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BWC embraces spirit of discipleship
Posted by Melissa Lauber on

“We are One: Going Out in Mission” was the theme of the 2020 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference Session, and although the Sept. 12 online meeting primarily addressed the funding of ministry, it was clear that the coronavirus pandemic has opened new doors to mission and ministry.

Plans and Legislation Coming to the 2020 General Conference
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General Conference 2020: Plans and Legislation at a glance The United Methodist General Conference will convene in Minneapolis, Minnesota, next year, from Aug. 29 through Sept. 7. The 2020 General Conference was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Read news stories about the...

Empathy: Walking in another's shoes
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  by Mandy Sayers* (see below for commentary on empathy from Daryl Williams) “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the...

Online retreats available for clergy
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

By Erik Alsgaard There was a time, pre-pandemic, when clergy or local pastors might go away on a retreat to recharge their spiritual batteries by booking a cabin in the woods, a lofty perch on a mountain, or a house by a sandy beach filled with long walks. Today, those opportunities are harder...

Recast 2021 Narrative Budget
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NARRATIVE SUMMARY OF THE 2021 PROPOSED CONFERENCE BUDGET  BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS Benevolence Factor – Proposed 2021:  17.550% The benevolence factor is the percentage churches are apportioned based on their operating expenditures less exclusions.  The percentage for 2021...