New Hope A.M.E. to celebrate family
12310 Washington Square in Waldorf, is celebrating Family and Friends Weekend Friday, Sept. 28, to Sunday, Sept. 30. All are welcome to Friday night’s Break the Chain Revival; Saturday’s Family and Friends Cookout at noon (featuring comedian Sean Sarvis at 3 p.m.); and Sunday at 10 a.m. for the worship service. RSVP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the church office at 301-870-6460.
St. James’ Church to host crab cake dinner
is hosting a ham and crab cake dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Each dinner is two crab cakes (one for children), ham, carrot salad, parsley potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, tea, coffee, punch and dessert. The cost is $25 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under. Families get one child dinner free per family. For more information, call 301-743-2366.
Accokeek church hosting Bible classes
15821 Livingston Road, is holding its fall semester of its Bible & Leadership Institute starting on Saturday, Sept. 29. Registration is open up to Oct. 6. To register, go to http://accokeekchog.org/2018/08/30/bible-leadership-institute-classes-fall-2018-classes-begin-september-29-2018/, or email registrar@accokeekchog. org. Tuition is $25 per course, plus $17 for a textbook. All are welcome.
Sacred Heart CHurch in La Plata offering ‘Country Fixin’s Dinner’ this Sunday
201 St. Mary’s Ave., is hosting its Country Fixin’s Dinner from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. The buffet (dine in only) includes fried chicken (gluten free on request), pulled pork, crab balls, green beans, parsley potatoes, corn pudding, baked apples/ pears, rolls and more. Adults are $25; children 6-12, $10; under 6, free. Drive-thru and carry-out menu: four-piece chicken with pulled pork and fixings or eight-piece bucket with rolls, $16; six baked crab balls, $5. For more information, call the parish office at 301-934-2261.
Waldorf church to celebrate friends, family
celebrates its first Friends and Family Day on Sunday, Sept. 30. All are invited to worship at 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at 2224 Old Washington Road in Waldorf. Expect dynamic praise and worship and fellowship. Transportation is available by calling 240-281-7190 or emailing Trovon Williams at tcwilliams19@ gmail.com. For other church events, go to www. gmswaldorf.org.
Living Word to host Community Day
located at 9925 Bunker Hill Road in Waldorf, is having a Community Day event on Sunday, Sept. 30, from noon to 5 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will have food, fun and games for everyone: moon bounce, corn toss, relay race, video game truck, crabs (while they last), talent show, giveaways and free health screenings and much more. The event is rain or shine. For more information, go to www.TLWCM.org, or send an email to Talaineb@ aol.com.
Marbury Baptist to host choral ensemble
will host LYRA choral ensemble at 7 p.m., Oct. 5, at the church, 4670 Bicknell Road, Marbury. LYRA, an a cappella choral ensemble of musicians from St. Petersburg, Russia, will perform songs custom to Russian Orthodox churches, as well as traditional Russian folk music. All are invited to attend. A free-will offering will be collected during the concert. For more information, go to www.marburybaptistchurch.com.
St. Ignatius hosting its annual yard sale
is holding its annual indoor church yard sale — rain or shine — Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. the church, approximately 11 miles west of La Plata at 6455 Port Tobacco Road (Route 6). Yard sale items, furniture, jewelry, crafts, raffle table and bake sale available. Breakfast (sausage biscuits), lunch and snacks available; free coffee for shoppers. For more information or to reserve a table for $15, call John at 301-743-3514.
Accokeek church holding health fair
is holding its 2018 Community Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the church, 15821 Livingston Road, Accokeek. For more information call 301-2832116, or go to www.accokeekchog.org.
Churches offer ‘Blessing of Pets’
On Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., (112 Charles Street) will offer a festive Blessing of Pets and an Ice Cream Social. The event, held in celebration of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, will entail a short prayer service and individual blessing of all pets. Fellowship and games will follow with ice cream sundaes offered.
at 13050 Rock Point Road (Rt 257) in Newburg, will offer the pet blessing service (without ice cream) at 4 p.m. that day. For more information, call the Rev. Kate Heichler at 203-415-1962, or go to www.christchurchlaplata.org.
New Hope A.M.E. Church in Waldorf to host men’s health forum Oct. 13
12310 Washington Square in Waldorf, is holding a Men’s Health Forum on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. All men are welcome. Topics include prostate gland health, diabetes, colon cancer, cholesterol, heart and circulation. RSVP via email email@example.com, or contact the church office at 301-870-6460.
Christ Church Wayside to host fall dinner
is hosting its annual fall dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 5 p.m. at the church, 13050 Rock Point Road (Route 257), in Newburg. The dinner features crab cakes, baked ham, country ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, kale, turnips, coleslaw, rolls and butter, coffee and lemonade. Adult dinners are $25; children 6-12, $12; and children 5 and under are free. There will also be a bake sale table and a Treasure Trove Gift Table. For more information, call 301-259-4327.