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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | December 16, 2012
As the evening light dims and the sky turns a deep navy blue, a line begins to form outside the First Church of God and Saints of Christ Church in downtown Hagerstown. A woman holds her young son, an elderly man stands alone and a middle-aged couple huddles close together, guarding against the raw December air. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m., but people have started arriving well in advance, not for church services or a music program, but for the most basic of needs - an opportunity to eat a hot, homecooked meal.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | April 6, 2012
About 30 students from Hagerstown Community College put aside their pencils and textbooks Friday for a lesson involving ham, mashed potatoes, green beans and good will.The students, members of five HCC sociology classes, cooked and served an Easter dinner at The Salvation Army's soup kitchen in Hagerstown, then orchestrated a childrenÃ?¿s Easter egg hunt.“The Salvation Army normally doesnÃ?¿t serve on Good Friday, so I asked them, because I feel like people still need to eat, if we could just take over, and so thatÃ?
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by TRISH RUDDER | March 21, 2006
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - The Meal Time Community Kitchen at Starting Points has grown since its inception last year. It now serves a free evening meal three days a week - Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. As part of a three-component nutrition project to assist Morgan County residents, community members donate their time to prepare and serve evening meals at the Starting Points "soup kitchen. " Sharon Rankin, Morgan County Starting Points Resource Center employee, is in charge of the menus and the food.
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By DAVE MCMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 12, 2010
Joe Beamer said he is homeless and sleeps on the streets. Beamer lost his house after he lost his job. The Hagerstown man said his wife is living in a homeless shelter in West Virginia. But at least Beamer had a hot meal Sunday night. Beamer was among a handful of people who stepped inside the doors of the fellowship hall at the First Church of God and Saints of Christ church at 100 S. Mulberry St. for the opening of a new soup kitchen. Volunteers with the Helping Hands Youth Ministry Network worked to get a meal of spaghetti with meat sauce ready on the opening night of the Heavenly Made Soup Kitchen.
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January 15, 1997
By MARLO BARNHART Staff Writer Some come for the meal, some for the company. But most of those who stop in at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church's new soup kitchen seem to partake of both. "The first week, most of the people who came ate their soup and left," said Nancy Cook, one of the organizers of the now weekly soup kitchen. The next time, there was more conversation and "visiting," Cook said. The idea for a soup kitchen followed a year of soul-searching by a new women's group at the church, Cook said.
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February 13, 1998
Funds go to emergency program CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The National Emergency Food and Shelter Program recently awarded the Franklin County, Pa., area $45,142 for distribution to mass feeding sites and programs offering shelter. Following an application process, a local board allocated the funding to the Salvation Army for its soup kitchen and to the Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless. The money will be distributed to these programs in 1998 by the national board.
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December 10, 2002
Navy Seaman James M. Ridgely, son of Pamela K. and Orville L. Ridgely of Funkstown, recently visited the city port of Naples, Italy, while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS George Washington, homeported in Norfolk, Va. Volunteers from the ship helped the Sisters of Charity clean a soup kitchen before helping to prepare and serve meals. Ridgely, a 2001 graduate of South Hagerstown High School, joined the Navy in September 2001.
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By MARLO BARNHART | January 10, 2000
When the Salvation Army bells stopped ringing in Hagerstown this Christmas season, it became apparent that shoppers had been very generous. cont. from news page "We exceeded our kettle goal by about 2 percent," said Major Robert Henderson. That translates into about $1,200 over the $60,000 that the agency hoped to collect. The concern over vital income stemmed from this holiday season being the first that the Salvation Army was going without funding from the United Way campaign.
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by TRISH RUDDER | November 25, 2004
trishr@herald-mail.com BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Audrey Morris dreamed a pretty big dream - a dream for her community in which she saw a need. "My dream was to have a full family resource center with courses in nutrition, teen pregnancy prevention, job readiness skills and parenting and literacy classes with no eligibility requirements, such as having a certain income," she said. Her dream was to have these courses on site where the parents could bring their children with them.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | January 3, 2013
As 2013 unfolds its first pages of local history, the faith community is taking the lead on several special fronts, school resumes and local citizens prepare for a local election. Even in a time of limited resources, things can still be accomplished, and our community continues to nurture our younger members, as well as provide support for our elders and those on the economic margins. And there is time for fun, as well.      Soup kitchen offered at church A new soup kitchen, known as Bountiful Blessings, is offered at Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St., for those who would benefit from a free meal.
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Anne Weatherholt | Around Hancock | January 3, 2013
As 2013 unfolds its first pages of local history, the faith community is taking the lead on several special fronts, school resumes and local citizens prepare for a local election. Even in a time of limited resources, things can still be accomplished, and our community continues to nurture our younger members, as well as provide support for our elders and those on the economic margins. And there is time for fun, as well.      Soup kitchen offered at church A new soup kitchen, known as Bountiful Blessings, is offered at Hancock United Methodist Church, 170 W. Main St., for those who would benefit from a free meal.
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By MARIE GILBERT | marieg@herald-mail.com | December 16, 2012
As the evening light dims and the sky turns a deep navy blue, a line begins to form outside the First Church of God and Saints of Christ Church in downtown Hagerstown. A woman holds her young son, an elderly man stands alone and a middle-aged couple huddles close together, guarding against the raw December air. The doors will open at 4:30 p.m., but people have started arriving well in advance, not for church services or a music program, but for the most basic of needs - an opportunity to eat a hot, homecooked meal.
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By HEATHER KEELS | heather.keels@herald-mail.com | April 6, 2012
About 30 students from Hagerstown Community College put aside their pencils and textbooks Friday for a lesson involving ham, mashed potatoes, green beans and good will.The students, members of five HCC sociology classes, cooked and served an Easter dinner at The Salvation Army's soup kitchen in Hagerstown, then orchestrated a childrenÃ?¿s Easter egg hunt.“The Salvation Army normally doesnÃ?¿t serve on Good Friday, so I asked them, because I feel like people still need to eat, if we could just take over, and so thatÃ?
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By DAVE MCMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | December 12, 2010
Joe Beamer said he is homeless and sleeps on the streets. Beamer lost his house after he lost his job. The Hagerstown man said his wife is living in a homeless shelter in West Virginia. But at least Beamer had a hot meal Sunday night. Beamer was among a handful of people who stepped inside the doors of the fellowship hall at the First Church of God and Saints of Christ church at 100 S. Mulberry St. for the opening of a new soup kitchen. Volunteers with the Helping Hands Youth Ministry Network worked to get a meal of spaghetti with meat sauce ready on the opening night of the Heavenly Made Soup Kitchen.
NEWS
July 23, 2009
-JULY 20, 2009 Barbara Athey (nee Cruickshanks), 82, passed away July 20, 2009, at Riddle Memorial Hospital, Media, Pa. She was born in Hagerstown, Md., and was a resident of York, Pa., for the past 42 years. She previously lived in Hagerstown, Md. She was employed at Hochschild-Kohn and Montgomery Ward, both in York, Pa. She was a member of Yorkshire Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the 55+ Sunday School, Grandview Golf Club, The Colonial York Knitters Guild, The St. Mary's Female Seminary in Maryland, served in the soup kitchen, active in aerobics, a member of Art Center of York and Green Thumb Garden Club.
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By LAKIN THOMAS/Pulse Correspondent | December 9, 2008
Even though teens aren't really willing to hang out with their parents as much as they did when they were younger, there are still times when getting together as a family is important. Wouldn't it be nice to spend time with them without emptying your wallet? Listed below are some ideas of activities that you can do that cost little to no money, and give your family something fun to do together. 1. Create a family movie night. Gather the whole family. Make a concession stand, sell tickets and set up your living room or family room as the theater.
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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 5, 2007
In Hagerstown, churches more than 200 years old are facing declining interest, aging congregations and changing social attitudes toward religion as the newest challenges to their survival. But church leaders are facing the obstacles with optimism, confident the churches will be around for years to come. Religion is imbedded in Hagerstown's roots and has remained a significant part of the city's culture, according to local church leaders and Washington County Historical Society records.
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by MARLO BARNHART | July 17, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - The reopening of the thrift store operated by The Salvation Army in Hagerstown caused excitement Monday morning among staff, officers and board members. Others couldn't wait for it to be over. Joe Dean leaned against a car in the parking lot. He was a customer who showed up as the store was supposed to be opening to find the ceremony in full swing. "I use things from this store and I recycle other stuff from home," Dean said. "Eventually it all comes back.
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By MARLO BARNHART | July 16, 2007
HAGERSTOWN The reopening of the thrift store operated by The Salvation Army in Hagerstown caused excitement Monday morning among staff, officers and board members. Others couldn't wait for it to be over. Joe Dean leaned against a car in the parking lot. He was a customer who showed up as the store was supposed to be opening to find the ceremony in full swing. "I use things from this store and I recycle other stuff from home," Dean said. "Eventually it all comes back.
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by TRISH RUDDER | April 29, 2007
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Helping families help themselves was something Audrey Morris wanted for her community. "I wanted a full family resource center that offered courses in nutrition, teen pregnancy prevention, job readiness skills and parenting and literacy classes with no eligibility requirements, such as income," Morris said. Morris knows firsthand how hard it is to raise a family. When her children were young, she became a single mother and saw the need for a place where parents could get the help they needed, she said.
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