Hagerstown Church of the Brethren
15 S. Mulberry St., Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 301-733-3565 * FAX: 301-733-3598

"Church in the Heart of the City with the City at Heart"
Continuing the work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

Fall Festival 2022
Baptism and New Members
Prayer Walk May 15
Easter Chancel

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Hagerstown Church of the Brethren

Nov 27 Worship

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Take a Moment Prayer: Week of Nov 27

Look for this prayer each week. Take time to pray it each day and know that your church family is saying this prayer too.

Heavenly Father, once again, the season of advent is upon me. I hear you calling to my spirit...saying, "Awaken my beloved child, and remember once again the gift I sent to the world... the gift of my Son and the salvation he brings." Oh most gracious God, I do want to be awake. Call to me often and help me to escape the traps of commercialism and busyness that can distract me. I want to celebrate. I want the Good News to grab hold of me and renew my spirit with the joy, hope, peace and love that comes only from you. My heart I give to you, O God, as a home for your Son. Amen.

The Pastor's Pen - November 2022

What? It’s November? Already! That means Thanksgiving is right around  the corner. Well then, of course, I should ask you, “for what are you grateful for?” And, who will you be thanking?   As I look back on the year that has passed since last Thanksgiving, I can  think of many things that leave me feeling grateful: time spent with family, good health, HCOB and the opportunity to serve at HCOB, vacations, God’s love and care, salvation…everything I need and then some. The gratitude we feel as Christians we give to God; and most of us offer our thanksgiving throughout the year… not just on this one special day.

GriefShare is coming to HCOB this fall (Updated Aug 29, 2022)

GriefShare is a worldwide ministry for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. The grief journey after losing a loved one is painful, difficult and lonely. Since everyone grieves in his or her own way and time, unfortunately, there is no magical timeline that points to the end of the grieving process. Fortunately, GriefShare  provides helpful tools to assist in journeying through grief towards healing, even if the loss is not recent.

Pastor Twyla and Debbie Nycum will be facilitating our first series of 13 weekly sessions. There is no cost to attend. However, if you participate, we ask you to consider giving a $10 donation to offset the cost of a workbook. Additional details  regarding the GriefShare ministry can be found in the August newsletter. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one and would like to participate in our first GriefShare session, please contact Allyson in the church office. If you have any questions, please direct them to Pastor Twyla or Debbie Nycum.   

Date: Mondays from Sep. 19 through  Dec. 12, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Place: Mullendore Room 

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Updated Mask Guideline (Updated Aug 29, 2022)

Covid guideline reminders. **We ask that if you know, or suspect, you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid, or if you have a  temperature and/or you are feeling unwell, that you remain home and worship with us via Facebook.**

We ask that everyone attending worship please observe social distancing guidelines. You may enter and exit through the West Entrance, and exit only through the Washington Street door. Please do not stop on the outside steps to chat and possibly block those entering and exiting behind you. Also, remember to keep a clear path from the building to the sidewalk ramp as we enter and exit at the west entrance.  We need to keep that path clear to make it easier for those who have special needs to access the use of the ramp to their car.

 

Junior Church (Updated Sep 24, 2021)

Junior Church is held in the Fellowship Hall on the 4th Sunday of each month and is open to those in Kindergarten through Grade 6. 

Parents may keep their child in worship or accompany him or her, especially if is the child is uncertain about going,