March 6, 2013
I just finished reading Mary Tilghman's article "Church members vote to become Catholic" in the Feb. 27 issue of the Catonsville Times. The subject of this article is intriguing, to say the least. I've lived in the Catonsville community for over 50 years and teach history at a nearby high school so the news that the congregants of St. Timothy Episcopal Church have voted to join the Roman Catholic Church was indeed surprising. However, for all the information related to the nature of the congregational vote, pastoral support, and future plans, nowhere in the article was a very crucial piece of information mentioned: Why was this decision made?
January 31, 2013
An upstairs room at Asbury Methodist Church is stuffed with memorabilia and documents of the Annapolis church, from faded photos of generations of church leaders to mugs commemorating the recent 200th anniversary. The filing cabinets that line a back wall in this informal exhibit space contain a trove of church records - births, deaths and marriages among them. The glass cabinets elsewhere in the room hold other items, including a tea kettle that a century ago sat on a wood-fired stove in the church, used to boil water for tea for the pastor and his visitors.
July 14, 2012
Sara O. Leizear, a former housekeeper and active church member, died Monday from complications of a stroke at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. She was 80. The former Sara Marguerite Onsel was born and raised in Rising Sun, Ohio, where she graduated from high school in 1949. She earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1953 from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. She taught elementary school from 1953 to 1954 in Worthington, Ohio, and from 1956 to 1958 was a day care teacher in Columbus.
May 31, 2012
The inaugural Glen Mar Golf Classic benefit for Grassroots attracted a full field at Timbers at Troy Golf Course, in Elkridge, and raised more than $16,000. All of the proceeds from the event, including sponsorships, silent auction and other fundraising activities were donated to Grassroots. Sponsors included Corporate Sponsor Brickman, Silver Sponsor Howard County General Hospital, Hole In One Sponsor Pat and Don Lee, Putting Contest Sponsor Cel and Dave Beck. Hole sponsors and other contributors also supported the event.
May 5, 2012
He ate at the church pantry in Ellicott City, but something snapped, and police said that on Thursday he came to St. Peter's Episcopal Church and shot a reverend and an administrative assistant. He then returned to nearby woods and took his own life. Here is today's story by reporter Scott Dance [ read complete coverage here ]: Douglas Franklin Jones was a regular visitor to the food pantry at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, living just yards away in a wooded area behind a house owned by the church.
April 17, 2012
The congregation and leadership of Mountain Christian Church have been exceedingly generous with Anna's House of their time, talent and treasure. Anna's House was recently selected as one of the beneficiaries of the Christmas Eve service special offering and received $12,000 earmarked specifically for client assistance funding to help homeless women and their children reach self-sufficiency. These funds will pay for things not traditionally covered by existing grants such as help with car repairs for clients so they can obtain and maintain employment, camp scholarships and special recreation opportunities for the children, as well as a variety of other individualized needs that arise throughout the year, Torri Dietrich, director of Anna's House, said.