CELEBRATING OVER 250 YEARS OF MINISTRY IN TANEYTOWN, MD
Grace UCC Staff
Linda has been the Grace UCC Office Administrator since September 2015.
She is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, moving to Maryland when her father was transferred by GE. Linda was widowed in 2011 and currently lives in Littlestown, PA with her partner Stan.
Linda attended Carroll Community College, majoring in Psychology and Business. She served as the Director of Conference Services at Bon Secours Spiritual & Retreat Center in Marriottsville for eight years.
Her three children, Amy, Josh and Jesse are grown, and she has three grandchildren, Alex, Logan and Ryleigh. Stan and Linda also are very involved in the care of Linda’s Mom and Dad (ages 95 & 96) and Stan’s Dad, who just turned 99. All three live in retirement/assisted living communities in Westminster.
Stan and Linda have a vacation home in Ocean Pines and try to get there at least once a month. They enjoy biking, kayaking, hiking, and searching for unique shells on the beaches of Assateague and Chincoteague.
Grace UCC Office Administrator
Phone: 410 756 2302
Fairy was born and raised in Taneytown. She attended the Taneytown schools and graduated from the high school in 1952. During that time she studied piano, organ violin and voice. She attended Western Maryland College where she graduated in 1956 with a BS degree in Music-education with a piano minor. Fairy then taught music in the Carroll County Schools for 12 years and for another 18 years she was a Media Specialist. During that time, she studied at Western MD, University of MD and Peabody.
Fairy has been a church organist since 1955. During that time she was the organist at St. John’s Methodist Church in Hampstead, Trinity Reformed/UCC Church in Hanover, PA, Taneytown Presbyterian Church and Grace United Church of Christ, where she is currently serving. She has substituted as organist in numerous churches in the area.
In 1957 Fairy married Robert Flickinger. He was serving in the Army and they lived in Warrenton, VA for the 1st year of their marriage. They have 2 children-Judy Flickinger Greenholt and Blaine Flickinger and 3 grandsons-Keith Greenholt, Kyle Greenholt and Sean Flickinger.
Fairy represents the Taneytown area on the Carroll County Commission on Aging, is a member the the Republican Women’s Club of Taneytown, a member of the Heritage Committee and also serves as a docent-librarian at the Taneytown History Museum.
Phone: 410 756 2302
Sarah was born and raised in Northampton, PA where she attended Zion Stone UCC as a child. After completing her undergraduate studies in Music at West Chester University, she moved to Baltimore to attend Peabody Conservatory. During this period she was hired to sing as a soloist and with church choirs in the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas. Sarah received a MM in Voice from Peabody in 2003. She is classically trained and has performed with professional opera companies in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and Des Moines. Currently, Sarah is a member of the faculty at Seton Keough High School where she directs the A Cappella, Concert, Gospel and Hand Bell Choirs. She gives private voice instruction through Seton Keough as well as from her home in Westminster. Since becoming members of Grace UCC, Sarah and her husband Joe welcomed their daughters, Aubrie and Sage, into the family. They are grateful to have found a wonderful church home at Grace Church.