News and Views

DC church reduces food waste at Campus Kitchen
Posted by Guest Author on

Statistics from the Society of St. Andrew suggest that 40 percent of food produced in the United States ends up getting thrown away. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church runs The Campus Kitchen at Washington D.C. which collects surplus food and mobilizes student volunteers to turn that...

Meditations on the Eve of a National Election
Posted by Guest Author on

At our September meeting, the Carroll County United Methodist Clergy shared our hopes for unity despite the frenzied environment surrounding our national election process. These meditations poignantly begin on World Communion Sunday as we gathered around our communion tables in our church...

New overtime rule may mean church changes
Posted by Guest Author on

A new federal rule that will increase the number of U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay will affect church employees. The change, which goes into effect Dec. 1, means more salaried workers can earn time-and-a-half wages when they work more than 40 hours a week.

Hispanic Heritage Month
Posted by Guest Author on

The anthropologist Clifford Geertz explains that one of the most significant aspect of the human condition is that “we all begin with the natural equipment to live a thousand kinds of life, but end in having lived only one.” For me, this one life began unfolding on Home Street in the South...

Richard Nelson Howington - October 9, 2016
Posted by on

Richard Nelson Howington, 64, the husband of the Rev. Terri S. Cofiell, died Oct. 9, 2016, in the Winchester Medical Center. A funeral service was held Oct. 13 at Harmony UMC with the Revs. Maurice “Jack” Vineyard and Malcolm Stranathan officiating. A second funeral service was held...

Glenn H. Hickman - October 9, 2016
Posted by on

Glenn H. Hickman, 101, a retired Associate Member, died Oct. 9, 2016, in Texas. A funeral service was held Oct. 12, at Freedom Fellowship in New Braunfels, Texas, officiated by his son-in-law, the Rev. Steven Maker, of Chapel Presbyterian Church in Beaver, Pa. Full military interment honors were...

Ida Kelley - October 7, 2016
Posted by on

Ida Kelley, 97, the widow of the late Pastor Wesley Kelley, died Oct. 7, 2016. A service was held under the direction of the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Baltimore. Little is known about her. She was born April 30, 1919. Her husband served as a Local Pastor from 1969-1983. His pastorates included...