Pastoral Letters

Pastoral Letters

On Re-Entering Well

CUMC Family, Recently, Governor Hogan lifted the stay-at-home order for the state of Maryland while emphasizing that we are “safer at home.” You probably have questions for what this means for church. We might liken our current situation to that of an ice storm or blizzard. During such a storm, it may not be illegal for us to meet, but it may be unsafe or unwise to do so. It remains the concern of CUMC’s leadership and of our Bishop…

January 3 Pastoral Letter

Members and friends of Catonsville United Methodist Church, Today, we received significant news that representatives of the largest and most influential caucus groups within the United Methodist Church (UMC), together with several bishops from across the theological spectrum, have reached an agreement that seeks to put an end to the conflict our denomination has over how LGBTQ+ persons are to be included in the life of the church.  From the press release: “The agreement, the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace…