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Harry Campbell Kiely - June 11, 2016
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The Rev. Harry Campbell Kiely, 80, a retired Elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, died June 11, 2016. A memorial service was held July 9, at Riderwood, the retirement home where he lived in Silver Spring.  He was born Jan. 23, 1936, in Waco, Texas, to the late Edward Douglas and...

Ronald R. Winterberg - June 10, 2016
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The Rev. Ronald R. Winterberg, an Associate Member who served in the Baltimore-Washington Conference from 1965 to 1989, died June 10, 2016. The Rev. Ken Hughes officiated at a celebration of his life Aug. 13, in the Guild Chapel at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg where he...

The word is… power
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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.

What good could you do with $100?
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Young adults were creating conversations and encouraging creative thinking at this year’s Annual Conference Session. Through INSPIREDC’s “Mission Possible” initiative, members and guests to Annual Conference were put to a challenge. Those who accepted the challenge were asked to pick an issue...

Rev. John Storer Park
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The Rev. John Storer Park, a retired Elder, died June 7, 2016, three days after his 83rd birthday. The Rev. Matthew Paugh officiated at his funeral June 11 at St. Paul’s UMC in Oakland. John “Jack” Storer Park was born June 4, 1933, in South Cumberland, Md., the son of the...

Roland "Bud" Brown - June 7, 2016
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The Rev. Roland "Bud" Brown III, 68, a retired Elder, died June 7,2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His funeral service was held June 13 at St. Paul's UMC in Sykesville with the Revs. Terri Rae Chattin, Douglas Tzan and Vivian McCarthy officiating. Brown was born Sept. 12, 1947, in...

2016 Annual Conference Overview
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Meeting under the theme “You Have the Power,” 1,701 lay and clergy members from 631 churches in the Baltimore-Washington Conference gathered at the 232nd annual session. The June 1-4 event at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., was a time of worship, fellowship and holy...

Larocca Jones - June 4, 2016
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Larocca “Rocky” Jones, 85, wife of the Rev. Kenneth Jones, died peacefully June 4, 2016. She had dementia the last few months. A Memorial Service was held June 30, at Faith UMC in Rockville with the Rev. Kathryn Woodrow officiating. Larocca Tewell Jones was born Nov. 7, 1930 in...