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October 2, 2012
St. John's Episcopal, at 101 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown, is offering centering prayer group meetings every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Those new to centering prayer as well as those experienced in this form of prayer are welcome.  All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Bob Speelman at 540-247-2482.
NEWS
June 8, 1997
By JENNYLYNN BROWN Staff Writer It was church without the sermon, but a message was delivered anyway: Area worshipers say a community that prays together, stays together. On Saturday afternoon at Hagerstown City Park, about 130 men, women and children filled rows of wooden benches for a fellowship and prayer service. "We need to come together and break down barriers of denomination and race," said organizer Serena Bell of Hagerstown. "We are the Christians, and we can say, 'Lord, we need help here, and we can't do it on our own.'" Area pastors prayed for the nation, the president, Hagerstown, the mayor and County Commissioners, schools, churches, families and blights of the city.
NEWS
April 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will appeal a court decision that found the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional. A federal judge in Wisconsin has ruled the National Day of Prayer that Congress established 58 years ago amounts to a call for religious action. About two dozen members of Congress have condemned the ruling and pressed for an appeal. In a notice filed Thursday, the Justice Department said it will challenge the decision in the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2012
Two members of Pennsylvania atheist groups told Antrim Township supervisors Tuesday night to banish prayer from their meetings. Area residents, meanwhile, turned out to show their support for keeping prayer on the agenda.  Tuesday's board of supervisors meeting was the second time in two weeks that the representatives attended an area meeting to challenge the constitutionality of prayer during governmental meetings. They attended a Greencastle-Antrim School Board meeting on Aug. 16.  “Stop the sectarian prayers going on here,” said Carl Silverman of Pennsylvania Non-Believers of York (Pa.)
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By JOE CROCETTA / Staff Photographer | October 24, 2007
Cumberland Valley Christian School teammates gather before their game with Heritage Academy Tuesday afternoon for a prayer in honor of their late teammates Ethan Gunnell and Timothy Madeiros, who were killed in a car accident Friday.
NEWS
April 9, 2001
Prayer explored in church forum SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Ann Z. Kulp, a member of the associate staff of the Shalom Institute for Spiritual Formation in Bethesda, Md., will be the presenter at a forum sponsored by Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, April 20-21. Kulp will discuss various forms of prayer in a workshop format entitled "Spirit Windows: Exploring the Contemplative Path. " The forum, which is free and open to the public, will be held Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | September 21, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- A bagpiper moved slowly up Washington Street, the sounds of his instrument filling the air as about 45 people followed Monday night. Curious onlookers peered out from homes along the route, and another man in the procession gently tapped on a drum. The event was held on the International Day of Prayer for Peace, when people around the world were expected to pray for calm. Among the concerns of the local group were the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and racial intolerance, incivility and violence here at home.
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Alicia Notarianni | Making Ends Meet | August 22, 2013
My baby starts first grade this week. He is the youngest of my four children. I wonder not only at the quick passing of his six years, but at the fleeting years of my own life. I've been inundated recently with memories of my early school years. Many of them are as vivid as if they had happened yesterday. I loved kindergarten. The structure, the routine and the organizational gear appealed to the nerd in me. I found security in gathering at the same table in the cafeteria each morning, in marching up the same stairs to the same happy, inviting room.
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OPINION
May 13, 2013
What if media coverage were 100 percent liberal? To the editor: What would the newspaper and television coverage of the political scene be like if instead of being just 90 percent with the liberal slant, it was 100 percent? There would no longer be a place for programming like you find on Fox News. You would believe that our president had already been crowned king. The country would be portrayed as in a state of constant crisis requiring the intervention of Washington.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | April 26, 2013
An overnight prayer vigil, hosted by Back 2Acts Ministries, starts tonight at 9 p.m. and ends Saturday at 6 a.m. at Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave.   Movie night Bridge of Life, at 14 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown, will hold movie night Saturday, starting at 7 p.m. The movie, popcorn and drinks are free. To find out the name of this weekend's “featured” movie, call the church at 301-791-1674.   Annual tea The Zion Baptist Church Women's Day committee will host its annual Women's Day Tea Saturday at the Martin Luther King Center, 109 W. North Ave., beginning at 10 a.m. with the theme  “Journey to Joy: Women Running to Obtain the Prize,” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.
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Paula Green Shupp | Around Williamsport | February 27, 2013
A World Day of Prayer service, sponsored by the Williamsport Area Church Women United, will be Friday from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Downsville Church of the Brethren, 8228 Dam 4 Road. The community is invited.   Little League registration continues Halfway Little League will continue registration Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 4-Star Athletic Complex, 30 Milestone Drive in Williamsport. Registration is for girls fast-pitch softball (offered to Valley, Conococheague and Halfway districts)
BUSINESS
February 24, 2013
Name of business: Dixie Kitchen Restaurant and Catering Owner: Wanda L. Swan    Address: 1037 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown Opening date: Oct 6, 2012 Products and services: Southern-style foods, homemade soups and desserts, biscuits and gravy, specialty sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers and cheesesteak sandwiches Target market: Families, teens How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to...
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 18, 2012
At the first meeting following the Greencastle-Antrim School Board's official decision to pull the Lord's Prayer from its agenda, the public took matters into its own hands Thursday. Trying not to break the law while exercising his faith, Brian Cordell of Greencastle tried a new approach - using his three minutes of public comment to pray. While the board and the audience remained silent during the board-led moment of reflection, Cordell returned prayer to the meeting. First, Cordell thanked the board for their selfless service.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | October 8, 2012
After prayerfully opening its meetings for decades, the Tuscarora School Board is considering whether “thy will be done” might need to fall to a court's will. At issue is whether a longtime board practice of praying in unison aloud in meetings can continue in light of Doe vs. Indian River School District, a 2011 ruling by the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling found that prayer at school district meetings violates First Amendment rights. The Tuscarora School Board's legal counsel offered advice about whether to say the Lord's Prayer at the beginning of meetings, Board President Clifford Smith said Monday.
NEWS
October 2, 2012
St. John's Episcopal, at 101 S. Prospect St. in Hagerstown, is offering centering prayer group meetings every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Those new to centering prayer as well as those experienced in this form of prayer are welcome.  All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Bob Speelman at 540-247-2482.
OBITUARIES
September 29, 2012
Jane Harris Cummings, 82, of Harpers Ferry, W.Va., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at Canterbury Center in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Eackles-Spencer & Norton Funeral Home, Harpers Ferry, with a prayer vigil at 8:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.
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