News and Views

October 2016

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

October 31, 2016

In a festival of language and culture, members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference gathered for worship and to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Trinity UMC in Frederick Oct. 16.

Pastor Leander H. “Lee” Anske

October 28, 2016

Pastor Leander H. “Lee” Anske, 82, a retired local pastor, died Oct. 28, 2016. A memorial service was held Nov. 4 at the Lower Marsh Creek Presbyterian Church in Fairfield, Pa. Leander H. Anske was born Aug. 31, 1934, to Doryth...

Seminary hosts “Methodist Pub Trivia” night

October 25, 2016

A group of students from Wesley Theological Seminary gathered in a gastropub in Tenleytown Monday night, Oct. 24, to play United Methodist trivia.

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Green installed as Greater Washington DS

October 24, 2016

The Rev. Gerry Green, the new superintendent of the Greater Washington District, was welcomed to his position in front of family, friends and colleagues by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling Oct. 23.

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Northwood-Appold UMC reopens sanctuary three years after fire

October 19, 2016

Three years ago, on the morning after a devastating fire swept through Northwood-Appold UMC in Baltimore, the Rev. Cecil Gray promised to rebuild. On Oct. 16, Gray stood with two bishops and a congregation of close to 200, in the restored...

Meditations on the Eve of a National Election

October 17, 2016

At our September meeting, the Carroll County United Methodist Clergy shared our hopes for unity despite the frenzied environment surrounding our national election process. These meditations poignantly begin on World Communion Sunday as we...