Homecoming is Sun­day at Salem Methodist

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CENTREVILLE — The 81st An­nual Homecoming Ser vices will be held in Salem Methodist Epis­co­pal Church on Mar yland Route 213, four miles north of Centreville, on Sun­day, Sept. 11. The church will ob­serve the 188th an­niver­sary of the re­port to the 1828 An­nual Con­fer­ence of the found­ing of a Methodist Class in the Salem com­mu­nity af­ter a re­vival was held there in 1827.

At 2 p.m. there will be an old-fash­ioned Song Ser vice and Tes­ti­mony Meet­ing,

which will be opened by Henry Conving­ton Sr., a church trus­tee. The singing of clas­sic re­vival hymns and spir­i­tual songs will be di­rected by Nancy Cook, the di­rec­tor of mu­sic at Centreville United Methodist Church. The or­gan­ist will be Robert Payne from Sal­is­bury.

The Rev. K. Wayne Grier, a re­tired El­der in the Penin­sula-Delaware Con­fer­ence, will preach dur­ing the af­ter­noon ser­vice at 3. Grier was pas­tor of the Centreville United Methodist Church for a num­ber of years. De­ceased for­mer mem­bers and friends of Salem Church will be re­mem­bered by name dur­ing this ser­vice.

Re­spon­si­bil­ity is Septem­ber Pil­lar of the Month


Elaine But­ler, mid­dle, Queen Anne’s County Char­ac­ter Counts co­or­di­na­tor, stands with Char­ac­ter Counts Ad­vi­sory Board Chair­man Paul Stearns, left, and So­cial Ser­vices Di­rec­tor Su­san Cop­page, right, af­ter the com­mis­sion­ers pro­claimed the pil­lar of the month for Septem­ber as “Re­spon­si­bil­ity” dur­ing its Tues­day, Aug. 29, meet­ing. Stearns and Cop­page wrote the procla­ma­tion.

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