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Consistory elects new treasurer, financial secretary

The Christ Reformed UCC Consistory voted during a special session on Jan. 15 to elect Bob Gough as treasurer and Mark Eisinger as financial secretary. The vote was taken after the previous treasurer, Ginny Reisenweber, submitted her resignation. Gough had a career as a journalist and corporate executive that spanned more than 35 years before…
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Regional UCC Conference Minister to give guest sermon March 6

Christ Reformed Church United Church of Christ of Martinsburg will hear a guest sermon delivered by Rev. Sheresa Simpson-Rice on Sunday, March 6, at 11 a.m. Rev. Simpson-Rice serves as the associate conference minister for the western region of the Central-Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ, providing support to churches in West Virginia, Virginia…
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Advent is here!

Sunday, Nov. 28, marks the first Sunday of Advent. For every Sunday of Advent, we will have our “Light One Candle” ceremony to benefit CCAP. As the pastor lights the Advent candle every week, congregation members will be encouraged to bring gifts of cash or non-perishable food that will be donated to CCAP.

Long-term members recognized

The church recognized six members on Sunday, Nov. 21, for being members of the church for 50 or 75 years. The honorees included: 75 Years: Sue HenryBill Taylor 50 Years: Darlene BauerJames W. Dailey IIMary Catherine KackleyDorothy Wolf James Rinker made introductory remarks, noting that although Bill Taylor could not attend he sent his best…
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Hartshorn honored for 30 years of service

Pastor Tom Hartshorn was honored on Oct. 17 for his 30 years of ministry at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ. Consistory President Sylvia Kesecker presented Tom with a plaque, cards and gifts from the congregation to mark the occasion. All of Tom’s children and four grandchildren were present for the occasion. The day also…
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Service for John Davis

On Oct. 5, we lost John Davis. He was a good friend to many of us, a dedicated member of the congregation and our current financial secretary. We will miss John’s dry humor and vast knowledge about so many things in this world. We will celebrate his life with a service at Christ Reformed United…
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Service for Mary Davis

On Aug. 8, we lost a beloved and treasured church member with the passing of Mary Davis. Mary was a wife, mother, teacher, volunteer and friend to many. She served numerous times on our Consistory, including the current term. She leaves behind her an empty space in all of our lives. We will celebrate her…
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First 2021 scholarship awarded

Christ Reformed United Church of Christ awarded the first of three scholarships for 2021 to James Rinker, a student at Shepherd University. Pastor Tom Hartshorn awarded the scholarship during the service on Sunday, Aug. 1. Two other scholarships will be given at a later date. Congratulations, James, and best of luck in the school year!

Cereal for CCAP is back!

The church will be holding its annual Cereal for CCAP food drive during the month of August. As we do every year, we’re asking congregation members to bring in boxes of cereal to donate to the Berkeley County CCAP/Loaves and Fishes emergency food bank. Pick your favorite cereal or bring a selection — we accept…
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Church to hold patriotic music recital on July 4

A piano/organ patriotic mini-recital will be given at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ after the regular worship service on July 4. The recital will feature performances by Director of Music Joey DiGuglielmo and Rev. Tom Hartshorn. Selections will include “My Country Tis of Thee,” “America the Beautiful,” “The Star-Spangled Banner” and several other well-known…
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