Good Shepherd Food Pantry now open
will be open 9:30-11:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at St. Mary Catholic Church Newport, 11555 St. Mary’s Church Road, Charlotte Hall. Assisting individuals and families in need of food. For more information, call the church, 301-934-8825.
St. Paul’s Lutheran announces vacation bible school
invites children pre-K through grade 5 to Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School 8:50 a.m.-noon June 26-30 at the church, 37707 New Market Turner Road, Mechanicsville. Kids will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, and more. For more information, call the church at 301-884-5184.
New Hope A.M.E. announces vacation bible school
will host Super God! Super Me! Super-Possibility Vacation Bible School 6:30 p.m. June 26-29 at the church, 12310 Old Washington Square, Waldorf. Dinner served nightly at 5:30 p.m. Classes, crafts, activities, and games available for all ages including adults. Transportation provided. Event is free and open to public. To register, contact the church, 301-870-6460 or email newhopeame@ gmail.com.
New Hope Church of God to hold Prayer Wash
will hold a free Prayer Wash event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 1 at the church, 4200 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. For more information, call 301-843-3887 or go to www.newhopechurchwaldorf.org.
Our Lady Help of Christians to hold July 4 celebration
100 Village St, Waldorf, will host Celebrate the 4th at the Foot of the Cross beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Prepare for Mass with Prelude Music by the OLHOC Youth Choir followed by an Outdoor Mass for the United States of America at 6 p.m. There will be a concert by Libation, games and activities for all ages from 7-9 p.m. Fireworks will begin once it gets dark. Bring your own picnic and lawn chair. For more information, go to www.olhoc.org.
Trinity Episcopal needs volunteers for food bank
in need of volunteers July 5-8 at the Marlboro Food Bank, 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. Help is needed to unload the food bank truck 9 a.m.-noon July 5, call for details; sorting of food 7 p.m. July 6; bagging of food 8 a.m. July 7; and distribution of food 7-9 a.m. July 8. For information, call the parish office at 301-627-2636.
Open Gate Church to host yard sale
will hold a yard sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 8 at 4028 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. Vendors welcome to purchase a table for $20 or two tables for $35. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Accepted items are furniture, classroom items, pictures, clothes, floral decorations, and more.
Cornerstone African Methodist Episcopal to hold yard sale
will host a yard sale 7 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8 at the church, 4840 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head. Rain date July 15. Spaces available for $20. For information, call 301203-1773 or 301-399-4031.
Worship Center Community Church to hold outdoor event
will hold an outdoor event noon-4 p.m. July 8 at the church, 3075 Livingston Road, Bryans Road. Activities will include a Noah’s Ark Bounce House with water slide, face painting, free giveaways, live music and more. Free barbecue lunch will be available. Information will be provided about how to quit smoking, vaping and other tobacco usage. For more information, call Ashli or Linda at the church office, 301-375-8655.
will host Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrimage July 13 at the church, 11555 St. Mary’s Church Road, Charlotte Hall. Event will begin with the rosary at 6:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 7 p.m. There will be a light reception after Mass. For information, call 301-934-8825.
Christian Unity Baptist to hold homecoming service
will hold Homecoming Service 3 p.m. July 23 at the church, 11822 Park Waldorf Lane, Waldorf. Guest speaker will be Bishop Joel Peebles, City of Praise Family Ministries, Landover. For information, call 301-638-3866.
Mount Sinai AME Church to host Vacation Bible School
will be at Mount Sinai AME Church, 3475 Leonardtown Road, Suite 101, Waldorf, from 6-8 p.m. July 24-28. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. All are invited to attend. To register, call the church at 301-645-9299.
Alexandria Chapel to hold Ushers Day Celebration
will hold Ushers Day Celebration 3 p.m. July 30 at the church, 5605 Chicamuxen Road, Indian Head. Theme will be “Doorkeepers of Faith.” Guest speaker will be Rev. Gina Higgs of New Hope Church of God, Waldorf. Public invited. For more information, call Patricia Page at 240-888-7461 or Rhonda Taylor at 301-7433907.
Accokeek First Church of God announces annual bus trip
will sponsor their annual bus trip July 28 to see “Jonah” at Sight and Sound Theatre, Lancaster, Pa. Bus loads 8:15 a.m. at church and departs 8:30 a.m.; arrives back at church 8:45 p.m. Cost $115 ages 13 and older; $75 children 3-12. To reserve a seat, contact Rose Armstrong, 301-885-8124 or email email@example.com; call the church, 301283-2116; or call Pastor Paula Collins, 240-210-6456.