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Bishop calls for unity
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Preaching in the opening worship of the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, Council of Bishops President Bishop Kenneth H. Carter today called on United Methodists to make every effort to maintain unity for the sake of God’s mission as the...

Who Will We Be?
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Guest post by the Rev. Laura Blauvelt* General Conference starts tomorrow… I have a grandbaby not quite three years old who lights every corner of my world. It’s the way she runs towards me hollering, “GRANDMA!” and jumps into my arms with squeals that says...

BWARM offers thoughts for coming Special Session
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As the special session of General Conference prepares to convene in St. Louis, people within the Baltimore-Washington Conference and The United Methodist Church have a number of viewpoints about finding a way forward on the church’s response to homosexuality.  Members of the Steering...

The word is... Humility
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Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column. Humility By Mandy SayersLead Pastor, Glen Mar UMC, Ellicott...

Faith Leaders Say, 'End the Shutdown'
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  NOTE: Faith leaders in the Washington, D.C. region have issued a call to justice and hope in light of the ongoing federal government shutdown in an open letter to President Donald Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell. The letter calls on them to end...