Pray for these churches in Pastoral Transition:
(1) Ellicott City, MD Crossroads
(2) Laurel, MD Fellowship
(3) York, PA Stillmeadow
(4) Seaford, DE








Rev. Clifford H. Tazelaar, retired elder on our district passed away on Friday, November 30th. He is survived by his wife, Iva Tazelaar and three children. Rev. Tazelaar was ordained in April 1959 on the Washington District (now Mid-Atlantic). He served in ministry in the following locations: Spencer, SD; Odessa, TX Central; Broad Top City, PA; Laurel, DE; Dover, DE Calvary (now The Cross); as a Registered Evangelist; and Chaplain. He retired in April 1992.

The funeral service will be held at the Torbert Funeral Home, 1145 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, DE on Saturday, December 9 at 1:00PM. Visitation will be held beginning at 11:00AM until the beginning of the service.  Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Iva Tazelaar, 4869 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Please keep the family in prayer.


Quentin Caswell, retired pastor on our district, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017

Rev. Caswell graduated from Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA with a BA in Religion in 1954. He was ordained in 1958 on the Akron District. His service if ministry included Akron, OH First Church (Associate Pastor) in 1954-1956; East Liverpool, OH Gardendale 1956-1959; Spokane, WA Crestline 1959-1964; Wenatchee, WA 1964-1970; Chicago, Il First (Associate Pastor) 1970; New Cumberland, PA 1970-1978; Bel Air, MD 1978-1995. He was named Pastor Emeritus upon his retirement from Bel AirChurch.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 9 @ 4:00pm. The service will be held in the Nicarry Meetinghouse on the grounds of the Cross Keys Village, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA 17350. 

Condolences may be sent to Anne Caswell & family at 151 Peace Circle, New Oxford, PA 17350.


We received word of the passing of Allen G. Ray, retired elder on our district. His home-going was Sunday, December 3.  Rev. Ray's ministry included pastorates on the Pittsburgh District (Holsopple, PA and Pittsburgh, PA Bellevne churches); Utica, NY (Upstate NY District) and Hanover, PA on the Washington District (now Mid-Atlantic District). He retired from the Hanover Church after 28 years in service to the church. He served for many years on our district as the District Studies Board Secretary and kept all  hand written records of the men and women preparing for ministry. (We still have his hand written records in storage at the District Missional Resource Center.)

Rev. Ray is survived by his wife (Jacqulyn) of 66 years and his three sons, David, Dana and Mark. Condolences may be sent to Mrs. Jacqulyn (correct spelling) Ray, PO Box 2774, Alpharetta, GA 30023.  The family is planning a private burial service. Please keep the family in your prayers.


Neal Gray's brother, David Gray, has severe liver cancer.  He lives in Denver and is 52 years old.  He has rejected God, Christ and the bible.  Please pray for his condition - both physical and spiritual.

Pastor Greg Lesniewski of McConnellstown, PA - Pastor Greg reports: "Just want to let you know that I am doing well. They have ruled out a stroke of any kind. There is no evidence of vascular damage. They believe it is neurological. Stress, anxiety, panic induced a-typical migraine, but that is just a guess. I will follow up with a neurologist to see if they can be more definitive."  (10-2-2017)