Advent is upon us. This is a time of preparation and a season of waiting for our Messiah to come. We await the Christ child in the familiar Christmas story. Why do we wait so expectantly? Every year we know what happens in the story, but do we ever allow the story and our lives to converge. This is a season of hope, expectancy, waiting, and advent in our Church.
In the month of November we are going to focus on fearlessness in worship. This topic is so timely as we hear about the increase of violence not only around the world but in our own neighborhood and the increase of widespread illness. There are certainly enough voices around us telling us that it is time for us to be afraid. The uncertainty of the future can make us feel like we are out of control.
The Hagerstown Church of the Brethren: A caring community gathered round the Risen Christ that …Welcomes the stranger …Empowers our neighbors …Embraces the diversity among all people as we continue the work of Jesus, peacefully, simply, together.
The mission of the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren is to celebrate the love of Jesus Christ and glorify the Lord by striving to live as Christ lived, experiencing the power of God's healing in our lives. We seek to nurture our faith community through prayer, music and the proclaimed Word, while enthusiastically reaching out to others with compassion, respect and love for everyone so that we may grow in faith and commitment together.