The Catoctin Church of Christ gave the Thurmont Middle School Weekend Pantry Bag Giveaway 300 snack bags to be handed out to students desiring supplemental snacks for the weekend.

The Church of Christ is an autonomous Christian congregation that is associated with one another through Bible-only doctrine. It was established on the Day of Pentecost, A.D. 27. The seed was planted in Thurmont in March 1996, when 15 members who were traveling to Frederick decided to make it their mission to establish the Lord’s church in Thurmont. The church speaks where the Bible speaks and is silent on issues where the Bible is silent. They believe in staying as close to the Biblical teaching as is humanly possible. 

The church has grown from 15 members to approximately 90 members at present. Bible classes are offered on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for all ages, and worship follows at 10:00 a.m. Visitors are always welcome, and they encourage questions, “because if what we are doing is not found in God’s Bible, we will change.”

If visiting, they ask that you wear a mask in keeping with Maryland’s request to prevent the spreading of COVID-19. Church services are also broadcast live on Facebook (, along with a calendar of activities, which includes the annual pig roast held for the community on the first Saturday in June.

Courtesy Photo

Tamara Manahan; Connor Manahan; Glenn Murray, elder; Richard Long, minister; Janine Smith, principal; and Anita Shank, assistant principal.

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