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Rev. Mary W. Conaway
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The Rev. Mary W. Conaway, 75, a retired Elder, died Aug. 30, 2018, from cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Columbia. A Celebration of Life Homegoing Service was held Sept. 7 at Huber Memorial Life Center in Baltimore. The Rev. Marlon Tilghman officiated and the eulogy was given by the Rev. Mamie...

… And alleluia is our song
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“So why do the church thing?” It’s an interesting question and Ben Trawick, the online campus pastor for FaithPoint UMC in Urbana, offers interesting answers. Among them: “We are an Easter people and alleluia is our song.” See and share this video homily from...

Margaret E. Lovejoy
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Margaret E. Lovejoy, 91, the wife of the late Rev. John A. Lovejoy, died Aug. 22, 2018, at the Homewood at Plum Creek Retirement Community in Hanover, Pa. Funeral services were held Sept. 1 at the First United Methodist Church, 200 Frederick St. in Hanover. Margaret Elizabeth Hummer was born...

United Methodists Unite to Love
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By Melissa Lauber One tweet summed it up. “Today, I saw more United Methodists than white supremacists.” Jack Jenkins of Religion News Service was responding to the Baltimore-Washington Conference’s United to Love rally, created as an alternative to the Unite the Right rally...

Ministers with disabilities meet in Washington
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By Rev. Leo Yates, Jr.,Consultant for Global Ministries’ Deaf and Hard of Hearing Ministries The United Methodist Association of Ministers with Disabilities (UMAMD), a national caucus that is recognized by The United Methodist Church, met Aug.1-3 on the historic campus of Gallaudet...

Lillian Frazier
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Lillian Frazier, 97, the widow of the late Rev. Kirklin Frazier, died Aug. 5, 2018, two days before her 98thbirthday. A funeral service was held Aug. 13 at Franklin P. Nash UMC, in Washington, D.C. The Rev. Charles Philips officiated and the Rev. Allen Stewart gave the eulogy. Bishop Forrest...

Janice Sheesley
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Janice Sheesley, 81, the widow of the Rev. Dwight Sheesley, died Aug. 10, 2018, at her home in Littlestown, Pa. A service was held Aug. 16 in the chapel at Singleton & Cremation Services in Glen Burnie. Janice Kemp Sheesley was born Nov. 15, 1936, the daughter of the late Evelyn Wolf, the...

Eagle Scout project honors forgotten dead
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It takes 21 merit badges to become an Eagle Scout, and you must do this before you reach the age of 18. According to a blog for adult leaders in Scouting, only 6 percent of eligible Boy Scouts earned the distinguished rank in 2014. Since its beginning, only 2 percent of scouts ever achieve this...