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.

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From Tim's Desk - April 2015

Christ is Alive! After weeks of joining Jesus on the long plod to the cross and Easter morning, the time has come to celebrate. As people of faith, we join with Christians around the world celebrating the greatest event in the Christian narrative. Christ conquers death and with it, human sin. What a morning, when bleakness turns to hope for God’s good earth.

From Audrey's Desk - March 2015

During the season of Lent, as many of you know by now, Pastor Tim and I have been encouraging everyone to join us on a journey through the Gospel of Mark, reading a little each day until the whole Gospel is read by Easter. Daily readings are accompanied by a few questions related to the days selection of scripture. Some of these questions may encourage personal reflection while others may invite you to enter the scripture as you relate to people’s actions or thoughts.

Pastor Audrey's Message - November 2014

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.

Pastor Tim's Message - October 2014

For the last month, this church has been studying together what it means to be the church. It can be far too easy to get lost in the mess of expectations for what the church should be and what it should be doing. Some might say the church should exist to help others, both near and far. Some might say the church should exist to build people up in faith and send them out to witness. Some might say the church should exist to teach the way of Jesus to children and youth. Some might say the church should be about reconciliation, standing against injustice, or restoring broken communities.

Pastor Audrey's Message - September 2014

“We indeed have neither a new church nor any new laws. We only want to remain in simplicity and true faith in the original church which Jesus founded… If we remain in the teaching of the New Testament, we expect this outcome, namely, that the fulfillment of our faith will be eternal life… We cannot testify for our descendants—as their faith is, so shall be their outcome.”
~ Alexander Mack (founder of the Church of the Brethren) from “Basic Questions”

Pastor Tim's Message - August 2014

For more than two decades, August has meant only one thing to me: school. When August came, I knew that school was right around the corner with only a couple more weeks to squeeze in that summertime relaxation. Come August, the store aisles become lined with pencils, notebooks, calculators, and binders. Those items used to make me cringe as my last few weeks of freedom began to fade away. The beginning of August was a dreaded time, but soon enough school would start back up and the normal rhythms of life would resume.

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