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Frostburg United Methodist Church (150th anniversary, 1835-1985)

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Some of the more specific major happenings of this recent period are organized by year below:

1972 — Rev. Clarence A. ("Tom") Kaylor had become minister the previous year; the United Campus Ministry, an ecumenically-sponsored service to Frostburg State College, was begun with Rev. Richard McCullough, our associate pastor as part-time campus minister (in 1968-69, under Leonard Ranson, pastor, Rev. Merle Correll was hired as associate pastor with particular responsibility for the College students and faculty;) the church picnic was held at the McKenzie farm in Garrett County; Vince Papalo became church sexton.

1973 — Rev. William Bice became associate pastor at the church, so that Rev. McCullough could devote full time to the Campus Ministry.

1974—       The United Campus Ministry took over the former John Wesley Church building and began operating it as the "Mustard Seed" for coffeehouse activities and discussion groups.

1975—       Repairs to and redecoration of the sanctuary were planned and begun; repairs were made to the parsonage.

1976—       Rev. John Bayley Jones and Grace were welcomed back to serve the church upon his retirement from Towson Methodist Church and prior service as the District Superintendent of the Baltimore South District; an impressive service was held on July 4 as part of the Nation's Bicentennial observance; a group of young people and adults, accompanied by Rev. Kaylor, spent a week at a work camp, aiding residents of the New Athens-Cadiz (Ohio) area with home repairs; the Methodist Men were instrumental in placing a Directory of Frostburg Churches in motels, hotels and college dormitories; negotiations were begun for purchase, the following year, of the Prichard property next to the parsonage for $36,000; ideas for building a nursing home-retirement village in Frostburg progressed rapidly with church leadership, support, and cooperation with others.

1977—       A commitment to the Frostburg Retirement Village of over $10,000 was made and fulfilled by the congregation; under the leadership of Rev. Kaylor, the plans for a youth work camp of Christian service (CAMP HOPE) were begun; Dave Thayer, a graduate of Frostburg State


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Anniversary Committee, Frostburg United Methodist Church


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Frostburg (Md.); Frostburg (Md.), History; United Methodist Church (U.S.), History. .

Frostburg (Md.), 1835-1985

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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