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Category: Congregation Corner

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Finding the bright spot in these scary times

As I write this, the world looks very different than it did a week ago, when I was gathering information for a totally different blog post. Coronavirus has come to West Virginia, and it’s very close to home: the first recorded case is in Shepherdstown. The panic shopping that my friends in the Washington, D.C.…
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Services cancelled through Easter

West Virginia’s first case of coronavirus has been identified in the Eastern Panhandle. In order to follow medical and governmental regulations restricting gatherings for public safety, Christ Reformed United Church of Christ has cancelled religious services through Easter. This includes all Sunday worship services, all special services and Sunday school. Choir practices are also cancelled.…
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Sunday service will take place on March 15

We will be holding Sunday service as usual at 11 a.m. on March 15, in spite of recent corona virus precautions taking place in churches in other cities. We have plenty of room, so feel free to spread out! We urge church members to take every precaution to be safe, but for now, we see…
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Soup-er Bowl collects 132 cans of soup for CCAP

Christ Reformed UCC’s fourth-annual Soup-er Bowl competition netted 132 cans of soup for CCAP. Each year, the church asks members to bring in cans of soup and put them in a box to show support for one of the teams competing in that year’s Super Bowl. This year, the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super…
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Soup-er Bowl soup drive starts on Sunday, Jan. 26

Every year, Christ Reformed United Church of Christ collects soup cans for the CCAP food pantry. We make it a competition: one collection box for each team playing in the Super Bowl. Whichever team gets the most cans of soup “wins.” We’re starting on Sunday, Jan. 26, and keeping the competition going through the Super…
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Annual meeting of the CRUCC congregation to take place Sunday

The annual meeting of the Christ Reformed United Church of Christ congregation will take place Sunday, Jan. 26, immediately after worship. Congregation members will learn more about what has been taking place in the church, and will receive and approve reports from various church committees. A meal will be provided. Join us for an afternoon…
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Join us for a Retro Gospel Listening Party

Got the winter blahs? Come energize your mind and recalibrate your soul with an afternoon or evening of vintage gospel music. If you grew up with songs such as “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder” and “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms,” this event is for you! Our Music Director Joey DiGuglielmo will be sharing…
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Advent service showcases family musical talents

One of the highlights of the Advent season is the Family Worship Service, which took place this year on Dec. 22. Shown above are some of this year’s performers: (from left) Pastor Tom Hartshorn on the piano; his daughter Holly Dhankhar on the sax; her daughter Grace Dhankhar on the flute; and the pastor’s son…
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Choir presents Christmas cantata

On Sunday, Dec. 15, the Christ Reformed United Church of Christ choir presented its Christmas canata, “Love Transcending,” by John W. Peterson. Solos were performed by Bob Gough, Ginny Reisenweber, Mary Kackley and Pastor Tom Hartshorn. The choir is led by Director of Music Joey DiGuglielmo. Our choir may be small, but it is impressive.…
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Congregation members fill stockings for needy children

Lois Brady figures she’s been doing this for at least 50 years now — working with the Salvation Army to provide gifts for children in need. At one time, it involved dressing dolls and providing teddy bears. More recently, it has meant filling mesh stockings with toys, candy and other gifts for children in four…
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