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Church seeks building in City of Hagerstown

Published June 20, 2017

The Light of the World Church, based in Frederick, is seeking to purchase a church building in Hagerstown for a new church plant.  Will consider all options as long as it is inside city limits.  If interested, please contact Reynaldo Andrade at 307-920-1057.

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Statement of Peace has 500+ signatures!

Published June 20, 2017

The Statement of Peace is a covenant toward kind and peaceful interactions with one another brought to the Washington County community by Dr. Salih V. Yumlu, HARC and the Interfaith Coalition in February 2016. Since then more than 500 people have signed this document agreeing to live out the statement to the best of their abilities.  We encourage anyone of any faith or no faith to sign the document and live out its purpose.  In a time of deep divisions and uncivilized discourse, this is an opportunity to create unity, peace, respectful dialogue, and kindness. Will you enter with us […]

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Organist Needed

Published June 16, 2017

Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Brownsville is in need of an organist for one weekly Sunday service at 11 AM, and three or four evening services per year. This might be a good opportunity for someone who plays an early service at another church. For more information, please contact the Rev. Tom Hudson at 301-616-3967.

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New Pastor at John Wesley United Methodist Church

Published June 2, 2017

John Wesley United Methodist Church will welcome Reverend Kathleen O’Hern as our new pastor on July 1st. Reverand Patrick Ricker will be  retiring at that time. Pastor O’Hern graduated from SUNY Geneseo in Geneseo, NY with a BS in Early Childhood and Special Education and a Masters of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Princeton Theological Seminary. Before coming to John Wesley, Pastor O’Hern served as Minister for Discipleship & Mission at Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester New York. In addition to preaching she worked with youth and children’s ministries as well as adult Sunday […]

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Need a pianist/organist/worship leader on Sundays?

Published May 30, 2017

Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church has a missionary from Brazil who is a very talented musician and is available on Sundays.  Any churches seeking a pianist/organist/worship leader for hire or for fill-in, please contact Pastor Cesar Grassiotto at grassiottopastor@gmail.com.

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CPE Chaplain Residency Track

Published May 30, 2017

Meritus currently has positions open for the following: A 12-month three-unit residency track in which paid CPE Chaplain Residents complete over 900 hours of spiritual and emotional support for staff, patients and their family members at Meritus Health, along with 300 hours of didactics (seminar, workshops).  The units are as follows: 1. Fall (September to December), 2.  Winter (January to April), and 3.  Summer (May to August). The successful completion of the requirements of the unit would grant residents three units of CPE.  Residents are assigned to clinical areas and are trained to respond to emergent needs throughout the hospital, and […]

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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church opens a “Blessing Box” ministry

Published May 23, 2017

On Sunday, May 21, St. Mark’s opened a new ministry for those who may need a little extra help making ends meet.  The “Blessing Box” is a large cupboard on the front porch of the St. Mark’s Parish Hall containing all sorts of items:  food, cleaning supplies, toiletries, baby supplies and personal items.  It is “open” 24/7 for anyone who wishes to stop by to take a few items.  It is also open for anyone who may have donations and not know where to take them. The concept of the “Blessing Box” came from an NBC news report about similar […]

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May is Mental Health Month

Published April 28, 2017

Brook Lane is offering a church bulletin insert.  The insert shares information about mental health and the Chaplain Program.  The bulletin insert can be downloaded in color or black and white from their website www.brooklane.org under “current events” or you can go directly to page at http://www.brooklane.org/eventsDetail.aspx?id=289 .  Thanks for considering this for one of the worship days in May.

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St. John’s Shelter seeks live-in caretaker

Published April 18, 2017

The St. John’s Shelter, a short-term shelter designed as a “halfway house” between homelessness and being in a home, is looking for live-in caretaker. This position requires physical labor to prep units for new tenants, clean units upon tenant departure, general maintenance functions, problem-solving, good communication skills, and a calm demeanor. The caretaker will live on site in the shelter.  They will be provided a 3-room apartment (unit 16-2).  Heat, electricity, local telephone, and internet service are also provided.  The caretaker is required to be on site every day, but they may have part-time employment elsewhere, providing they return to […]

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Safe Housing Initiative

Published April 11, 2017

The Washington County Maryland project is a collaboration of several groups: Celebrate Recovery, Knights of Malta, Kairos Prison Ministry in Maryland, Street Reentry of Maryland, and Gatekeepers. The faith-based organizations got together recently to share a common observation: Returning citizens leaving prison with a strong resolve to lead a productive life face a great hurdle if they do not have SAFE HOUSING in a welcoming community. The experience of Gatekeepers is instructive.  This organization was started three years ago by a released inmate.  Gatekeepers provides a life-skills program called “Business of Living.”  Over 200 men and women have come through […]

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