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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:  https://doodle.com/poll/afe874ankpzdfyzu.

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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 diana@reachofwc.org 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 https://www.trinitylutheranboonsboro.org/jobs/

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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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Seeking Full-time Pastor

Published October 1, 2018

Salem Reformed Church, located in a beautiful rural area west of Hagerstown, MD, near I-81 is searching for an experienced full-time pastor.  Applicants should be experienced in the ministry; a Master of Divinity degree is preferred.  Our church is a member of the Evangelical Association and has a rich heritage going back to its’ beginning in 1747.  Our church has an active youth group which is very involved in mission work.  The church has one worship service on Sundays with average attendance of 130-140.  We are looking for a pastor who is ordained, being educated in a Bible believing seminary […]

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11,000 books collected for children’s literacy efforts

Published September 25, 2018

More than 11,000 books were collected in August and September at over 50 locations throughout Washington County, MD for the Community Book Drive.  The books were sorted into age groups on the United Way’s Day of Caring, September 20, 2018 at the FedEx Ground warehouse. More than 50 volunteers helped from Rotary Club of Hagerstown, Smith Elliott Kerns, Fed ExGround, Otterbein United Methodist Church, Washington County Public Library, HARC, and Early Childhood Advisory Council. The books will go to organizations working with vulnerable children to help with childhood literacy in our community, as well as directly to families who cannot […]

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80 Turn out for Purple Prayer Walk

Published September 18, 2018

Approximately 80 people turned out Saturday morning for the Washington Goes Purple Prayer Walk.  The purpose of the event was to unite clergy and faith community members in prayer and action around the opioid epidemic, as well as other issues that plague our city such as poverty, incarceration, and general hopelessness. Participants began and closed the event with inter-faith worship services at University Plaza in downtown Hagerstown, including speakers from different faith traditions, Councilwoman Emily Keller, Rob Zellner speaking from the perspective of recovery, and Keisha Clopper speaking as an addictions counselor for youths. Four groups set out in different […]

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