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

July 25 Worship

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Take a Moment Prayer: Week of July 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.

Almighty God, may your Holy Spirit descend upon me on this day; and, fill me with the gifts and the spiritual guidance I will need to fulfill the deeds that will glorify you and point others to you. Should anything come my way that darkens my day and leaves me feeling helpless or lost, I will trust the Spirit to connect me to you from places within where no words can be found. I believe that nothing can separate me from you...not even when life is hard and leaves me with feelings of emptiness. I will cling to the knowledge of your promise of faithfulness to me rather than the negative feelings that may be strong in times of darkness. With this prayer, I am reminded of your faithfulness and I am ready to take-on this day with inner peace and joy...both the good and the not-so-good...praising you all the while. Amen.

From Pastor Twyla's Desk - July 2021

I’m writing this just four days before settlement  on our new house. I never dreamed moving could be so  stressful. Contributing to our stress are things like: selling  our house, finding a house, applying for a mortgage,   packing twenty-one years of stuff, moving Marvin (our cat) who has never been in a crate or outside of our house, dealing with last-minute underwriting documentation and whatever else I am not remembering right now. Our saving graces have been all of your prayers, the church’s decision to have a professional moving company move us…thank you…thank you… thank you, and a very patient realtor, Kim Mozick, who has made us feel like her only customer. Don and I will be so glad when this side of the process is all over next week and we can take our time making our new home our own.

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.

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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.