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December 2016

James F.W. Talley - December 31, 2016

December 31, 2016

The Rev. James Fred Walker Talley died Dec. 31, 2016. He was born to Rev. James Holloway Talley and the former Mabel Marie Cornelius July 6, 1940 in Kentucky.  His parent’s wedding had been conducted by Rev. Edward Tullis, his...

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Wesley Covenant Prayer

December 26, 2016

As used in the Book of Offices of the British Methodist Church, 1936. The modern usage can be found in The United Methodist Church Covenant Renewal Service liturgy.

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Patapsco UMC reaches resolution in homeless issue

December 20, 2016

Patapsco UMC in Dundalk, which was facing a $12,000 fine for allowing unhoused people to sleep on their property, has resolved the issue, according to the Rev. Ed DeLong, interim superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District.

Manna House celebrates 50 years of service

December 19, 2016

Manna House, a vital and vibrant ministry serving Baltimore's poor and homeless, turns 50 this year. This ministry, which serves breakfast seven days a week, was started by St. John's UMC in Baltimore and has deep United Methodist roots and support.

'Mary had a baby'

December 19, 2016

Sometimes the unplanned journey takes you exactly where you need to be. On a visit home to New York this past November, I had time to explore Manhattan in the early hours of a brisk Saturday morning. Heading to my third funeral in eight weeks, I...

A Christmas Letter from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling

December 16, 2016

“Hark! The herald angels sing…” This is the opening verse to one of Charles Wesley’s most famous hymns, and a beloved Christmas carol. The hymn has been revised and gone through various melodic transformations, but one...