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Hispanic Heritage Month
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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
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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
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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
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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.”