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Briefing informs members for Annual Conference session
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By Melissa Lauber See the Q&A with members' questions 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...

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...

Lovely Lane Museum becomes destination for pilgrimage
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By Melissa Lauber Over the years it’s been a treasure trove, a depository of important and scattered records that span centuries, an architectural gem, a jumble of memories, a vault of irreplaceable artifacts, a museum that attracts a lot of Korean visitors and confirmation classes, and a...

Pen-Del and BWC celebrate new affiliation
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By Melissa Lauber In a gesture of remembrance and hope, Bishop Peggy Johnson passed a crozier, a symbol of episcopal leadership, to Bishop LaTrelle Easterling to mark the new affiliation between the Peninsula-Delaware and Baltimore-Washington conferences. This transitional gift was presented...

BSA bankruptcy affects United Methodist congregations
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From the United Methodist Communications Office of Public Information Nashville, Tenn.: The United Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations have a relationship with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which dates back more than 100 years. In February 2020, the BSA announced the...

Church responds to Proud Boys leader's verdict
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By Melissa Lauber Last December, a widely distributed video showed members of the Proud Boys, a far-right group with a history of violence, protesting the results of the presidential election and celebrating as they set fire to a Black Lives Matter banner torn off the grounds of Asbury UMC in...