New Methodist bishop takes office Sept. 1The Rev. Peter D...

Religion Notes

July 26, 1996

New Methodist bishop takes office Sept. 1

The Rev. Peter D. Weaver, 51, a newly elected United Methodist bishop, will take office Sept. 1 as head of the denomination's Philadelphia area, which includes eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Weaver, senior pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh since 1988, was elected a bishop at the recent quadrennial meeting of the Northeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church in Amherst, Mass.

Bishop Weaver, who has a doctorate in theology from Boston University, will replace Bishop Susan Morrison, who will take over the Albany, N.Y., area.

United Methodist bishops are elected for life and usually are rotated to new episcopal areas after two four-year terms.

The United States has 50 active bishops, 17 more are in other countries.

One-woman comedy show at Holy Trinity Lutheran

Terey Summers will present a Comedy Night at 7: 30 p.m. Aug. 3 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 7607 Sandy Spring Road in Laurel.

Summers will perform her one-woman show in the church sanctuary and will appear in a short religious drama Aug. 4 during the church's services at 8: 15 a.m., 9: 45 a.m. and 11: 15 a.m.

She is the head of the Performance Arts Department at the Community Church of Joy in Glendale, Ariz.

Admission is $8 for singles, $15 for couples and $20 for families.

A spaghetti dinner -- $5 for adults and $2.50 for children under age 12 -- will be offered at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

All events are open to the public. Information: (301) 725-1666.

Pub Date: 7/26/96

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