First Baptist Church to hold vacation bible school
First Baptist Church of La Plata will hold Sonquest Rainforest Vacation Bible School 9:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 17-21 at the church, 9070 Hawthorne Road. Children 4 years of age through completed fifth grade are invited to attend. Lunch will be served. Evening vacation bible school available for older children. To register or for more information, go to www.fbclaplata.org/ vbs or 301-934-9040.
Metropolitan United Methodist to hold crab feast
Metropolitan United Methodist Church will hold a crab feast fundraiser 5-9 p.m. July 22 at the church, 3385 Metropolitan Church Road, Indian Head. Crabs, hot dogs, half smokes, hamburgers, corn on the cob, cole slaw, potato salad, baked beans, water and soda. Cost $65 in advance, $75 at the door; $25 children ages 7-12. For tickets or information, call Joy Hinton, 301643-3941, or the church office, 301-375-9088.
Christian Unity Baptist to hold homecoming service
Christian Unity Baptist Church 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
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
Alexandria Chapel United Methodist Church 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 church offers transportation to residents
Accokeek First Church of God, located at 15821 Livingston Road, will offer free transportation, to those within a 20-mile radius of the church, to and from Sunday School that begins at 9 a.m. or Sunday morning services, 10-11:45 a.m. If interested, call 301-283-2116, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Rose Armstrong at 301-885-8124. For more information, go to www.accokeekchog.org.
St. Catherine of Alexandria announces weekday morning Mass
St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, Port Tobacco, will offer weekday morning Mass 6:30 a.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the church, 7865 Port Tobacco Road. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament beginning 7 a.m. with Benediction at 8 a.m. for those who would like some quiet prayer time. All are welcome. For more information, go to www.stcatherinesmcconchie.org or call 301-9349630.
Holy Temple Cross Ministries to give away free cooked food
Holy Temple Cross Ministries, Inc. will have a free cooked food give-a-way 1 p.m. Wednesdays throughout the year at 11818 Park Waldorf Lane, Suite 516, Waldorf. Food is donated by area restaurants. For more information, call 301-632-9707.
Metropolitan United Methodist hosts soup kitchen Wednesdays
Metropolitan United Methodist Church will host Ladles of Love Soup Kitchen 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 3385 Metropolitan Church Road, Indian Head. All are encouraged to “eat one; feed one” by taking a meal to someone in your community who may be homeless, disabled, senior citizen, shut-in or without transportation. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available. For more information, call Arline Arnold, 202-494-7556.
St. Peter’s Church announces Sunday evening Mass
St. Peter’s Catholic Church now offers evening Mass 6 p.m. Sundays at the church, 3320 St. Peter’s Drive, Waldorf. For more information, call 301-843-8916.
Praying Until Something Happens Ministries to host weekday corporate prayer
Praying Until Something Happens Ministries will host a noonday corporate prayer Monday-Friday at Zoe Outreach Ministries Church, 66790 Crain Highway, La Plata.
Metropolitan United Methodist to host Friday nights youth event
Metropolitan United Methodist Church will host Friday Night Kickbacks 7-9:30 p.m. Fridays at the church, 3385 Metropolitan Church Road, Indian Head. This chaperoned event allows local middle and high school youths a place to hang out with friends, dance, listen to music, play video games, card games and ping pong, and participate in Open Mic. Free. Refreshments available for purchase. For more information, call 301-375-9088.
Good Shepherd Food Pantry now open
Good Shepherd Food Pantry 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.
New Hope Church invites community to veterans memorial
New Hope Church of God, in partnership with VConnections, Inc., invites the community to visit the New Community Veterans Memorial at the church, 4200 Old Washington Road, Waldorf. To purchase a brick to memorialize a veteran or family member, call the church, 301-843-3887.