Join us for ‘The Story of Christmas’

December is finally here which means the Christmas season just went into overdrive! It’s amazing how quickly this one month can fly by but it’s probably because there’s just so much great stuff to do like joining us on December 8th for a night of music, food, and Christmas celebration!

Story of Christmas

The choir from Maranatha Brethren Church will perform, ‘The Story of Christmas: Worship the King’ for our guests at 7pm at the Trinity Center. Each Christmas Maranatha performs their cantata and then follows the show with a delicious meal for all who attend. And did we mention that this festive night is all for free?? You read that right! Free. And it’s free for the entire family so why not bring everyone to celebrate the season with some great music and a scrumptious feast?

Tickets are not required. If you would like more information please call us at 301.739.1165 or visit http://www.hagerstownhopecenter.com.

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Maranatha Brethren Church is Spreading Christmas Cheer!

Maranatha Brethren Church is hosting another great evening of Christmas music!

On Friday, December 19th, the Trinity Center will be full of the sounds of the season as the choir from Maranatha presents their Christmas cantata, A Christmas Prayer.

Christmas Prayer

Each Christmas season the church brings their choir to perform their annual cantata for our residents and any guests from the community. Following the musical performance people from Maranatha serve a delicious meal for everyone who attends.

Bring your family and invite your friends to join Maranatha as they celebrate the season of Christmas with a beautiful night of music and fellowship.

This is a free event for everyone so go ahead and make plans to join us and spread some Christmas cheer! For more info, call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net.

 

It was Another Wonderful Thanksgiving!

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone already!

All the work and preparation for our Great Hagerstown Thanksgiving Feast was worth it! We had a fantastic day with all of our guests and volunteers!

We want to thank anyone and everyone who helped in one way or another with this event. It takes a lot of people and a lot of food to make this event as spectacular as it is so we appreciate all those involved with the giving of food or time to help us provide such a wonderful holiday event to our community guests.

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This year we served over 300 guests! We had approximately 60 volunteers working in many different areas making sure that we kept our guests happy. Our volunteers helped us by covering & setting tables, food prep like slicing bananas for the fruit cocktail, slicing pies and more, greeting guests, transporting food from our kitchen to the Trinity Center, and serving the buffet lunch to our guests. Our volunteers also helped with beverage service and dessert distribution, while others interacted with guests by mingling and talking. We also had a wonderful crew of volunteers who helped to clean up the mess afterwards!

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We were also thankful to have Robert Smith, a graduate of our Foundations Life Recovery program, join us as a special guest for Thanksgiving. Robert sang a beautiful solo for all of our guests and volunteers. We are so happy to see all the great things that God is doing in Robert’s life and we are so proud of Robert and the success that he’s had in his personal life.

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Thanks again to all of our volunteers who gave of their time on Thanksgiving! We couldn’t serve so many without you! And we want to give a special shout-out to Christy Hartt for managing all the volunteers during the event. It’s a lot of work making sure everyone is where they need to be so we’re thankful that she was able to help us keep the event flowing so easily.

If you were unable to volunteer on Thanksgiving day but are interested in joining our winning group of volunteers, then go ahead and call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net for more info. There are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in one way or another throughout the year at The Hope Center.

If you don’t have the time but would like to support this ministry then why not become a monthly donor. Your donation helps to keep the many programs of hope running throughout the year. From providing housing to homeless men, to warm lunches for needy neighbors, to after-school programs to disadvantaged kids, to food bags for hungry families, and substance abuse rehabilitation for addicted men, your tax-deductible financial support helps thousands of people each year with their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. For info about supporting this ministry, call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net.

Also, please visit www.hagerstownrescue.org to learn more about the various ministries and programs at The Hope Center. You can also make a secure donation through PayPal on our website.

Another Wonderful Maranatha Cantata

Earlier in December, the choir from Maranatha Brethren Church presented their Christmas cantata, “Come See the Lamb” in the Trinity Center during the evening chapel time.

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This cantata was free for anyone in the community to attend. A delicious dinner was served with the cantata by the wonderful people of Maranatha.

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Approximately 40-50 volunteers came from Maranatha to perform in the cantata and serve the hot meal to our guests. The meal was baked ham, green beans, potatoes and corn, and dessert.

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Around 100 people from the community joined in the Christmas celebration that evening!

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We want to thank Maranatha Brethren Church for organizing such an excellent night for our residents & guests! The night was perfect. The choir performed beautifully and the food was delicious!! The Maranatha choir is under the direction of Pastor Dan Thornton. We want to say a special “thank you” to Krista Bloom who organized & coordinated the event.

Maranatha Brethren Church is located at 19835 Scott Hill Dr (off of Jefferson Blvd) in Hagerstown. For more info about this great church, please go to www.maranathagbc.net.