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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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.

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.

 

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.

Sing for Joy! A Christmas Celebration!!

Christmas is coming! Join us in the celebration of the birth of Christ!

Maranatha Brethren Church will be performing a multi-media worship celebration of Christmas at the Trinity Center and you’re invited!

Sing for Joy 2013

The Maranatha Brethren Church Choir will be performing Christmas is Coming: Sing for Joy!, a musical celebration created by Gary Rhodes & Deborah Craig-Claar.

This Christmas celebration will feature beloved Christmas carols as well as new Christmas favorites performed by the Maranatha Choir, a children’s choir and soloist along with narration.

And if you love singing along, you can do that too! The audience will be able to join in the worship with carol singing throughout the performance!

Join us on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at 7pm at the Trinity Center, located next to our Thrift Store on Walnut Street. Parking is provided in our central lot off of Church Street between Walnut & Prospect Streets. This is a free event so invite your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to join you.

For more information, please call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net. Keep up-to-date on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hopecenterhagerstown and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HopeCenterHtown.