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Tributes to Bishop May
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Bishop May meant so much to so many. We invite you to leave your remembrances, thoughts and prayers, below, to share with the BWC family.

Rev. Robert Eugene Moales
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The Rev. Robert Eugene Moales, 86, a retired Elder, died Feb. 24, 2017. The Rev. Patrick Ricker officiated at the funeral service March 1 at John Wesley UMC in Hagerstown. Robert Eugene Moales was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Charleston, W. Va., the son of the late Homer B. Moales and Eula M...

The unpopular appeal of Lent
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What are you giving up for Lent? That question is one that has haunted me for as long as I can remember. Growing up Catholic, giving something up for Lent was a given. It usually involved the removal of sweets or chocolate when I was a child. As an adult, it now involves giving up my favorite...

Epworth UMC celebrates African heritage, culture
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It is said that God loves a cheerful giver. If that’s true, then God must really, really love the people of Epworth UMC in Gaithersburg. During their African Celebration in Worship service Feb. 19, motivated by soul-stirring music from a hot praise band, church members, visitors, and even Bishop...

Rev. Russell Burdette McClatchey
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Rev. Russell Burdette McClatchey, 78, a retired Elder, died Feb. 10, 2017.Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at Hedgesville UMC in West Virginia, with the Rev. Dennis Jackman officiating. Russell Burdette McClatchey was born Nov. 20, 1939, one of seven children born to the late Christy and Mary...