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Laity: From Volunteer to Disciple
Posted by Melissa Lauber on

By Melissa Lauber Lay people throughout the Baltimore-Washington Conference’s 631 churches volunteer countless hours to ministry. Or do they? Words matter, and the word “volunteer” may need to be stricken from the church’s lexicon in favor of “disciple,” many...

Indigenous Peoples Day
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

  As the nation celebrates Columbus Day on Oct. 8, people of faith remember the people who lived on the land when he and other explorers arrived. The General Conference of The United Methodist Church affirms the sacredness of American Indian people, their languages...

Prepping for General Conference 2019
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

With the Special Session of General Conference less than five months away, Bishop LaTrelle Easterling has a message for her flock: be informed, be engaged, be pro-active. The four-day meeting, Feb. 23-26, will take place in St. Louis, Mo., to receive and act on a report from the Commission on a...

In ministry after shootings
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

By Erik Alsgaard Members of the Perryman community participate in a candle-light prayer vigil at Cranberry UMC Sept. 21 following the mass shooting at the Rite Aid Distributoin Center one mile away. Photo by Erik Alsgaard. For the Rev. Tiffany Patterson, it was déjà vu all over...