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.

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren

“Take a Moment” Prayer: Week of Oct. 13

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

With wonder I come to you today with my spirit open to your leading. Where will you lead me today? With anticipation I will look for signs of your presence guiding me as I work, as I play, as I sit in silence and wait. Help me to find joy in all I do…and all I give for the support and strengthening of the church and for the building of your kingdom…even when I am struggling with personal challenges or overwhelmed by a busy schedule. May all that I say and do delight you. Amen.

From Pastor Twyla's Desk - October 2019

Have you ever felt disappointed over something? If not, you are one of the luckiest people in the world. Don and I were disappointed when the vacation we had planned for last summer had to be postponed until another year. We were   planning to take two weeks and ride our motorcycles to Nova Scotia. 

From Pastor Twyla's Desk - September 2019

Greetings! I’m writing this on my first day as your Interim Pastor. I moved a few things into my office and so now I’m ready to get started with my work. I’ve been trying to decide what to write for my first ponderings for the newsletter. I guess a good place to start is to tell you a little something about myself. 

Pastor's Bookshelf - February 2018

Pastor Tim and I were very encouraged by the engagement of The Journey during this past Advent. Several of you came to us and shared how you enjoyed having an  opportunity to engage the Christmas story on a different level. Some of you even asked if we would do another book study during Lent, especially since Adam Hamilton advertised one of his Lenten studies in the back of the book we were reading.

Pastor's Bookshelf - July 2017

Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians by John Paul Lederach

I have been reading this book that I bought at last year’s Annual Conference.  I read several books written by John Paul Lederach in  college as a Peace Studies minor and was pleased to see that he had written a new book. Lederach is well known by Anabaptists for his work in conflict transformation. This new book, Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians, is a different style for Lederach.

Pastor's Bookshelf - June 2017

The Art of Christian Listening  by Thomas Hart 

During college, Pastor Audrey was a Student Peer Minister assigned to her dorm as a trusted spiritual companion for other students needing to process their faith life.  To prepare for this role, she read The Art of Christian Listening and found its instruction so helpful that she passed it along to me.  Maybe this was a subtle hint for me to become a better listener. But  isn’t it the case that we could all be better listeners?

Washington County Goes Purple

Washington Goes Purple is a substance abuse awareness program that will engage our community and youth to stand against substance abuse. Ninety-one people die every day from heroin or prescription painkiller overdoes.   

Painkillers are synthetic heroin. It's time to have "the new conversation" with our kids about prescription painkillers.