Union UMC’s Christmas celebration is coming up Dec. 16
Union United Methodist Church, where the Rev. Kendrick D. Weaver is the pastor, will hold its Christmas celebration on Sunday, Dec. 16, at the church, located at 14418 Old Marlboro Pike in Upper Marlboro. The office phone number at the church is 301-627-7389. If you are interested in joining the Christmas choir, you are asked to contact Tiffany Allen. This church has Sunday Worship Service at 10 a.m.
You are also asked to call the church if you are interested in helping with the Outreach Opportunities program working with the Upper Maryland Food Bank. This church participates by accepting food, bagging the food and then giving the food to people on three separate days each month. Please call the church for specific dates for volunteering your time and service.
James Perry said he just wanted to have a little vacation and get some relaxing time. Yes, he said he needed some baby-free time, a few hours away from his children and, of course, grandchildren. The weather has been so funny in the area with the rain, winds and cold temperatures. And it is not winter yet. So, Jimmy decided to take a trip down to North Carolina. He invited his mother, Evelyn Perry, to go with him. He also called his aunt, Priscilla Jones, and said, “pack your suitcase and go with me and your sister, Evelyn, for a few days” visiting Leonard Cross, my uncle and Evelyn’s brother, who lives in Wendell, N.C. Leonard took us to the Farmers Market in Raleigh, N.C.,where we enjoyed some very good food. We also visited several shopping centers where we enjoyed shopping especially for items that we had not seen in our home- town, Prince George’s County. Leonard, who attends Young Missionary Church, said he has really enjoyed his 30 years living in North Carolina. He baked his favorite cake, Better Than Anything, which we all enjoyed as we watched movies on the TV screen. Jimmy said that driving on this trip was excellent. Traffic moved along good and the weather was great. And, most of all, gas was cheaper as we travelled south. All three of us enjoyed this trip and look forward to going down the highway again.
December special dates
The last month of the year has some special dates for your calendar. Special December dates begin with Thursday, Dec. 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day; Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve; and Tuesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day. And, we end December with the last day of 2018 on Monday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve. Also, winter will officially begin this year on Friday, Dec. 21.
Birthday celebrations greetings are extended for December 2018 to my brother, Leonard L. Cross Jr. on the 7th, Minion Contee on the 8th, Van Laferell Vandriver on the 25th, Ada Gholston on the 26th, and my sister, Varela J. Bruce, on the 31st.