By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2001
Raised in a rough Wilmington, Del. neighborhood, the Rev. John R. "Jack" Sharp's views were salted by experience. Sharp was brought up by his blind and frail grandmother, and no matter how bad things became, he said, "the church on the corner was there for us." So it made sense that Sharp - the man shepherding the redevelopment of the Memorial Stadium site - felt called to church service. In what he calls a "justice ministry," he worked for civil rights and against the Vietnam War and nuclear weapons in the 1960s and 1970s.
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Elizabeth A. "Betty" Baker, the longtime church secretary at Aisquith Presbyterian Church, died Saturday of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was 78. The daughter of the Rev. Edward G. Conrad, pastor of Aisquith Presbyterian Church, and Elizabeth A. Brooks Conrad, a teacher, Elizabeth Ann Conrad was born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. She was raised in Lansdowne, Pa., and Baltimore, where she had lived since 1949. She graduated in 1953 from Eastern High School and attended business school for a year.
By Robyn F. Johnson and Robyn F. Johnson,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | April 13, 1998
In an age of mega-churches, the 147-member congregation of Granite Presbyterian Church is seeking ways to invest in its community -- and its future -- with plans for day care, before- and after-school programs and other services.On Wednesday, members of the historic congregation in southwest Baltimore County will begin that process with a meeting to discuss the church's future, including the feasibility of a more modern facility on the church site on Old Court Road.While many questions remain to be answered about the project, the Rev. Margaret Ferguson, pastor for four years, is optimistic about winning the congregation's support.
By Madeleine Mysko | June 6, 2014
Later this month, an estimated 5,000 Presbyterians from all over the country will gather in Detroit for the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Among them will be 645 elected commissioners. This year, those commissioners will be voting on marriage equality. Decisions made at this General Assembly will affect the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) couples in the denomination who want their marriages to be blessed with the same joy and affirmation as the marriages of other couples in the church.
April 11, 2003
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 13, at 1:30 P. M at Govans Presbyterian Chapel, 5828 York Road.
September 27, 2009
On April 29, 2009, Memorial services were held May 8th at the Rockville Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD.
October 7, 1993
* Glen Burnie: Appliances and other property were taken from the Glen Burnie Presbyterian Church in the 200 block of A St. between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. Monday.
By DAN BERGER | November 21, 1994
Ross Perot is a Democrat in Tex. and N.J., a Republican in Wash. and an independent in N.Y., like the Queen being an Anglican in England and a Presbyterian in Scotland.
November 19, 2008
Suddenly on November 12, 2008 ALVINA M. GOEB survived by daughter Alvina Hickey, grandsons Stan and John Daniloski; and two brothers. Memorial Service Saturday, November 22, 11 a.m. at Perry Hall Presbyterian Church, 8848 Belair Road.
February 8, 2006
On February 4, 2006, GEORGEWASHINGTON HYDE, a resident of Presbyterian Home of Maryland, Towson, MD. Beloved husband of the late Helen May Spellman Hyde. Dear father of George W. Hyde Jr. and J. Thomas Hyde. Devoted brother of Edna B. Hyde and dear grandfather of Robin Hyde Woods and Leighton Anne Hyde. Friends may call at the family owned Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc., 6500 York Road (at Overbrook) on Wednesday from 7 to 9 P.M. A Memorial Service will be held at Roland Park Presbyterian Church 4801 Roland Ave. Baltimore, on Thursday, February 9, at 11 A.M. Interment West River Quaker Burial Ground, Galesville, MD. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Presbyterian Home of Maryland, 400 Georgia Court, Towson, MD, 21204.
December 16, 2013
Highland Presbyterian Church dedicated its newly-completed construction on Sunday, Dec. 8. Leaders of the church, the contractor and a representative of the Presbytery of Baltimore were in attendance as the congregation worshiped together, had a lunch and heard remarks from dignitaries before formally dedicating the facility. In spite of the rapidly-accumulating snow, more than 90 people worshiped at 10 a.m. and more than 80 stayed for the luncheon and program. Among those in attendance were Donald Scarborough of D & D Scarborough, contractors, and the Rev. William Nickels, associate general Presbyter of the Presbytery of Baltimore.
By Jessica Gregg | December 12, 2013
The front door had barely cracked open and already the lilt of harmonizing voices could be heard from the sanctuary at Central Presbyterian Church in Towson. This was just choir practice - an important one to be sure, for the Christmas concert was only a week away - but the group sang without nerves beneath gold-bowed wreaths and evergreen boughs on an altar already decorated for the holidays. The singers paused in their rendition of "I Saw Three Ships," for handbell players to chime the melody.
By Natalie Sherman | December 3, 2013
Presbyterian Home of Maryland, a nursing home and assisted living facility in Towson, wants to develop a continuing care retirement community in Bel Air, a first for Harford County, the organization announced Tuesday. The group, a faith-based not-for-profit organization, plans a roughly 58-acre development, with space for up to 700 units on Fountain Green Road in Bel Air. About 200 units, a mix of independent living, assisted listing and skilled nursing apartments are planned for phase 1, estimated to cost more than $50 million, said Joseph F. Snee Jr., Presbyterian Home of Maryland's attorney.
NEWS | November 5, 2013
The Rev. Mary Gaut has been accepted as a 2014 fellow by GreenFaith, an interfaith organization promoting environmental stewardship. The GreenFaith website says "the Fellowship Program is the first comprehensive education and training program in the US to prepare lay and ordained leaders from diverse religious traditions for religiously based environmental leadership. The Fellowship curriculum is designed to integrate historical perspectives, scientific information, socio-economic considerations, religious, ethical, spiritual and practical dimensions.
October 7, 2013
Craftors are needed for a craft sale scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at Oaklands Presbyterian Church, 14301 Laurel Bowie Road. I f you want to sell your crafts, call Cal Kirby, 301-651-5335 or email for more details.
September 30, 2013
Highland Presbyterian Church will sponsor a Grief Support Group on Thursday nights this fall to give those who are dealing with grief and loss an opportunity to share with others going through the same thing. The group is intended for those who have lost someone, perhaps recently, and are wondering how to move forward into the future, as well as for those whose loss occurred some months — or even years ago — and who still feel the loss and would welcome an opportunity to talk about it. Experts say it takes a long time to get over significant losses, but that talking with others in the same situation can often be helpful.
November 4, 2009
On October 16, 2009, Richard A. Byrne Jr. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, Joppa, MD at 2 P.M. Friends may call at the church prior to the service, from 1 to 2 P.M. Interment will be in Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Blue Ash, OH. Those who desire may contribute to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 5216, Glen Allen, VA 23058 or Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 457, Joppa,...
By Mary Beth Kozak | August 9, 2002
D.J. Humphries Position: Wide receiver College: Presbyterian (S.C) Who he is: A two-year standout at the Division II school, Humphries played in all 11 games and had 95 receptions for 1,340 yards and 14 touchdowns his senior year. He played forward on the Presbyterian basketball team for four seasons. As a senior, he earned All-South Atlantic Conference and All-Region in basketball. He finished his career ranking third in rebounds and 11th in scoring. Ravens mentor: "I look to the older receivers - Brandon [Stokley]
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
Fifty years later, the assassination of John F. Kennedy remains a galvanizing event, studied by serious scholars and conspiracy fringers with equal intensity. People who were old enough in 1963 still remember everything about the news flash that something horrible had happened in Dallas to the nation's youthful president. Those born much later may also find themselves haunted by this dark history. They may even create an opera about it. "Camelot Requiem," which receives its world premiere this weekend with Baltimore area singers and instrumentalists, is the latest and perhaps most ambitious undertaking to date of the Figaro Project, a DIY organization founded by soprano Caitlin Vincent in 2009.
AEGIS STAFF REPORT | March 11, 2013
The effects of Superstorm Sandy continue to affect millions of people in the northeast, and Fallston Presbyterian Church is staying involved with the relief effort. You are invited to help! Fallston Presbyterian, located on Route 152, between Watervale and Harford Roads, is sending a team to Point Pleasant Beach, N.J., on Sat., March 23, to deliver supplies for the relief efforts and to scout out possibilities for a mission trip later this year. The church has a history with disaster relief mission trips.
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