Active preparation of shooters for places of worship

MARTINSBURG – West Virginia Faith-Based Security Summit: Active Shooter Preparation for Places of Worship will be held from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Bible Independent Church, 2306 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg.

Active shooter training will be provided by the FBI Pittsburgh Division. The security summit will focus on improving security at places of worship and sharing resources made available to the community by the West Virginia Department of Homeland Security.

The event is free and open to any church, ministry, synagogue or place of worship, regardless of location. Additionally, it is open to members of the public safety community who can respond to an active shooter incident. Although the event is free, pre-registration is required to attend for planning purposes. Registration link:

For more information, contact FBI Community Outreach Specialist Whitney Barnhart at [email protected]or Berkeley County Emergency Manager Shawn Wolford at [email protected] or 304-263-1345.

Spaghetti dinner set

• MARTINSBURG — Calvary United Methodist Church, located at 220 W. Burke St., will once again host spaghetti dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. on the third Friday of each month from September through May; except December. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, drinks and homemade desserts. Friends and family are welcome. The cost is $8 per person, kids ages 4-12 pay $4 and kids under 4 eat free.

• MARTINSBURG — A take-out spaghetti dinner will be held at Bedington United Methodist Church 580 Bedington Rd., Martinsburg from 3-6 p.m. on Friday, November 18. Each meal includes spaghetti with meat sauce, green salad, bread and dessert. Cost is per donation only. Proceeds will benefit Bedington UMC Men’s Mission projects.

Scheduled ‘La Table’ meal

BUNKER HILL — The Bunker Hill United Methodist Church will host its free family drive-thru meal today at “The Table,” 9863 Winchester Ave., Bunker Hill. Whether you need a hot meal for your family or are just tired of cooking meals every day, everyone is welcome. Plan to join them from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month.

Pancake breakfast taking place today

SHEPHERDSTOWN – New Street United Methodist Church will host a pancake breakfast on the corner of New and Church Streets in Shepherdstown from 7am to 11am today. The cost for adults is $10 and children (4-12 years old) are $5.

Thanksgiving dinner and service scheduled for Sunday

MIDDLEWAY – United Methodist Women of Middleway UMC, 7435 Queen Street in Middleway, will host a Thanksgiving dinner and service on Sunday. The covered dinner will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the service at 7 p.m. The speaking guest for the evening is Mr. Keith Lowry of Jefferson County Community Ministries. Everyone is invited.

Veterans Day youth event scheduled for Sunday

MARTINSBURG — To help young people celebrate and better understand the importance of Veterans Day, Pikeside UMC is hosting a Veterans Day Youth Event at 4 p.m. Sunday at Pikeside UMC. They will start the evening with icebreakers, games and pizza. After dinner, we will hear from their guest speaker, Mr. Frank Shepherd, who retired from the US Air Force and the Alamogordo, New Mexico Police Department. Mr. Shepherd will share his valuable life experiences and testimony regarding his journey with Christ and “The True Cost of Freedom!”

This discussion will be adapted to the age of the young person and their family. Head count is required by 2 p.m. Nov. 11 by calling 304-263-4633 or emailing [email protected].

St. Barts Hosts Soup, Sandwich, and Dessert Fundraiser

LEETOWN — St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 11987 Leetown Rd., will host its annual soup, sandwich and dessert sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Soups sold by the pint are white beans, vegetables, chicken noodles and chili con venison. Chicken noodle soup will also be available by the bowl for restaurant patrons. The sandwiches for sale are country ham and chilli cheese. Desserts for sale include pies, cakes, brownies and cookies. They may also have trinkets on sale for your perusal. For more information or to pre-order, call 304-725-7387.

Church to host several events

GERRARDSTOWN — Gerrardstown United Methodist Church, 1781 Gerrardstown Road, Route 51W, will host a free community luncheon on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or while supplies last. The menu will be turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and dessert.

• The clothes closet will be open at the same time and also from 3pm to 6pm they are accepting winter clothes at this time.

For free lunch information, call Linda at 304-229-3532, or clothes closet information, call Eva at 304-229-0048.

• The sale of soups and sandwiches will take place from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 19. The soups available will be Beans, Chicken Noodles, Chili, Loaded Baked Potatoes and Vegetable Beef at $6 a pint. The sandwiches are country ham at $4 each, chicken salad at $3.50 each, steamers at $3.50 each, and hot dogs at $1.50. Take our orders only. All orders must be placed by Thursday November 17th, after that date it will be while supplies last.

Takeout orders can be placed by calling Sandi at 304-229-5129 or 304-261-8994.

Arts and Crafts Bazaar scheduled for November 18

MARTINSBURG — St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Arts and Crafts Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, November 18 in the social hall at 700 New York Ave, Martinsburg. Items for sale include: candies, baked goods, jams, relishes, soups, sandwiches, pies, and wood and needle crafts.

An Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service will be held

HAGERSTOWN – The Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC) will hold its Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 20 at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church, 1525 Oak Hill Avenue in Hagerstown, Maryland.

The service is free and open to the public. All members of the community are invited to unite in giving thanks. Special music will be featured, along with readings and reflections on different faith traditions, as well as an opportunity to reflect on gratitude in our own lives. A free offering will be taken of shelf stable foods for a local food pantry or monetary donations (checks made payable to HARC). Reserved seating for social distancing will be available. For more information about this service, contact 301-842-4272 or email [email protected].

The church will stop cooking chili

HEDGESVILLE — There will be a chili cook off being held on December 3 at Hedgesville United Methodist Church. There is a $10 registration fee with the form due by November 20. You must have your chili already prepared when you bring it to church before 11 a.m., 5 pints or more in a pot with your ingredients displayed due to food allergies. Service to the public begins at noon. All tasters welcome a $5 donation. Each chili contestant will have a container for the votes. For more information, call Vergil Rossie at 540-532-6370 and to get a registration form, put the ingredients on the back of the form.

Thanksgiving worship is scheduled for November 22

HEDGESVILLE — The Hedgesville Area Fellowship of Churches (HACC) will hold an ecumenical community thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22. All are welcome. This year the service will be hosted by Falling Waters Presbyterian Church, located at 2928 Hammonds Mill Rd, Hedgesville. Bring an offering of canned food in support of the Hedgesville Loaves and Fishes Food Ministry. Friendship and light refreshments will follow.

Annual coat giveaway scheduled for November 27

MARTINSBURG — Destiny Baptist Church will hold its annual coat giveaway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 at 115 N. Raleigh St. Martinsburg. Entrance at the back of the church. Coats, hats, gloves will be offered free of charge to men, women and children.


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