Churchwide News

Maryland partnership blends Episcopal Lutheran congregations while upholding both traditions

Communion at 901 Courtney Road in Arbutus, Maryland, looks a bit different from Communion at most Episcopal congregations. Worshippers choose between wine and grape juice, with the option of drinking out of small individual cups instead of the common cup.The reason? This congregation is a little bit Episcopal and a little bit Lutheran.

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Does your Baltimore congregation participate in BUILD?

The current scandals plaguing City Hall only highlight a more urgent truth: Baltimore has operated for too many years without a clear vision or strategy, one that is independent of changes in our political leadership. As Baltimoreans, we simply cannot wait around for, or depend upon, any one single politician to cast a strategic vision. It is the job of a broader sector of leadership to create, support, and champion that vision.

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Episcopal Church’s Opioid Task Force makes Way of Love pilgrimage to West Virginia

On March 25-26, 2019, lay and ordained people from five states across the greater Mid Atlantic region walked the Way of Love (For more information on the Way of Love, see: to Huntington, West Virginia, a town hit hard by the tragedy of the opioid epidemic.

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The Episcopal Church General Convention Office announces 2021 Baltimore dates

“The Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements and the General Convention Office are already hard at work to plan and enhance our meeting in Baltimore for the 80th General Convention,” noted the Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, executive officer and chair of the committee. “Building upon the successful innovations in Austin, and guided by the evaluations we received, the Committee is excited about our meeting in 2021.”

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Friends and parishioners encouraged to attend neighboring church affected by gun violence

Last weekend was a particularly violent one in Baltimore City. 17 people were shot from Thursday through the weekend, according to The Baltimore Sun, five of them shot and killed a block from St. Katherine of Alexandria Episcopal Church in west Baltimore. The Rev. Grey Maggiano, rector of Memorial Episcopal Church, Bolton Hill, wrote the following invitation on his personal Facebook page Saturday afternoon:

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