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May 29, 1995 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The church leaders tried busing. They tried recruiting some of the area's Spanish-speaking residents to services in English. They tried everything to bring children, who symbolized the promise of a future, into the small church on Ross Street. But in the end, they failed, victims of changing demographics that kept the Church of the Brethren, in the heart of what is now a Latino neighborhood, from replenishing its aging, Anglo membership.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1995 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The church leaders tried busing. They tried recruiting some of the area's Spanish-speaking residents to services in English. They tried everything to bring children, who symbolized the promise of a future, into the small church on Ross Street. But in the end, they failed, victims of changing demographics that kept the Church of the Brethren, in the heart of what is now a Latino neighborhood, from replenishing its aging, Anglo membership.
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July 19, 1986 | Associated Press
The Church of the Brethren for the first time has elected a black, the Rev. William A. Hayes of Baltimore, as moderator, the denomination's highest office.
NEWS
September 5, 1991
The Walden School will dedicate its new Pasadena facility at 3 p.m. Sunday. The school, which had rented space in Church of the Brethren in Pasadena, is now located in a rehabilitated factory at 74 S. San Gabriel Blvd. Construction funding came from nearly $100,000 in foundation grants and $250,000 in loans. Parents worked on much of the demolition, preparation and painting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1999
Re "Ship Relic Sending Out an SOS," April 10: In citing the historic service record of Victory ships, let us not forget to include their humanitarian service shortly after World War II. Many Victory ships were used to carry thousands of domestic farm animals to Europe to replace those lost during the war. American farmers provided the animals through the Heifer Project begun by the Church of the Brethren in 1945. The animals were bred to give birth after their arrival in Europe. Each first newborn was then given to another farmer.
REAL ESTATE
February 11, 1996
Walks, Talks, Shows and Special Sales Tuesday: An open house at the propagating nursery to acquaint potential volunteers with the plant propagation group, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, (818) 952-4401. Admission free; enter through the gate at the upper auxiliary parking lot. Wednesday: A talk on the secret language of flowers by Shirley Kerins, 2:30 p.m., Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, (818) 405-2141.
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December 24, 2004 | John Maynard, Washington Post
Children were doing what children typically do. Some were giggling, others were gabbing, a few were whining and all were restless. But their pastor, the Rev. Chris Bowman, didn't mind a bit. "The sign of a healthy congregation is a pew that has teeth marks," Bowman lightheartedly told his congregation at Oakton Church of the Brethren in Vienna, Va. "We could have a quiet sanctuary if we wanted to. We don't want that."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Religious leaders in Maryland are growing more vocal in their opposition to a proposal by Gov. Robert Ehrlich to bring 10,500 slot machines to four racetracks. The United Methodist Church, Ehrlich's own denomination, is urging its 700 Maryland ministers to preach against the slots. And the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, which represents 16 Christian denominations, sent a strongly worded anti-gambling letter to state legislators last month.
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April 19, 2001 | From Associated Press
Glen Moyer, a retired schoolteacher whose brother and he were listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest twins in the world, has died at age 105. Moyer died Monday at the Brethrens Home Medical Center. His twin brother, Dale, lives in Alvordton, Ohio, where the twins were born June 20, 1895. Their parents named them after valleys--a glen and a dale. "My brother stayed with the land and became a farmer, and I became a teacher," Glen Moyer said in 1995, when the two turned 100.
NEWS
June 13, 1991
Carol Williams Elswick of La Verne has been appointed a commissioner of the Santa Anita Municipal Court, which covers Arcadia, Bradbury, Duarte and Monrovia. Elswick was appointed by Judge Samuel Clark Moore to replace Kirk Nyby, who resigned to sail the South Pacific with his family. Elswick, 34, previously was deputy city attorney for Los Angeles and was affiliated with the law firm of Ochoa & Sillas. She graduated from USC and Loyola Law School. * Carol A.
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May 1, 1989 | From Times wire services
A minister, his wife and two of their daughters were discovered shot to death in the church parsonage as the congregation sang hymns next door. "The whole county's shook," said Dan Richard, 27, a member of the Olive Branch Church of the United Brethren in Christ, where Robert Pelley was pastor. The body of Pelley, 38, was found in the hallway Sunday morning, and the bodies of Dawn Pelley, 32, and their daughters Janel, 8, and Jolene, 6, were discovered in a family room, St. Joseph County Sheriff's Cpl. Charles Feirrell said.
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