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Yes, you should talk about money in church
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By Rachel Cornwell  “I hate preaching about money.” “Parishioners skip church if I’m giving a stewardship sermon.”“Pastor, that sermon about church finances didn’t feed me spiritually.” Many ministers have either said, or heard, comments like...

Laity and clergy in partnership: a vital connection
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By Rod Miller See the first article in this series: We are called to be collaborators with God. Last month, we focused on the invitation given to everyone to be collaborators with God. This month we explore the rich and vital collaboration of laity and clergy. The first place I learned about...

Rev. William “Bill” Thomas Miller
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The Rev. William “Bill” Thomas Miller, 89, a retired Elder, died Oct. 31, 2017. He was a resident of Columbia. A funeral service was held Nov. 6 at Linden-Linthicum UMC with the Rev. Gayle Annis-Forder officiating. The Rev. Donald Hohne, chaplain at Gilchrist Hospice...

Arianne Hadley Lowell
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Arianne Hadley Lowell, 87, the wife of the late Rev. C. Stanley Lowell and after his death for 13 years the Rev. Merrill Drennan, (d. 2000), died Oct. 28, 2017, in Kettering, Ohio. A memorial service was held Nov. 18 at Chevy Chase UMC with the Revs. Kirkland Reynolds and Carol Armstrong-Moore...

Phoebe “Betty” Sparks
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Phoebe “Betty” Sparks, wife of the Rev. Hayden L. Sparks, died Oct. 28, 2017.  A Memorial Service was held at Fredericktowne Baptist Church in Walkersville Nov. 4. Betty Brubaker Sparks was born Jan 3, 1931, in Altoona, Pa., to the late Joseph and Catherine...