News and Views

October 2017

Rev. William “Bill” Thomas Miller

October 31, 2017

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...

United Methodist Men meet to 'dare the impossible'

October 30, 2017

The BWC’s United Methodist Men is one of the most active in The United Methodist Church. On Oct. 28, they came together for their annual meeting.

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Court maintains stand on ministerial candidates

October 29, 2017

The United Methodist Church’s top court re-stated its earlier opinion that all qualifications of ministerial candidates must be examined.

Arianne Hadley Lowell

October 28, 2017

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...

Phoebe “Betty” Sparks

October 28, 2017

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...

Traveling the Circuit: Dudley's Chapel

October 26, 2017

In Queen Anne County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore stands one of the oldest Methodist chapels in America. It was built in 1783 along Red Lyon Branch on a 1.5-acre parcel known as “Sarah’s Portion” that had been donated by Joshua Dudley, a local...