White Rock, one of the oldest African-American churches in Carroll County, has withdrawn from the UM Conference. The church members will fight to keep the church and its property - including the cemetery where members' ancestors are buried -as their nondenominational church home. In the foreground is the gravestone of Clayonia ("Yonia") Colbert-Dorsey's, great, great grandmother, who was alive until "Yonia" (pictured) was ten years old. She is pointing to her great aunt Catherine Brown-Griffin's grave. But the UM Conference says the church property is UM Conference property.
Baltimore Sun photo by Algerina Perna
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