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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Sun Staff Writer | September 30, 1994
Valley Brook, a Columbia-based nondenominational Christian church that has had success wooing the "unchurched," will break ground next week on a new community and worship center in Clarksville.The $1.2 million center will be built on 18 acres on Hall Shop Road, just south of Route 32. The site, which the church purchased for $350,00 in 1990, is about a mile west of the Village of River Hill, the 10th and final village developed by the Rouse Co. in Columbia.Church administrators said construction should be complete by spring.
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February 12, 2013
Valley Brook Community Church will celebrate African American history with "Thus Far By Faith," Sunday, Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. at 7065 Deepage Drive, in Columbia. This special service, which includes song, poetry and worship, celebrates God's faithfulness through the journey of African Americans. The commemoration will culminate in a free soul food dinner at the church's Fellowship Hall, at 3333 Spencerville Road, in Burtonsville. The art of Randy Walters will be featured. For more information, call 301-476-9499,
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | December 17, 1993
Rob "The Drumming Pastor" Lamp will bang his drums on stage tonight at Howard Community College during his church's annual Christmas extravaganza.This is the 10th year that he and others in the 400-member Valley Brook Community Church have held the seasonal event."
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July 31, 1995
The prospect of turning around troubled neighborhoods can be so daunting that it's easy to give up before even trying. A big part of the problem is that government alone can't save them. It just doesn't have the resources to rebuild communities from the top down. Even if it did, it's arguable whether government should be in the redevelopment business.But government can make it easier and more attractive for private companies to rebuild blightedneighborhoods. And when the public and private sectors make a coordinated effort, such places can change.
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By Kris Antonelli and Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer | August 26, 1992
A Glen Burnie man was ordered held without bail in the shooting death of man outside the Valley Brook Apartments, despite an attorney's claim that his client does not have a history of violent crimes or pose a threat to the community.Although county police homicide investigators had been looking for two assailants, yesterday they said they now believe that Rodney Lawrence Conyer, 20, of the 100 block of Faywood Court, was acting alone early Saturday morning when he allegedly robbed and shot James William Helphenstine, 37, of the 1100 block of Wharf Drive.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | December 22, 1992
Suppose you found in your mail a postcard picturing four happy-go-lucky children, beach blond hair tousled, romping inTC shady park. Above the fair foursome, the card reads "Radical Good Times for Kids. Like, Intensely Cool. Even for a Church."Yes, of course you'd read the fine print on the back of the card.The question, of course, is whether the pitch would intrigue you enough to pay the sender a visit. Or would you think the pitch a turn-off, its approach a tad too New Age?The sender of the card, and others featuring smiling, young adults sipping cool drinks and handsome young couples relaxing in a park, is the non-denominational Valley Brook Community Church.
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July 31, 1995
The prospect of turning around troubled neighborhoods can be so daunting that it's easy to give up before even trying. A big part of the problem is that government alone can't save them. It just doesn't have the resources to rebuild communities from the top down. Even if it did, it's arguable whether government should be in the redevelopment business.But government can make it easier and more attractive for private companies to rebuild blightedneighborhoods. And when the public and private sectors make a coordinated effort, such places can change.
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February 12, 1993
Pop tunes are performed during services -- with one of the pastors on drums. Live playlets are presented on topics like marital conflict, work stress and substance abuse. Video documentaries on people who have weathered "major storms in life" are shown on a large screen.Welcome to Valley Brook Community Church in Columbia, a non-denominational Christian congregation founded in 1987 and consisting mainly of Yuppies alienated from mainstream religion."'Unchurched' is a word for people who don't believe in God. I think they believe in God. They just don't believe in church," says Rob Lamp, one of five Valley Brook pastors (and the drummer)
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | May 7, 1993
County police Officer Lance Anderson didn't think the Valley Brook Apartment complex in Glen Burnie could be swept clean of drugs in just one month.But since April 1, he and a team of six officers have arrested more than 50 people on a variety of charges ranging from armed robbery to drug dealing in the complex off Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.Now, when the 25-year-old officer walks through the maze of buildings that had a reputation of a free-wheeling drug market, he is met by thankful residents who aren't scared to leave their homes after dark anymore.
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August 9, 1994
If cultural diversity and visionary thinking have been hallmarks of Howard County over the past few decades, logic dictates that those concepts would be reflected in most aspects of county life.This would include religion and the different ways that different people choose to develop their spiritual lives. Early evidence was the founding of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center more than 20 years ago.Recently we have noted a number of religious trends in the county. And while it can't be said they are found "only in Howard County," it appears that if these trends could be found anywhere in Maryland, it would most likely be here.
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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Sun Staff Writer | September 30, 1994
Valley Brook, a Columbia-based nondenominational Christian church that has had success wooing the "unchurched," will break ground next week on a new community and worship center in Clarksville.The $1.2 million center will be built on 18 acres on Hall Shop Road, just south of Route 32. The site, which the church purchased for $350,00 in 1990, is about a mile west of the Village of River Hill, the 10th and final village developed by the Rouse Co. in Columbia.Church administrators said construction should be complete by spring.
NEWS
August 9, 1994
If cultural diversity and visionary thinking have been hallmarks of Howard County over the past few decades, logic dictates that those concepts would be reflected in most aspects of county life.This would include religion and the different ways that different people choose to develop their spiritual lives. Early evidence was the founding of the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center more than 20 years ago.Recently we have noted a number of religious trends in the county. And while it can't be said they are found "only in Howard County," it appears that if these trends could be found anywhere in Maryland, it would most likely be here.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Staff Writer | December 17, 1993
Rob "The Drumming Pastor" Lamp will bang his drums on stage tonight at Howard Community College during his church's annual Christmas extravaganza.This is the 10th year that he and others in the 400-member Valley Brook Community Church have held the seasonal event."
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | June 23, 1993
An Anne Arundel County jury acquitted a restaurant cook yesterday of murder charges in the slaying of a 37-year-old man who was shot in August at a Glen Burnie apartment complex where he went looking for cocaine.Rodney L. Conyer Jr., 21, of the 100 block of Faywood Court, Glen Burnie, embraced his lawyer, Timothy Murnane, in a minute-long bear hug when the verdict was announced.His relatives hugged each other in the benches a few rows behind them."I believed from the start that he was innocent.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | May 7, 1993
County police Officer Lance Anderson didn't think the Valley Brook Apartment complex in Glen Burnie could be swept clean of drugs in just one month.But since April 1, he and a team of six officers have arrested more than 50 people on a variety of charges ranging from armed robbery to drug dealing in the complex off Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard.Now, when the 25-year-old officer walks through the maze of buildings that had a reputation of a free-wheeling drug market, he is met by thankful residents who aren't scared to leave their homes after dark anymore.
NEWS
February 12, 1993
Pop tunes are performed during services -- with one of the pastors on drums. Live playlets are presented on topics like marital conflict, work stress and substance abuse. Video documentaries on people who have weathered "major storms in life" are shown on a large screen.Welcome to Valley Brook Community Church in Columbia, a non-denominational Christian congregation founded in 1987 and consisting mainly of Yuppies alienated from mainstream religion."'Unchurched' is a word for people who don't believe in God. I think they believe in God. They just don't believe in church," says Rob Lamp, one of five Valley Brook pastors (and the drummer)
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Staff Writer | June 23, 1993
An Anne Arundel County jury acquitted a restaurant cook yesterday of murder charges in the slaying of a 37-year-old man who was shot in August at a Glen Burnie apartment complex where he went looking for cocaine.Rodney L. Conyer Jr., 21, of the 100 block of Faywood Court, Glen Burnie, embraced his lawyer, Timothy Murnane, in a minute-long bear hug when the verdict was announced.His relatives hugged each other in the benches a few rows behind them."I believed from the start that he was innocent.
NEWS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Staff Writer | December 22, 1992
Suppose you found in your mail a postcard picturing four happy-go-lucky children, beach blond hair tousled, romping inTC shady park. Above the fair foursome, the card reads "Radical Good Times for Kids. Like, Intensely Cool. Even for a Church."Yes, of course you'd read the fine print on the back of the card.The question, of course, is whether the pitch would intrigue you enough to pay the sender a visit. Or would you think the pitch a turn-off, its approach a tad too New Age?The sender of the card, and others featuring smiling, young adults sipping cool drinks and handsome young couples relaxing in a park, is the non-denominational Valley Brook Community Church.
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