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Rev. William Eugene Merki
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The Rev. William Eugene Merki, 81, died Jan. 19, 2017, at Clary Grove Nursing Home in Martinsburg, W. Va. A funeral service was held Jan. 22 at Otterbein UMC in Martinsburg with the Rev. Mark C. Mooney officiating. William Eugene Merki was born Sept. 12, 1935, in Norristown, Pa., the son of the...

The word is... renew
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Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column.

Building Beloved Community
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During his life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. intimated that “everyone could be great because everyone could serve.” In the uncertain times that we find ourselves in as churches and society, making a sincere commitment to community-building and social engagement, to serve the causes of promoting...

Helen Mabel Ola Timity
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Helen Mabel Ola Timity, 79, the wife of the Rev. Roland J.R. Timity, a retired Elder, died Jan. 10, 2017. A wake was held Feb. 10 at St. Mark UMC in Hanover and a Celebration of Life at Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City Feb. 11. Helen Mabel Ola Johnson Timity was born Jan. 15,1938, in...