Shepherd’s Spring is gearing up to have their amazing and impactful summer camp programs after a yearlong hiatus due to the pandemic. However, they are facing difficulty finding camp nurses. Due to Maryland laws, they must have a camp nurse on site during camp sessions, and as you can imagine, many hospitals are short staffed, and nurses are being recruited for the high-demand (and high-paying) COVID vaccination sites.
As summer camp is only a few weeks away, they do not have any camp nurses lined up even though they have been diligently searching.
Quote from the staff: “Our hearts ache when we think about the chance of canceling camp due to this reason. We need your help and support. Below you will find some information about the camp nurse position. We ask that you forward this information to your congregations, community, friends, family, neighbors, and anyone else you know. Please be in prayer with us that we can fill this vital role so we can ultimately share Christ’s love with ~60 overnight campers and ~90 day campers from inner-city Hagerstown.
1. We need either one camp nurse for the summer or multiple nurses, each doing one week or more (there is a total of 7 weeks of camp this summer).
2. They must be an RN, CRNP, or MD with an active license in Maryland.
3. We are paying an end-of-week stipend of $300 as well as providing housing and all meals.
4. There are some weeks where we need the nurse Sunday through Friday (overnights) and some weeks where we need a nurse M-F normal working hours.
5. If they have children, they can come to camp for free for a week and at a discounted rate for any additional weeks.”
If anyone is interested, they can email to email@example.com or call 301-223-8193. They need to have this position filled by June 5th at the latest.
Download a description of the position and a schedule.
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Please feel free to contact Rev. Rich Bower with the names of the person’s you wish to sponsor or any questions.
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Christ’s Reformed Church United Church of Christ, a historic Church in downtown Hagerstown, Maryland, is seeking a full-time administrative assistant. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the daily running of the Church office to include light book keeping and attendance records, maintaining the church calendar and events, weekly worship bulletins, monthly newsletters, giving statements, as well as maintaining the web site and Facebook page. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Starting salary $15 per hour based on experience. Health insurance, paid holidays, sick days and vacation included. For a complete job description, please contact email@example.com .
HARC was blessed to have Rev. Don Marbury speak at our May 11 meeting and answer our questions. If you missed the meeting, we are glad to offer this recording on YouTube. Rev. Marbury speaks candidly about being Black in America and in Hagerstown, and about our obligations as people of God to overcome racism and divisions in our community.
Rev. Marbury is the senior pastor of Ebenezer AME Church in Hagerstown and author of the acclaimed book “MY PEOPLE, MY PEOPLE, MY GOD!” He left a 27-year career in 1997 as a top public broadcasting executive, television and film producer, and news anchorman to pursue his call to ministry. His writings and performances of his works have earned him national and international recognition.
Thanks to Rev. Kyle Powderly for streaming the HARC meeting live on Facebook and making this recording possible. Thanks also to Hub City Vineyard for providing the outdoor pavilion for comfort and safety during the pandemic.
John Wesley United Methodist Church, 129 N Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD is seeking a Custodian/Caretaker to clean and handle basic repairs for all public-facing areas of the church. Working parts of Tuesdays, Thursdays 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 experience and references, and work well with people. To apply to work on our smoke and drug free campus, go to www.jw-umc.org/employment to view the full job description and the application form. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021.