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

June 20 Worship

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Take a Moment Prayer: Week of June 20

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

 My Lord, my God, with all that is in me I praise your holy name. In the good times, I feel the energy of your smile and joy, sending my spirit soaring to incredible heights. In the stormy times, I know you are there...even though I may be unable to feel your presence, especially when the intensity of the storm is wildly turbulent. The warmth of your comforting arms and the security of your guiding spirit, can calm the storms that can strike at any time. I know I am covered everyday with your love protecting me from harm and helping me to rise above the lies that try to tell me that you do not care and attempt to pull me away from you. Forever I will remain faithful and put my trust in you. Amen.

From Pastor Twyla's Desk - June 2021

Today as I am pondering this particular text, I am doing so because I am feeling the loosening of the pandemic  restrictions and because the Summer season is upon us. Last year at this time there were many unknowns due to COVID and many of us had anxiety about what was safe to do and what was not. People skipped vacations and canceled family gatherings. Everything seemed to be on hold and it took much of the fun out of what is typically an active social time of year. The discouragement and depression many of us experienced due to the cancellations of our major holiday festivities was compounded when warmer weather arrived and we still had to endure the restrictions due to COVID. The church was not spared from the required restrictions; so, we felt the impact on our fellowship activities here at HCOB too. 

Local Work Camp for Youth (Updated Jun 18, 2021)

Our youth will be having a local intergeneration work camp, August 5-7, 2021. We will deep dive into Isaiah 43:19 and serve our community. If you filled out your survey that you're interested, please officially register now at this link: https://forms.gle/2wp3ZzCF4SZus8CR9.

 

Vacation Bible School (Updated Jun 18, 2021)

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Vacation Bible School 
July 12-16, 2021 

Monday—Friday        6:00—8:00 PM
Ages 4 through the 5th Grade

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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.