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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...

Reflections on racism
Posted by Melissa Lauber on

As the nation struggles with the challenges of systemic racism and white supremacy, the church is an incubator of deep thought, action, and prayer. The people of the Baltimore-Washington Conference are engaged in significant discernment and conversations about race. Some of the leaders of the...