Our JEH VP Dan Fisher was able to secure a location for our April meeting at the historic Old Otterbein United Methodist Church in downtown Baltimore. All members are welcomed to attend the Board meetings. We will have officer and chairmen reports as well as planning discussions for our June St. Paul’s Event.
DATE/TIME: Saturday April 30th 2016 at 10am
LOCATION: Old Otterbein United Methodist Church 112 West Conway Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. The church is in downtown Baltimore, just north of Federal Hill. The sanctuary stands at the corner of Sharp Street and Conway Street, mid-way between the Inner Harbor and Camden Yards ballpark.
Free Parking: They have convenient free parking! (See map attached). There will be someone there to direct you to the parking.
The History of Old Otterbein Church is significant to Baltimore and Maryland. It is the mother church of the United Brethren in Christ and the oldest church edifice in continuous use in the city of Baltimore built in 1785. It was named after Rev P. William Otterbein (1726-1813) (a twin child of a minister and grandson of a minister) who came from Germany in 1751 as a missionary to German colonists in Pennsylvania. The Baltimore pastorate was his fifth and he stayed for 39 years until his death. The 1811 sanctuary remains the oldest in continuous use in Baltimore and the only extant eighteenth century church in the city. As British forces prepared to attack the city in 1814, the church bells rang out a warning to the city that everyone could understand. These bells, cast in Bremen in 1789, are still in the church bell tower today.
See invitation here: https://www.mdssar.org/node/602