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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | May 27, 1992
WESTMINSTER -- A three-year pastoral partnership at the Westminster United Methodist Church is coming to an end.The church isn't in trouble, nor are the pastors -- the Rev. Robert Zimmerli and the Rev. Chris Wood -- being run out of town. In fact, the congregation is stronger than it has been in the past few years.It's just time to move on."We've worked as a team, and it seemed best in the church's life for a new team to come on," said Wood, who will take over the LaVale United Methodist Church in Allegany County July 1. "There's a sense of Christian unity and fellowship.
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September 11, 2005
CENTRAL Trinity holds Sunday school rally today Trinity Lutheran Church in Smallwood will hold Rally Day for the new Sunday school year at 9 a.m. today with the theme "Can You Hear Me Now?" Rally Day will feature skits, games and prizes for all ages, followed by treats in the social hall at 10 a.m. After worship at 10:30 a.m., a free hot-dog lunch will be served. The church is at 833 Deer Park Road. Information: 410-848-8923. Study program offered: `Making Love Last' Westminster United Methodist Church will hold a six-week study program, "Making Love Last a Lifetime," at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. during Sunday worship services starting today.
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November 5, 2003
On Monday, November 3, 2003, DOROTHY VIRGINIA, beloved wife of the late John James Powers and William J. Wojcik, beloved mother of Lynn Powers Taylor, devoted grandchildren and spouses Christiana and Donald Shea, Matthew and Kellie Turner, Rebecca and Andrew Conti, great-grandmother of Christopher and Benjamin Conti, Kaitlyn and Alexander Shea. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 11 A.M. at the Westminster United Methodist Church, 162 East Main Street, Westminster. Interment will be private.
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April 25, 2005
Edward B. Rush, a retired State Highway Administration worker, died of heart and lung illness Thursday at his home in Westminster. He was 74. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Rush attended public schools and served in the Army during the Korean War. He held several jobs in Baltimore before starting work as an administrator with the highway agency. He was a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church, the Hanover Republican Club and the American Legion Carroll Post 31. He was married to Agnes Meixner Rush for 47 years.
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August 22, 1993
MARY LOUISE POOLE of Westminster works in the admissions office at Western Maryland College and is organizing a campuswide collection of aid packages for victims of the Midwest floods.The materials will be distributed by Church World Service, an interdenominational organization in Indiana.Ms. Poole has arranged for packages assembled by college staff to be stored at Carroll Hall until they can be taken to a collection point at the New Windsor Service Center.In Westminster, packages may be taken to the Westminster United Methodist Church office.
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February 8, 2005
On February 6, 2005, AVIS VIRGINIA ENSOR of Westminster, sister of John O. Ensor and the late Beatrice Ensor Pickett and Thurston E. Ensor, Sr., aunt of Virginia H. Ensor, Susan Rodenhaver, John L. Ensor and the late Thurston E. Ensor, Jr., sister-in-law of Hilda H. Ensor. Graveside services Wednesday 2 PM at Bosley United Methodist Church Cemetery in Sparks. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster United Methodist Church, 165 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157 or to the American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.
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April 25, 2005
Edward B. Rush, a retired State Highway Administration worker, died of heart and lung illness Thursday at his home in Westminster. He was 74. Born in Baltimore, Mr. Rush attended public schools and served in the Army during the Korean War. He held several jobs in Baltimore before starting work as an administrator with the highway agency. He was a member of the Westminster United Methodist Church, the Hanover Republican Club and the American Legion Carroll Post 31. He was married to Agnes Meixner Rush for 47 years.
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January 6, 1991
A memorial service for Dr. Harwell Presley Sturdivant, head of the biology department at Western Maryland College for 25 years, will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Westminster United Methodist Church, 165 E. Main St., Westminster.Dr. Sturdivant, a former Westminster resident, died Thursday at a retirement center in Radford, Va., after an extended illness. He was 88.Born in Harris County, Ga., he earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Emory University in Atlanta and a doctorate from Columbia University in New York.
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May 2, 1999
Heinz B. `Hank' Staab, 79, lottery finance administratorHeinz B. "Hank" Staab, former finance administrator of the Maryland Lottery Agency, died of cancer Friday at his Catonsville home. He was 79.He worked in finance and administration for the lottery from 1976 until his retirement in 1987. Earlier, he was director of the Baltimore County Industrial Development Commission, which established 12 industrial parks in the county during his 15-year tenure.Born in Germany, Mr. Staab came to the United States when he was 9. He attended Baltimore County public schools and studied mechanical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.
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By CINDY PARR | October 26, 1992
Make no mistake about it -- This is Halloween week!Take the time to put the finishing touches on those costumes for the kids, make sure you buy enough candy for trick-or-treaters and plan to attend one of the many Halloween parties planned in your community.While Halloween will be on the top of most families' lists, make a note of these additional activities scheduled to take place throughout the Central Carroll area.*During the day on Halloween from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church in Gamber will be sponsoring its fifth annual Calvary Caper.
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February 8, 2005
On February 6, 2005, AVIS VIRGINIA ENSOR of Westminster, sister of John O. Ensor and the late Beatrice Ensor Pickett and Thurston E. Ensor, Sr., aunt of Virginia H. Ensor, Susan Rodenhaver, John L. Ensor and the late Thurston E. Ensor, Jr., sister-in-law of Hilda H. Ensor. Graveside services Wednesday 2 PM at Bosley United Methodist Church Cemetery in Sparks. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster United Methodist Church, 165 E. Main St., Westminster, MD 21157 or to the American Cancer Society, 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784.
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November 5, 2003
On Monday, November 3, 2003, DOROTHY VIRGINIA, beloved wife of the late John James Powers and William J. Wojcik, beloved mother of Lynn Powers Taylor, devoted grandchildren and spouses Christiana and Donald Shea, Matthew and Kellie Turner, Rebecca and Andrew Conti, great-grandmother of Christopher and Benjamin Conti, Kaitlyn and Alexander Shea. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 11 A.M. at the Westminster United Methodist Church, 162 East Main Street, Westminster. Interment will be private.
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September 22, 2003
The Finksburg Planning Area Council will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sandy Mount United Methodist Church. The agenda will include the final report from the Maryland Department of the Environment on the source of water contamination on Suffolk Road; the proposed Finksburg library; volunteers for a proposed county committee on scenic issues; and a potential new scorecard for the commissioners. All Finksburg-area residents and business owners and guests are welcome. The church is at 2101 Old Westminster Pike.
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January 17, 2003
Lunch concert set today at Westminster United Methodist Chamber Music on the Hill and Consortium Musicale are collaborating to increase and promote public awareness of chamber music. The McDaniel String Quartet will hold a lunch concert from noon to 2 p.m. today in Westminster United Methodist Church's Martha Manahan Room. The church is at East Main and Center streets. The public is invited to take a bag lunch and listen to works by Telemann, Haydn, Schumann and Stravinsky. The musicians also will discuss the works.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1999
A ministry to the needy is testing the limits of charity and asking Carroll County pastors for the shirts off their backs.Volunteers at Shepherd's Staff, a Westminster-based ecumenical charity, have stitched the shirts into fanciful pillows, which will be sold to benefit the organization's outreach programs.Pastor Pillows could be the ultimate recycling project, one that can turn shirts into profits for the charity, said Kathy Brown, Shepherd's Staff's director. She could have a steady supply of free raw materials.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 27, 1999
BEHIND EVERY feel-good moment, there is often a quiet hero -- that one person who helped out in a last-minute, unexpected pinch and then slipped back into life's daily activities without giving the kind deed a second thought.While I watched the Westminster Fallfest parade last week, I thought of a quiet hero who made it possible for the Westminster Business Association to ride in the parade and advertise activities for Midnight Madness, late-night shopping, music and dancing in downtown Westminster.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1998
Shifting away from the economic concerns that have defined their campaigns, five candidates for the Carroll County Board of Commissioners addressed the issues of homelessness, drug abuse, affordable housing and race relations last night.The questions on social issues at a candidate forum at Westminster United Methodist Church seemed to catch the candidates off guard and forced them to give the audience fewer of the rehearsed answers heard in earlier forums.A question on the state of race relations sparked a variety of answers.
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By MICHELLE HOFFMAN | November 25, 1993
A hot meal and an hour of fellowship is what members of St. Luke's Lutheran (Winter's) Church will bring to the dinner table tomorrow.From noon to 1 p.m., church members will serve meatloaf, parsley potatoes, green beans, dessert and coffee to hungry Carroll countians in the hall of the Westminster United Methodist Church.Charlotte Mullich, coordinator of the St. Luke's Shepherd's Table Committee, chose the menu because it was "nutritious and easy to make."She and other committee members have worked together for the past month to prepare enough food for the anticipated 80 people they will serve.
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May 2, 1999
Heinz B. `Hank' Staab, 79, lottery finance administratorHeinz B. "Hank" Staab, former finance administrator of the Maryland Lottery Agency, died of cancer Friday at his Catonsville home. He was 79.He worked in finance and administration for the lottery from 1976 until his retirement in 1987. Earlier, he was director of the Baltimore County Industrial Development Commission, which established 12 industrial parks in the county during his 15-year tenure.Born in Germany, Mr. Staab came to the United States when he was 9. He attended Baltimore County public schools and studied mechanical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University.
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