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Traveling the Circuit: John Street Church, New York
Posted by Charles Harrell on

“Philip, you must preach to us, or we shall all go to Hell together and God will require our blood at your hands!” Safe to say, this is not a typical reaction to seeing friends playing a hand of cards. Then again, Barbara von Ruckle Heck was not typical, either. A native of the Palatinate (part...

Rev. Marion J.G. Bowman
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The Rev. Marion J.G. Bowman, 82, formerly known as Jackie Collins, died July 22, 2017. A funeral service was held Aug. 1, at Locust UMC in Columbia with the Rev. Jane Wood officiating. Burial was at Arbutus Memorial Park. Marion J.G. Bowman was born Dec. 5, 1935, to Marion and Douglass Bowman...

Rev. Douglas M. Logan
Posted by Erik Alsgaard on

The Rev. Douglas M. Logan, 75, a retired Elder, died July 20, 2017, at the Veterans Hospital in Washington, D.C., after a long illness.  A memorial service was held July 28. The Life Legacy Celebration was held July 29, at Queen's Chapel UMC in Beltsville, with the Rev. R. David Hall...

A postcard home from Zimbabwe: Ubuntu
Posted by Melissa Lauber on

I have a bad cold. There’s an illness is sweeping through the BWC delegation, so I’ve taken to bed in the Ubuntu Retreat Center. Ubuntu, I’m told, means “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.” It’s a good place to rest one’s head.