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Pastor Norman D. Kemmerer – Jan. 30, 2016
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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 Ruth Lucille Mitchell Kemmerer. He was the husband...

How we worshipped after Winter Storm Jonas
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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 closed to being fully open.

Roberta Funk Dorsch – Jan. 23, 2016
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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 Hopkins Hospital School of Cytology and worked as...

Bruce Haskins - January 21, 2016
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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, in Baltimore, the youngest of three children born...

Moore-Koikoi endorsed as episcopal candidate
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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.

A Letter to Martin Luther King Jr – 2016
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Editor’s Note: Each year, retired United Methodist Bishop Woodie W. White writes a “birthday letter” to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in which he offers his perspective on the state of race relations, particularly in the United States. White, now bishop-in residence at Candler School of...

Commentary: Not My Faith
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Because I work with an Imam at Georgetown University and have a number of personal relationships with Muslims, I am asked every time an act associated with Islamic extremism occurs, “Why don’t the Muslims condemn the violence?” And every time I have to tell them, “They do — you just don’t always...

Maxine Raines Mote – January 8, 2016
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Maxine Raines Mote, 83, the widow of the late Rev. John A. “Jack” Mote, died Jan. 8, 2016, at her home on Camano Island, Wash., surrounded by her three daughters.  A graveside service will be held at Boyds UMC in the future. Maxine Raines was born Oct. 2, 1932, to the late...

‘The Darkest Night’: remembering the homeless
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On this first night of winter, one of the longest, coldest nights of the year, we gather in solidarity with and for those in our city, state, nation and world who are forced to endure the night. We gather to remember those who in this year and in years past have died while enduring the night.