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June 2017

Guidance to Local Churches for the 2017 Renewal of Maryland Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificates

June 20, 2017

Maryland local churches received Renewal Notices in the mail in early June to renew their Non-Profit Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificates. Applications for renewals are filled out on the Comptroller of Maryland website and they must be...

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The Rev. Lucius Ross Jr.

June 16, 2017

The Rev. Lucius Ross Jr. died June 16, 2017. A service was held at Hughes Memorial UMC, with the Rev. Yvonne Mercer-Staten giving the homily.  Also participating were the Revs. Paul Johnson, Joan Jones and Gertie Williams. Lucius Ross Jr...

See One Another

June 14, 2017

One. One. It is typically the first number that we ever encounter. It is the number after zero and before two. I’m not a necessarily a mathematician, but I know it is the first odd number; it’s strange. It is not a composite number, and it is not...

Rev. Emmanuel M. Gitlin

June 13, 2017

Rev. Emmanuel M. Gitlin, 94, of Hickory, North Carolina, died June 13, 2017. He was an extension minister who was part of the Baltimore Conference in the mid-1960s, then withdrew in 1968. He spent most of his ministerial career as a professor and...

Why I stand with T.C. Morrow

June 13, 2017

Tara “T.C.” Morrow is a Certified Candidate for Deacon in The United Methodist Church, and for the last two Annual Conference Sessions of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, our clergy session has considered her candidacy. In 2016, T.C. did not...

Passing the Torch

June 12, 2017

To appreciate my age, when I drove my first car, to signal left or right required me to hold out my arm outside the window to signal a turn, even in rain or snow. There was also a time, 51 years ago, that I was watching my 13-inch black and white...

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