Hartville Church of the Brethren sells building, moves forward in ministry

February 12, 2020 No comments yet

In their January 2020 Council meeting, the Hartville Church of the Brethren voted to sell their church building and property to Hartville Homes Foundation (dba GentleBrook).  GentleBrook is a not-for-profit organization that provides a variety of programs and services for developmentally disabled individuals, seniors, and community members as a whole in both Stark and Coshocton counties in Ohio.  In a new joint ministry with the Hartville Church, GentleBrook They will use parts of the church building for these ministries on weekdays as the church expands their weekend services to better reach these individuals and their families. 

As part of this unique agreement, the congregation will receive a down payment then monthly payments for 10 years.  During those 10 years, they will have a rent-free lease for exclusive use of the sanctuary and offices and ability to use the rest of the building evenings and weekends when GentleBrook is not using the facility.  Additionally, most utilities and building repair costs and improvements will be covered by GentleBrook during this time.  At the end of the 10 years, they will have the opportunity to renew the lease. 

The congregation has already begun to partner with GentleBrook on ministries and plans are in place to deepen those ministry connections.   Many in the congregation believed that an excessive amount of their financial resources went into the upkeep of the building and look forward to being able to invest in ministry to the community in new ways.  Several area churches have expressed a desire to join with them in this new ministry.  It’s the congregation’s hope that this unique ministry opportunity will help to spread the Gospel in ways that are often overlooked.

December 15, 2019 – Luke 1:47-55 “The Magnificat”

December 9, 2019 No comments yet

One could say that Mary sang the first Christmas carol while Jesus was still in her womb. Studies show that singing to a yet-to-be-born child can have a profound influence on him or her. Is it possible that Mary’s song reinforced Jesus’ mission before He was born?


May 23, 2017 No comments yet


June 5 to June 9, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon.

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Dust off your telescope and discover the incredible mysteries of the final frontier—right from your backyard! Join us for a week of searching the visible to discover the invisible at Galactic Starveyors™. Kids will begin each day at Worship Rally. From Worship Rally, where they will explore God’s Word. Each day kids will encounter amazing and wonderful things designed by a Creator who is even bigger than the vastness of His creation, as well as make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions. Kids will discover that the God who created everything there is—the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible—wants a relationship with them!
Children age 3 through grade 6 are admitted free.

Each day concludes with a celebration that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time at 11:30 a.m. 

It’s Vacation Bible School at Hartville Church of the Brethren like you’ve never experienced before! Children age 3 through 6th grade are admitted free from June 5 to June 9, from 9:00 a.m.  to 12:00 Noon.  For more information, call 330-877-9480.  

Welcome Pastor Anthony

August 9, 2012 No comments yet

Please join us this Sunday for the installation of our new pastor: Anthony DiMarco.

The installation service will begin at 10:30 and will be followed by a Carry In Dinner. There will be no 8am service.