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

From Tim's Desk - July 2017

You have probably started to hear some rumblings around the church about the new BAT Team. And no, this is not a church team of vigilantes working alongside Batman to fight crime in Hagerstown. Our BAT  Team stands for the Building Analysis Task Team. This team has been  selected to do a comprehensive analysis of our building. We do this for  a few reasons:

From Audrey's Desk - June 2017

 As we enter into June, Pastor Tim and I begin our fourth year of ministry with the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren.  Can you believe how fast the time flies?  Each year we have marked the movement  into  another year of ministry by naming a focus for the new year.  Hopefully, you remember that this past year we focused on strengthening our  biblical call to hospitality.  This focus was to prepare us for this year’s focus on being invitational.  

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?

NOAC

Monday, September 4, 2017 to Friday, September 8, 2017
Location: 
Lake Junaluska, NC

The next National Older Adult Conference (NOAC), Inspiration 2017, will be held at the Lake Junaluska Conference  Center in western North Carolina, September 4-8.

The theme is "Generations” from Psalm 145:4: “One generation shall laud God’s works to another and shall declare God’s mighty acts.” The theme reflects the intergenerational community that gathers at NOAC and the importance of generations engaging each other in meaningful conversations about relationships, leaving a legacy and faith. 

For more information, go to www.brethren.org/NOAC.

Fall Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:00pm
Location: 
Hagerstown Church of the Brethren Parking Lot

Mark your calendars for our Fall Festival  on Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 1:00—3:30 PM in our parking lot.  There will be fun and fellowship for all!  

Dunker Church Service

Sunday, September 17, 2017
3:00pm
Location: 
Antietam National Battlefield Park

The 47th Annual Worship Service at the Dunker Church will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 3:00 PM. The Dunker Church is located in the Antietam National Battlefield Park, Sharpsburg, Maryland. Nick Patler will be the guest speaker. 

It is the hope of the Brethren that the little white church on the Antietam Battlefield may be, to our troubled world, a symbol of  tolerance, love, brotherhood, and service – a witness to the spirit of Him [the Christ] whom we seek to serve.” [Quote generally attributed to E. Russell Hicks, (deceased) member of the Hagerstown (Md.) Church of the Brethren.]