May 13, 2011
Greenbrier Baptist Church will celebrate an accomplishment on Sunday, May 15. During the 11 a.m. service, congregation members plan to acknowledge paying off the loan on their recent expansion project. Pastor George Snyder will lead the congregation's celebration. "It was an expansion to put in a whole new Sunday School wing, a kitchen and social hall and remodel the sanctuary," he said. "It cost about $200,000. The mortgage was paid in a little more than three years. " Snyder praised Greenbrier's previous pastor, the Rev. David Coblentz for initiating and overseeing the building project.
May 10, 2006
A Boonsboro Middle School seventh-grader and South Hagerstown High School freshman were honored as Youths of the Month at Tuesday's Washington County Commissioners meeting. Sarah Hull, the daughter of Matthew and Sarah Hull, has been on the honor roll in sixth- and seventh-grades at Boonsboro Middle School. A Girl Scout, Sarah participates in her church youth group and digital photo club at her school. She has received the Citizenship Award, Success through Academic Recognition.
September 11, 2005
While Christmas is months away, the youth group at the Charles Town (W.Va.) Church of Christ is already working hard to make the holidays happier in several areas of the world. They are busily preparing Magi boxes for needy children in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean and collecting bandages and toothbrushes for a hospital and orphanage in Malawi. The Magi boxes are filled with toys, school supplies, candies and clothing. The youth financially sponsor and write to a boy in Nigeria and a girl in the Dominican Republic through a Christian relief fund.
November 3, 2004
Church youth group plans breakfast The youth group of Mount Nebo United Methodist Church will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday, Nov. 20, from 7 to 11 a.m. The cost is $5 for those 12 and older, $2.50 for ages 5-11, and free for children 4 and younger. In addition to pancakes, the breakfast will include sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee, juice and milk. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the youth mission projects. Mount Nebo is at 134 S. Main St. For more information, contact Rob & Toni Wetzel at 301-432-5763.
May 1, 2006
CLEAR SPRING A 16-year-old Clear Spring boy who died in a car accident Friday night dreamed of joining the Marine Corps, according to his pastor. "He loved his country, and he wanted to serve our government," the Rev. Robert Stone said Sunday. William "Danny" Bynaker, 16, a junior at Clear Spring High School, died from injuries sustained in an accident on U.S. 40 west of Ashton Road. He was well-liked and generous with hugs, two members of Blairs Valley First Church of God said Sunday.
January 8, 2001
Article lists items in stolen time capsule By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer Some of the contents of a 24-year-old time capsule stolen from Hagerstown City Park have recently come to light. An empty can of Coors beer, a bottle of strawberry-scented Harvest shampoo and the book "Helter Skelter," were some of the items placed in the time capsule by a Community Action Council youth group, according to a Herald-Mail article. The time capsule was scheduled to be buried on July 7, 1976, near the entrance to the Washington County Fine Arts Museum under the direction of Pat Ogle, who was then assistant youth director at CAC. Ogle said in the article written before the capsule was buried, the time capsule will be filled "things we feel are relevant to the youth of today.
November 19, 2006
First Christian Church, 1345 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, a four-part video series, Fundamentalism and Violence, will conclude Monday at 7 p.m. Participants will view the videos presented by Karen Armstrong, Susannah Heschel, the Rev. Jim Wallis and Imam Feisal Abdul Raul and then break into small discussion groups. Led by Phil Poffenberger, retired school guidance counselor, the programs will conclude with refreshments. Mount Nebo United Methodist Church, Boonsboro, the youth group will host a pancake breakfast today from 7 to 11 a.m. Tickets for adults cost $6, for children 5 to 11 years old, $3, and for children 4 and younger free.
December 22, 2000
Time capsule copped By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer A time capsule buried in 1976 at Hagerstown's City Park was opened earlier than expected, but not by members of the youth group that placed it there. Thieves used two metal bars to pry open a rock enclosure containing the capsule near the entrance to Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. The time capsule was placed at the park by a Community Action Council youth group who planned for it to be opened after 50 years.
August 24, 2007
Fourteen youths poured out their sweat and energy earlier this month, working in the more than 90-degree weather to help with construction of a Habitat for Humanity house in Hagerstown. This is the third year in a row that St. John the Baptist Church of Silver Spring, Md., has brought its youth group to Washington County to participate in a Habitat house. Led by Youth Pastor Denis Guma, the group brings its enthusiasm and desire to help others, doing jobs such as shoveling gravel with a smile.