May 14, 2007
Sister Mary Gemma Neville, who established and led pastoral care programs, died of leukemia Wednesday at University of Maryland Hospital. She was 82. A deeply spiritual woman, she loved keeping journals, which eventually led her to write her own psalms and poetry. She thought of writing in her journal as corresponding with God. "If you have a favorite friend with whom you share your thoughts, you might write to them," she said in a 2005 Sisters of Bon Secours newsletter article. "With this, it's basically the same thing."
April 28, 1991
The Rev. Elizabeth B. Hewett is the new associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Annapolis.Hewett is a recent graduate of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pa. She has internship experience and religious training in Christian education, youth and single-adult ministry, mission and community outreach, worship and pastoral care. She has worked at churches in Pittsburgh and with the Presbytery of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minn.She will coordinate First Presbyterian Church's Christian education and community mission programs and its ministry to young people.
September 2, 2008
A memorial service will be held at The Berlin Nursing Home, 9715 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD on Wednesday at 3PM. A funeral service and interment will be held at the Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore, Md on Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Atlantic General Hospital, Pastoral Care and Service Department, 9733 Healthway Drive, Berlin, MD 21811. Arrangements by Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.
May 21, 2004
Sister Mary Ann Garvey, a volunteer pastoral care associate at Mercy Medical Center and former teacher, died in her sleep May 12 at The Villa, her order's retirement home in the Pinehurst section of Baltimore County after complaining of feeling ill. She was 73. Born in Baltimore and raised in Catonsville, she was a 1948 graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School and entered the Sisters of Mercy several months later. She was given the name Sister Mary Godfrey, but later reassumed her birth name.
August 13, 2005
ORLANDO, Fla. - More than 100 activists draped with rainbow-striped sashes streamed to the front of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Assembly yesterday and stood in silence as the denomination's chief legislative body denied ordination to gays and lesbians in committed relationships. The assembly also voted to encourage clergy and congregations to offer pastoral care for "all to whom they minister." An earlier proposal had specifically mentioned people in same-sex relationships, language that was interpreted as allowing pastors to conduct the informal blessing of gay unions without certain sanction.
October 27, 1991
The Rev. W. Duane Brown was installed as pastor of Grove Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen.Brown comes to Aberdeen from West Middletown, Pa., where he was pastor of Grove Presbyterian Church for four years.He received a bachelor of science degree from West Virginia StateCollege and master of divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary,where he was recognized by awards in biblical studies and evangelism.Brown, 37, of Charlestown, W.Va., has served on the Music Ministries and Evangelism Committee of Washington Presbytery.