July 3, 2012
St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Big Pool will hold a homemade ice cream festival Saturday, July 14, at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $5 per person. In addition to ice cream, hot dogs, steamers and a cake walk will be available. Teacher to lead library program Dream big at the Leonard P. Snyder Memorial Library in Clear Spring. Science teacher Jeff Byard will lead science experiments at the library from July 10...
September 11, 2012
"Back to Church Sunday," part of a national movement of churches across America, will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at The Church of Christ in the Great Valley, 7306 Wheeler Road in Boonsboro. For more information, call 301-799-9174.
February 7, 2012
The children's division of Washington Square United Methodist Church will sell doughnuts on Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 21. The doughnuts cost $2.50 per dozen. Place orders by calling the church office at 301-739-2653 or Patsy Weigand at 301-790-3510. Orders must be placed on or before Monday, Feb. 20. The church is at 538 Washington Ave. in Hagerstown, next to Western Enterprise Fire Co. Proceeds will go to the children and youth for their church camp at Camp Manidokan in the summer.
November 7, 2011
John Wesley United Methodist Church will hold a bazaar and yard sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is at 129 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. The event will include crafts, homemade soups, used books and yard sale items. For more information, call 717-597-1841.
January 18, 2012
John Wesley United Methodist Church, at 129 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, will host a cabin fever picnic Saturday, Jan. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. It will include bingo, beanbag toss, miniature golf, spoon races, a sing-along, door prizes and other activities. The menu includes burgers, hot dogs, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, chips, beverage and a sundae bar. Tickets cost $8 for adults and $4 for those ages 4 to 12. Those younger than 4 will be admitted free. The public is invited.
November 1, 2011
St. Paul's United Methodist Church will host a day of free giveaways at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the church, 66 Clopper Ave., Smithsburg. There will be free hotdogs and popcorn. Samaritan's Feet will give away 500 free pairs of sneakers with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Smithsburg Food Pantry will be open from 9 a.m. to noon. There are no income guidelines for the event. For more information, call 301-824-3141.
October 15, 2012
A Washington County food cooperative and a church near Boonsboro have formed a partnership to help each other grow. George Snyder, pastor of the Church at the Crossroads, said his congregation recently opened its doors to the Valley Co-op to give the blossoming organization more room to store and distribute food. “From what I've heard, they've grown in leaps and bounds,” Snyder said. “The co-op is a good way to advertise the church. It's a good partnership. It doesn't put us out and it gives them a better place.” Co-op volunteer Susan Simonson said the group has grown from six members in 2010 to 150 members today.
December 17, 2010
Mount Vernon Reformed United Church of Christ will hold a “Dogs and Cats” welcome Christmas Eve service Friday, Dec. 24. The church is at 64 S. Main St. in Keedysville. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the service begins at 5 p.m. Pets should be on a leash or in a pet carrier. Each dog and cat will receive an animal goody bag and a holiday scarf to celebrate the season. For more information, call The Rev. Delancy Catlett, pastor, at 717-977-4232 or Leslie Hart at 301-797-6290.
August 26, 2012
St. Mark's Episcopal Church was about 15 years old as a parish when the Battle of Antietam took place a scant five miles to the south. Troops rushed along the roads near the church, and after the battle, the wounded were brought to the church for sanctuary. The church was closed for two months after the battle, a short period of time when compared to most houses of worship in the area. Services resumed in December 1862, and the church is still in use for services on Sundays and Wednesdays. As part of the weekend commemoration involving events observing the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, St. Mark's is offering a service of prayer and remembrance, using the evening prayer service from 1862, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept.
March 7, 2012
A free student financial aid workshop will be Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Gateway Ministries, 11017 Kemps Mill Road in Williamsport. The workshop is for all high school students, parents and older adults. The event will be held in the family center area of Gateway Ministries. For more information, go to www.murge411.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.