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.

Pastor Twyla's Installation - April 25, 2021
Prayer Walk May 15
Easter Chancel
Easter Congregation

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Hagerstown Church of the Brethren

Sep 12 Worship

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Take a Moment Prayer: Week of Sep19

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

God, on this day which you've given me, I lift my voice with thanksgiving and praise for the glorious things you have done. Your creation is beautiful as the season begins to change from Summer to Autumn. The season ushers in a new growth of flowers, a changing of the color of the leaves and the delightful tastes of a fruit and vegetable harvest. The change comes every year and it's so refreshing. I recognize, however, that there are some changes happening in the personal lives of some people that are not as welcome as the change of the season. I lift those individuals to you now in prayer. Help them...heal them as they navigate the uncertainties and pain that change can bring. Likewise, I ask for your wisdom should I have the opportunity to help those struggling with change. I trust your Spirit's empowerment to guide me in such efforts to be your helping presence to others. And should I find myself in my own struggle with change, I call upon you to help me. For you are my fortress and safe haven, and I know I can count on you for all my needs. This is my prayer on this blessed day. Amen.

From Pastor Twyla's Desk - September 2021

I have been thinking about fear a lot lately. I thought about it often when the COVID pandemic began a year and a half ago. Then as things loosened up, and people seemed less afraid, it wasn’t on my mind so much. But, now that the virus variants have emerged and the virus rates have gone up a bit and people we know are testing positive with COVID again; fear is on the rise too. 

Dunker Church Service (Updated Sep 12, 2021)

The 51st Annual Dunker Church Service will take place September 19, 2021, at 3:00 PM on the lawn at the Dunker Church. Prue Yelinek, former pastor of the Waynesboro church will be the speaker. 

The Dunker Church is located in the Antietam National Battlefield Park, Sharpsburg, Maryland. 

NOTE: Since this is an outdoor service, you need to take your own lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on. Masks will be mandatory for those who are not vaccinated. 

 

Junior Church (Updated May 21, 2021)

Junior Church for Kindergarten through Grade 6 will be held May 23, but not May 30. We will go to the Fellowship Hall following the children's sermon. Masks are mandatory and social distancing will be observed. Parents may opt to keep their child in worship with them especially if the child is uncertain about going. 
 

Guidelines for In-person Worship (Updated Mar 8, 2021)

On May 15, Governor Hogan lifted the mask mandate for the state of Maryland in conjunction with the recommendation put forth by the CDC on May 13. 

Effective immediately, you will not be required to wear a mask inside the building. That being said, anyone who would like to continue wearing a mask may voluntarily do so. For those who are not vaccinated, it is strongly encouraged, but not required, that you continue to wear a mask. We do ask that everyone respect each other’s personal choice, as we all have different circumstances that contribute to that decision.  

Additionally, we ask that everyone continue to practice common sense as it pertains to the health and safety of all who are in the building. Hand sanitization stands will continue to be around the building, for your use.

We do ask that anyone working with children in the building wear a mask if they are going to be within six (6) feet of the children for any length of time.

Thank you for your continued support to keep our church family safe.

Remember Philippians 2:4, "Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others," as we move forward.