Please remember to send your offerings to Dave Gladwell, Hedges Chapel, 668 Mt. Lake Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427.
Our Next Sunday Service:
On Sunday, January 17, Glenn Young will lead us in worship. His sermon is "God Is With Us" and the scripture readings are Matthew 2:1-12 and Romans 8:38-39. The speaker schedule may be found on the services page.
Keeping in Touch:
The revised digital Member Directory is now available, thanks to the work of Steve Rudolph and the Worship Committee. It can be found in the "members only" section of this website. A copy will be mailed also to each member home. Please send any corrections or additions directly to Steve.
Souper Bowl of Caring:
Once again, Hedges Chapel will be participating in the national “Souper Bowl of Caring” food drive to benefit the Hedgesville Loaves and Fishes. Loaves and Fishes is a ministry of the Hedgesville Area Community of Churches, hosted by Hedgesville United Methodist Church. This ministry provides a set bag of food items, plus extras, to those in need on the 4th Friday of each month.
If you are interested in participating, the following non-perishables are sought; they are provided in the food bags given out by Loaves and Fishes and are therefore their priority items to receive: peanut butter, jelly, canned fruit, cereal, oatmeal, pasta sauce, pasta, pancake mix, syrup, canned beef stew, hash, tuna fish, canned chicken, canned ravioli, soups, vegetables, mac & cheese, Hamburger Helper, Ramen Noodles. (Loaves and Fishes will accept and distribute any non-expired, undamaged canned goods or other non-perishable items so feel free to include these in addition.)
Drop-off times at the pavilion are as follows:
Saturday, January 30, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
Sunday, February 7, 1:00 to 2:00 pm
If neither of these times works for you, please arrange an alternative with Laura Powell who, along with Donna Watson, is coordinating this project. (email@example.com)
The Souper Bowl of Caring is a national effort that began with one youth group and a simple prayer: “ Lord, as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.” Witness what one can do when we all unite to give. “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” - Matthew 25:40
Thank you for considering your participation in our 2021 Souper Bowl of Caring.
Outreach Committee: Vicki Cooper, Sheila Joy, Kris O’Brien, Laura Powell, Gayle Remenick, Judy Snyder and Donna Watson
Thanks to all participants in the drive-by celebration for Evelyn and Henry Collins who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on January 6, to be followed by Evelyn’s 95th birthday on January 12 and Henry's 97th birthday on January 19! Members of the congregation and the general community joined the caravan of cars to honor these two wonderful friends and servants of Our Lord and Hedges Chapel. We enjoyed the opportunity to see Henry and Evelyn as well as each other, although social distanced or in vehicles. Thanks to Dale and Lee, Carol, and the Sheilas for making this happen! If you have additional photos to share, please send them to Judy Snyder.
From Evelyn and Henry: "We have to thank so many for the fantastic 'Drive Thru.' It was so spectacular with so many participants. We had a memorable day and it meant so much to us. Many Best Wishes for a happy and healthy 2021."
Special Christmas Eve Service:
As a gift to the Woods community, Hedges Chapel offered a special virtual Christmas Service on Christmas Eve. Thanks to Nancy Page, Kat Cooper and the many participants for this interactive story of the birth of our Savior in song and verse.
Christmas Card Display:
In lieu of our usual Christmas card display in the Chapel Fellowship Hall, please see the virtual one under the new tab in this section. Cards and greetings from members and those in the community are welcome!
Christmas Angels and Holiday Food Basket Program:
Thanks to those who have adopted one or more of our 21 angels for 2020 and/ or provided non-perishable food or cash donations. The 11 families we helped had been identified by Starting Points from the Pleasant View Elementary School area in nearby Morgan County. The food provided a nice meal as well as supplies to utilize the leftovers and stock the pantry during these difficult times for 46 individuals.
We are proud to be a part of such a generous community. Donations were received from and angels were adopted by members of the congregation as well as those in the immediate community. Thanks again to you all!
Augmented Website: With the publishing of this new website, we are seeking contributions of chapel memories, photos and/or favorite Bible verses to include in those sections. Please contact us if you have items for inclusion.