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July 27, 2010
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Greencastle Church of God, 4480 Buchanan Trail West, Greencastle, will host Friends and Family Weekend Aug. 21 and 22 at the church's pavilion area. Saturday, Aug. 21, events include gospel music from By Faith Ministries, Blessed Friends and Master's Four Quartet from 4 to 8 p.m. A food stand will be available to purchase sandwiches, soups, assorted drinks, pies and cakes. Admission is free. On Sunday, Aug. 22, Daystar will perform at 1:30 p.m. after lunch is served at 12:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share for lunch.
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | September 3, 2010
Former TV sitcom star Kirk Cameron attempted to rid a Maryland Theatre audience of "Seaver Fever" on Friday night before delving into a more serious discussion about marriage and faith. Known as the lovable teenager Mike Seaver on the 1980s TV sitcom "Growing Pains," Cameron had the crowd of about 900 people sing the show's theme song to help "transport" him back to 1986 so he could recite a few of his lines from six years of the show in 60 seconds. In retrieving a bit of his teenage character's voice from the show, Cameron had the crowd laughing and hopefully forgetting his past television persona.
By ANDREW MASON | | June 9, 2011
Luke Scott might be struggling at the plate this year for the Baltimore Orioles, but he’s 4-for-4 with the Hagerstown Area Church Softball League. Scott, in his fourth season with the Orioles, was the featured speaker at the league’s annual banquet Thursday at Tri-State Fellowship in Hagerstown for the fourth straight year. “God puts opportunities in our lives to serve, to give testimony,” Scott said in an interview before he took the stage. “He calls on us to do that, to talk about what He’s done for us in our individual lives.
by KAREN HANNA | April 25, 2005 HAGERSTOWN - Greater Campher Temple Head Deacon Robert McKoy has faith that the death of his friend, Bishop Derek Kee, is not the end. God has great things in store for his church, McKoy said. "The gain will exceed our loss," McKoy said, referring to Kee's death. "But, he was here for a purpose, and he accomplished his purpose - we didn't see it, but God saw it - and God took him home. " Kee, who suffered from kidney problems, died Thursday night.
by ANDREA ROWLAND | June 5, 2002 SMITHSBURG - Brothers Rob and Steven Wolfe of Smithsburg say they hope to "spread the word about God" through their Christian writings and activities. Rob, 12, writes a monthly newsletter called "The Christian Voice" and distributes it to fellow students by request at Smithsburg Middle School. Steven, 11, has planned a summer Christian fellowship gathering and Bible study called "The Christian Club. " Rob and Steven, the sons of Sue and Bob Wolfe, said these endeavors are ways for them to witness for their faith.
by LAURA ERNDE | December 24, 2002
Bethel Assembly of God in Hagerstown will host a free community dinner on Christmas Day for anyone who would like to attend. The dinner will be held from noon to 3 p.m. at 515 E. Wilson Blvd., said Ed Kennedy, one of the organizers. There will be gift bags for children and the church's "clothes closet" will be available for those who want to use it free of charge, he said. The church has been holding a Christmas dinner for the last five years, serving an average of 250 people, Kennedy said.
By TERRY MATTINGLY | May 17, 2009
Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas knows all about strange plot twists, and he is convinced that God often sends big messages in the final acts of people's lives. Once a scandalous Hollywood insider, the author of twisted thrillers such as "Basic Instinct" and "Jagged Edge" can quote chapter and verse about life and death in Tinseltown. Consider the ruthless movie mogul who died during a beach vacation when a metal bar fell from a construction crane and pieced his heart. Or how about the Casanova actor whose reputation made his testicular cancer a bit too ironic?
by TARA REILLY | November 24, 2006
HAGERSTOWN - Table by table, person by person, the Thompson family thanked God for His blessings. Steven Thompson was thankful for finding a new job after his former employer left the country. "I'm thankful how the Lord worked that out," he said. His brother, Daniel, was thankful "that the Lord got us through rough times" after the death earlier this year of their father, the Rev. Ernest Thompson, a longtime pastor at Evangel Baptist Church in Hagerstown. The Thompson family, which is spread throughout Maryland and in Detroit, has been gathering at the church for Thanksgiving for about 20 years.
By MARLO BARNHART | July 26, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- Neal Spencer took no religion with him to Vietnam in 1969. And he only brought back anger and hurt from the horrors of the war. But the Lord was relentless in his pursuit of him, Spencer told more than 100 people gathered Sunday for an outdoor Christ Community Church service at Family Recreation Park on U.S. 40 east of Hagerstown. "I accepted God in 1997 and all the hurt was gone," Spencer said. Since then he has poured himself into missionary work in Vietnam with the Vietnam Orphans/Family Assistance program.
by BOB PARASILITI | October 15, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Pat Day has enjoyed the glorious ride of success because he was able to pull back the reins of failure. Day spent 22 years as one of thoroughbred horse racing's greatest jockeys. He won national racing titles, Kentucky Derbys and Breeders' Cup titles. But every one of his good days came after times that tested him. He admits he began winning the ultimate race when he made God the top priority of his life. "I used to say I was given a God-given talent," said Day on Saturday as the featured speaker at the annual West Virginia Breeders Classics Breakfast of Champions in a banquet room at Charles Town Races & Slots.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | September 9, 2013
The Presbyterian Church of Waynesboro is hosting its first “Run for God” 5K and one-mile children's fun run Saturday, Oct. 12. The races tie into both an ongoing Bible study and the church's WayFest. The festival features food, children's games and bands. Funds will be raised for Waynesboro Human & Community Services, Pregnancy Ministries Inc., New Hope Shelter, Waynesboro Area YMCA children's programs, and Young Life. Sarah Stains is one of the volunteers organizing the events.
August 16, 2013
On June 19, 2013, with sand between their toes, an azure blue ocean backdrop of the Caribbean Sea, and the sound of waves crashing on the shore, Paul and Louwanna Harne of Hagerstown renewed the marriage vows that they made to each other 50 years ago. Things were different this time around as their children and grandchildren looked admirably at the two who began this family circle so many years ago. The couple “thought” they were having a family...
August 2, 2013
I don't understand Christian-Zionists To the editor: Christians I understand. Zionists I understand. Christian-Zionists I don't understand. Some say that modern Israel is entitled to the Holy Land because the God of the Bible promised it in perpetuity to Abraham and his descendants. That is almost right. God did promise Eretz Canaan to ancient Israel, but the promise was a conditional one. Ancient Israel was entitled to the land only so long as certain conditions were met. What Christian-Zionists do not appear to understand is that ancient Israel failed to satisfy the required conditions.
By JENNIFER FITCH | | June 2, 2013
When Sam Clark participates in the Operation God Bless America benefit motorcycle ride each year, he is personally aware of how the money raised helps the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Martinsburg, W.Va. A U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, Clark has utilized services from the medical center. He added his 2007 Harley-Davidson Street Bob to the line of nearly 2,000 motorcycles in the 23rd annual Operation God Bless America ride Sunday. “I used the VA hospital they're going to. I'm not only contributing in the ride, but I'm benefiting from it,” said Clark, of Bunker Hill, W.Va.
May 14, 2013
“People wonder what's wrong with Washington. Well, it's the people themselves, that re-elect people like this former governor from South Carolina, who cheated and lied to his wife, and also lied to the people, by thinking he was above the law, and using taxpayer funds to fly to South America to meet his lover. Even though he paid the money back, the fact that he thought he could do it means he doesn't belong in Washington, D.C. But we keep sending these kinds of people to represent us, which is what is wrong.” - Hagerstown “We as humans do things from A to Z that God does not like.
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