News and Views

February 2017

A Joint Statement from the NEJ College of Bishops

February 1, 2017

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, . . .” These words, written by poet Emma Lazarus and posted on pedestal of the Statue of Liberty have, for decades, welcomed the foreigner to the shores of our...

A Highway… to HOPE

February 1, 2017

Life has already been in the fast lane for many of us and we haven’t even gotten out of January. Let’s recap what has happened for the past few weeks or so, starting with Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, and moving forward.

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Rev. Elgar Clyde Soper

February 1, 2017

The Rev. Elgar Clyde Soper, 102, died Dec. 20, 2016, at Homewood Continuing Care at Crumland Farms in Frederick, the oldest surviving pastor in the conference. A memorial service was held Jan. 14, in the chapel at Homewood at Crumland...

Francis Jay Fisk

February 1, 2017

Francis “Jay” Fisk, 80, who served as a Local Pastor, died Jan. 25, 2017, in New Oxford, Pa. No information was received about his funeral service. He was born Dec. 25, 1936, and served Boring UMC from 2004-2008. His address prior to...