Some of the events that are happening at Haven this month.


Sunday, October 5

3:00-4:00 pm

Haven Lutheran Church

1035 Haven Road

Hagerstown, Maryland 21742


All safe pets welcome for an individual blessing. Refreshments and door prize.
Come enjoy the fun, fellowship and God’s creatures, great and small. 
Questions? Call Pastor Alessandri  301-733-5056   
Each day our pets bless us with unconditional love and joy. Every year on a Sunday close to October 4th, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, many people of faith around the world host events where animals are blessed. This year Haven Lutheran Church will sponsor a blessing of pets on Sunday, October 5, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
              Why a pet blessing? It’s an opportunity to celebrate God’s compassion and concern for all creatures…It’s an occasion to meet neighbors and enjoy easy conversation about a common interest – pets we love.
           A tent will be set up on the church lawn so it can be seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. We’ll ask folks to sign the register on behalf of their pet. Each pet will be individually blessed. There will be treats and water bowls for the animals. Even a door prize!
           Any pet that is safe to bring is welcome. Please get the word around and invite friends and neighbors to bring their pets along. Any questions, please call Pastor Linda Alessandri (301-733-5056).
 *St. Francis of Assisi lived a life of simplicity, charity and humility in the 13th century. He is remembered as a champion of justice and lover of animals.


OCTOBER 24 6:30 – 8 PM

Meet at Haven at 6:30 pm Once together, we’ll walk (weather permitting) to the NORTH HIGH HAUNTED HOUSE where there are rooms appropriate for all ages. Afterwards we return to Haven for refreshments and maybe a game or two. ALL are welcome! (“Haven Family” =  parents/grandparents with children & friends or couples without children or single folks.) So we don’t leave anyone behind, please let us know you are coming by signing up on a Sunday attendance form OR by calling the church office (301-733-5056)  Questions? Contact Mary Fortson.






OCTOBER 31 6:00 – 7:00 pm

the is Haven’s annual trunk or

Treat family night.

Everyone is invited to bring their vehicle (decorated or not), wear a costume if you like, and hand out treats to neighborhood Trick-or Treaters. Vehicles are asked to arrive at 5:30. A new and exciting feature this year is the youth sponsored “Haunted Rooms” – sure to be VERY SCARY! Come and check it out!