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, 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 301-283-2116, 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. Christ Church, Wayside, 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.
Zion Wesley celebrating 16 years
11500 Berry Road in Waldorf, is hosting an evening of “Good Gospel Music” to celebrate the groups 16th anniversary at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. Featured will be Asbury United Methodist Men, Men United for Christ and Nottingham Myers and Christ United Methodist Men. Free will offering. For more information, call Joe Duckett at 240-299-6677, or Ellen Hawkins at 240419-9533.
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7
Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 100 Village Street in Waldorf, will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Sunday, Oct. 7. The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Fatima will arrive at 8 a.m. Hourly recitations of the rosary will begin at 1 p.m. Auxiliary Bishop of Washington Mario E. Dorsonville will arrive at 5 p.m., with a living rosary at 5:30 p.m. A bilingual Mass (English/Spanish) is at 7 p.m. followed by a reception. An all-night prayer vigil will be held, ending on Monday morning.
Calvary Gospel hosts health info session
11150 Berry Road, Waldorf, hosts a Health Info Session the second Monday of each month from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The Oct. 8 session is Juicing: Your Pathway to Health. For more information, call 301-843-5588.
New Hope to host men’s health forum
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the church office at 301-870-6460.
Faith United Methodist holding yard sale
at 15769 Livingston Road in Accokeek is holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. The sale is expected to include Christmas items, clothing, furniture, household goods and bicycles. For more information, contact Barbara McMillion at 301-396-4617.
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.
Waldorf church holding Holy Spirit course
100 Village St. in Waldorf, is holding a six-week course titled “The Gift,” a life in the Spirit course. The teachings are rooted in the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Two sessions will be offered: Saturday mornings beginning Oct. 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (includes breakfast) and Tuesday evenings, starting Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (includes dinner). The cost is $10. To enroll, call the church office at 301-6457112, or go to https://olhoc.com/gift.
St. Paul’s Parish holding ham, oyster dinner
13500 Baden Westwood Road, is hosting a ham and oyster dinner by Thompson’s Seafood Catering from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21. The menu includes fried oysters, glazed and stuffed ham, parsley potatoes, coleslaw, sweet potatoes, turnips, green beans, pickled beets, applesauce, rolls and beverages. Adults are $25, children 7 to 12, $10, and 6 and under are free. Carryout is available. Reservations are suggested; call Wanda at 301-888-9217 or Mary Jane at 301-579-2230.
Alexandria Chapel United Methodis Church to hold ‘Trunk-Or-Treat’ on Oct. 27
will be having a “Trunk-OrTreat” event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church Fellowship Hall, 5601 Chicamuxen Road, Indian Head. For more information, call Patricia Page at 240-888-7461 or Christine Washington at 301-449-5582.