Crofton church names Halsey as a minister for pastoral care


July 07, 1998|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

CROFTON'S Community United Methodist Church has welcomed an addition to its family. The Rev. Betsy Halsey has joined the parish as assistant minister for pastoral care.

Halsey brings a varied background. After several years in her home state of Florida as a lobbyist and organizer for issues of social justice, she came to Maryland to do graduate work in public management.

While a graduate student she realized that God was calling her to a different kind of ministry, and she attended a seminary.

In addition to her work at the church, Halsey is studying for a doctorate in clinical psychology.

She feels at home in her new parish and says, "I've been meeting wonderful people." At home, she loves animals: She has five cats and two dogs and is active with the Humane Society.

Halsey's major focus at the church will be pastoral care, working with people in the community who have a problem. She can be reached at the church at 410-721-9129.

Farmers' market

Crofton will begin a Farmers' Market on Saturday at the Village Green north parking lot.

Every Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., local produce, plants and baked goods will be sold.

Missions trip

Last week, a group of energetic young people from Crofton's Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church returned from a trip to West Virginia.

They spent a week helping repair the homes of needy families. They were rewarded by a week of good fellowship and the satisfaction of helping others.

Sally Baldwin, David Fries, Heather Hanson, Matt Stoy, Tammy Sutton and Rev. Jon Fregger came back with great stories.

They look forward to organizing another summer work camp next year.

Bordick aids rededication

Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick delighted about 150 children Wednesday by chatting with them and signing autographs as part of the rededication ceremony for Hardy Field in Crofton.

The field has been renovated as part of the Field of Dreams program organized by True Value Hardware, Major League Baseball and the Bowie Crofton Jaycees. Jaycees volunteers spread some 20 tons of dirt on the ball field, fixed the fences and ordered a new scoreboard.

Hardy Field, owned and maintained by the Crofton Civic Association, was chosen for the program because it needed repairs had no county funding.

Town Manager Barbara Swann was delighted with the program. She reports that the field looks great and that Bordick's friendly presence helped to make the rededication even more special.

Pub Date: 7/07/98

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