St. Paul Baptist Church to host Family and Friends Day
The Rev. Elliece Smith Bryant, the assistant minister at St. Paul Baptist Church, will be at Clinton United Methodist Church for the Family and Friends Day, Sunday, Aug. 21. The service at 8 a.m. will also have the Men’s Choir for the music. At the 10:30 a.m. program the Gospel Choir will provide the music. Clinton United Methodist Church is located at 10700 Brandywine Road in Clinton, where the Rev. Dorothea Belt Stroman is the pastor. All are cordially invited to attend where refreshments will be served and there will be a time for fellowship following the 10:30 a.m. service.
Trinity Episcopal Church activities
You can eat in or you can get food to take out at Trinity’s famous fish fry. Fried whiting or tilapia, green beans, cole slaw, bread or dessert will be prepared at the church at 14515 Church St. in Upper Marlboro on Friday, Aug. 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. The cost for this fish fry is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for children who are 11 years old or younger.
Human trafficking to be discussed
D. Michael Lyles, the executive director for Prince George’s Human Relations Commission, will be the guest speaker for the Human Trafficking program, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m., sponsored by Union United Methodist Women who “are working to help with awareness to end human trafficking here in the United States, and will continue to lead the effort to root it out in our community.” Union United Methodist Church is located at 14418 Old Marlboro Pike in Upper Marlboro. For more information, you can contact email@example.com or by phone at 301-577-2099.
The church will be making 1,000 sandwiches for a homeless shelter in Washington, D.C. This church welcomes you to come out and join them. They will be preparing these sandwiches on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 11:45 a.m. For more information, call the parish office at 301-627-2636.
Stone Soul Picnic
Melvin Cross hosted a “Stone Soul Picnic” at his residence on Possum Court in Capitol Heights recently. This was a beautiful, sunny Saturday, just right for a day for family, friends and neighbors to come together for a good time. And, there was plenty of a variety of foods and drinks. Mr. Rick Snowden, who flew here from Dallas with his wife, Patrice, who is Melvin’s niece, was helpful with the meats for the picnic. He put his special touch on the spicing of the meats that were enjoyed by everyone. There was short ribs, pork ribs and beef ribs, chicken, hot dogs, and hamburgers — all cooked on the grill. Patrice was active in the kitchen the day before the picnic making potato salad, mixing ingredients for the vegetable and fruit salads. And, there were several kinds of baked beans, even some with meats in them. The table was full of breads and, of course, desserts, a variety of cookies and cup cakes.
Relatives came from nearby Prince George’s County and far away — Leonard Cross from Raleigh, N.C., Varella Cross Bruce with her husband, Tony, from Philadelphia, Desiree Cross from Baltimore and Caron Williams from Texas. This was a chance to talk about the good ole times when they were young children living in the D.C. area. Some of the people went to The First Baptist Church of Deanwood on Sunday where Patrice Snowden sang a solo with the choir under the leadership of musician Kim R. Ross. And, Melvin gave his testimony as he thanked the pastor, the Rev. Ronald K. Miner, and the church family as well as his family for their support and prayers.