Rock the Run 5K Schedule

It’s almost time for our 3rd annual Rock the Run 5K presented by Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe! Early packet pickup is currently taking place right now until 4pm at the Trinity Center on our downtown campus. For more information call 301.739.1165.

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Registration tomorrow at Fairgrounds Park is from 6:30-8:30am. Same day registration is $30. The kids race is at 8:30am followed by the 5K at 9am.

The volunteer meeting is tonight at 7pm at the Trinity Center. Please call us at 301.739.1165 if you have any questions.

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Rock the Run 5K is Coming!

5k Race Sign Take 3We are just one week away from our 3rd annual Rock the Run 5K sponsored by Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe.

There’s still time to register. Just go to to register. And don’t forget to bring your whole family. There’s even a kids fun run prior to the 5K.

Not interested in running/walking but want to be a part of the event? Great!! We are still looking for volunteers to help on Saturday. If you’re interested or want more info please call 301.739.1165 or email

We’ll see you on Saturday at Fairgrounds Park!

WashCo Gives: Second Reason to Give

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Since the very beginning, way back in 1955, The Hope Center opened its doors as a rescue mission for men who were being consumed and destroyed by their addiction to alcohol.

Over 60 years later we are still dedicated to helping men break the addictions that are destroying them and ruining their lives. While the average age has gotten younger and the type of substance abuse has shifted from alcohol to drugs, the need to rescue these men and give them hope has not changed.

Our 13-month life recovery program, Foundations, has helped so many men break the chains of addiction and return to society as sober men full of hope and promise. Lives have been restored, families reunited and men who once lost everything are now back to earning an honest living and building a new life.

God sees the value in each and every life and so do we. And that is why from the very beginning we’ve never charged anyone anything at The Hope Center. All of our services, including our rehabilitation program, are free of charge for our guests.

But it isn’t free because of the government. We have never received any funding through the government. Our programs, ministries and facilities all operate off of donations and support from so many generous people, churches, businesses and organizations in our community who give to make sure that everyone who needs help gets it.

So on May 2nd, please donate to The Hope Center during Washington County Gives’ 24-hour online donation drive. Simply go to to place your donation any time during the day on May 2nd. And spread the word to your family, friends, congregation, colleagues, associates, neighbors and anyone else.

Thank you for supporting us and helping us fight to end addiction and hopelessness in Hagerstown. To learn more about all the programs at The Hope Center, including Foundations Life Recovery, go to


WashCo Gives: 1st Reason to Give

With Washington County Gives right around the corner, we’re taking this opportunity to give you 5 reasons why we’re asking for your online donation that day. Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting the other reasons but our ministry goes so far beyond these 5 reasons. To learn more about all of our ministries and programs in the community go to

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Please join the thousands of other people in our area who will give online on May 2nd from midnight to midnight to support the many nonprofits in Washington County. To donate on May 2nd go to

Washington County Gives…And So Can You!

On May 2nd, 2017, The Hope Center will participate in Washington County Gives for the first time.

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Washington County Gives is a 24 hour time period of online giving to benefit nonprofits in the area.

Anyone can give online as many times as they’d like during the 24 hours. Each hour prizes are awarded to nonprofits for earning the most online donation support. So in addition to donations given to us on May 2nd, we have the opportunity to earn prize money to use for our ministries and programs!

To donate on May 2nd, simply go to and place your donation. Spread the word to your family, friends, Sunday School class, civic group, co-workers and social media friends to join you in giving that day. You can even arrange a specific hour for you and your contacts to give to help us win the time slot.

Thank you for your continued support of this ministry! So many lives have been changed thanks to people like you in the community that give so that we can keep our facility free for those in need. From feeding hungry families, to helping men battle addictions, to sending at-risk kids to camp, to providing a safe shelter for homeless guests, your support is valuable and truly a chance to provide hope to those who need it most. To learn more about all the various programs and ministries at The Hope Center go to

Spread the word about Washington County Gives on May 2nd! Thank you again for your support of The Hope Center!

Wildside 2017 Spring Events

wildside youth bear logoThis spring Wildside Youth has a great lineup of activities for kids in the Hagerstown area. From several big party events to Sunday Night Wild, Wildside provides the fun in a safe, Christian environment where kids can be themselves, create new friendships, build relationships with our youth staff and learn positive, Biblical values in an exciting way. Wanna check it out for yourself? Go to and see pics and videos from past events.

All Wildside Youth activities are free for kids ages 5-12. Complimentary transportation is provided for events but it is on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are unable to provide transportation then please be sure to register your kids early for each event and request complimentary transportation.

Go ahead and grab your calendar because here’s the spring schedule for Wildside events*:


  • 24th – Football & Cheerleading Party (5-7pm at the Trinity Center)


  • 7th – Valentine’s Party (5-7pm at the Trinity Center)
  • 19th – Sunday Night Wild (7-8 at the Trinity Center)


  • 5th – Sunday Night Wild (7-8 at the Trinity Center)
  • 14th – St. Patrick’s Party (5-7pm at the Trinity Center)
  • 19th – Sunday Night Wild (7-8 at the Trinity Center)


  • 2nd – Sunday Night Wild (7-8 at the Trinity Center)
  • 11th – Easter Party (5-7pm at the Trinity Center)


  • 7th – Sunday Night Wild (7-8 at the Trinity Center)
  • 16th – Camp Wild Kick-Off Party (5-7pm at the Trinity Center)

In addition to these awesome afterschool events, Wildside hosts Camp Wild during the summer months. Camp Wild is a free day camp for kids ages 5-12. It runs for four weeks during the summer and space is limited each week.

  • Campers are invited to attend one week out of the summer.
  • If you need transportation for your kids, please register them for the week where transportation is provided to your part of Hagerstown.
  • Unfortunately at this time, we can only provide complimentary transportation to certain areas inside of Hagerstown city limits.
  • Transportation space is limited so please register early and request transportation.
  • If you can provide transportation each day (drop-off and pick-up) then you are free to choose any week that suits you but space is limited for each week so we suggest calling as soon as registration opens.
  • Camp Wild 2017 registration will open in March.

Listed below is the Camp Wild transportation schedule. If you live in the areas listed for the corresponding week then you are eligible for complimentary transportation each day for your campers. But you must register and request transportation! Camp Wild 2017 schedule:

  • July 10-14: North End
  • July 17-21: West End
  • July 31-August 4: South End
  • August 7-11: East End

If you have any questions or concerns about Camp Wild or the transportation schedule please call Wildside at 301.739.1165 or email them at

If you would like to learn more information about becoming a volunteer to help at Wildside events or Camp Wild, please  visit or call 301.739.1165 or email and ask about volunteer opportunities.

*All Wildside events are subject to change in case of school closings or inclement weather.


Celebrate the Season in Song!

Maranatha Brethren Church is back again this year hosting their annual Christmas dinner concert.

Each December the choir and congregation from Maranatha host a festive evening of music, laughter and amazing food at the Trinity Center.

journey-of-christmas-1This year the choir is performing ‘Journey of Christmas’. This beautiful Christmas concert will feature the music of Christmas that will get you in the spirit of the season and remind each of us exactly why we celebrate Christmas.

In addition to the performance, Maranatha will serve a wonderful meal to all of our guests.

This event is free and no tickets or reservations are required. All are invited to attend so invite the whole family, your neighbors, friends and co-workers.

For more information call 301.739.1165 or email