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Trinity UMC Celebrates 150 Years
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Trinity UMC of Germantown celebrated its 150th anniversary on Sept. 25, 2016. Trinity marked this milestone by completing 150 days of prayer for Germantown, completing more than 1,500 hours of community service, and collecting more than 1,500 pounds of food for Germantown HELP.

Richard C. Dyson, Sr. - September 27, 2016
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Richard C. Dyson Sr., 83, husband of the late Erma A. Dyson, a Local Pastor, died Sept. 27, 2016. Pastor Rex Bowens Sr. officiated at a funeral service at Jackson Chapel UMC in Bartonsville Oct. 8. Richard Clement Dyson was born July 8, 1933, to the late John Clement and Mary Pearl Butler Dyson...

UMC: We need you again
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Dear Church: Just in case no one has ever told you, allow me to be the one. We need you more than our egos, pride, and “church-hurt” inflected mindsets and experiences will allow us to admit. I’m sure that by this point you’ve heard #TerenceCrutcher, who I intentionally...

Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Sept. 20, 2016
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This psalm, this lament, is offered as a communal cry in the wake of metaphorical as well as literal suffering. The psalmist pleads for the innocent to be saved from unjust circumstances. The writer is weary, tired of crying and hoarse from crying out for justice, justice, justice. Yet, the...

Robert Hubert Weller
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Robert Hubert “Bob” Weller, 77, the husband of the Pastor Jean Weller, a retired Provisional Member of the BWC, died Sept 16, 2016. The Rev. Matt Poole officiated at a Celebration of Life and Resurrection at Glen Mar UMC Sept. 24.  Bob Weller was born May 7, 1939.  Pastor...

'To live to God:' Asbury in America
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At the 160th meeting of the Baltimore-Washington Conference Historical Society, John Strawbridge provided an illuminating look into the mind and heart of Bishop Francis Asbury and his ministry that spanned 300,000 miles and brought forth a Church in the New World. The meeting was held Sept. 10...