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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 11, 2011
Irene Bennett Reid, a retired social worker who was the mother of former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, died of lung cancer Tuesday at Sinai Hospital. She was 78 and lived in Northwest Baltimore. Mrs. Reid was also the stepmother of the Rev. Frank M. Reid III, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. "You watched your grammar when you spoke to her," said Mr. Schmoke, who is dean of the Howard University School of Law. "She was an old-fashioned school marm, but was also an inspiring person.
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January 31, 2013
These groups meet regularly Columbia Area Mothers of Multiples - First Monday, 7 p.m. Mothers of twins and multiples. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. 410-750-1322. Columbia Toastmasters - First and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Public speaking and leadership skills. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Terry Meyers, 443-831-0069, http://www.progress.org/toast or vpcolumbiatm@gmail.com . Columbians Toastmasters Club - First and third Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. Visitors welcome.
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January 31, 2013
These groups meet regularly Columbia Area Mothers of Multiples - First Monday, 7 p.m. Mothers of twins and multiples. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. 410-750-1322. Columbia Toastmasters - First and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Public speaking and leadership skills. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Terry Meyers, 443-831-0069, http://www.progress.org/toast or vpcolumbiatm@gmail.com . Columbians Toastmasters Club - First and third Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. Visitors welcome.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2012
The Rev. Ricky Spain, pastor of East Baltimore's Waters African Methodist Episcopal Church who had also been a community activist in his years as an Annapolis-area pastor, died of cancer Nov. 16 at the Tate Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum. The Severn resident was 63. Born in Virginia Beach, Va., he was the son of Luther and Florence Spain. A 1967 graduate of First Colonial High School, he won state honors for wrestling. After studying at Norfolk State University, he earned a bachelor's degree in political science at North Carolina Wesleyan College.
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August 30, 2012
These groups meet regularly Columbia Area Mothers of Multiples - First Monday, 7 p.m. Mothers of twins and multiples. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. 410-750-1322. Columbia Toastmasters - First and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Public speaking and leadership skills. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Terry Meyers, 443-831-0069, http://www.progress.org/toast or vpcolumbiatm@gmail.com . Columbians Toastmasters Club - First and third Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. Visitors welcome.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 23, 2012
The Rev. Ricky Spain, pastor of East Baltimore's Waters African Methodist Episcopal Church who had also been a community activist in his years as an Annapolis-area pastor, died of cancer Nov. 16 at the Tate Chesapeake Hospice House in Linthicum. The Severn resident was 63. Born in Virginia Beach, Va., he was the son of Luther and Florence Spain. A 1967 graduate of First Colonial High School, he won state honors for wrestling. After studying at Norfolk State University, he earned a bachelor's degree in political science at North Carolina Wesleyan College.
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By Marilyn McCraven and Marilyn McCraven,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1997
Sunday was T-shirt day at Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in West Baltimore. Everyone was dressed casually, wearing T-shirts celebrating the church's centennial.Then in walked the church's pastor, the Rev. Vashti McKenzie, looking cool and calm in a royal blue African-inspired two-piece dress that swept the floor.Later, she opened her jacket to reveal her Payne T-shirt.It was just one of the latest surprises from the woman who has become one of Baltimore's leading religious figures.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1996
At Unity African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Severn, the visiting choir arrives on cassette tape, the pews are brown folding chairs and the sanctuary bears a striking resemblance to a school cafeteria.But with few of the trappings of an established church, the Rev. Myrtle Bowen and her small flock are determined to make a go of it.Bowen and a congregation of one brought Unity from its Crofton home of one year to Van Bokkelen Elementary School on Reece Road in September.Nearly three months and two church-sponsored block parties later, the membership stands at 22, including seven who joined Sunday.
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February 14, 1997
Balloon ascension to mark Black History MonthOak Street African Methodist Episcopal Church, 123 W. 24th St., will celebrate Black History Month with a balloon ascension and service at 3: 30 p.m. Sunday.The event celebrates the history of African-Americans and the church, which has served the Baltimore community for 100 years.The church was founded in 1897 by Bishop James A. Handy, head of the Baltimore District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.Information: 235-6908.Pub Date: 2/14/97
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July 12, 2006
The International Festival on Sunday at Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church on Bay Ridge Avenue in Annapolis featured the Gombey dancers of Bermuda, along with music, food, arts and crafts, face-painting and vendors.
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August 30, 2012
These groups meet regularly Columbia Area Mothers of Multiples - First Monday, 7 p.m. Mothers of twins and multiples. Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. 410-750-1322. Columbia Toastmasters - First and third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Public speaking and leadership skills. Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Terry Meyers, 443-831-0069, http://www.progress.org/toast or vpcolumbiatm@gmail.com . Columbians Toastmasters Club - First and third Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. Visitors welcome.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 11, 2011
Irene Bennett Reid, a retired social worker who was the mother of former Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, died of lung cancer Tuesday at Sinai Hospital. She was 78 and lived in Northwest Baltimore. Mrs. Reid was also the stepmother of the Rev. Frank M. Reid III, pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. "You watched your grammar when you spoke to her," said Mr. Schmoke, who is dean of the Howard University School of Law. "She was an old-fashioned school marm, but was also an inspiring person.
NEWS
By Marilyn McCraven and Marilyn McCraven,SUN STAFF | July 15, 1997
Sunday was T-shirt day at Payne Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church in West Baltimore. Everyone was dressed casually, wearing T-shirts celebrating the church's centennial.Then in walked the church's pastor, the Rev. Vashti McKenzie, looking cool and calm in a royal blue African-inspired two-piece dress that swept the floor.Later, she opened her jacket to reveal her Payne T-shirt.It was just one of the latest surprises from the woman who has become one of Baltimore's leading religious figures.
NEWS
By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1996
At Unity African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in Severn, the visiting choir arrives on cassette tape, the pews are brown folding chairs and the sanctuary bears a striking resemblance to a school cafeteria.But with few of the trappings of an established church, the Rev. Myrtle Bowen and her small flock are determined to make a go of it.Bowen and a congregation of one brought Unity from its Crofton home of one year to Van Bokkelen Elementary School on Reece Road in September.Nearly three months and two church-sponsored block parties later, the membership stands at 22, including seven who joined Sunday.
FEATURES
December 23, 1990
The Rev. Charlotte Clemons, pastor of Shiloh African Methodist Episcopal Church, has been chosen to serve as a fellow to the Congress of National Black Churches.*Mark Saltzman, assistant professor of chemical engineering in the Johns Hopkins School of Engineering, was awarded a $50,000 Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award for 1990.
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