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!

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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 Choir Celebrates the Christmas Season

On December 19th, the joint Christmas choir from Maranatha Brethren Church and Valley Grace Brethren hosted their Christmas Cantata, A Christmas Prayer, for our residents and community guests.

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The show was full of Christmas spirit as the choir celebrated the birth of Jesus with beautiful songs and a story about restoring family bonds through the power of prayer.

In addition to a narrator, the show featured several solos as well as a quartet.

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Following the concert, the choir became dinner servers for all the guests in attendance. A full dinner along with an assortment of Christmas cookies was provided.

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It was a beautiful night of Christmas celebration for all of our guests. We’re so thankful that the Christmas choir from Maranatha Brethren and Valley Grace Brethren Churches perform their Christmas cantata every year for our guests. It’s a beautiful way to celebrate the season and remind each of us of why we really celebrate Christmas.

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To learn more about Maranatha Brethren Church go to http://www.maranathagbc.net or call 301.733.1717. Maranatha Brethren is located at 19835 Scott Hill Drive in Hagerstown.

For more info about Valley Grace Brethren visit valleygrace.net or call 301.582.0155. Valley Grace Brethren is located at 17310 Gay Street in Hagerstown.

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.

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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.

 

A Little Snow and a lot of Christmas Spirit!

On Saturday, December 14th, the Hagerstown area was blanketed with yet another snow storm. While the snow can be troublesome, at Christmas, it’s a beautiful sight.

There’s really nothing more beautiful than the sight of pine trees draped in snow and white lights twinkling under the blanket of snow.

The only thing that could make the night more magical would be the sounds of Christmas music filling the air.

And that’s exactly what the choir from Maranatha Brethren Church did.

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Even though many events were cancelled due to the snow, the wonderful people from Maranatha still performed their Christmas cantata, Christmas is Coming: Sing for Joy!, in the Trinity Center for our residents and some guests who braved the cold & snow.

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After the cantata was finished, the choir became servers for the evening and fed the audience a delicious meal prepared by the church.

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DSC_1274We look forward to special events, like this, presented by churches in the area. Maranatha always does a splendid job! We’re so thankful that they think of the residents & guests of The Hope Center and stop by for a special performance.

It was a very special evening at The Hope Center as we joined together to celebrate the birth of Christ.

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If you would like your choir or another group to perform for our residents & guests, please call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net to learn of any open spots.

Also, if you’re looking for a church to celebrate Christmas this year, check out Maranatha Brethren Church located off of Jefferson Blvd in Hagerstown. For more info, call the church at 301.733.1717.

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.

Let the Christmas Celebrations Begin!

On Sunday, December 9th, Maranatha Brethren Church will perform their Christmas cantata in the Trinity Center.

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In addition to the cantata, the kind people of Maranatha are serving a delicious holiday meal! And the best part is that this event is free for anyone in the community!

If you are looking for Christmas activities or have friends & family who could use a little holiday cheer, then please join us for this wonderful night of music and food!

For more info, please call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net.