Please pray for Harold and MaryAnn Hancock as they leave for Jamaica on Wednesday, Sept. 4. They will begin their second year tomorrow of work at Regent College of the Caribbean and Brumalia High School. After three months in Jamaica, the Hancocks will return to the U. S. for the holidays, and then will return to Jamaica after the beginning of the new year.

Scott Graham has been named senior pastor of Good Shepherd UB church (Greenfield, Ohio), effective September 1, 2013. He has been granted a Provisional ministerial license. He and his wife, Amanda, have three children ages 14-29. Scott graduated in 1982 from Southwest Bible University (Bolivar, Mo.) with a degree in Religious Studies and Education, and in 1993 received a degree in Bible from Southeastern University of Lakeland, Fla. Amanda holds a degree in Human Ecology from Ohio State University (2007).

Scott accepted Christ as a child in VBS and sensed the call to ministry during college. He was licensed in 1981 through the Assemblies of God, and was ordained with them in 1987. Over the years he has served churches as a children’s pastor, church planter, and senior pastor.

He let his AOG credentials lapse in 1999, when he founded Excellent Meetings, a company which offers conference planning services (Scott secured all of the exhibitors for the 2013 US National Conference meeting in Fort Wayne, Ind.).

Robert Bryan Rawley, Sr., 87, passed away Saturday, August 31, at his home in Mt. Solon, Va. He was a member of Mt. Olivet UB church in Mt. Solon. He is survived by his wife, Martha, and four children. Two of those children are well-known to the United Brethren family:

  • Rev. David Rawley, pastor of Otterbein UB church in Greencastle, Pa.
  • Fonda Cassidy, a member of Mt. Olivet who, along with husband Robert, has led the UB Honduras summer medical team for a number of years.

In addition, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby Cherry, wife of longtime UB minister Harold Cherry.

Visitation: 6:30 – 8 pm Tuesday, September 3, at Bear Funeral Home in Mt. Solon, Va.
Funeral: 11 am Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the Mt. Olivet UB church in Mt. Solon, Va.

Cards can be sent to these addresses:

David G. Rawley
10514 Grindstone Hill Rd.
Greencastle, PA 17225

Fonda Cassidy
61 Barger Lane
Mt. Solon, VA 22843