Around Jonathan Street

July 23, 2008|By MADGE MILES / 301-791-7647

Party planned for Grace Snively

Grace Snively is turning 95 years old this month and Ebenezer AME Church would like you to join in and help celebrate her birthday Sunday at 10 a.m.

This is going to be a great celebration and will include many people who represent the city and community, as well as various organizations Snively has faithfully served over many years.

Yes, Snively will be 95 years young and that's a reason to celebrate.

So don't miss out on this opportunity to share your wishes with her.

Pastor's installation

A wonderful time was had by all who attended the installation service for the new pastor at Second Christian Church.

The church was filled to capacity.

For some it was to see and hear the sermon from retired pastor The Rev. Rose Ann Duckett, and for others it was to be a part of the installation service for the newly elected pastor The Rev. Jacquelyn Dixon, who says she and her husband are a team and look forward to the mighty things God has planned for them and the church.


In addition to the service, the Spiritual Warriors from the Veterans Medical Center in Martinsburg,W.Va., were the guest choir along with Second Christian Church's own choir, which also rendered several selections.

The Rev Lari Grubbs, regional pastor of the Disciples Church, performed the installation ceremony. Clergy from the Hagerstown community and other states were present for the ceremony, with some coming from as far away as Colorado.

Afterward, a dinner was held at Bethel Gardens to give everyone an opportunity to spend time congratulating Dixon and her husband, catching up with Duckett and greeting guests and friends.

It was a beautiful service and gathering!

Girls Expo

The Blossom School of Etiquette is planning to host a three-day Girls Expo at the Venice Inn in August, but still needs some workshop facilitators.

The expo will focus on social issues teens face today, such as pregnancy, substance abuse, healthy eating, finances and of course, etiquette.

If you have some expertise or know of someone who does and can devote about 1 1/2 hours of volunteer time, call Mrs. Robinson at 240-520-5676.

This should be a wonderful event for the girls to attend, so let's make it happen with participation and/or help from you.

Book Club

You still have time to finish reading the book "Them" by Nathan McCall and attend the Sisters In Spirit Book Club on Sunday at 3 p.m.

E-mail for host site or call 240-520-5676.

Summer reading contest

The Summer Reading Contest for Adults is winding down and for those who have registered; you still have a chance to win a special "weekly" prize. As most know, you must have read or listened to any fiction and/or non-fiction books and then you are to put your completed short review form for the book in the contest box at your library before Aug. 16. It's not too late -- you still have a few weeks more. If you have any questions or need additional information, call 301-739-3250, ext. 136.

Summer movies

Don't forget about the summer movies the Central Library has been hosting. This Friday's movie is "Because of Winn Dixie" and next Friday will be "Open Season."

Both movies start at dusk and will be shown in the side parking lot at the library. And don't forget to bring your own chairs (note: there is no rain date.)

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