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

August 14 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 August 14

In my heart, you mean more to me than anything. With my thoughts and through my words and actions, I try to follow you faithfully, Precious Lord. I know that sometimes, I mess-up because other distractions grab my attention...for a moment or two. When I realize what I've done, it doesn't feel so good. I'm sorry. Sometimes, what makes this journey of faith hard is that others...sometimes people dear to me...do not understand why I believe and follow you. They see the world around them in such a mess, or they fall victim to personal attacks of pain or they desire secular distractions that seem more appealing; and they wonder whether you or your Amazing Father really exist. I know you do, and I pray that they will one day also know this to be true. I seek your Spirit's empowerment to help proclaim that you live and the journey of faith is freedom from the lostness of this world. Because I know this to be true...I praise you and hold on to you everyday! Amen.You, O God, give me a purpose for each day that I live. From the smallest detail of every day living to the unforeseen opportunities to minister to others, I find your presence nudging me and calling me. How marvelous is your Spirit that points me in the right direction...empowers and guides me. And with humility, I express through my words and my heart, my gratitude for your forgiveness for those times when I am not obedient to your will and I don't get things right. This is a new day...and today...I will seek You. I will listen for your voice. I will pursue with faithfulness, your will. For I want nothing more than to be an active participant in your work; using the gifts you've given me to magnify Your Name and direct others to you. Amen. 

From Pastor Twyla's Desk - August 2022

When I attend Annual Conference, I not only attend the business sessions  and the worship services, I also attend sessions for educational growth. This year, I attended the pre-conference Pastors’ event Saturday evening and most of the day on Sunday. The presenter was Tod Bolsinger, author of: “Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change”. He covered key learning points from his book. It was good stuff. I bought the book and have begun reading it to help reinforce what I learned.  

Updated Mask Guideline (Updated Feb 24, 2022)

The Leadership Team has lifted the mandatory mask guideline. We encourage anyone that wants to continue to wear a mask to do so. We will remain every other pew for in person worship, and ask that you continue to follow social distancing and other guidelines that are in place. You may refer to the printed weekly announcements for the current Covid-19 guidelines.

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,