February 24, 1991 |
Masjid. Imam. Words that conjure up visions of a minaret or the Koran. These are words the Youth Fellowship group from the First Presbyterian Church in Haddonfield will learn about today when they visit a mosque in Philadelphia. A masjid is a mosque. An imam is a leader of prayer. In just a 30-minute trip from Haddonfield, the students will step back through hundreds of years of cultural and religious history and learn about the religion of Islam. Their trip is part of a month-long Youth Fellowship program on Iraq.
March 17, 1997 |
George C. Waters, a maintenance worker from Germantown who operated his own youth group, died March 10 of a heart attack. He was 57. For the last 20 years, Waters and his wife Juanita operated the George C. Waters Futures Youth Organization, a group of 400 to 500 children. Waters suffered the heart attack while he was teaching basketball to his age 12-and-under group at a neighborhood school gymnasium. "This is the way he would have liked to go, doing what he loved best," his wife said.
May 19, 2000 |
The former treasurer of the West Bradford Youth Athletic Association was arraigned yesterday on charges that he stole nearly $100,000 from the youth sports group. Timothy J. Malloy Jr., 46, of Downingtown, is charged with multiple counts of theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, and forgery in the theft of $99,790 from November 1997 through December 1999, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. A single forgery felony count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, and single felony counts of theft and receiving stolen property carry seven-year maximum sentences.
May 24, 2008 |
The leader of a youth group at Carmel Presbyterian Church in Glenside, Montgomery County, has been charged with indecently assaulting a 13-year-old girl whom he supervised in confirmation classes, authorities said. Norman Brooks, 61, initiated a series of incidents involving inappropriate contact with the girl between January and April of this year, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman. Brooks, a Glenside resident, has been charged with indecent assault, corruption of minors, and endangering the welfare of children.
October 5, 1995 |
Marianne McEllroy Gillespie, 46, a dedicated leader and co-founder of Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish's youth group 13 years ago in Berlin Borough, died Tuesday at home after a long battle with cancer. A Berlin Borough resident, Mrs. Gillespie was a registered nurse who last worked for Patricia's Nurses in Atco. Her active leadership in the parish was honored in 1994 when Bishop James T. McHugh presented her and her husband, James J. Gillespie Jr., with the Bishop's Medal for her efforts in the youth group and with other parish ministries.
September 6, 2014 |
A national Muslim youth group will hold its 45th annual retreat this weekend, bringing together more than 1,200 men and boys from around the country to Chester County with the goal of strengthening a sense of community and identity among young Muslims. "They're not anything like the type of Muslims we hear about on television and the radio," said Bilal Rana, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. The organization, which has 71 local chapters and more than 3,000 members, is part of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
June 13, 1990 |
After a string of strikeouts, the Holy Terrors Youth Organization seems to be hitting home runs. The group has regained permission to use bathrooms at Mayfair Elementary School during sports practices, ending a six-week lockout. And the city Recreation Department has gone to bat for the group in its 25- year-long quest for a clubhouse. Recreation Department officials have asked that an existing lease between the department and the city School District be amended to allow the Holy Terrors to put a clubhouse on Mayfair Elementary School grounds.
February 16, 1997 |
Jim Durbano likes to party and dance. So he was ready with his 75-cent admission fee, as he queued up to get into the monthly dance sponsored by the senior high youth fellowship of West Chester United Methodist Church. Durbano was among more than 40 people with mental retardation who had come to socialize this month at the dance, which the youth group has held on the first Sunday of the month for 30 years. The dancers, ranging in age from 20s to 50s, come in vans and cars from group homes in the area.
January 27, 1997 |
"Ten-hut!" On a rainy Saturday morning in January, the traditional military call to attention echoed across the gray concrete and idle helicopters in a vast hangar of Willow Grove Naval Air Station. Two precise rows of Marines, in fatigues, caps and polished combat boots, stood stiffly. "About face!" The ringing voice of command belonged to a baby-faced 12-year-old. The whole unit, as a matter of fact, is made up of boys, ages 8 to 18. It is a local branch of the Young Marines, a Marines-sponsored youth group designed to teach military-style discipline and physical training.
August 6, 1993 |
A basket of prayer intentions was packed along with sleeping bags as 24 members of the Delaware County Catholic Youth Organization head west on a pilgrimage to see Pope John Paul II. They will join more than 130 teens from the Philadelphia Archdiocese scheduled to leave from the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia at 8 a.m. Sunday on a bus trip to Denver. There, they will hear the Pope address more than 400,000 people at World Youth Day 1993. Sleeping in gyms and private homes, the youths will not be on a vacation but rather a spiritual journey, said Colleen Corcoran of Havertown, a member of the Catholic Youth Organization.