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by JENNIFER FITCH | December 4, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - More than 100 people filled the pews in Harbaugh Reformed Church on Sunday for the Waynesboro Historical Society's annual Christmas Candlelight Service. "This is as many as we've ever had," event organizer Mary Jane Weagly said. "People come from all over the area. " With nearly every seat filled, several people stood in the back of the sanctuary while the rector of Waynesboro's St. Mary's Episcopal Church delivered a message and a bell choir from Rouzerville United Methodist Church led hymns and carols.
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November 4, 2006
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pastor James Earl Hughes' biggest challenge is getting to know the congregation of his new church and the community of Greencastle. Hughes is the new minister at Grace United Church of Christ on Baltimore Street. Having served as a minister for 16 years, Hughes and his wife of 23 years, Diane, moved to Greencastle from Berlin, Pa., the beginning of October. They have four children and two grandchildren and hope to retire in Greencastle. Hughes preaches from the Gospel and keeps his sermons simple.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 12, 2006
HANCOCK - Mary Lou Souders' decision to close the Hancock Block Company and Hardware Store after 20 years at its present location wasn't as hard as she thought it would be. "I feel the business is running me instead of me running it," she said. "I have no time to myself. " The business at 130 Pennsylvania Ave. is open six days a week, 11 hours a day. While the hours are normally 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Souders said it wasn't unusual for her to still be in the store at 10 p.m. Efforts to sell the business were unsuccessful.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 24, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. Some carrying statues and other property of the church, hundreds of members of St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town walked nearly two miles Sunday evening to a new church along W.Va. 9 that is believed to be the largest Catholic church in West Virginia. Church members walked to a new church that could cost up to $14.4 million when all the phases are completed. Church officials say the new facility was needed to accommodate significant growth in its membership, which stands at about 3,400 people.
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by DAVE McMILLION | July 24, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Four hundred tons of steel. Roughly 12 miles of wiring for telephones and computers. The exterior is strengthened with 350,000 bricks, the roof is covered with 66,000 pieces of slate and there are 100 stained-glass windows. The altar, fabricated in Italy, is made of Botticino marble and the church is expected to have numerous statues carved by craftsmen in Peru. If you haven't been able to guess what this new Charles Town landmark is, it is the St. James Catholic Church that now rises predominantly in the western edge of the city's skyline along W.Va.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | July 17, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Eugene and Lorene Martin were still actively farming corn and alfalfa on their 24.7-acre parcel of land in the late 1990s when Lorene had a dream that a church stood there. Six months later, the Chambersburg First Church of God approached the Martins about purchasing their land at the intersection of Grand Point and Kohler roads. It wasn't for sale at the time, but the Martins appreciated the church's plans and sold the property in 1997. The couple sat under a tent on the land Sunday as the church broke ground for a 50,000-square-foot facility costing an estimated $5.8 million.
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by MARLO BARNHART | June 29, 2006
Still going strong at 81, Pastor Robert Seek worked at Mack Trucks and Fairchild in Hagerstown and then at the General Motors plant in Martinsburg, W.Va. for many years. "I retired from GM in 1988 but that was from my job," Seek said. "The ministry is a calling and I won't retire from my calling. " Sitting in the office of Cedar Lawn Missionary Church, Seek pointed to a plaque he recently received marking his 50 years at the helm of the church on West Washington Street. The office wall also contains the words to "Peace Like a River," some of his original art work and a single musical note.
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by TARA REILLY | May 19, 2006
CLEAR SPRING Donna Bertschinger scraped and pulled stubborn silicone off an edge of a stained-glass window Thursday afternoon at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. As she struggled to remove the material, she said the silicone likely was the result of the windows being touched up at some point in the small Clear Spring parish's history. Parishioner Joan Tucker, the church's senior warden, didn't know when that might have been or who did the work. But she guessed that the stained-glass windows hadn't been cleaned in about 100 years.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | April 11, 2006
Panel hears about Otterbein plans WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro (Pa.) Planning Commission on Monday received a brief informational presentation about Otterbein Church's plans for a new church on Welty Road. The church owns property near the Brimington Farm development. "We're not even sure what the size is going to be at this point," Director of Borough Engineering Kevin Grubbs said. "You'll be seeing more of it very shortly," promised Merle Holsinger on behalf of the church.
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by MARLO BARNHART | October 17, 2005
HAGERSTOWN marlob@herald-mail.com Two and a half years ago, native New Yorker Fabian Viera was able to find a new church. More recently, he discovered an outlet for his passion for motorcycles under the same "steeple. " "We started the Wild Life Men's HonorBound Motorcycle Club at Bethel Assembly of God just two months ago," said Viera, who helped coordinate the group's first Biker Sunday, which attracted more than 70 motorcyclists. The goal of Biker Sunday was to raise funds through the $20 registration fee to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, Viera said.
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