Students Use Music to Inspire Hope

Hopeful Hearts (2)On Saturday, October 21st, some very talented young people took the stage at Bridge of Life Church in downtown Hagerstown for a special fundraiser to benefit The Hope Center.

These young people are all members of Youth For Christ at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts located downtown. Organized by the students in the club, this fundraiser, a first for the group, was designed to use their musical gifts and talents to entertain and inspire the audience while also raising money to help meet the needs of people in the community. Performing various songs like Go Light Your World, Heart of Worship, and It Is Well, the vocalists and instrumentalists put on a beautiful show celebrating the hope and power of our incredible God.

For the finale of the show, our residents, who are a part of our Foundations Life DSC_0075 (2)Recovery program, joined the students on stage to perform Victory in Jesus. What a touching moment to see so many people performing together in different stages of life singing about the victory they’ve each experienced through their relationship with Christ. This is exactly what hope is all about and it was a beautiful reminder that evening.

Following the concert, refreshments were served and the audience could mix and mingle with the students who performed in the show.

We want to thank the students in the Youth For Christ Club at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts for putting together such a wonderful evening of music and hope. These young people have been given a true gift from God and it’s so exciting to see them use their talents to help others. We are so appreciative of their heart to help others and so humbled that we were able to be a part of this event. Thank you to each of these incredible students and to everyone who helped them put on such a wonderful show!

To learn more about all the various programs, services and outreach ministries to our community at The Hope Center please visit http://www.hagerstownhopecenter.com.

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Country Ham Sandwich Sale Starts Now!

It’s that time of year! The air is getting crisp, the leaves are changing and our taste buds are salivating for one thing and one thing only: country ham sandwiches!

Our Ladies’ Auxiliary is hosting their fall country ham sandwich sale from now until October 10th and will be ready for pick-up on October 16th.

Sandwiches are $3 each and proceeds from the sale of the sandwiches help to fund the various programs, ministries and special events at The Hope Center.

To place orders, please call 301.790.3843 or 301.739.1165.

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And now that we’re well into fall, that means that Christmas is just around the corner and our Ladies’ Auxiliary is gearing up for their annual Christmas Bazaar fundraiser!

The Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar will be held on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7th from 9am – 2pm in the Trinity Center.

You’ll find great items like decorations, stocking stuffers, crafts, jewelry, quilts, dishes and more. In addition to all the Christmas and holiday items for sale, our ladies will also have their famous lunch stand and bake sale in the Trinity Center too. You can purchase homemade soups, sandwiches, pies, cookies and so many other delicious baked goods.

Mark your calendar now and make our Ladies’ Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar one of your holiday traditions!

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Bikers Ride for the Homeless

On Saturday, May 31st, bikers in the area came together to ride their bikes for the homeless.

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The event, Give a Ride Home, was designed as a fun opportunity to raise awareness and support for homeless agencies in the area by having bikers come together to enjoy a ride through Franklin, Washington & Jefferson Counties.

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There were five agencies represented and riders were able to give money to the agency of their choice. Give a Ride Home started at M&S Harley Davidson in Chambersburg and went to Harpers Ferry.

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It was an absolutely beautiful day for a bike ride! We are so thankful for being asked to participate in this event. Not only were we able to raise some support for The Hope Center but we also were able to raise awareness of our ministry to people who had no idea what we do and this event also gave us a chance to talk and get to know other agencies in the area who help the less fortunate as well.

If you weren’t able to attend this ride for the homeless, don’t worry, it’s happening again. We’ve been told that sometime in the fall they will host this fundraiser again. Once we have details we’ll be sure to pass it along to you so you can get the word out to all your biker friends. This is a great way to bring the biker community together and help make a difference for agencies who help those in need.

 

 

Ladies’ Auxiliary Dessert Concert

On February 15th, the Ladies’ Auxiliary at The Hope Center hosted a wonderful evening of music and delicious desserts.

This was the first such dessert concert ever hosted by The Ladies’ Auxiliary. Approximately 120 people attended the event. The event was an opportunity for the Auxiliary to raise awareness of the group to begin recruiting new members.

The Jacobs Brothers, a gospel singing group out of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, performed for the crowd. The Jacobs Brothers are well known in the Hagerstown area. They’ve been traveling as a group since 1962 and have produced more than 50 albums. During the concert, the members of the group shared their testimonies and encouraged the audience spiritually.

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In addition to the Jacobs Brothers concert, those in attendance enjoyed a buffet of delicious desserts. Colette Barnett created a wonderful assortment and selection of decadent treats like cream and fresh fruit tarts, mint chocolate mousse, sour cherry tarts, cream puffs decorated with dark chocolate filigree and mandarine, lemon meringue tarts, pecan tarts and salted chocolate caramel tarts. And yes, the desserts were as delicious as they sound!

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Everyone in attendance had a wonderful evening of music, spiritual encouragement and delicious treats.

We want to thank Colette Barnett and her staff for preparing the desserts. A lot of work and preparation went into this evening and we appreciate all that she and her faithful volunteers did to make the night special for all who attended.

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Our Ladies’ Auxiliary always has something going on! Upcoming events and fundraisers include the Easter bake sale on Saturday, March 30th from 8:30am-1pm at our Thrift Store in Hagerstown. And our ladies will be having a country ham sandwich sale on April 26th.

More information will be coming soon about both of these fundraisers so continue to check back or subscribe to this blog by entering your email address in the box on the right side of the screen.

If you would like more information about our Ladies’ Auxiliary or any upcoming fundraisers and events, please call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net. You can also learn more about the Auxiliary by visiting www.hagerstownrescue.org.

Ham Sandwich Sale!

The Ladies’ Auxiliary at The Hope Center is sponsoring a country ham sandwich sale.

The profits raised from the sale of the sandwiches helps to fund special projects around The Hope Center like Christmas activities for the residents, building improvements and various items for our different ministries.

These delicious sandwiches are only $2.75 each!

Sandwich orders need to be placed by Saturday, October 20th. Sandwiches will be delivered by 11am on Friday, October 26th.

Purchase sandwiches for your family, friends, Sunday School class, workplace, etc! Everyone will enjoy these sandwiches and the sale of each one helps to improve the quality of ministry at The Hope Center! It’s a win-win!

To place an order or for more info, please call 301.790.3843 or 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net.