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Religion: Speakers and topics

December 11, 2010

Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, 20402 Beaver Creek Road, the children will present their Christmas program at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9 a.m. Benevola United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, Pastor John Dean will speak this Sunday at the 9 a.m. service on the topic, My Way or God’s Way. The youth and cherub choirs will sing. Sunday school is at 10:15 a.m. Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship, 14010 Greencastle Pike, Pastor Len Smith will speak on the topic, A Prayer for Us, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Charles Wasson will be worship leader. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday programs for all ages begin at 6:45 p.m. Brownsville Church of the Brethren, this Sunday, 8:30 a.m. contemporary service and 10:45 a.m. worship service. The children¿¿¿s Christmas program will be held during the 10:45 a.m. service. The children¿¿¿s choir will sing during the program. Worship leader will be Vaughn Crowl. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Calvary Chapel Cumberland Valley, 12915 Pinehill Drive, Hagerstown, this Sunday at 10:30 a.m., there will be worship and verse-by-verse study of 1 Corinthians 12:20, titled Diversities of Gifts Part 7. Children¿¿¿s church on Sunday morning. Activities on Wednesday at 7 p.m. including the topic, Send it Back. Christ Community Church, 8916 Mapleville Road, Hagerstown, Pastor Rich Carr will share the message, Jesus Our High Priest, at the 9:30 a.m. praise and worship service. Growth groups for all ages are at 11 a.m. Christ Lutheran Church, Pastor Robert McIntyre¿¿¿s message service at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. this Sunday will be, Behold. Today carolers from the church will go to Ravenwood Nursing Home at 4 p.m. to sing Christmas carols and then go caroling in the neighborhood around the church. Christ¿¿¿s Reformed Church UCC, 130 W. Franklin St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Rebecca J.P. Hoover, will be the speaker at the 9:30 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, Filling the Hungry with Good Things. The Rev. Gregg Meserole will be liturgist. Hoover will give the children¿¿¿s message. Sunday school begins at 11 a.m. Christ Reformed Church, UCC, 304 E. German St., Shepherdstown, W.Va., across from the train station, the Rev. Ronald Grubb will preach at the 11 a.m. communion service on Switching the Voice of Promise — And Mary Spake. Christ Reformed UCC in Cavetown, the Rev. Carol Hallman will preach this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The topic will be Do You See What I See? The children¿¿¿s Christmas program will begin at 6 p.m. and be followed by a birthday party for Jesus. Christian Science Society, the topic Sunday at 10:30 a.m. will be God the Preserver of Man. Sunday school for young people up to age 20 meets at 10:30 a.m. during worship. Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. The Reading Room at 235 N. Potomac St. is open one hour before and after services. Church of Christ at Hagerstown, Gerrard Fess will give the message, Missing Golden Opportunities, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. Bible classes for all ages begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meeting and Bible study begins at 7 p.m. For transportation, call 301-733-5244. Church of the Holy Trinity UCC, Halfway, the Rev. Rob Apgar-Taylor will lead the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be Evidence of Christ. Adult Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. Community Mennonite Church, U.S. 40 east of Hagerstown, Pastor Paul Clemmer will bring the message, Advent III: An Unexpected Hour ¿¿¿ Repent as God Works, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be an a cappella hymn sing at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday. Concordia Lutheran Church, the Rev. Emil Gretarsson will lead the 8:15 a.m. noncommunion and 10:45 a.m. communion services Sunday. The topic will be, An Offensive Savior. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. Gretarsson will lead the adult Bible class. Cornerstone Community Church, 837 Spruce St., Pastor Harald Bjerga will talk on the topic, Matthew¿¿¿s Christmas, at the 10:15 a.m. service Sunday. Adult Bible class and children¿¿¿s Sunday school at 9 a.m. Cornerstone Student Ministries meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Covenant Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Renee L. Mackey will speak at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The topic will be The Lone Cry. The annual Christmas tea will follow the service. A Cry in the Wilderness Ministries, 15221 Wyndham Ave. at Tracey¿¿¿s Corner in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., Pastor Steve Burdette¿¿¿s sermon will be, Chirstmas Present, at the Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Children¿¿¿s Bible time with Amber Green. There will be Christmas caroling outside at 6 p.m. this Sunday at the church. Refreshments will be available. Call 717-794-0141. Cutting Edge Ministries, Pastor Bret McKoy will speak on the topic, The Sole/Soul Source, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Youth Sunday school meets during the service. Discipleship class meets at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Harvey Swanger will continue his series in Healing, at the 7 p.m. service Thursday. Raven House Food Distribution is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Downsville Christian Church, the Rev. Craig Jones will lead the 10 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, Season¿¿¿s Greetings. The Keller family will lead worship and the lighting of the Advent candles. Downsville Church of the Brethren, Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Wilkie Nunn will speak on the topic, Nearing Bethlehem. Rowland Litten will be worship leader. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Emmanuel Baptist Temple, 16221 National Pike, Hagerstown, Jerry Sivnksty will preach at a special Christmas service at 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday activities begin at 7 p.m. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Pastor Randy Reid will lead the 9:30 a.m. service. The sermon topic will be, God Looks at You With a Smile. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. A contemporary service will be at 5:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, 15 High St., Hagerstown, Pastor Thom Smith will speak on the topic, Jesus Loves the Little Children, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. First Christian Church, a Christmas cantata will be presented this Sunday at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. Sunday school begins at 11:15 a.m. Germantown Church of God, 16924 Raven Rock Road, Cascade, Pastor Mark Hosler will speak Sunday at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. on the topic, Gifts for Jesus/An Obedient Heart. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Children¿¿¿s church meets at 10:30 a.m. Grace Bible Church, 2327 Hoffman Road, Greencastle, Pa., Pastor Herman Fisler will speak on There Shall Come a Star, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. At 7 p.m. Pastor Greg Kell will speak. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m. Grace Brethren Church, 250 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa., a Christmas program titled, Wrapped in Cloths; No Room, will be presented at the 10:40 a.m. service Sunday. Christian Education at 9:30 a.m. Family fellowship is at 6 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday 606 gathering meal at 6:06 p.m. with Bible study, prayer and teen club at 7 p.m. Grace United Methodist Church, Pastor Clark Carr will speak about Patient Anticipation or Grumbling? ¿¿¿ You Decide, this Sunday at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, at Sunday¿¿¿s 10:30 a.m. worship service, the children will present their Christmas program and lead the congregation in singing favorite Christmas songs. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, Pastor Ed Poling will bring the message, Enduring Patiently, at the 9 a.m. informal contemporary service, and 11 a.m. traditional service. The Temple Choir will sing the 11 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church, 11507 Robinwood Drive, Pastor Chris Holland will speak at the 11 a.m. service today on The Battle of Christmas. Hilltop Christian Fellowship, 12624 Trinity Church Drive, Clear Spring, coffee and fellowship and class at 8:15 a.m. features the topic, Biblical Eldership: They Smell Like Sheep. Senior pastor, Dennis Whitmore, will conduct the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Christmas With Isaiah ¿¿¿ God is With Us, part four of five. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. Bible study Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the topic, From Daniel to Revelation. Kasiesville Bible Church, 12639 Fort Loudon Road, Mercersburg, Pa., Pastor Ben Fisler¿¿¿s topic for the 10:30 a.m. service will be, Some True Reasons for the Seasons. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. The congregation will perform a cantata and play titled, If Jesus Had Not Come, at the 6 p.m. service. Family night is Wednesday at 7 p.m. with classes for all ages and a discussion on the Christ of Christmas. Long Meadow Church of the Brethren, Pastor Paul N. Leatherman III will lead the 10:35 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, Suddenly Different. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Manor Church of the Brethren, Boonsboro, Pastor Joy Zepp will speak on the topic, ¿¿¿Tis the Season, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Zepp will give a children¿¿¿s story. Craig Hood will be worship leader. The Manor Choir will sing. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. The monthly carry-in meal will follow the service. Wednesday activities are from 5 to 8 p.m. Children¿¿¿s activity night will be Friday, Dec. 17, at 4:30 p.m. Maranatha Brethren Church, Pastor Ron Shank will bring the message at the 10:55 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, The Christ of Christmas. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Christmas caroling will be at 6 p.m. Family night activities are Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. with adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 14615 Fairview Church Road, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will speak on the topic, The One, at the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Mount Zion Lutheran Church, Md. 67 and Locust Grove Road, Rohrersville, the Rev. Blaine Feightner will be speaking at the 8:45 a.m. service this Sunday on the topic, Joy to the World. New Beginning Community Church, corner of Dual Highway and Beaver Creek Road, Pastor Mark Snyder will continue a Christmas series, Christmas is Christ, and share the message, It Happened on the Night Shift, at 11 a.m. Sunday. Music by Leanne Snyder. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Awana will meet at 6 p.m. this Sunday. Snyder will continue a study in the book of Titus Wednesday at 7 p.m. North Side Mennonite Church, 716 N. Locust St., Pastor Gary Zook will speak at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, In God We Trust. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at 7 p.m. will feature “Church Mouse Christmas” present by Wednesday night children. Wednesday evening Bible study for ages 3 years to adult is at 7 p.m. Otterbein United Methodist Church, 108 E. Franklin St., Hagerstown, Rev. Stephen Robison will lead the 8:15 and 11 a.m. traditional services and the 9:45 a.m. informal service this Sunday with the topic, The Gift: Of Doubt. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Otterbein United Methodist Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., Pastor Mark C. Mooney will speak at the 8:30 a.m. praise and worship contemporary service and the 10:50 a.m. traditional service on the topic, My Christmas Wish List. Children of the church will share songs and readings of the Christmas season at the later service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Park Road Bible Church, Pastor Ron Key will speak on the topic, Christmas Gifts and Giving at the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Evening worship is at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer service at 7 p.m. Potomac Charge, United Methodist churches of Big Pool, the topic for this Sunday will be, There Will be Singing. Services are at 8:50 a.m. at Mount Carmel; St. Paul¿¿¿s service begins at 10 a.m.; Park Head worships at 11 a.m. Ringgold Church of Christ, Don Conley, senior minister, will speak at the 8, 9:20 and 11 a.m. services Sunday on the topic, Mighty God in the His Name Shall be Called sermon series. Sunday school at 9:20 and 11 a.m. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Williamsport, the Rev. Mark Sandell will preach on the topic, Accept, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Youth group meets at 5 p.m. St. Andrew¿¿¿s United Methodist Church, this Sunday, Pastor Mike Henning will deliver the message, Preparing Ourselves for Christ: Patience, at the 8:15 a.m. service this Sunday. The children¿¿¿s Christmas program will take place at the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. St. John¿¿¿s Episcopal Church, the Rev. Ann Boyd will speak Sunday at the 8 and 10:15 a.m. communion services. The parish choir will sing at the second service. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. Weekly services of healing and communion are 12:10 p.m. Thursdays in the chapel. St. John¿¿¿s Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, Pastor Edward Heim will lead the 8 and 11 a.m. traditional services and the 9 a.m. Nine/Alive contemporary worship this Sunday on the sermon series, Resting on God¿¿¿s Promises. At the 8 a.m. service music will be by St. John¿¿¿s Men¿¿¿s Choir and Caden and Landon Conrad, and at 11 a.m. by St. John¿¿¿s Senior Choir. 9Alive with communion in the worship center with the New Spirit Praise Band is at 9 a.m. A potluck dinner will be at 4:30 p.m. followed by a congregational Christmas program, A Simple Christmas Program. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Midweek Joy communion service on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the worship center with New Spirit Praise Band. St. John¿¿¿s Lutheran Church, Martinsburg, W.Va., this Sunday, the Sunday school children will present a Christmas program this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9 a.m. St. Mark¿¿¿s Lutheran Church, the Rev. G. Stanley Steele will preach and preside at the 8:15 a.m. communion service and 10:30 a.m. service of word and prayer. Sunday school starts at 9:15 a.m. St. Matthew¿¿¿s Lutheran Church, Beaver Creek Church Road, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic, The Celebration of Advent at the 8:45 a.m. communion service Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. St. Matthew¿¿¿s United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will speak on the topic, More Than Meets the Eye, at the 9:30 a.m. service. There is no Sunday school. St. Paul¿¿¿s Lutheran Church, 14106 National Pike, Clear Spring, Pastor Allen Reed will preach on the topic, The One?, at the 8:15 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Mid-week worship is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. St. Paul¿¿¿s Lutheran Church, Funkstown, Pastor Mike Louia will preach and preside over communion at 9 a.m. this Sunday. Christian education follows fellowship time, with a new Bible study based on Handel¿¿¿s ¿¿¿Messiah.¿¿¿ St. Paul¿¿¿s Free Lutheran Church of Leitersburg, Pastor Terry Culler will bring a message at the 10:30 a.m. communion service this Sunday. The topic will be, Magnify the Lord. Christian education is at 9:15 a.m. Crossways classes are Monday at 7 p.m. and Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. St. Paul¿¿¿s Reformed Church, east of Clear Spring, Pastor John Toms will speak at 11 a.m. this Sunday on the topic, What is the Line? Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. St. Paul¿¿¿s United Methodist Church, Smithsburg, the Rev. Glenn A. Capacchione will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service. St. Peter¿¿¿s Lutheran Church, Keedysville, Pastor Eric Moser will speak on the topic, The Celebration of Advent at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. St. Peter¿¿¿s (Beard¿¿¿s) Lutheran Church, Old Forge Road, the Rev. David C. Baker will speak at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. The topic is, Waiting Without Patience. Salem Reformed Church, the Rev. Stephen Wagoner will speak on They Beheld His Glory at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. Ellen Davis is liturgist. Charles Grab Jr. will give the children¿¿¿s message. Church school is at 10:40 a.m. Sharpsburg Church of the Brethren, Pastor Tom Fralin will speak at the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday on the topic, More Than Just a Baby. Carmen Canfield will be the worship leader. Children¿¿¿s Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and adults at 10:45 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church, Hagerstown, the Rev. Eric Norgard will be preacher and presider this Sunday at the 9 a.m. praise worship service in fellowship hall and the 11 a.m. evangelical service in the nave. The topic will be The Authentic Messiah. Sunday school is at 9:55 a.m. Trinity Reformed UCC, 33 Potomac St., Boonsboro, the Rev. Don Stevenson will deliver the sermon this Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service. The topic will be, Let the New Enter. Tri-State Fellowship, classic or heritage cafe service at 9:30 a.m. and the bridge service is at 11 a.m. The sermon series, All I Want for Christmas will continue. Lead Pastor Randy Buchman will speak about Nuts in the Family Tree. Children¿¿¿s and student programs. Youth group for high school and middle school meets at 6 p.m. Unity of Hagerstown, Civil Air Patrol Building, behind Nick¿¿¿s Airport Inn, Hagerstown, this Sunday at 11 a.m. the congregation will explore Mary¿¿¿s Hourney ¿¿¿ the Path of Love. Brent and Patti Progecene will be guest musicians. The movie, ¿¿¿Its a Wonderful Life¿¿¿ will be shown at 7 p.m. today. Bring cookies to share. Call Sandy Boyer at 304-279-6854 or e-mailunityhagerstown@live.com. Valley Assembly of God, 17544 York Road, Hagerstown, Sunday, the sermon topic for this Sunday at the 10 a.m. service will be, The Miracle of Christmas. Bible study for all ages at 9 a.m. Evening worship with the children¿¿¿s Christmas musical, ¿¿¿It¿¿¿s a Wonderful Life¿¿¿ at 6 p.m. Wednesday oasis service and NuVision Youth at 7 p.m. on the topic Christian Worker. Washington Square United Methodist Church, Pastor Jerry L. Lowans will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service on the topic, More Than Meets the Eye. The children¿¿¿s vocal choir will sing with solos by Eric Paul Bender and Molly Martz. A time of hymn singing precedes the service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Multi-generational contemporary worship with an emphasis on teens with the praise band Prevenient Grace at 6 p.m. Sundays in LeFew Hall at the rear of 538 Washington Ave., Hagerstown. Welty Church of the Brethren, Greensburg, Pastor Michael Manthos will speak on the topic, Be Joyful, Sunday at the 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. West End Baptist Chapel, the choir will present a musical special, titled Light of the World and Pastor Shane Wilt will preach a message about worship at the 11 a.m. service this Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m.

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