John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. MD is seeking a part-time Custodian/Caretaker to clean and handle basic repairs for all public-facing areas of the church. Working parts of Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, and Sundays, the custodian/caretaker, working in coordination with church staff and volunteers, will open and close the building for scheduled and special activities. Applicants must have relevant experiences and references, and work well with people. To view the full job description and apply to work on our smoke and drug free campus, go to www.jw-umc.org/employment.
Hebron Mennonite Church located in Hagerstown is seeking an interim pastor for approximately 1 year. Position is 60-75% FTE and includes preaching, pastoral care, and assisting the congregation in processing next steps. Sunday pulpit supply is also wanted while the church is in the search process. Hebron is open to clergy from denominations not affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA for both pulpit supply and the interim position. Contact the church office at email@example.com or call Bob Keener at 717-658-8765.
St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hagerstown, MD is currently seeking a part time keyboard player who possesses a passion for contemporary / traditional church music. Potential candidate will work cohesively and collaboratively with the praise team vocalists to lead and create an uplifting worship for Sunday worship, including accompanying Praise Team soloists and congregational hymn singing and preparation of preludes and postludes. He or she will have the ability to lead and teach songs during rehearsals and accompany during services that occur on a bi-weekly schedule, as well as additional services such as Christmas Eve, Lenten and Holy Week services. Salary based on education and experience. Please send letter of interest, resume / curriculum vitae to Pat Kelley, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 601 Washington Ave., Hagerstown, MD, 21740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please
With the final worship service of Church of the Holy Trinity, UCC scheduled for Sunday, April 24, and the dissolution of CHT, UCC being June 30, 2022, they have been sorting through and coming up with some items needing a new home including:
- Paraments, Altar Cloths: white, green, red, purple, blueA
- Candle Lighters
- Altar Candles (oil) and Advent Candles (oil) (1” diameter)
- Royal Blue Choir Robes with Blue and White Stoles
- File Cabinet of Choral Music
- Four-tray Aluminum Communion Set
- Boehm Nativity Set: “Spirit of Bethlehem”, 16 all-porcelain pieces, with the boxes, and a lighted stable. Price negotiable.
This is just a short list of what’s been identified so far. Between April 24 and June 30, they will be going through the remaining items more thoroughly.
Please get in touch with Consistory President Barb Ware if your church is interested in any of the above. She can be reached at email@example.com or 301-331-2605.
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Lappans, debuts ‘St. Mark’s Blessings Food & Clothes Closet’ on Friday, April 22. Hours of operation will be Fridays and Saturdays, 1-4 PM inside our Parish Hall. Items will be available by donations. As clientele increases, hours will be on a daily basis.
St. Mark’s also offers Blessings Boxes, installed several years ago to include canned, boxed, and dry goods, as well as cleaning and toiletry supplies which are supplied by the parish. They originally closed over the winter months due to freezing weather but now remain open 24/7/365. They are found on the front porch of our Parish Hall. No vouchers are needed for proof of need.
St. Mark’s is located on the right at 18313 Lappans Road (considered Boonsboro), just a quarter mile east off of Sharpsburg Pike
Creekside Manor (formerly Diakon at Robinwood) is seeking clergy to offer services for retirement residents on Sunday afternoons on a rotating basis. Service is typically about 30 minutes. Residents are lonely and desiring clergy presence, so even a once per week service is greatly appreciated. More clergy spreads out the commitment to once/month or less. Other ideas/clergy visits are welcome. If interested, contact Connie Weaver, Activities Director at 240-420-4107.
Shepherd’s Spring Camp & Retreat Center is hiring a weekend Retreat Host for the summer months (June 3-August 7, 2022). The main responsibility is to maintain a staff presence on the site when rental groups are on site (total of 8 weekends and 2 full weeks this summer). Enjoy your own private room, delicious meals, and a beautiful, relaxed environment. Compensation is $100/night with free room and board while groups are on site. Please contact Clara Garrett, Retreat Manager for more information or to apply. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 301-223-8193 x10
Download a PDF of the job description here
Sunday, March 6 the faith community and the community at large came together for a public event to pray for peace and safety in Ukraine and stand in solidarity with her people. This one hour program included words of support from faith leaders of different faiths and backgrounds, prayers, song, silence, personal stories, and call to action.
Thank you to our speakers, especially Rev. Volodymyr Grinchenko, who spoke from the heart about his family, who are still living in Ukraine, and the deep impact the invasion is having on his home country. If you watch nothing else of this video, please take time to listen to his words.
Rev. Elizabeth Jackson, HARC President, Pastor of Otterbein United Methodist Church
Rabbi Mark Perman, Congregation B’Nai Abraham
Father Dennis Buck, St. Catherine Eastern Orthodox Church
Paula Myers, Baha’i
Rhoda Keener, Hebron Mennonite Church
Rev. Les McIntosh, Impact Ministries
Rev. Ed Poling, Church of the Brethren
Rev. Volodymyr Grinchenko, Clinical Chaplain for Hospice of Washington County
Rev. Valerie Wills, Unitarian Universalist, Interfaith Coordinator
Regrets came from Imam Momin Shahzad, who planned to be there but was unable to make it.
The vigil was organized by the Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC) and Congregation B’Nai Abraham.
Ways to donate to the cause (document attached)
The Maryland Department of Health is seeking host sites for vaccine clinics in both the 21740 and 21742 zip codes, which have a large number of unvaccinated residents. They are scheduling first doses as soon as possible and twenty days thereafter for the second dose, at no cost. If interested in hosting a clinic, please fill out the online mobile request form then contact Katina Rojas Nazario-Joy as soon as you have submitted the request at 410-598-0985 or Katina.email@example.com.
Hebron Mennonite Church located in Hagerstown is seeking an interim pastor for approximately 1 year. Position is 60-75% FTE and includes preaching, pastoral care, and assisting the congregation in processing next steps. Contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Bob Keener at 717-658-8765.