Clinton UMC to host fall food drive and dinner
The Women of Clinton United Methodist Church will have a combined Fall Can Food Drive/Yard Sale and Fish/Chicken Dinner from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. They will have fish and chicken dinners served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You can rent an approximately 5-foot long table if you want to. The rental fee for the table is $15 and is payable the day of the yard sale event. If you wish to reserve a table, you are asked to call Mia Kerrick at 301-868-1288. Please leave your name, phone number and a brief message so that your phone call can be answered promptly. This church, located at 10700 Brandywine Road in Clinton, is under the pastoral guidance of the Rev. Dorothea B. Stroman.
Trinity church to donate to Marlboro Food Bank
Trinity Episcopal Church will prepare foods for the Marlboro Food Bank. They are asking for volunteers to help with sorting the food on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.; bagging the food on Friday, Oct. 7, at 8 a.m.; and distributing the food on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 7-9 a.m. Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 14515 Church Street in Upper Marlboro where the Rev. Martha Bonwitt is the rector. If you need any additional information, feel free to call the parish office on 301-627-2636.
Services are held at the church where everyone is invited to come and join in with them, with Morning Prayer and Prayers for Peace on Saturday at 9 a.m. Sunday services include Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m., Adult/ Youth Forum with nursery provided at 9:15 a.m., and Holy Eucharist with music and Sunday School with nursery provided is at 10:30 a.m.
African-American museum opens
The National Museum of African American History and Culture opened Saturday, Sept. 24, with lots of celebrations as well as people from this area who felt the importance of being in Washington, D.C. And, there were people who traveled to be here for this event. Mr. Lonnie G. Bunch III said, “The African-American experience is the lens through which we understand what it is to be an American.”
There was a beautiful presentation on television for people who could not get to the event, especially since you had to apply in advance for the limited number of free tickets. In fact the tickets for entering the museum have been issued for several weeks to get inside. But there were lots of people outside in selected areas enjoying the music, singing and speeches for this wonderful event.
Yes, history was made. I can remember as a child how my father made it a point to take us on the public transpor- tation — street cars, in fact — to get a good seat on the curb as we watched the many parades that also made history.
Business partners needed
My daughter-in-law, Towanda Jones, asks some very interesting questions. She asks are you tired of working from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.? Are you looking for a way to start a new opportunity? Or do you just want to be your own boss?
She and her business partners are on a national building mission. They belong to a consortium of business owners and entrepreneurs and partner with a series of companies in the business of customer acquisition. They “are expanding in the MDV as well as nationally and are engineering a financial movement like the country has never seen.” They are looking for “open minded people, success oriented, highly ambitious and coachable people.” If you are interested in this business opportunity, she asks you to call her, Towanda Jones, on 240-476-8509.