Clinical Pastoral Visitation Training

Published January 15, 2018

Pastors, Do you feel overloaded and would like more help, or do you have congregants wanting to assist you ; but you don’t have the time to train them?  Perhaps you just want to hone your visitation skills for difficult visitations.  Consider recommending people for the next iteration of Clinical Pastoral Visitation Training  at the Western Maryland Hospital Center starting the first week in February.  Other iterations will also be conducted this year in May, August and November. For full details of this 12 week, “FREE”, course… open the attachment here. Up to four trainees will be selected per iteration.  […]

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“ Change Purses” Support the survivors of Human Trafficking

Published January 8, 2018

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is sponsoring a collection of used purses to benefit Change Purse, a non-profit organization located in Mechanicsburg Pennsylvania, dedicated to supporting survivors of Human Trafficking.  During the month of January, St. Mark’s will serve as a collection spot for used purses.  By Presidential Proclamation, January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. According to the Department of Homeland Security “we work to combat the heinous crime of human trafficking each day because it robs people of their freedom; it makes our homeland less secure; and it stands in stark contrast to our American values.”  DHS has […]

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Mid-Season Auditions for Hagerstown Choral Arts

Published January 4, 2018

Tuesday, January 9th 6:30pm-7:30pm at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren 15 South Mulberry Street in Hagerstown Our auditions are relaxed and performed in front of the director and a board member. Auditions will be held in a non-threatening environment on a first come first serve basis. Singers will be led through a series of warm up exercises and then asked to sing a small piece of the director’s choosing. Although not all auditioning singers will be invited to join, our auditions are gentle and an excellent first audition experience. The only failure is in not trying!

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Painted Pages: Otto Ege and the Legacy of Leaves: A Curator’s Perspective

Published January 3, 2018

The Museum of Fine Arts -Washington County is pleased to present Painted Pages: Illuminated Manuscripts, 13th – 18th Centuries, which features more than thirty-five works drawn from Christian, Persian, Jewish, and classical traditions. Works include – medieval Bibles, prayer books, psalters, Books of Hours, choir books, missals, breviaries, and lectionaries, all of which are drawn from the collection of the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania. Examples of materials such as parchment, vellum, gold leaf, and minerals that were used by artists are on display in the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view from November 4, 2017 through January […]

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Good Roots – Furniture Ministry Launch

Published January 2, 2018

First Christian Church has launched “Good Roots” furniture ministry in partnership with The Judy Center.  The Judy Center is located at the Ruth Ann Munroe Primary School under the leadership of Kathy Kerns, Coordinator, and works with various families and situations. When Kathy identifies a family who has moved from a hotel room or other location to more permanent housing, the family is usually not able to afford furniture.  They are hoping to supply the basics through your donations.  They are accepting:  kitchen tables & chairs, twin bed frames, dressers, book cases, and miscellaneous furniture pieces.  Twin mattresses will be […]

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Church dedicates space for the disabled

Published December 19, 2017

Covenant Presbyterian Church, at 11833 Greenhill Drive in Hagerstown, dedicated a new gathering space on Nov. 19. The new area was designed for those who live with physical disabilities, either temporary or permanent. GRC Contractors of Zullinger, Pa., built the addition, which includes a restroom for the disabled, enlarged narthex with a small refreshment area and a large classroom, all accessible without stairs. The dream began in 2011 with a donation by Dominick and Kathleen Perini in memory of Del Summerville. Resource Development conducted an accessibility site survey led by consultant Peggy Martin. That was followed by the church elders’ […]

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Compassion Drive

Published December 9, 2017

If your work place or a neighborhood business will allow it, the flyer at left may be posted along with a collections box. You may also forward the flyer via email, or use social media, to help spread the word and/or request monetary donations. If possible, please collect any donated items and bring them to the church by Sunday, December 17, 2017. This will allow us adequate time to assemble the hospitality packages before Christmas Eve. If you will be unable to pick up the collections box personally, please call the phone number on the flyer (prior to 12/17/17) to […]

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Children’s Ministry Director or Children’s Pastor Wanted

Published December 2, 2017

Hagerstown Church of the Nazarene is currently looking to hire a part time Children’s Ministry Director or Children’s Pastor. It’s a 25 hour a week position and the annual salary is $25,000 ($19.23/hour).  They prefer someone with a bachelor’s degree in either child education or Christian Ministry.  If you know of anyone please have them contact Steve Johnson at      

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Help the Salvation Army reach more children this Christmas

Published November 21, 2017

Christmas has started at The Salvation Army and once again they need volunteers. They will need volunteers to assist them with the Angel Tree at the mall and to help with the distribution book, which consists of the volunteer writing down the angel tree number with the information of the person taking the tag so they know which angel tags have been returned and which tags which are still with the sponsors. The more volunteers, the better. Last year there were over 600 children not sponsored, so Salvation Army is seeking new locations. Their wish is to have more churches […]

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Thanksgiving and Christmas community meals

Published November 14, 2017

The following Thanksgiving and Christmas community meals will be offered in 2017:   Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners

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