Around Jonathan Street

May 27, 2010|By MADGE MILES
  • From left, Elder Maxine Blake, Elder Darlene Cooper and Elder Tracy Brown are pictured at Missionary Day at Ebenezer AME Church.
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Missionary Day

The Lucy P. Jones Missionary Society of Ebenezer AME Church held its Missionary Day on May 23 at the morning worship service.

Missionary President Toni Gaines presided over the morning worship. The guest speaker was Elder Maxine Blake of Greater Campher Temple Church. Her morning message was from Matthew 25:31-46, "We Can't Lose with the Stuff We Use."

Blake brought members of her congregation with her for the service, including Elder Darlene Cooper, who sang the solo, "If I Can Help Somebody," and Elder Tracy Brown, who led an encouraging morning prayer.

Lucy P. Jones was recognized for her years as president of Ebenezer's Missionary Society and for her lifelong missionary work. Ms. Lucy has blessed many lives with her devotion and love for people.

Cake and punch were served after the service.

Block party to celebrate Jonathan Street redesign

On Saturday, June 19, the Medal of Honors group will host the Jonathan Street block party from noon to 6 p.m. in dedication of the Jonathan Street redesign.


The Hagerstown Mayor and Council will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m., followed by the Medal of Honor dedication.

There will be arts and crafts as well as food, entertainment and swimming.

The Medal of Honors group, a community-based team, is part of the City of Hagerstown's Neighborhoods 1st Organization. Its purpose is to provide service to the community by supporting and helping neighbors to become unified.

NAACP meeting

Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler is expected to speak at the Washington County NAACP branch 7030 meeting Thursday, June 10.

The public is invited.

Gansler will give a 15-minute presentation and then take questions from the audience.

The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. at Memorial Recreation Center, 109 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown.

Car wash planned

Ebenezer AME Church will hold a car wash Saturday, June 5, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Longmeadow Exxon on Potomac Avenue. The car wash is sponsored by the church's trustees.

Community yard sale

Zion Baptist Church, at 61 W Bethel St. in Hagerstown, will hold a community yard sale Saturday, June 19, beginning at 7 a.m.

Items sold will include old furniture from the church, baby items, clothing, shoes and other household items.

Fried fish, wing dings and fries will also be sold.

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