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A Statement on the Mass Shooting in Perryman
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Dear friends, My heart breaks with grief for my Perryman community today in the wake of the mass shooting at the Rite Aid Distribution Center. As of right now, we know that four precious lives were lost, and three others are in the hospital. Many others are dealing with deep wounds of trauma...

Rev. Theodore "Ted" Daniel Marsh, Jr.
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The Rev. Theodore "Ted" Daniel Marsh, Jr.,64, an Associate Member serving a three-point charge in Morgan County, W. Va., died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle. A funeral service was held Sept. 12, at Mt. Zion UMC, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va. The Rev. Michael...

God's protection be with you
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As pastor of Fallston UMC, the Rev. Karin Walker, like many pastors in the BWC, have been responding to people caught in the opioid epidemic. Recently, she issued a letter to the first responders in the community who are the front lines of addressing the pain and tragedy that can accompany...

Marilyn Raker
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Marilyn Raker, 80, the wife of the Rev. William “Bill” Raker, a retired Elder in the BWC, died Sept. 5, 2018 after a long illness of dementia and related ailments. A Memorial Service was held Sept. 15, at Towson UMC with the Rev.  Mark Johnson officiating. Inurnment was in...

What we do at camp has an exponential impact
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By Chris Schlieckert* Two campers practice canoe safety in the pool at Manidokan Camp and Retreat Center before hitting the river. I have been to approximately 150 weeks of summer camp as a staff person. I have been a dishwasher, a lifeguard, a counselor, a wilderness guide, an...