Homecoming is Sunday at Salem Methodist
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 MonthPHOTO BY MIKE DAVIS
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.