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Ida Kelley - October 7, 2016
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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...

The words are... sing out!
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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.

'We are one,' new bishop proclaims
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Members, friends and special guests of the Baltimore-Washington Conference officially welcomed their new bishop, LaTrelle Eastering, at a worship service Oct. 1. It became a 120-minute living embodiment of disciples of Jesus Christ that captured the diversity and unity proclaimed in the bishop’s...

'For Such a Time as This'
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As the Baltimore-Washington celebrated the installation of Bishop Latrelle Easterling, and begins to “listen to a new voice,” the Rev. Wanda Bynum Duckett shared a spoken word piece at a brunch for the new bishop on Oct. 1. See a video of “For Such a Time as This.”

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...