News and Views

January 2016

Pastor Norman D. Kemmerer – Jan. 30, 2016

January 30, 2016

Pastor Norman D. Kemmerer of Hampstead died Jan. 30, 2016. His funeral was Feb. 2 at the Eline Funeral Home in Hampstead. Norman D. Kemmerer was born Oct. 7, 1937, in Frankfort, Ind., one of nine children, the son of the late John E. and...

How we worshipped after Winter Storm Jonas

January 29, 2016

As Winter Storm Jonas doused the Baltimore-Washington Conference with historic levels of snow Jan. 22 and 23, United Methodists wondered: will we have worship on Jan. 24, or not? The answers played out on social media and ranged from being fully...

Meeting outlines 2016 General Conference plans

January 26, 2016

In preparation for the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, 400 denominational leaders gathered in Portland, Ore., Jan. 20-23, for a preview of the quadrennial event at which the church will shape its future.

Roberta Funk Dorsch – Jan. 23, 2016

January 23, 2016

Roberta Funk Dorsch was born on July 9, 1943, in Baltimore to Roberta Harris Funk and Edward J. Funk, Jr.  She had one sibling, Edward W. Funk. She attended Towson High School and the University of Maryland. Roberta graduated from the Johns...

Bruce Haskins - January 21, 2016

January 21, 2016

The Rev. Bruce Franklin Haskins, 57, an Elder, died Jan. 21, 2016, after a long illness. A Celebration of Life service was held at Queens Chapel UMC Jan. 30, officiated by the Rev. Twanda Prioleau. Bruce Franklin Haskins was born Nov. 20, 1959...

Moore-Koikoi endorsed as episcopal candidate

January 17, 2016

On Jan. 16, the Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District, took her first major step in being considered for the episcopacy in the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.