January 4, 1998
West Philadelphia My husband's parents and many other black families from the Virginias and Carolinas settled on a block in West Philadelphia as Jewish families moved to the suburbs. As a young couple, we were living in Florida with four children when his grandmother became very ill, and they called for us to come back. We kept her house after she passed, on the same street where my husband grew up. These were nice three-bedroom rowhouses. Now some are starting to crumble, but the yards are full of flowers, and the block club is still in operation.
September 5, 1996 |
Merger madness continues among Philadelphia hospitals. Yesterday, Methodist Hospital formally announced it will merge with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. In a separate move last month, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences became the largest health system in the region by adding Graduate Health System's five hospitals to its brood that includes the former Medical College of Pennsylvania and the former Hahnemann University Hospital. Spokesmen for Methodist and Jefferson hospitals said the Philadelphia region's current health care climate made it almost inevitable for the remaining hospitals to respond.
May 3, 1988 |
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital yesterday announced plans to form an affiliation and share staff, technology and medical expertise. Executives of the institutions hope the move will allow the hospitals, both financially strong and operating at relatively high occupancy rates, to avoid costly duplication of services and equipment. "This will be a preferred affiliation, which means Methodist will remain a separate entity - separately licensed, with its own board of trustees and staff - but with linkages to Jefferson at the medical staff and administrative levels," said Michael J. Bradley, vice president for health services at Thomas Jefferson University.
July 15, 1988 |
The United Methodist Church has named a Baltimore woman to serve as the church's bishop in the Philadelphia area, making her the first woman to lead the church here and only the fourth female bishop in the denomination. Bishop Susan M. Morrison, 45, was elected Wednesday night during a conference of Methodists from the Northeastern United States at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va. She was assigned yesterday to the Philadelphia area by the church committee that determines the assignment of bishops in the Northeastern United States, according to Judy Kelfstrom, a local Methodist spokeswoman.
March 1, 2008 |
Winnie Lawrence Kensill, 75, who gave her adult life to the work of the Methodist church in North Philadelphia, died of breast cancer Wednesday at the Keystone House hospice in Wyndmoor. The congregation of Mid-Town Parish United Methodist Church last year celebrated her 50 years of service as a teacher, program leader, community advocate, and all-round encourager to the people of the church. For the last decade, Mrs. Kensill led seminars for Methodist clergy from across the Philadelphia area on healing the wounds of racism.
July 17, 1986
The United Methodists will, after all, retain certain hymns in their hymnal (The Inquirer, July 3). It might have been noted from the start that the Christian soldiers march "as to war. " But if that still does not satisfy the objectors, they might consider marching to the "moral equivalent of war" instead. The meter is liable to throw them out of step, though. Daniel Bisenieks Philadelphia.
May 1, 1986
As a Soviet nuclear accident sent a radiation cloud spewing into the world's atmosphere, the bishops of the United Methodist Church were meeting in Morristown, N.J., to consider the consquences of the intentional use of nuclear weapons. In the end, they took a step beyond their Roman Catholic brethren, who in 1983 published a pastoral letter opposing the arms race, but reluctantly accepting a short-term U.S. policy of "nuclear deterrence. " The Methodist bishops declared that such a doctrine "has too long been revered as the idol of national security," noting that the nuclear threat is only as good as the intention to use it - a move they rejected out of hand.
November 3, 1986 |
The Rev. Walter Francis Bryan, active in the Methodist ministry for almost half a century, died Friday. He was 92 and lived in Philadelphia. Born in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, Bryan was a 1918 graduate of the Temple University Graduate School Theological Seminary and was admitted to the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Church in 1921. He began his ministry with the Pocono Mountain Conference in 1919. He was a pastor in the Analomia Circuit and the Mount Pocono-Swiftwater Circuit early in his ministry.
February 5, 2016
TEMPLE 55, SOUTHERN METHODIST 35 Erica Covile had 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Owls prevailed in the offensively-challenged American Athletic Conference game Wednesday afternoon at the Liacouras Center. Donnaizha Fountain scored 14 points to lead Temple (14-7, 8-2), which led by as many as 28 early in the fourth quarter. Alliya Butts was held to six points, but notched four assists and five steals. Covile added three steals. Dai'ja Thomas (12) was the only player in double figures for SMU (9-12, 4-6)