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By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 3, 1998
BEGINNING WITH Ash Wednesday last week, many area churches are offering special programs for the season of Lent.At St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Odenton, daily Mass will be celebrated at 6: 30 a.m. and 9 a.m. Stations of the Cross will be held Fridays at 7 p.m.St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will hold Lenten services each Wednesday evening. At 6: 30 p.m., parishioners will join for a potluck supper. After the meal, speakers from the diocesan office will talk about Episcopal social ministries.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
The stone marker in Catonsville Presbyterian Church's steeple tower is dated 1921, dedicated "to the Glory of God. " Next to it is a black ladder with caution signs tied to its rungs, warning of radio frequency fields in the narrow space above. In the steeple overlooking Frederick Road, three cell phone companies have placed antennas, serving a growing demand for smartphones, iPads and other gadgets. Such leasing arrangements help Catonsville Presbyterian and other Baltimore-area churches raise revenue, while companies get access to neighborhoods where it is difficult to build free-standing cell towers.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | June 26, 1994
They came together in Baltimore yesterday to worship Christ as one, nearly 3,000 strong, marching from Memorial Stadium to Clifton Park as part of a worldwide March for Jesus.The diverse group -- black and white, Protestant and Catholic, clergy and congregant -- had no political agenda, no axes to grind. They came to party for the Lord.vTC "This is a movement of God, and it will die if you put an agenda to it," said Bob Wyatt, head of the Phillip's Way Street Ministry and an organizer of the march.
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By Jon Meoli, jmeoli@tribune.com | July 20, 2012
St. John's United Methodist Church in Lutherville boasts just 40 parishioners, but its members are proud of the large impact they can make with their volunteer efforts. The most recent, the Baltimore County Christian Workcamp, provided a team of parish volunteers that has traveled the county and country doing service work in the past with the unique opportunity to give back close to home. "It doesn't matter where you are," said Carol Anders of Lutherville as she stood in front of this year's work site, on Stanmore Road in Towson.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun reporter | June 11, 2007
Marion J. Kawata, a former missionary who was active in Baltimore churches, died of cancer Friday at her home in Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. She was 81. Born in Portland, Ore., Marion Sammis graduated from Oregon State College, now Oregon State University, in 1949. She married fellow student Kazuyoshi Kawata shortly after graduation, and studied for two years at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn., in preparation for missionary work with the United Methodist Church. In 1951, the couple was posted to India, where they spent six years.
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By Edward Lee and Edward Lee,SUN STAFF | October 11, 1996
Howard Hammerbacher is living proof that you can't take the music out of the musician.Despite arthritis in both hands, the 86-year-old Pasadena resident, a one-time Baltimore Symphony Orchestra member, plays the cello during Sunday services at area churches."
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | April 6, 1997
WASHINGTON -- This is worshiping with a twist.More than 800 people packed the auditorium of Theodore Roosevelt High School one recent Saturday. Dressed in jeans, sweats, T-shirts and sneakers, they applauded wildly for teen-agers who delivered a series of fast-clapping, foot-stomping, hallelujah-shouting dances.This is also stepping with a twist.Stepping -- a precision, cadenced dance in which performers establish a rhythm with lightning-speed hand and foot moves -- has long been a tradition at colleges with historically black fraternities and sororities.
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September 2, 2005
Good Shepherd to hold bingo event on Sept. 11 The Church of the Good Shepherd, 1451 Furnace Ave., Glen Burnie, will hold a Bingo Blast at 2 p.m. Sept. 11. Doors open at 1 p.m. For a $20 donation, all guests are provided with a roast pork platter and a drink. Jackpot guaranteed at $500. Tickets: 410-761-4977. House of Hope to sponsor pit beef events Saturday Anne Arundel House of Hope will sponsor pit beef events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie.
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October 15, 2007
A. Virginia Saffran, a former vice president and board member of Fraternity Federal Savings and Loan Association in Baltimore, died of Parkinson's disease Thursday at her Woodlawn home. She was 73. Born and raised in Baltimore, Ms. Saffran joined Fraternity Federal as an executive secretary in 1953, a year before she graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame. For 41 years, she worked at the financial institution, rising to vice president, secretary and board member. During her tenure at the savings and loan, she was responsible for hiring tellers, supervising payroll and overseeing compliance with federal banking rules, said her sister, M. Anita Saffran of Woodlawn.
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June 3, 2007
Stephen Henderson Henderson is a freelance writer based in New York. He writes frequently about design, food, travel and religion. He is an enthusiastic traveler who has recently filed stories from Africa, China, India, Sicily and Sweden. For UniSun, he writes about a growing number of African-Americans who are enjoying outdoor sports (Page 10). Daamon Speller Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., Speller is a freelance writer who lives in Montgomery County. During the past 10 years, he has written for Today's Black Woman, Black Men, Upscale and Heart & Soul magazines.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2012
Robert M. Coulbourn III, a retired industrial designer who had been active in the affairs of several Baltimore-area Episcopal churches, died May 23 of pneumonia at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 87. The son of a salesman and a homemaker, Robert Matthias Coulbourn III was born in Baltimore and raised in Bolton Hill and Roland Park. After graduating from Polytechnic Institute in 1942, he began engineering studies at the Johns Hopkins University, and a year later, entered the Army.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 15, 2009
Rowland W. Fontz, a master Baltimore clockmaker who kept the Bromo Seltzer and City Hall dome clocks ticking for decades, died Saturday of pneumonia and complications of Parkinson's disease at Baltimore Washington Medical Center. The Pasadena resident was 82. Mr. Fontz, who was born and raised in a Montgomery Street rowhouse, graduated in 1944 from Southern High School, where he had studied music. During the war years, he ushered at the old McHenry Theater in Federal Hill, and later played the organ at the now-demolished Century Theater.
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October 15, 2007
A. Virginia Saffran, a former vice president and board member of Fraternity Federal Savings and Loan Association in Baltimore, died of Parkinson's disease Thursday at her Woodlawn home. She was 73. Born and raised in Baltimore, Ms. Saffran joined Fraternity Federal as an executive secretary in 1953, a year before she graduated from the Institute of Notre Dame. For 41 years, she worked at the financial institution, rising to vice president, secretary and board member. During her tenure at the savings and loan, she was responsible for hiring tellers, supervising payroll and overseeing compliance with federal banking rules, said her sister, M. Anita Saffran of Woodlawn.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun reporter | June 11, 2007
Marion J. Kawata, a former missionary who was active in Baltimore churches, died of cancer Friday at her home in Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg. She was 81. Born in Portland, Ore., Marion Sammis graduated from Oregon State College, now Oregon State University, in 1949. She married fellow student Kazuyoshi Kawata shortly after graduation, and studied for two years at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Conn., in preparation for missionary work with the United Methodist Church. In 1951, the couple was posted to India, where they spent six years.
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June 3, 2007
Stephen Henderson Henderson is a freelance writer based in New York. He writes frequently about design, food, travel and religion. He is an enthusiastic traveler who has recently filed stories from Africa, China, India, Sicily and Sweden. For UniSun, he writes about a growing number of African-Americans who are enjoying outdoor sports (Page 10). Daamon Speller Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., Speller is a freelance writer who lives in Montgomery County. During the past 10 years, he has written for Today's Black Woman, Black Men, Upscale and Heart & Soul magazines.
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February 3, 2006
Unity by the Bay plans guest speaker Unity by the Bay will have a guest speaker at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, at 836 Ritchie Highway, Suite 18, Severna Park. Mahala Connally will speak on "What is Truth?" Musical guests Ronn Nuger and Beau Simmons will perform. Unity by the Bay is an interfaith church, and welcomes everyone from all spiritual paths. Information: 410-544-7990. Brotherhood Breakfast set Grace Baptist Church will host a Brotherhood Breakfast starting at 8 a.m. Sunday at Grace Baptist Church of Sunset Beach, 17 Somerset Road, Pasadena.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 19, 2001
SEEKING TO SPREAD a message of Christian unity, clergy from area churches are inviting the community to an ecumenical worship and fellowship meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7859 Tick Neck Road. The meeting will begin a week of prayer for Christian Unity, A.D. 2001, a program sponsored by the Pasadena Area Ministerial Association, a coalition of more than a dozen Catholic and Protestant churches. According to the Rev. Brian Rafferty, association leader and pastor at Our Lady of the Chesapeake Roman Catholic Church, Sunday's gathering will begin with a combined worship service led by Catholic and Protestant clergy members highlighting the common bond of Jesus Christ, and celebrating support for the ministry of the North County Emergency Outreach Network (NCEON)
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | November 14, 1998
Burglars have struck area churches at least two dozen times in the past several months, stealing anything from cash to food supplies intended for the poor.In Laurel, the thefts became such a problem that undercover police officers waited overnight, alone in church offices, hoping to catch someone.They did.On Thursday, a Laurel officer caught a man breaking into First Baptist Church in Laurel, said Jim Collins, department spokesman.Charged with second-degree burglary is Garry Dennis Leech of the 9300 block of Gorman Road in Savage.
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January 3, 2006
Harford County authorities canvassed the Fountain Green community near Bel Air last night where worshippers were robbed of their cash and valuables during a New Year's Day service, a spokesman for the county Sheriff's Office said. Sheriff deputies and investigators are searching for a gunman who interrupted the evening service attended by about 50 people at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in the 1600 block of Churchville Road, said Bob Thomas, the sheriff's spokesman. "It's standard police practice to contact area residents and find out if they saw anything or heard anything unusual," Thomas said.
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October 3, 2005
The Rev. William C. Durrett, who led eight area Methodist churches over five decades and promoted the medical benefits of spirituality, died of a heart attack Sept. 26 while visiting his wife at her Phoenix nursing home. He was 90 and lived in Phoenix. Born in Northeast Baltimore, he worked as a newsboy and furniture salesman before deciding to pursue a life in the clergy. With the help of neighbors, who raised money for his tuition, the City College graduate headed to Westminster Theology Seminary, where he received a Doctor of Divinity degree in 1936.
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