Our Next Sunday Service:
On Sunday, April 18, we will once again welcome Reverend Nancy Page for spiritual guidance. Her sermon title is “Consider It Paid”, and the scripture reading is from Luke 24:36-48. You won’t want to miss Pastor Nancy’s important message. All are welcome! https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/567731509
The speaker schedule for future services may be found on the services page.
Easter Food Baskets:
Thanks to those who donated non-perishables and cash for our fresh food purchases, we were able to give over 3 full bags and a box of grocery items plus a ham, pie, eggs and a bag of refrigerated food to each of our 11 families (52 individuals). Congregation members as well as friends from The Woods community were generous in donating food and cash so we could give out even more food this year. Also, the Chapel continues to benefit from our partnership with Martin's on Foxcroft Ave. in Martinsburg. Mike Sword, store manager, and his staff are the best to work with!
Thank you all for your role in making Easter a little brighter this year for 11 families in need!
Laura and John taking inventory of items you donated.
Lots of fresh produce and other food pre-ordered from Martin's.
We could give more to each family this year, thanks to your generosity!
Gayle, Lisa, and John -- just a part of our team who makes this possible.
Please remember to send your offerings to Dave Gladwell, Hedges Chapel, 668 Mt. Lake Road, Hedgesville, WV 25427.
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
Are your special days included on our chapel calendar of events? if not, please send them to us. We don't want to miss anyone!
The minutes from the April 6 Council Directors' meeting have been added to the website in the members' section.
Minute for Mission:
Each month or so we will be passing along information from one of the community organizations that the Chapel supports as part of its outreach mission. Today’s post concerns that common spring ritual – spring cleaning – and what to do with those items to be discarded once you identify them.
The Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission operates a recycling center as well as a thrift store. You may donate items at the center on Elijah Street Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 6:30 pm. They accept paper, cardboard, shredded paper, and all metal cans inc. aluminum. Please note that they no longer accept plastic items.
The Mission’s Thrift Store, located next door at 606 West King Street, gives donated clothing, shoes, household items and furniture to many needy individuals and families. The Mission also uses the revenue generated by the sale of donated items to support its ongoing work. You may donate clothing and these other items at the Elijah Street warehouse.
The Martinsburg Union Rescue Mission has been serving the community of Martinsburg since 1956 with their mission of fulfilling the Great Commission of Matthew 28:19-20. They disciple men by equipping, educating, and empowering them to be Christ-like disciples therefore returning to the local Church and community as productive members of society. They accomplish this through daily prayers and financial gifts from congregations like ours and individuals. The Rescue Mission has never received government funding. Because of folks like us, they provide God's Word, meals, clothes, jobs, and shelter to thousands of men, women, and children every year. You can find more information at: www.martinsburgunionrescuemission.com.
Keeping in Touch:
A revised digital Member Directory is available, thanks to the work of Steve Rudolph and the Worship Committee. It can be found in the "members only" section of this website. Please send any corrections or additions directly to Steve.
Souper Bowl of Caring:
Once again, members of Hedges Chapel and other residents in our wonderful community jumped in to help local families in need though our “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. Laura Powell and Donna Watson delivered over 40 large boxes and bags of food to them and Laura gave a glowing report of the operation there. In addition to all the food that was donated, we were able to make a generous cash gift as well. As this is usually a slower time of year for Loaves and Fishes to receive donations, they are especially appreciative. Thanks to all of you who gave so willingly to help feed local hungry families. “As you do for the least of these, so do you also for me”.
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!
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."
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.