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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Hagerstown Church of the Brethren

Sep 25 Worship

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PICTORIAL DIRECTORY INFORMATIONHagerstown Church of the Brethren is planning to publish a new pictorial directory. To provide a complete directory, we want everyone to get a new picture made. Every family or individual photographed for the directory will receive a copy of the directory and an 8x10 portrait at no cost. 

 To schedule an appointment to have your picture taken, click here. If you are unable to schedule your appointment online, contact the church office at 301-733-3565.

Take a Moment Prayer: Week of Sep 25

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

Holy God...and Blessed Savior, I want to be bound to you with a holy love that makes us one. I want to be bound together with my brothers and sisters in Christ with a holy love that encourages each other's faith to grow stronger. Send your Spirit to wash away any selfish attitude within me that may keep me from having a willing and compassionate heart to serve those in need. I pray for our church as she works with other congregations around the world to help build the kingdom of God. Send a vision to all of God's people that will enable us to show our communities and the whole world that you are the one and only Living God who loves everyone. Let my life be a daily example of your love. Amen.

 

From Pastor Twyla's Desk - September 2022

A few weeks ago, Don and I took a two-day trip to Deep Creek on  our motorcycles. I had an experience during that trip that reinforced my strong belief in God’s living presence in our world today. This reality is a passion of mine that I want to share with everyone. That’s why I ask the question every Sunday, “Where have you seen God last week?”

GriefShare is coming to HCOB this fall (Updated Aug 29, 2022)

GriefShare is a worldwide ministry for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend. The grief journey after losing a loved one is painful, difficult and lonely. Since everyone grieves in his or her own way and time, unfortunately, there is no magical timeline that points to the end of the grieving process. Fortunately, GriefShare  provides helpful tools to assist in journeying through grief towards healing, even if the loss is not recent.

Pastor Twyla and Debbie Nycum will be facilitating our first series of 13 weekly sessions. There is no cost to attend. However, if you participate, we ask you to consider giving a $10 donation to offset the cost of a workbook. Additional details  regarding the GriefShare ministry can be found in the August newsletter. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one and would like to participate in our first GriefShare session, please contact Allyson in the church office. If you have any questions, please direct them to Pastor Twyla or Debbie Nycum.   

Date: Mondays from Sep. 19 through  Dec. 12, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Place: Mullendore Room 

For more information, click here.

Fall Love Feast (Updated Aug 29, 2022)

 Our Fall Love Feast will be held on Sunday, October 9 during both of the worship services. It will follow the practice we did during the pandemic. The deacons chose to do this because of the many positive responses they received following those times we did these creative services during the pandemic. We heard the request to consider doing it 
for more of the fall love feast services.

At our Maundy Thursday service, we will observe the traditional worship experience. We hope everyone will mark their calendars and plan to join their brothers and sisters for this significant time of remembrance of Jesus, his life, his death and his call to our lives. 

Updated Mask Guideline (Updated Aug 29, 2022)

Covid guideline reminders. **We ask that if you know, or suspect, you have been exposed to someone who tested positive for Covid, or if you have a  temperature and/or you are feeling unwell, that you remain home and worship with us via Facebook.**

We ask that everyone attending worship please observe social distancing guidelines. You may enter and exit through the West Entrance, and exit only through the Washington Street door. Please do not stop on the outside steps to chat and possibly block those entering and exiting behind you. Also, remember to keep a clear path from the building to the sidewalk ramp as we enter and exit at the west entrance.  We need to keep that path clear to make it easier for those who have special needs to access the use of the ramp to their car.

 

Junior Church (Updated Sep 24, 2021)

Junior Church is held in the Fellowship Hall on the 4th Sunday of each month and is open to those in Kindergarten through Grade 6. 

Parents may keep their child in worship or accompany him or her, especially if is the child is uncertain about going,