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Grace UMC breaks new ground in Fort Washington
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Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

Grace Methodist Episcopal Church first held worship services in the woods, in barns, or wherever freed slaves could meet in the area of what is now Fort Washington, Md., starting in 1862. Methodism was brought to the area by the Rev. Jeremiah “Father” Brown, who migrated to Chapel...

Plans and Legislation Coming to the 2020 General Conference
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General Conference 2020: Plans and Legislation at a glance In May 2020, the United Methodist General Conference will convene in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Read news stories about the Conference here.) Following a contentious 2019 Special Session of General Conference, in which the...

With Thanks: Pastor Appreciation Month
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October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Via the e-connection, members of several churches throughout the Baltimore-Washington Conference shared words of appreciation for their pastors. Some pastors possess a spirit of generosity that shines in all they do. Jen Karsner of Asbury UMC in Arnold is...

reCall 3.0 explores changing narratives
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

  by Erik Alsgaard The church, said the Rev. David Anderson Hooker, is in a unique position to address the issues of privilege, power and poverty. That was the message Oct. 18 and 19 in Baltimore as he spoke at the reCall Summit 3.0. Hooker, who once served as Assistant Attorney General...

Episcopal candidate nomination process begins
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  This fall begins a season in which Elders in the Baltimore-Washington Conference are asked to discern if they may feel a call to serve as a bishop in The United Methodist Church. At the Northeast Jurisdictional Conference, which will be held July 13-17, 2020, in Hunt Valley, it is...