May 25, 2003
GREENCASTLE, Pa. - "Rock Around the Clock," "Charlie Brown," "Purple People Eater" and "La Bamba" played from loudspeakers in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church in Greencastle on Saturday evening. Teens dressed in 1950s attire and wearing in-line skates delivered trays of food to people sitting in their cars. In the church kitchen, teens and adults manned the grills and blenders preparing hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, French fries and milkshakes. Some of the girls wore poodle skirts; adults wore blue jeans and white T-shirts.
August 7, 2010
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Area churches are reaching out to their communities -- to help those in need and to encourage people to check out what they have to offer. Some churches feed the hungry, while others provide entertainment as a way of getting people involved. The Bridge of Life Church in downtown Hagerstown, which invites the community to free movie screenings, also wants to help in the revitalization effort of the area, its pastor said. Bridge of Life opens its doors to anyone in the community to catch a free movie, and partake in drinks and popcorn, every other Saturday of the month.
June 19, 2007
Several members of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Smithsburg had their long hair cut and donated it to Locks of Love, a program that makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatments. Youth director Debbie Mooney agreed to get her hair cut if any girls in the youth group would take part in the program. Recently, Mooney and youth group members Dominique DiLandro and Torre Montoya went together for comfort and support to get their hair cut. The donated hair was mailed to Locks of Love in Lake Worth, Fla.
May 23, 2006
A church-wide yard sale will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27, at Hagerstown Church of Christ, 19644 Leitersburg Pike, Hagerstown. The sale will be held rain or shine. Proceeds will be used to fund a mission trip for the youth group.
March 21, 2012
Quinn Alec Hoover, 17, of Hagerstown, Md., went to be with his Lord on Sunday, March 18, 2012. Quinn was born on July 14, 1994, in Hagerstown, and is the son of Thomas Forrest Hoover and Sonja Louise Bartles Hoover. Quinn was an active honor student at Clear Spring High School and Washington County Technical High School. At Clear Spring, he was a member of the band in the ninth grade; jazz band in ninth and 10th grades; Future Farmers of America in ninth and 10th grades; boys soccer team in grades nine through 12; and indoor and outdoor track in the 12th grade.
November 8, 2005
Youth group hosting pancake breakfast BOONSBORO - The youth group of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church will host an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 11 a.m. Tickets cost $5 for ages 12 and older and $2.50 for ages 5 to 11. Children 4 and younger eat free. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and milk. Proceeds will benefit the youth mission's projects. Mount Nebo is at 134 S. Main St., across from Reeder's Memorial Home.
November 7, 2006
BOONSBORO - The youth group of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, 134 S. Main St., will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 11 a.m. Tickets for adults cost $6 and for children 5 to 11 years old, $3. There is no charge for children 4 and younger. Proceeds will benefit the youth mission projects. For information, call 301-432-5763.
August 21, 2007
Nick Carter makes his way past a yard full of flamingos Monday as he leaves his home on Salem Avenue in Hagerstown. He was "flocked" by the youth group at Grace United Methodist Church as a fundraiser, in which church members can buy insurance not to have the plastic flock planted in their yard or they can pay to have it removed. "I have a lot of enjoyment seeing them here and supporting the youth" by paying to have them removed, says Carter, whose yard was adorned Friday.
February 12, 2013
Retired teacher Marilyn Hembrock worked with the youth group at Trinity Lutheran Church in Smithsburg to make chocolate candies for a fundraiser. One of the popular candies they produced was a version of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. "We adapted them just through trial and error," Hembrock said. "We tried different things, because the kids love peanut butter cups. " Reese's comes in paper liners similar to those used for cupcakes, so Hembrock used those in her recipe. The kids also wanted to try different flavors, such as mint and chopped nuts.
November 11, 2008
HEDGESVILLE, W.Va. - Independent Church of God, on W.Va. 9 west, is hosting a spaghetti dinner Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pleasant View Community Center, about 1 1/2 miles from the Berkeley County/Morgan County line. The event is being held by the church's youth group to raise money so the group can go to a three-day Christian concert in Ocean City, Md., in February. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted for the dinner. For more information, call 304-258-4865 or 304-268-8815.