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By Suzanne Loudermilk and Suzanne Loudermilk,SUN STAFF | September 15, 2000
It stands stalwart among the golden cornfields and verdant pastures in the horse country of northern Baltimore County, a church steeped in history and gazing toward the future. St. James Episcopal Church has survived the birth of the nation, the turmoil of the Civil War and the poor fortunes of an outpost chapel. Revolutionary War soldiers are said to be buried in the church cemetery. And George Washington is thought to have gazed at the pastoral sanctuary while eating breakfast at a hostelry across the road.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 18, 2010
The Rev. Theodore M. Heyburn, a retired Redemptorist priest who led churches in Baltimore and Annapolis, died Nov. 12 of complications from diabetes at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium. He was 77. Father Heyburn, the son of a longshoreman and a homemaker, was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was in the eighth grade when he began religious studies at St. Mary's Seminary in North East, Pa., and then entered the Redemptorist novitiate at Ilchester. He professed his vows in 1955 and made his final profession in 1958.
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April 24, 1993
Myrtle L. FaithfulHelped found sororityMyrtle Lavenia Faithful, who in 1920 helped found the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority at Howard University, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.She was 91 and had lived at the TABCO Towers Apartments in Towson since 1976.She and a sister, the late Viola Tyler Goings, were among the five women who started the service and social sorority as a sister organization to the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. She was the second national president of the sorority, which has since grown to include at least 550 graduate and college chapters and 75,000 members.
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By Jacques Kelly | January 4, 2010
The Rev. Gilbert Preston Glascoe Sr., the assistant pastor of the Leadenhall Baptist Church, a computer analyst and mathematics teacher, died of cancer Dec. 23 at the Northwest Hospital Center. The Woodlawn resident was 71. Born in Baltimore and raised on Archer Street, he attended Diggs-Johnson School and was a 1956 graduate of George Washington Carver Vocational-Technical High School. "He was ambitious, even as a young child," said his church secretary, Tanya Dawson of Woodlawn.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2005
The Rev. Joseph M. Brown Sr., founder and pastor of Manna Bible Baptist Church in Baltimore's Pimlico neighborhood, died of cancer Thursday at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 81. Mr. Brown was born and raised in Philadelphia. During World War II, he served in the Army with the military police in Europe, attaining the rank of sergeant. After the war, he returned to Philadelphia and worked for the post office for a decade while studying theology at Manna Bible Institute.
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December 11, 2005
On Friday, November 25, 2005 BARBARA ANN DIGGS; devoted mother of Kevin Thomas Irvin. She is also survived by her brother, Melvin Diggs and her sister Beverly Diggs and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Baltimore on Sunday, December 11, 2005 at 2 PM.
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January 8, 2009
On December 15, 2008, JOSEPH C. THOMPSON, JR., born October 4, 1962 in Washington, DC, son of the late Parris and Geraldine Thompson. Services were held on December 22, 2008 at Christ Deliverance Church in Baltimore, MD.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2003
One of Baltimore's fastest-growing churches is renewing its bid to build a home of its own four months after city zoning officials shot it down, proposing a scaled-down plan that would use shuttle buses to ease a parking shortage. Empowerment Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, whose 5,000 members meet in the auditorium of Walbrook High Uniform Services Academy in West Baltimore, wants to open a 1,700-seat church at 4221 Primrose Ave. in Northwest Baltimore. There would be 55 on-site parking spaces, but the church would supplement that with lots leased from area businesses.
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August 19, 2007
Lisabeth S. Miller, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Mark J. Miller of Clifton, New Jersey, and Peter E. Auchincloss, son of Barbara J. Auchincloss of Baltimore, Maryland were married on July 16, 2007 at 5:00 o'clock p.m. at Dickey Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland. The wedding ceremony was followed by a reception at The Johns Hopkins Club. After a honeymoon in Key West the couple will reside in Baltimore.
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By John Rivera and Childs Walker and John Rivera and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | November 24, 2001
As the Rev. John Richard Bryant danced down the aisle of a Towson church last night, he wore a smile that said, "Wow, look at all this." Bryant had ample reason to beam: He was entering a hall packed with singing and swaying people eager to honor his ministerial sons and daughters. Yesterday Bryant, now a bishop in Los Angeles, returned to Baltimore to honor the 20th anniversary of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church's Class of 1981, eight men and women who became prominent ministers.
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By Olivia Bobrowsky and Olivia Bobrowsky,olivia.bobrowsky@baltsun.com | July 15, 2009
The stained glass windows of St. Stanislaus Kostka Roman Catholic Church in Fells Point are hard to see. The floral designs are shrouded by discolored plexiglass, but they are the clear focus of a dispute between developers who want to replace them with plain glass and the Polish congregants who don't want them touched. Developers who want to convert the church into a commercial or residential property say that without natural light, the building is useless. Members of the Polish community, though, say that the windows of their former church are an important legacy of their faith and history.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | June 22, 2009
The Rev. Montague J. Brackett, who pastored West Baltimore's Central Baptist Church for nearly 50 years, died from pneumonia Tuesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 94. Dr. Brackett was born in Manakan, Va., the son of farmers. When he was in his teens, he moved to Baltimore, and graduated in 1933 from Frederick Douglass High School. He earned bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in theology from what became Virginia Seminary and College in Lynchburg, and is now Virginia University of Lynchburg.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | March 4, 2009
The Rev. Wilburn S. Watson, whose career as pastor of Olivet Baptist Church spanned nearly 50 years, died Feb. 24 of complications from diabetes at Northwest Hospital Center. He was 80. Mr. Watson was born and raised in Baltimore and graduated in 1943 from Douglass High School. He earned his divinity degree from Morris College in Sumter, S.C. Mr. Watson was 17 when he began preaching. A self-taught pianist, he began incorporating piano and singing into his sermons at Canaan Baptist Church in Baltimore.
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January 16, 2009
On December 15, 2008, JOSEPH C. THOMPSON, SR., born October 4, 1962 in Washington, DC, son of the late Parris and Geraldine Thompson. Services were held on December 22, 2008 at Christ Deliverance Church in Baltimore, MD.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | December 20, 2008
The Rev. Paul James Lewis, a retired stationary engineer and founder of two churches, died of colon cancer Dec. 10 at a daughter-in-law's Northeast Baltimore home. He was 80. Born and raised in Orlando, Fla., Mr. Lewis, the son of sharecroppers, was educated in Orlando and Kissimmee, Fla., public schools. In the late 1940s, he moved to Philadelphia with his family. Mr. Lewis enlisted in the Army and served as an infantryman with the 45th Division in Korea. His decorations, family members said, included three Bronze Stars and the Korean Service Ribbon.
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January 19, 1991
Services for the Rev. Ollie E. Fleming, founder and pastor of the St. John Baptist Church, will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Mount Pisgah Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, 1034 N. Fulton Ave.Mr. Fleming, who was 84, died Monday after a brief illness at his home on Forest Garden Avenue in Lochearn.He joined First Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Baltimore more than 25 years ago and was a minister at other Baptist churches in the area before starting his congregation. Earlier, he had been pastor of Colored Methodist Episcopal churches in Wilmington, Del., Winchester, Va., and the Baltimore area.
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