In Church


November 21, 1990

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WESTMINSTER - Seminarian James D. Proffitt, 26, will be ordained a deacon in the Catholic Church at 10 a.m. services Saturday.

Proffitt, the son of Brenda Proffitt of Hampstead and the late James Proffitt, has been interning at St. John's Catholic Church here since May 1989.

The ceremony, calling him and two of his classmates at St. Mary's Seminary to the office of deacon, will take place at the Basilica of the Assumption in Baltimore.

Proffitt said he hopes to be ordained to the priesthood in May 1991 BRETHREN REORGANIZE

LINWOOD -- The Pipe Creek Church of the Brethren will have a re-organizational board meeting at 7:30 p.m. today.

The church is at 26 Pipe Creek Road.

Information: 775-7343.


UNION BRIDGE -- The Carroll County Branch 8521 of Lutheran Brotherhood is sponsoring an essay contest, "Speak for Yourself," open to all seventh- and eighth-graders in the county.

Essays may be written on any issue pertinent to current affairs. The contest ends Feb. 15, when two winners will be selected from each state.

The student and his parents will receive a three-day trip to Washington, D.C.

Interested people may call (800) 888-3820 for kits and further information about the contest.

The group had its annual meeting Nov. 4 at the Union Bridge Fire Hall, with more than 200 members in attendance.

Claude Elmore of Taneytown was elected president and Thomas S.

Devilbiss of Uniontown was chosen vice president. Re-elected to office were Darlene Weller, secretary; Doris Dell, treasurer; Joan Hayden, service officer; Robert Shoemaker, education officer; and Evelyn Babylon, publicity officer.

Retiring president George Naylor Jr. announced that more than $22,000 had been dispersed in the past year for various charitable causes. Arnie Hayes of September Song presented a check to the brotherhood for $6,214, which represented the amount raised and matched by the group for sponsoring the fall presentation of "My Fair Lady."

The September Song money will be divided between Carroll Haven, the Therapeutic Recreation Council, TARGET and Richcroft.

Naylor and out-going vice president Stanley Schuett also were honored for their many years of service.

The Lutheran Brotherhood is a non-profit organization which provides financial services to Lutherans and Lutheran institutions as well as many fraternal benefit programs to the community.

James Fair and Lawrence Gamber Jr. are branch consultants. Kenneth Dapp is the area resource person.

Information: 848-1232.

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