Church members to talk about pilgrimage

September 29, 2011|Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock

Nineteen members of St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 16 E. High St., went on pilgrimage this summer.  

On Saturday, Oct. 15, at 6:30 p.m., a pilgrimage party will be held at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. The event will include pictures, fellowship and witness talks. Hear faith stories and see pictures about the miracles of the Joplin, Mo., tornado, Indian dances at a Crow Pow Wow in Montana and eating breakfast with Yellowstone Park buffaloes. The event is free.  

For more information, call The Rev. Jack Lombardi at 301-678-6339.

CROP Walk set for Sunday

The annual CROP Walk for Hunger, sponsored by the Greater Hancock Church Council, takes place Sunday.  

Participants will meet at the Church Street parking lot of the Western Maryland Rail Trail. Registration begins at 1 p.m., with the walk starting at 1:30 p.m. Participants can choose to walk between one and six miles at their own pace. Water and other goodies will be provided.  

Local church members participate each year to help raise funds for those who are hungry and in need of clean water supplies.  

Last year’s Hancock walk raised more than $2,500. Twenty-five percent of the annual offering stays in the local community to support the food pantry operated by the Interfaith Service Coalition.  

Other funds go to flood and famine victims in this country and around the world.  The Rev. Carol Davis, pastor at Hancock Presbyterian Church, is coordinating the event on behalf of the local churches.

Blessing of animals will be held Sunday

St. Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century deacon and monk, is often remembered for his friendship with animals. Residents are invited to take their pet companions (or a representative picture) to St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church Parish Hall on Sunday at 7 p.m. for the St. Francis Day Pet Blessing conducted by The Rev. Allan Weatherholt.  

This is an annual event, which includes a short worship service, a blessing for each pet and distribution of blessed St. Francis Pet Medals, suitable for collars.  Also included is a candle lighting ceremony to remember beloved pets who have died.

Sportsman’s Bash to be held Saturday

Don’t forget the Sportsman’s Bash fundraiser Saturday, hosted by Hancock Fire Co.  The event begins at the fire company grounds off Sensel Road at 11:30 a.m.  The gate opens at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $35 per person. Beverages and snacks will be available, with a buffet served at 11:30 a.m. 


Each ticket offers four chances to win, and participants don’t have to be present to win. Prizes include hunting trips and hunting gear, cash, a 14-foot boat and trailer, and the grand prize is a 2011 Chevy Cruise.  

Tickets are still available at the Fire Hall, 3 Fulton St.

Computer class offered at library

It’s not too late to register for a free computer basics class to be held at the Hancock Library in Widmeyer Park on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon.  

The class will introduce computers to first-time users: discuss hardware and software, learn how to turn on your computer!   

Participants will begin working with the Windows 7 operating system, including looking at the desktop, launching programs, working with documents and the control panel.  

Learn how to create and save documents, make folders, open documents and other computer basics.

Registration is required by calling 301-739-3250, ext. 123.

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