St. Paul Baptist Church to host Fam­ily and Friends Day

The Enquire-Gazette - - Front Page - Priscilla F. Jones 301-627-6038

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 mar­ville3@hot­mai.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.

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