Around Jonathan Street

May 29, 2008|By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647

Summer hoops

A meeting is scheduled for persons interested in coaching, officiating, or sponsoring a team in the Ruth Monroe Summer Basketball League will be held at today at 6 p.m. at the Memorial Recreation Center. Please call 301-790-0203 for more information.

Car wash

The trustees of Ebenezer United Methodist Church are planning a car wash Saturday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Longmeadow Exxon (across from the new Lowe's). If the weather is nice -- you don't want your car to look a mess -- support the trustees and ride in style with a clean car!

Movie night

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 802 Summit Ave., will be hosting a FREE movie night on Saturday, June 7, at 7 p.m. featuring a Christian band and storyteller prior to the movie. They will have popcorn, hot dogs, s'mores and drinks for your enjoyment. Please come out and join them on the lawn for an evening of fun and fellowship! Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets. For further information, please call 301-733-4720.


Youth Day

Ebenezer United Methodist Church's Children & Youth Day will be held Sunday, June 8, at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Elder Eric Rollins from Kingdom Life Cathedral of Ranson, W.Va. The children will be rendering the entire service, with a repast after the service. Come out and encourage the youth by attending their service!

SHHS alumni golf

South Hagerstown High School's Alumni Association will sponsor a Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 12, at Beaver Creek Country Club. The four-person scramble is open to the public and will benefit the scholarship funds for the Alumni Association and the SHHS Athletic Boosters.

The deadline for entries is Thursday, June 5. If you are interested in participating as a player or as a sponsor, you can find the registration form online at www.shhsrebel If you have questions about the tournament, contact Tim Steiner at 301-733-5138 or Phil Petry at 240-675-9931.

Family Day

The fifth annual Family Day will be celebrating art in the park June 14-15 Hagers-

town City Park. There will be activities for children and adults! Entertainment will include local talents such as Phamlife, King's Apostle's "Praise Dance" children's group and other talented guests. It will also include the introduction of Gospel recording artist Shannon Watkins.

There will be other family entertainments such as magic with Dean Burkett, caricatures from David Ross, balloon sculptures from Faith Crumbly and story telling.

So get ready to enjoy two days of fun, fun, fun from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 14 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15.

For more information, phone the Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery at 301-791-6191 or visit -- you don't want to miss the event!!

Women's Day

It was all about empowering women. It started out with a prayer breakfast in February; another Pre-Event called "Joy Night" and ended with an afternoon program entitled "Hat-A-Tude.' What a blessing each event was!

The theme for Zion Baptist Church's Women's Day was "Seasoned Women of Christ" and the chairpersons were Angie Boers and Tina Davis. On Sunday, April 27, they received a double portion of blessings. Elder Jackie Waldo from Glenarden was the speaker for the morning service and the members of the church participated in the morning worship.

Then came the highest praise when the church was filled to overflow with parishioners who came to take part in the afternoon program - Hat-A-Tude. One of the event coordinators, Ms. Sylvia Bell, said it was a great day! She said it was such a blessing! She was so excited at how all the women came together.


The woman were dressed from head to toe -- all prim, proper and had on their crowns -- the theme Hat-A-Tude. They looked simply mah'velous! The coordinator for this event, Gloria Miller, said, "It was an explosive and a wonderful, wonderful blessed Day in the Lord!" She couldn't stop praising God enough for allowing her to see the fruition of the vision He had given her -- now that's a true blessing!

The program was in three parts, or should I say skits, titled, "Promenade," "Crowns" and "Hat-A-Tude." Each told its own story along with the help of the women of Zion and "sister" friends from the community and other churches on why black woman wear hats to church. The program also included a poem recited by Amber Crawford. And I would be remiss if I didn't mention the 11-year-old young lady who received a standing ovation for her solo. At first she started out shy and the coordinator of the event simply told her to go out and use what God gave her and then she sang her heart out! The audience was in awe and in tears! Keep trusting and using the talent God gave you, Miss (Marva) Swayne! In addition, they were blessed with a praise dance by one of the co-chairs of Women's Day, Ms. Tina Davis.

All of the coordinators and chairpersons would like to thank all the women (and men) who helped to make their Women's Day such a great success! Thank you!

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