Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical Preservation and Fine Arts

Published January 19, 2019

Attention Congregations with historic buildings The grant application for Mary K. Bowman Fund for Historical Preservation and Fine Arts is open and the deadline for submission is on March 1, 2019 at 11:59pm. Use the link below to find out more about the grant and to apply. Have questions?  Contact Sarah E. Burge, Director, Grants and Donor Relations, Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc., 301-745-5210

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Churches step up to serve meals at Potomac Towers

Published January 18, 2019

Eight area churches have stepped up to help meet the need for meals at Potomac Towers, almost entirely filling the gap left when Commission on Aging lost funding and had to scale back their efforts. We are grateful to the following churches for committing to serve meals once per month at Potomac Towers:  Bridge of Life, Cumberland Valley Baptist, Full Life Family Ministry, New Life World Ministries, St. Andrew’s United Methodist, and St. John’s Lutheran Church.  Thanks to St. John’s Episcopal Church for committing to a quarterly “5th week” meal, thanks to Unitarian Universalist Church of Hagerstown for providing monthly […]

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Christmas Day Community Meal and Delivery

Published December 15, 2018

Christmas Day is quickly approaching when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and we enjoy time with friends and family.  However in our community there are many individuals that find themselves alone on Christmas Day, many are older and have no family to visit them, or they are not physically able to get out of the place they live. Together we can make a difference by delivering to those in need  a hot Christmas Meal at lunch time on Christmas Day.  This Christmas Day Meal Delivery Ministry was birthed out of the Community Christmas Day […]

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REACH Special Offering

Published November 16, 2018

REACH has been blessed with a matching grant, matching all donations up to $25,000 given between now and December 31.  REACH invites you to share their new 2-minute video with your congregation, organization and friends and consider making a donation or taking a special offering for REACH during this matching grant period.  Video:

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Welcome Home Volunteers Wanted

Published November 9, 2018

REACH is excited to announce the launch of their Welcome Home program. The goal is to build community support and lasting relationships for those they serve…helping clients transition from homelessness to permanent, long-term housing and eliminating a return to homelessness. Volunteers connected with Welcome Home will offer friendly visits, telephone reassurance, transportation and household assistance to those who have recently moved from our shelter into housing. If you are interested in learning more and getting connected with this program please contact Diana Castle at or 301-733-2371, ext. 114.

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St. Mark’s Rector celebrates 25 years

Published November 2, 2018

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church celebrates the ministry of the Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt, marking her 25th Anniversary as their Rector. The Rev. Anne O. Weatherholt was called to St. Mark’s in 1993, following 11 years as the Assistant for Christian Education and Parish Development at All Saints’ in Frederick. Prior to that, she was the first woman Chaplain at Hood College, also in Frederick. Weatherholt graduated from the Virginia Theological Seminary in 1978, and was ordained as the second woman Priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland in 1980 at a ceremony in the Hood College Chapel. She is the […]

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Vigil at Congregation B’Nai Abraham

Published October 28, 2018

Dear Faith Community Members and Friends, Let us join together in support of Congregation B’Nai Abraham and the Jewish community, while mourning and praying for those impacted by the horrible shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, at a vigil tomorrow evening, Monday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Congregation B’Nai Abraham. This is a scary time.  Please pray for our Jewish brethren here, throughout the country and around the world, and for all those who are the target of hate.  Our faith tells us to LOVE, let us be agents of love in this time.

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Part-Time Church Coordinator Wanted

Published October 17, 2018

Trinity is currently looking for a part-time Church Coordinator. Eight hours a week with the specific schedule of hours being negotiable.  More information and an application can be found at

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Hagerstown man successfully “reaches” for win in photo contest

Published October 9, 2018

Terry Brown of Hagerstown won the photo contest held in conjunction with the Holiday Tour of Historic Houses of Worship which took place Dec 26, 2017 at 13 houses of worship as well as the Miller House in downtown Hagerstown.  His photo, “Reaching Toward Heaven” is an outside view of Trinity Lutheran Church’s bell tower against a blue sky. Honorable mentions included Scott Cantner of Hagerstown for a photo of Trinity Lutheran called “Welcome to the Tour”.   A total of 14 photographers submitted 38 works for consideration in the competition. Mark Schoberg of Waynesboro, Pa., the 2016 winner, received two […]

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Church Seeking to Share Space

Published October 3, 2018

New Creation Anglican Church is outgrowing their current space and looking to share space with another church. Space needs are: sanctuary that would serve 75-80 people, Sunday school room, kitchen /eating area,       bathrooms, nursery,  gathering room, handicap accessible. Church service is currently in the 9:00 am-12:00 pm time frame.  For more information or if interested in helping, contact John Crews at 301-742-1014.

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