December 11, 2004
There wasn't a rope line. They didn't need bouncers, either. On the second Sunday of Advent, about 20 souls came for service at the First and St. Stephen's United Church of Christ in Towson. It was a diverse group of worshipers -- older people, younger people, white people, black people, gay people, straight people, Democrats, Republicans. There might even have been a Redskins fan in the congregation, and that would have been all right with the church, too. This is a denomination, after all, that launched a national advertising campaign with a message apparently so controversial -- we accept all worshipers -- that CBS and NBC refused to broadcast it. The 30-second ad shows two bouncers working a rope line in front of a nameless church.
December 24, 1992
Church officers to be installedThe Rev. Rod LaWall will give the sermon, "We Feel Close to This Baby!" at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at Grace United Church of Christ, 49 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown.The church also will install officers for 1993 during the service. The Brown Bag children's session and junior church will be held in the parish hall. Information: 756-2302.Interim pastor gives final sermon SundayThe Rev. Dave Rogers, interim pastor, will give his final sermon at 11 a.m. Sunday at Emmanuel (Baust)
April 12, 1994
The Rev. Harvey G. Schlichter, a pastor for 39 years and chronicler of the foibles and eccentricities of northeastern Carroll County towns, died April 5 of cancer at the Longview Nursing Home in Manchester. He was 71.He was simultaneously pastor of St. Mark's United Church of Christ in Snydersburg, Lazarus United Church of Christ in Lineboro and Trinity Church of Christ in Manchester from 1950 until he retired in 1989.He wrote "Two Centuries of Grace and Growth in Manchester," published in 1960.
June 24, 2003
On June 18, 2003 CARTER G. WOOD, beloved husband of Shirley B. Wood, step-father of Gregory Brown, brother of Ruth W. Fuller and Virginia W. Bowers-Fenty. He is also survived by one sister-in-law, two brothers-in-law and other relatives and friends. Friends mat call at Nutter Funeral Home Inc., 2501 Gwynns Falls Pkwy, on Tuesday from 3 to 8 P.M. Family will receive friends at Heritage United Church of Christ, 3106 Liberty Heights Ave., on Wednesday 10:30 to 11:30 A.M. with funeral services immediately following.
March 17, 2003
On March 14, 2003, MARYANNA WATERS (nee King); beloved wife of Louis Waters; devoted mother of Richard Waters; dear mother-in-law of Isabel Conley. Visitation at the Kaczorowski Funeral Home, P.A., 1201 Dundalk Avenue, on Sunday from 7 to 9 P.M. and Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Service in United Church of Christ, 3200 Dillon Street, on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Interment in Oak Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her name to United Church of Christ.
July 20, 2000
Dr. Gregory Emery, an anesthesiologist and former Baltimorean, died July 14 of heart failure at Pendleton Methodist Hospital in New Orleans. He was 50 and lived in San Jose, Calif. Dr. Emery was the first black student to attend Gilman School in Roland Park, said his mother, Anne Emery of Baltimore. By the time of his 1968 graduation, three other blacks had gained admission, and all graduated the same year. He then attended Loyola College and earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine.