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Collection Hagerstown Brethren Church records
Title Hagerstown Brethren Church records
Accession number BCA06-14
Caption Hagerstown Brethren Church, Hagerstown, Maryland
Catalog Number BCA06-14
Credit line Brethren Church Archives; 524 College Avenue; Ashland, OH
Dates of Accumulation 1893 to 2004
Dates of Creation 1893
Imagefile 001\BCA0614.JPG
Notes Manuscript collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland
Inventory
January 30, 2007

Artifacts

Panorama photographs
First Brethren Church, Hagerstown, Maryland-men's group 2 copies, 1 photograph is identified.

Set of dining ware-china white with green letters-First Brethren Church
Coffee cup, bowl, 1 large plate, 2 small plates.

Panorama photograph with 3 images First Brethren Church 1903.

Inventory
January 16, 2007
Box 01
1893 to 1938

Minute book 1893
Photocopies minute book 1893-1940
Membership record book 1897-1955
Directory 1904
Directory 1905
Directory 1906
Directory 1907
Superintendents condensed minute book 1907-1909
Directory 1909
Directory 1910
Directory 1911
Directory 1913
Directory 1914
Financial report 1915
Church dedication 1915
Directory 1916
Directory 1917
Directory 1918
Financial record book 1918-1950
Directory 1919
Financial record book 1920-1946

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 19, 2007

Box 02
1942 to 1956

Church Bulletin 1942
Sunday School class record 1944
Directory 1945
Statistical and financial reports 1946-1962
Church Bulletin 1946
Church Bulletin 1947
Financial record book laymans association 1947-1962
Church Bulletin 1948
Report of Sunday School 1948-1951
Church Bulletin 1949
Church Bulletin 1950
Congregational business minutes 1950-1951
Church Bulletin 1951
Minutes Church School 1952-1963
Church Bulletin 1952
Congregational business minutes 1952-1953
Church Bulletin 1953
Church Bulletin 1954
Congregational business minutes 1954-1955
Directory 1954
Brethren Evangelist subscriptions 1955-1979
Inventory
January 19, 2007

Box 02
1942 to 1956

Church Bulletin 1955
Transfers of memberships 1955
Church Bulletins 1956
Congregational business minutes 1956-1957
Financial record book 1956-1986
First Brethren Church 1956-confidential
Official board minutes 1956
Wells organizations 1956

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 19, 2007

Box 03
1957 to 1963

Church Bulletin 1957
Church Bulletins September 1, 1957
Church mouse (copies) 12-4-57 to 12-14-60
Communion record 1957
Official board minutes 1957
Church Bulletins 1-1-58 to 12-31-58
Church School 1958
Congregational business minutes 1958-1959
Official board minutes 1958
Outline specifications for alterations-additions 1958
Church Bulletins 1-1-59 to 12-31-59
Official board minutes 1959
Church Bulletins 1-1-60 to 12-31-60
Congregational business minutes 1960 to 1961
Congregational business meeting minutes April & Oct. 1960
Directory 1960
First Brethren Church 1960
Official board minutes 1960s
Church Bulletins 1-1-61 to 12-31-61
Congregational Bus. Meet. Minutes Sprig & Fall, 1961
Financial report-business meetings 1961
Inventory
January 19, 2007

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 22, 2007

Box 04
1963 to 1969

Official Board Minutes 1963-1971-1 of 4
Official Board Minutes 1963-1971-2 of 4
Official Board Minutes 1963-1971-3 of 4
Official Board Minutes 1963-1971-4 of 4
Church bulletins 7-1-1964 to 6-30-1965
Official Board Minutes special and regular Jan. to Dec. 1964
Official Board Minutes March 1964 to August 1964
Official Board Minutes Sept. 1964 to Feb. 1965
Church bulletins 7-1-1965 to 6-30-1966
Official Board Minutes Sept. 1965 to Feb. 1966
Official Board Minutes March 1965 to August 1965
Proposed revision constitution and by-laws 1965
Church bulletins 7-1-1966 to 6-30-1967
Official Board Minutes Sept. 1966 to Feb. 1967
Official Board Minutes March 1966 to August 1966
Church bulletins 7-1-1967 to 6-30-1968
Church correspondence 1967
Program requirements long range projections 1967
Official Board Minutes Sept. 1967 to Jan. 1968
Official Board Minutes March 1967 to August 1967
First Brethren Church, Hagerstown, Maryland 1967
Inventory
January 22, 2007

Box 04
1963 to 1969

Membership 1967 to 1979
Church bulletins 7-1-1968 to 6-30-1969
Church school records 1968 to 1971
Official Board Minutes Feb 1968 to December 1968
Sprecher 1968
Certificates of accomplishment 1969
Church bulletins 7-1-1969 to 6-30-1970
Constitution revision committee 1969
Insurance Company of North America
Official board meeting Jan. 8, 1969 to July 2, 2007
Promotional because 1956
Promotion and public relations 1969
S. E. District Conference 1969

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 22, 2007

Box 05
1969 to 1974

Official board 1969-1971
Sprecher Hall award 1969
1970
Official Board Minutes 1970-1976
Helper January 1970-Dec. 1970
Committees 1970-1979
Church bulletins 7-1-1970 to 6-30-1971
1971
Directory 1971
Record of transfer 1971 thru 1979
Helper Jan. 1971 to Dec. 1971
Filmstrip catalogs 1971
Congregational business meetings April 1971 thru October 1972
Church school materials 1971
Church bulletins 7-1-1971 to 12-31-1972
1972
Publicity 1972
Official board minutes Jan. 1972 to Dec. 1972
Helper Jan. 1972 to Dec. 1972
Official board minutes Jan. 1973 to Nov. 1973
Helper Jan. 1973 to Dec. 1973
Inventory
January 22, 2007

Box 05
1969 to 1974

Directory 1973
Congregational business meeting April 1973 to Oct. 1973
Church bulletin 1-7-1973 to 12-30-1973
1974
Weekly financial facts (Published in Helper. Begun 9/17/74)
Official board meetings March 1974 to Dec. 1974
Official board minutes 1974
Hykes, Rosalie C. 1974

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 23, 2007

Box 06
1974-1977

Financial records 1974-1976
Helpers 1-6-1974 to 12-29-1974
Financial reports 1974
Congregational business meetings 1974-1977
Bulletins 1-6-1974 to 12-29-1974
Bulk mailing permit #401 1974
1975
Reynolds, Mildred B. 1975
Revision of church membership 1975
Revision of the constitution and by-laws 1975
Pastor's Helper 1-7-1975 to 12-30-1975
Official board minutes '75
Financial reports-official board 1975
Congregational business meeting minutes 1975
Church school materials 1975
Bulletins 1-5-1975 to 12-28-1975
1976
Directory 1976
Sprecher woods 1976
Travel insurance 1976
Congregational minutes 1976-1977
Inventory
January 23, 2007

Box 06
1974-1977

Smith, Audrey J. 1976
Rediscover America, Bicentennial Remembrance 1976
Post announcements 1976
Picnic ground 1976
Pastor's Helpers 1-6-1976 to 12-28-1976
Official board minutes extra copies 1976
Official board minutes 1976
Meetings 1976
Martin, Elaine A. 1976
Greeters list 1976
Financial reports 1976
Correspondence 1976
Burns, Pauline R. 1976
Bulletins 1-4-1976 to 12-26-1976
Bulk rate mailings 1976
Activities in future W.M.S. 1976
1977
Originals miscellaneous 1977

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 25, 2007

Box 07
1977-1979

Stockslager, Dorothy L. 1977
Payroll summary 1977
Official board minutes 1977
Official board minutes 1977
Mills, John B. Rev. 1977
Helpers Pastors' 1977
Financial reports 1977
Confidential minutes 1977
Bulletins 1977
Budget (church) 1977
Financial reports 1978
Official board minutes 1978
Official board minutes and reports 1978
Helpers 1978
Growth partners club 1978
Financial ledger 1978
Corporate Life Insurance Co., 1978
Congregational business meetings Spring 1978 to April 1980
Congregational business meeting 1978
Bulletins 1978
Financial reports 1979
Inventory
January 25, 2007

Box 07
1977-1979

Pastoral relations committee 1979
Official board minutes and reports 1979
Official board minutes and reports 1979-1980
Membership survey 1979
Directory 1979
Bulletins 1979

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 25, 2007

Box 08
1979-1981

Budget (church) 1979
Helpers 1979
Financial records/employee records 1979
Correspondence 1979
Congregational business meetings 1979
1980
Weekly deposit records 1980
Summay consultation report 1980
Newspaper clippings 1980
Membership 1980-1993
Inventory listing 1980
Helper 1980
Congregational business meeting 1980
Congregational business meeting 1980
Congregational business meeting 1980
Committees 1980 to 1993
Bulletins 1980
Budget 1980
1981
Wright-Gardner Insurance, Inc. 1981
Official board meetings 1981

Inventory
January 25, 2007

Box 08
1979-1981

Official board meetings 1981
Helpers 1981
Congregational business meetings 1981
Congregational business meetings 1981
Bulletins 1981
Budget 1981

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 25, 2007

Box 09
1982-1984

1982
Official board meetings 1982
McCombs-Armstrong Inc. 1982
Helpers and bulletin material 1982
Directory 1982
Correspondence 1982-1984
Congregational business meeting 1982
Congregational business meeting 1982
Congregational business meeting minutes 1982
Budget 1982
1983
Procedure forms for submitting articles to the Evangelist 1984
Official board minutes 1983
Music committee 1983
Helpers 1983
Correspondence (Pastor's personal) 1983-1984
Congregational business meetings 1983
Bulletins 1983
Budget 1983
1984
Official board minutes and reports 1984
Inventory
January 25, 2007

Box 09
1982-1984

Helpers 1984
Financial secretary report 1984
Congregational business meeting1984

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 26, 2007

Box 10
1985-1988

1983-1984 Sunday School Secretary Book
1984-1985 Sunday School Secretary Book
Church bulletins 1984
1985-1986 Sunday School Secretary Book
1986-1987 Sunday School Secretary Book
1985
Ruth Stoddard plaque 1985
Official board reports 1985
Financial secretary 1985-1987
Congregational business meeting reports 1985
Budget 1985
1986
Official board reports 1986
Harris/3M 1986
1987-1988 Sunday School Secretary Book
1987
Church School cabinet 1987-1999
Johns, Freeda M. [plaque] 1987
Helpers 1987
Congregational business meetings 1987
Bulletins 1987
Inventory
January 26, 2007

Box 10
1985-1988

Brethren Missionary 1987
1988
Official board meetings 1988
Congregational business meetings 1988
Bills-invoices 1988

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 26, 2007

Box 11
1989-1991

1989
Official board meetings 1989
Congregational business meetings 1989
Correspondence 1989
Church directories 1989
1988-1989 Sunday School Secretary Record
1989-1990 Sunday School Secretary Record
1990-1991 Sunday School Secretary Record
Self study program
Revision constitution by-laws
Pastor's 1990 correspondence
Official board meetings 1990
Helpers 1990
Financial reports 1990
Constitution and by-laws 1990
Congregational business meetings 1990
Bulletins 1990

Inventory
January 26, 2007

Box 11
1989-1991

Bulk rate mailings 1990
Budget 1990
1991
1991-1992 Sunday School Secretary Book
Financial reports March 1991-August 1993

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 26, 2007

Box 12
1991-1993

Weekly bulletins 1991
Official board 1991
Brethren materials Cheyenne, Wyoming 1991
Office purchasing 1991
Helpers 1991
Financial reports 1991
Congregational business meeting reports 1991
Budget 1991
1992
1992-1993 Sunday School Secretary Book
Official board meetings 1992
Newsletter/Helpers 1992
Financial reports 1992
Congregational business meetings 1992
General Conference of the Brethren Church 1992
Church budget 1992
Church bulletins 1992
1993-1994 Sunday School Secretary Record
Official board meeting 1993
Newsletters-The Mulberry Bush 1993
Financial reports 1993
Inventory
January 26, 2007

Box 12
1991-1993

Congregational business meeting Oct. 1993-Dec. 1994
Congregational business meeting 1993
Communion bulletins 1993

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 26, 2007

Box 13
1993-1994

Financial reports 1993
Church budget 1993
Bulletin 1993
1994-1995 Sunday School Secretary Book
1994
Passing on the promise 1994
Official board 1994
Officers 1995
Newsletter 1994
Newspaper clippings 1994
Laughlin account 1994
Invoices 1994
Financial secretary's report 1994 1 of 2
Financial secretary's report 1994 2 of 2
Financial reports 1994
Congregational business meetings 1994
Bulletins 1994

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 26, 2007

Box 14
1995-1996

1995-1996 Sunday School Register and Record
Statistical reports 1995
Official board meetings Jan. 1995-Sep. 1996
Office equipment 1995
Newsletters 1995
Financial reports 1995
Correspondence 1995
General Conference of the Brethren Church 1995
Conference correspondence 1995
Church school minutes and correspondence 1995
Bulletins 1995
1995-1996 Sunday School Register and Record
1996
Vouchers 1996
Treasurers reports 1996
Terminix 1996
Sprechers Woods-electric, water, sewer, maintenance 1996
Rosemary's Florist 1996
Staples 1996
Moores 1996
Missions 1996
Inventory
January 26, 2007

Box 14
1995-1996

Miscellaneous 1996
Membership 1996
Lowe's 1996
Letters from members 1996
Heat, Hardell's, Columbia Gas of Maryland 1996
Hagerstown Floors 1996
Fridinger-Ritchie 1996
Financial sheets Jan. to Dec. 1996
Finance committee 1996

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 26, 2007

Box 15
1996-2000

Finance committee 1996
Congregational business meeting 1996
1997-1998 Sunday School Register and Record
United States Postal Service 1997
Official board meeting 1997
City of Hagerstown electric and sewer 1997
General Conference of the Brethren Church 1997
Bills paid 1997
Bell Atlantic-Herald Mail 1996
Bank statements 1996
Antietam Paper Company/Weiss Bros of Hagerstown 1996
Finance committee 1998
General Conference of the Brethren Church 1998
1998-1999 Sunday School Register and Record
1999-2000 Sunday School Register and Record
Official board minutes and reports 1999
DSL Sound Inc.-quote 1999
Constitution and by-laws 1999
Bulletins 1999
2000 Sunday School Register and Record
2000-2001 Class Record

Inventory
January 26, 2007

Box 15
1996-2000

Finance committee 2000
Finance committee 2000
Federal tax deposit book 2000
Bulletins 2000
Brethren youth 2000

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 29, 2007

Box 16
2001-2004

Nursery 2001-2002 class book 1
Sunday school register and record 2001-2002
Official meetings 2001
Posted 2001
Financial reports 1993-2001
Financial reports 1993-2001
Federal employment tax 2001
Envelope sheet 2001
Bulletins 2001
2001
Weekly giving 2002
W-2, W-3 reports 2002
Sunday school offering 2002
Sprecher woods 2002
Printing and bulletins 2002
941 Deposits 2002
Missions 2002
Md tax deposit book 2002
Md tax reports supplies 2002
Johnson mem. 2002
Insurance and taxes 2002
Inventory
January 29, 2007

Box 16
2001-2004

Financial records 1993-2002
Finance committee 2002
Finance committee 2002
Envelopes and designated, etc. 2002
Church utilities 2002
Bulletins, office supplies 2002
Bulletins 2002
Bank deposits 2002
Bank deposits 2002
Benevolent fund 2002
2003
Youth 2003
Weekly giving 2003
Treasurers reports 2003
Sprecher woods 2003
Repairs supplies-maintenance 2003
Official board, church school 4 of 4 1995-2004
Official board, church school 3 of 4 1995-2004
Official board, church school 2 of 4 1995-2004

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 29, 2007

Box 17
2004

Official board, church school 1 of 4 1995-2004
Official meetings 2003
Missions 2003
Member's information 2003?
KC meetings 2003
Johnson memorial 2003
Financial records 3 of 3 2001-2004
Financial records 2 of 3 2001-2004
Financial records 1 of 3 2001-2004
Finance committees 2003
Sunday school 2003
Checking account statement 2003
Church utilities/
Church insurance 2003
Bulletins 2003
Bulletins 2003
Benevolence 2003
Bank deposit
Ashland Years
Altar flowers 2003
2004
Inventory
January 29, 2007

Box 17
2004
Treasurer secretary 2004
2004
2004
Detail sheet
Guest book to sign.
[additional material-scattered]

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland

Inventory
January 29, 2007

Box 18
Photographs

Memories First Brethren Church
Photo album 1983-1985
Photo album Brethren Youth 1982
Photo album 1st Brethren BYIC 2003
Photo album-small First Brethren Church
Photo album-historical clipping scrapbook
Photo album-Brethren Foreign Mission.

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland
Inventory
January 30, 2007

Box 19
Membership information

Old active and inactive records 2/96
Deceased or transferred former members 2/96
Card file box
Card file box active members 1998, 1988 inactive members

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland
Inventory
January 30, 2007

Box 20
Photographs

[framed] letter signed George Bush the White House, Washington, March 1991.
[framed 4 copies] Hagerstown Brethren Church-this picture donated by Phyllis Fahrney.
[framed] certificate of recognition the Rodger Gealson Class 1985.
[framed] National Association of Evangelicals 1988 to 1996.
[4 copies] Cornerstone laying, First Brethren Church, August 23, 1914.
[framed] Clarence Rohrer, Amos Algers, Rev. George Solomon, William Greene and Rodger Gealson.
[2 copies] groundbreaking ceremonies for the Church School building.
Certificate of Achievements Hagerstown Brethren Youth Crusaders 1975-1976.
[framed] best wishes signed George Bush.
[framed] Argentina, Logan, Mark and Chantal Logan.

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland
]Inventory
January 30, 2007

Box 21
Membership information 1938-1981

1938-1943
1944-1965
1962
1963
1963
1963
1969
1969
1974
1975
1975
1975
1979
1980
1980
1981

Manuscript Collection
First Brethren Church
Hagerstown, Maryland
]Inventory
January 30, 2007

Box 22
Membership information 1982-1998

1982
1982
1983
1983
1984
1984
1989
1989
1991
1992
1993
1958-1998


Object Name Records
Related Publications Record 1 of 15
AUTHOR Jones, E. Stanley (Eli Stanley), 1884-1973.
TITLE Abundant living / [by] E. Stanley Jones.
IMPRINT New York, Nashville, Abingdon-Cokesbury press [1942]
CALL # BV4832 .J45 1942.

Record 2 of 15
AUTHOR Church of the Brethren.
TITLE The Brethren hymnal / authorized by Annual Conference, Church of
the Brethren.
IMPRINT Elgin, Ill. : House of the Church of the Brethren ; c1951.
CALL # M2131.C65 C48 1951.

Record 3 of 15
TITLE The Child's Scripture question-book : embellished with twenty-one
engravings.
IMPRINT Philadelphia : American Sunday-School Union, c1879.
CALL # BS605 .C55 1879.

Record 4 of 15
TITLE The church : retrospective and prospective.
IMPRINT [S.l. : s.n., 1919?]
CALL # BX7829.B55 C58 1919.

Record 5 of 15
AUTHOR Torrey, R. A. (Reuben Archer), 1856-1928.
TITLE Divine healing : does God perform miracles today? / by R.A.
Torrey.
IMPRINT NewYork, Chicago [etc.] Fleming H. Revell Co. [1924]
CALL # BR115.H4 T6 1924.

Record 6 of 15
AUTHOR Garber, Levi Leedy.
TITLE The educative process in religion : a series of teacher-training
lessons for teachers' classes in the Sunday School and
elsewhere based on the outlines submitted by the Synday School
Council and approved by the International Sunday School
Association / by L. L. Garber.
IMPRINT [S.l.] : The National Sunday School Assoc. of the Brethren
Church, [192?]
CALL # BV1533 .G37 1920.

Record 7 of 15
AUTHOR Sheldon, Charles Monroe, 1857-1946.
TITLE In His steps / by Charles M. Sheldon.
IMPRINT New York : J.H. Sears & Co., 1923.
CALL # PS2809.S55 I5 1923.

Record 8 of 15
TITLE Meet the Brethren / edited by Donald F. Durnbaugh.
IMPRINT Elgin, IL. : Brethren Press for the Brethren Encyclopedia, Inc.,
1984.
CALL # BX7815 .M44 1984.

Record 9 of 15
AUTHOR Kurzenknabe, J. H. (John H.)
TITLE Music at sight : a new and attractive course of music lessons
with hints on vocal culture ; for use in the public school and
singing-class, and forming a complete self-instructor / by J.H.
Kurzenknabe.
IMPRINT Harrisburg, Pa., J.H. Kurzenknabe, c1888.
CALL # MT870 .K95 1888.

Record 10 of 15
AUTHOR Filson, Floyd Vivian, 1896-1980.
TITLE The New Testament against its environment : the gospel of Christ
the risen Lord / Floyd V. Filson.
IMPRINT Chicago : Regnery, 1950.
CALL # BS2397 .F5 1950.

Record 11 of 15
TITLE The Paramount Rally Day book no. 7: recitations, exercises,
dialog, acrostics, drills, playlets, pantomime and songs /
contributors, Emily Donaghy ... [et al.]
IMPRINT Chicago, Ill. : Meyer & Brother, c1955.
CALL # BV1523.E9 P37 1955.

Record 12 of 15
AUTHOR Marshall, Peter, 1902-1949.
TITLE Prayers offered by the chaplain, the Rev. Peter Marshall, D. D.
at the opening of the daily sessions of the Senate of the
United States during the Eightieth and Eighty-first Congresses,
1947-1949.
IMPRINT Washington, U. S. Govt. Print. Off., 1949.
CALL # BV280 .M33 1949.

Record 13 of 15
AUTHOR Reber, Jesse D.
TITLE Preparing for church membership : manual for classes in
preparation for church membership / Jesse D. Reber.
IMPRINT Elgin, Ill. : Elgin Press, c1943.
CALL # BX7826 .R42 1943.

Record 14 of 15
AUTHOR Everett, A. Brooks (Asa Brooks), 1828-1875.
TITLE The sceptre: a superior collection of church music, mostly new /
by A. Brooks Everett ; assisted by Benjamin Holden Everett.
IMPRINT New York : Biglow & Main, c1871.
CALL # M2117.E9 S3 1871.

Record 15 of 15
AUTHOR Fillmore, Fred A., (Frederick Augustus), 1856-1925, ed.
TITLE Songs of rejoicing: a collection of new songs for the Sunday-
school / by Fred A. Fillmore.
IMPRINT Cincinnati, O., Fillmore Bros., c1888.
CALL # M2193 .F5 1888.

Scope & Content The First Brethren Church of Hagerstown, Maryland was founded June 23, 1893. It was on this date that a meeting was held to organize a congregation of Brethren faithful members and to establish a permanent place of worship in Hagerstown, Maryland. This meeting was held at Jospeh S. Emmert's Hardware Store at 63 West Washington Street in Hagerstown. Those attending were Joseph S. Emmert, Benjamin Fahrney, Henry F. Emmert, Henry A. Poffenberg, John C. Bentz was named Chairman, Theodore W. Fahrney was named secretary, and Benjamin Fahrney was named treasurer.

John C. Bentz stated the object of the meeting was to have regular services here and after general discussion, a motion was made and carried, to appoint a committee of three to find a place that was suitable to hold services temporarily.

Another motion was made and passed that a subscription list, that had been originated by Brother E. B. Shaver of Maurertown, Virginia, for funds to build a church here, be canceled and destroyed. On July 7, 1893, it was decided to contact J. C. Mackey, of Conemaugh, Pennsylvania, about starting services here in September of that year at the Western Enterprise Fire Hall.

On January 16, 1894, the First Brethren Church of Hagerstown was fully organized when Articles of Incorporation were issued under the laws of Maryland. The church began with 43 charter members.

A church building was erected on the southeast corner of Antietam and Mulberry Streets and dedicated on May 13, 1894. Rev. J. C. Mackey conducted the services. About 20 years later on July 2, 1913 a decision was made to replace this building with a newer structure. The last services in the old church were held on June 21, 1914. The building was dismantled and moved on a spring wagon to Smithsburg, Maryland.

On August 23, 1914, the cornerstone was laid for the new church which was completed and then dedicated on June 6, 1915. On April 11, 1922, the three 2-story buildings adjacent to the church at 211 to 215 E. Antietam Street, were purchased at a cost of $7,000.00, to be used for Sunday School purposes, and also for the residence of the janitor.

In 1925, the triple brick buildings located at 104 to 108 South Mulberry Street, were purchased with the understanding that 104 was to be used as the parsonage.

In 1957, the property at 110 South Mulberry Street was purchased to be used as the church parsonage. On March 1, 1959, a ground breaking service was held for the Educational Building which was dedicated on February 21, 1960.

The October 21, 1972 issue of the Brethren Evangelist featured the Hagerstown Brethren Church.

Following much discussion and declining enrollment by the Hagerstown church a decision was made to close the church and disband the membership. In 2004, the final services for the Hagerstown Brethren Church were held.

The records of the Hagerstown Brethren Church were acquired December 4, 2006 by the Brethren Church Archives from the Southeast District Mission Board.