Hagerstown Church of the Brethren

    15 South Mulberry Street, Hagerstown, Maryland 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.

Did you know ...?

  • 1880: Approximately 30 Brethren lived in Hagerstown.
  • 1883: Hiram Wolfe led the first public Brethren worship in Hagerstown in a fire hall.

From Audrey's Desk - October 2015

Starting in October, we will have a special worship series using the Living Peace Curriculum put together by On Earth Peace, an agency of the Church of the Brethren. This is a six week study that would encourage us to consider what it would look like if our congregation lived like a peace church led by God, following in Christ’s footsteps, and inspired by the Spirit. Along with these topics in worship, we invite you to join us in a daily Bible study and weekly reflection questions. The Living Peace Gathering group will also be hosting four lunch conversation opportunities in the Fellowship Hall after the 11:00 AM worship (October 11, 18, 25, and November 15) for us to continue the conversation together. 

From Tim's Desk - Sept. 2015

The Church is buzzing. Summer vacations have mostly come to an end. August has reminded me of the many important ministries that happen through this congregation. In August, church workers plan and prepare for a year ahead. Wisely, we lay a foundation from which God can construct lives of discipleship. It reminds me of Christ’s classic parable from Matthew 7, where the wise man’s house is built on rock so as to withstand rain, flood, and wind. The Church was buzzing this August laying a foundation from which our ministries can flourish. 

Next Sunday

October 11
  • Preacher: Pastor Tim Hollenberg-Duffey
  • Scripture: Luke 4:16-21
  • Message: "The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me"
  • Worship Leader: Loyal Vanderveer
  • Special: Moment for Mission: Fahrney-Keedy
    Combined Sunday School
    “Peace Soup” Lunch


Sunday's Sermon

Sep 27: "Free to Take Hold of Life"

Daily Reading

Sunday Services

Casual Worship, 9 am
Sunday School, 9:45 am
Traditional Worship, 11 am


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.