A day after the celebratory tone of opening worship came a reminder that General Conference is one big, long meeting. As delegates got down to business, debate over one of the Rules of Order will stretch into a third day while the episcopal address urged United Methodists to “trust God and go.”
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Bishop Gregory V. Palmer laid out a path for the 2016 United Methodist General Conference: humility, humility, humility.“Everyone here is a child of God. Any behavior to the contrary of that truth undermines the gospel and is a choice to live beneath our privilege,” Palmer, who serves the West...
With a drum welcome from indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, United Methodists gathered for the 2016 General Conference, the top legislative body of the denomination, joined in a cacophony of “alleluias” in many languages during opening worship.
At the June Annual Conference session, BWC members will hear about changes to clergy health insurance and vote on the 2017 budget. These items were discussed at the Pre-Conference briefing on April 30.
Bishop Marcus Matthews has named the Rev. Gerard A. “Gerry” Green, Jr. to serve as superintendent of the Greater Washington District. His appointment begins July 1.
On April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote an open letter from the Birmingham jail, where he had been imprisoned for non-violent marches protesting segregation. He wrote his Letter from the Birmingham Jail, in part, to express his frustration with those who voiced support for the...
Pastor Rodney Hudson of Ames Memorial UMC helped to intervene in the unrest following Freddie Gray’s funeral. In the MPT Digital Studios series, “Voices of Baltimore,” he shares what he remembers of that day.
Speaker and author Romal Tune comes to the Baltimore-Washington Conference for two special engagements this Saturday, April 23, sponsored by BWC’s Office of Vibrant Communities.
In the “Welcome” pamphlet handed out every Sunday at the Washington National Cathedral, the first line states that, at its heart, the Cathedral is “a community at worship.”
Dindi Mission is grappling with an acute water shortage as the lone borehole fails to cope with demand from the United Methodist center and the neighboring community.