By Rev. Dr. Cheryl B. Anderson, Professor of Old Testament
On Sunday, May 19, 2019, Grace United Methodist Church (UMC) of Gaithersburg, Maryland, celebrated its 175th anniversary with a special homecoming service. I had served as the associate pastor of that church from 1990-1993. As is often done, they invited previous pastors to return and three of us did. We were asked to speak for only five minutes — and that’s not an easy task for those who speak for a living!