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Outdoor Worship 2022

Church holds outdoor service, awards scholarships

The yearly outdoor service was held Sunday, June 26, at 10 a.m. The weather cooperated with our plans: the sun shone, the breezes cooled things off and thunder didn’t roll into the area until hours later. During the service, Trustee Chair Bob Gough presented scholarships to three students: Sharon Lynn, who is studying at Western…
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Walt Hoffman memorial service set for Tuesday

Family and friends will pay tribute to Walter (Walt) Donald John Hoffmann at a celebration of his life being held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31, at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ, 117 E Burke Street, Martinsburg WV. Walt, who was 91, passed away on May 22 surrounded by his family, who will…
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Maundy Thursday service scheduled

The traditional Maundy Thursday or Tenebrae service, in which church members recall the Last Supper and remember loved ones who have passed, will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14 in the chapel. The service includes Holy Communion. Everyone is welcome.

Lunch bunch studies the life of Saint Peter during Lent

Christ Reformed UCC’s “Lunch Bunch,” a social group that meets every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. to share lunch and fellowship, has embarked on a study of the life of Saint Peter during the Lenten season. The study uses the book “Simon Peter” by Adam Hamilton and is being conducted by Caren Forestandi. The study sessions…
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UCC Associate Conference Minister Preaches at Christ Reformed

Rev. Sheresa Simpson-Rice, the associate conference minister for the Central Atlantic Conference of the United Church of Christ, visited our church on Sunday, March 6, and preached the first service of the Lenten season. In her message, she encouraged us to use Lent to become closer to God, and she talked about different ways this…
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Memorial Service for John Gsell scheduled Tuesday

A memorial service to celebrate the life of church member John Gsell will take place Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of Christ Reformed United Church of Christ. Gsell, who was baptised as an adult in the church in July 2019, died suddenly on Nov. 10 of last year. He was active…
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And the Souper Bowl winner is….

The winner of this year’s Souper Bowl canned soup drive is…CCAP! The church collected 113 cans of soup to donate to CCAP, a charity that helps feed members of our community who are in need. During the weeks leading up to the game, congregation members place cans in the box marked with their favorite team,…
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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.