptizes children, they welcome them into the family of God, claiming their lives as blessed by Christ, vowing to watch over them as they grow in faith. At Asbury UMC in Jessup, the members take...

Resolutions span slate of varied conference concerns
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  Caring for our historic and honored dead, addressing gun violence, committing to creation care, and endorsing a path for the church to address its differences over human sexuality were the focus of the resolutions adopted by the members of the237th Annual Conference Session.  New...

BWC rises united to address racism and cultural humility
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  One of the principal priorities of leadership is to end racism and grow in cultural humility. While not everyone is of one mind about racial justice, the conference is committed to supporting the work detailed in United Methodism’s foundational documents and is providing a wide...