The Minister of Music leads all programs that surround the musical ministry of St John’s Episcopal Church. This includes, but is not limited to, serving as the principal organist for all services, directing the Adult Choir, Youth and Children’s choirs, Instrumental groups, and providing content for the congregation’s worship services as well as coordinating for special music events including a monthly Taize service, several evensongs, and the management of an annual concert series. All efforts of the Director of Music Ministries will support St. John’s vision and ministry. Learn more about the position and how to apply HERE.
Global Vision Christian School Broadfording (Broadfording Christian Academy) is looking for middle/high school teachers in the areas of math, science, English, or social studies. Part-time or full-time opportunities are available. Teaching opportunities begin as soon as January 9, 2023.
Feel free to spread the word to anyone interested. For more information, contact Pastor Bill Wyand at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 301-797-8886 (ext. 1257).
January 12, 19 & 26, 7-8:30 pm via Zoom
In January, the group will discuss “The Book of Joy” by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. These two holy men have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships — or, as they would say, because of them — they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. With this book they answer the question: How do we find joy in the face of life’s inevitable suffering? This month’s book club is facilitated by Rev. Sandy Boyer, HARC Interfaith Coordinator. For a Zoom link, contact email@example.com. Houses of worship: consider gathering interested members in person to join via one computer to include those who don’t use Zoom and add to the fellowship. Flyer with more info
Gatekeepers is a non-profit organization in Hagerstown, MD focused on helping inmates and ex-offenders re-enter and rejoin their communities following interactions with the criminal justice system. Led by ex-offenders Bill Gaertner and Keith Roys, Gatekeepers is getting people back on their feet and reintegrated into society through their Business of Living program, which is a comprehensive roadmap to help individuals lead productive lives. Gatekeepers is partnering with the American Idea Foundation & Notre Dame’s Lab for Economic Opportunities to help validate their approach using evidence and data. Check out the video to see how Gatekeepers is transforming lives and learn more about their efforts here: https://www.gatekeepersmd.org/. To learn more about the American Idea Foundation visit: https://americanideafoundation.com/.
Hagerstown Nativity Festival, a free community event, is looking for local talent to donate their time to perform. Examples being choirs, ensembles, solist instrumental or vocalists are all welcome. The dates of the festival are December 10th and 11th from 6-9 pm and 6-8:30 pm respectively. Time allotments will be 5-10 minutes for performances. If interested, please contact Michele Reichard at 301-343-2444 or MicheleleeReichard@gmail.com
“The BCTCares Foundation, a philanthropy founded by the employees of BCT-Bank of Charles Town, also known as The Community’s Bank, announced yesterday it raised $56,000 through its annual Pack The ‘Pack program in support of local backpack food charities focused on food-insecure children.” Read more.
HARC is grateful to BCT for donating $14,000 to Micah’s Backpack in Washington County!
Bishop Tim Harrast of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints joins Rabbi Mark for a fascinating discussion of creating safe spaces to practice and share faith, not only in interfaith practices, but as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.
Bishop Harrast also explains the origins of the church, as well as why Mormon isn’t quite the word he prefers be used. What is The Temple used for? What are the Latter Day Saints? If you’ve ever been curious about this religion, you’ll learn much in this episode.
You can find out more information about the Hagerstown Area Religious Council at harccoalition.org.
Listen Hagerstown: https://listenhagerstown.com/interfaith-roundtable/
Communities of faith,
My name is Chris Schlotterbeck & I am the lead pastor at the Hub City Vineyard. Our community of faith is very community focused & one of the ways that we connect with the needs of the community is providing rides to local recovery houses. We now have anywhere from 25-30 men & women who attend our Sunday gatherings as a means to continue in their sobriety. However, there are Sunday’s that we have to leave some of the residents behind because we don’t have space in the different volunteers personal vehicles.
I am reaching out to communities of faith in the Tri State Area that may currently have a VAN or SHORT BUS that is not being regularly used by your church. If this is the case would you be willing to donate or sell your vehicle (at a very affordable price) to HCV?? It is our goal to expand this ministry & make a difference in the community by addressing this issue of addiction that is killing so many. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org & my personal cell phone is 240-291-1519, if you have any questions or would like to meet this need. I am thankful for all of you that are making a difference for the Kingdom of God.
Program opportunity for your house of worship
“Trauma comes in many forms and can have severe, long-lasting effects on individuals, families, and communities. Triumph Over Trauma begins with a 7-week psycho-educational peer-based program that aids people on their journey to recovery. Volunteer facilitators are trained and equipped to lead a group in a creative, faith-affirming way.” FREE Triumph Over Trauma Bundle includes: TAMAR 7-week Curriculum; Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Native American Context Supplements; A Guide to Inclusion; Facilitator Debrief Guide; a media kit for sharing your faith community’s Triumph Over Trauma programs. Read more and download bundle . Questions? contact David Washington at email@example.com /240.313.3385 or Kathy Powderly at 301-842-4272 / firstname.lastname@example.org. Listen to a new podcast series on trauma & resilience.