We’re Kicking Off Christmas Celebrations this Weekend!

Maranatha Brethren Church is hosting their annual Christmas cantata and dinner at the Trinity Center at 7pm this Friday, December 7th.

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All are invited to join this holiday celebration as the Trinity Center will be filled with the sounds of Christmas as the Maranatha choir performs ‘A Christmas Prayer’. Following the performance a delicious dinner will be served for everyone in attendance.

This is a free Christmas event for the entire family and tickets are not required. For more info please call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net.

The Trinity Center is located just behind our Hagerstown Thrift Store on Walnut Street. Parking is located on our central lot off of Church Street between Walnut and Prospect Streets.

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Our Residents Party with the Kingdom Heirs

On Saturday, December 17th our residents were treated to a special Christmas event just for them!

The Kingdom Heirs Chapter #459 of the Christian Motorcyclists Association spent Saturday afternoon feeding and fellowshipping with our residents.

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The local motorcycle club prepared a delicious meal, brought Christmas gifts and spent time talking with our men and even singing Christmas songs together.

Everyone had a great time…especially Derek who borrowed a tambourine to accompany his well-known smile during the Christmas songs.

We want to thank The Kingdom Heirs for investing time in our residents this Christmas. For most people Christmas is a time of celebration with family and friends but for others it’s a hard reminder of the harsh reality of life. The Kingdom Heirs took time out of their busy holiday season to make sure that our men had a great time and were reminded that the entire point of Christmas is that God proved how much He loves each of us no matter what.

Our men enjoyed this Christmas party and many didn’t want it to end!

Thank you, Kingdom Heirs, for showing our guys exactly what Christmas is truly about. We want to make sure that our residents and guests feel God’s love during this season instead of emptiness, loneliness and hopelessness. The Kingdom Heirs definitely helped to make our residents feel special and we can’t thank them enough for all they did!

 

 

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.