If you drove by Trinity Lutheran Church in Boonsboro Saturday evening, you might have seen an interesting sight. The youth group (grades six to 12) participated in a Social Justice Night, designed to increase awareness and empathy for those less fortunate.
The youth, under the supervision of Laura and Mike Schnackenberg, Chip Rockwell and Jacob Rockwell, slept in shelters they made from cardboard boxes.
They participated in a soup kitchen-style meal and watched a film about homelessness. Although temperatures dipped to the high 30s, they spent the night outside. The group solicited sponsorships and donations, and raised $1,500 that will be donated to REACH of Washington County, which runs a cold-weather shelter.
The Boonsboro branch of Washington County Free Library has two programs planned this week.
Tweens and Teens, for those ages 11 to 17, are invited to a Halloween party today at 6 p.m. in the community room. The event will include a movie, games and treats. The movie “Abracadabra-doo” will start at 6 p.m.
On Saturday at 11:30 a.m., the movie “Spooky Buddies” will be shown. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 301-432-5723.
Trinity Reformed UCC invites the community to a homecoming on Sunday. An anniversary worship service with guest minister the Rev. Douglas Griffin will begin at 10:30 a.m., and be followed by a covered-dish luncheon. A historical presentation and display by local historian Doug Bast is slated for 1 p.m. RSVP lunch reservations to the church at 301-432-2247.
Trinity Lutheran Church will host its annual Halloween party Sunday at 6 p.m. in the social room. There will be costume judging, trunk-or-treating, games and snacks. Consider decorating your trunk/back of your van to distribute candy (individually wrapped candy, snack packs or small treats) to hand out to the children as they walk by your trunk. Prizes will be awarded for the top three vehicles.
Trunk or treat
Boonsboro Bible Church will host a trunk- or-treat fall festival Monday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Trunk-or-treating will be held in the church parking lot.
The event will include carnival games, a bonfire and hayrides. The church is at 6741 Old National Pike across from Cronise Market.
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benevola United Methodist Church will hold an oyster dinner Saturday, Nov. 5, from noon to 6 p.m. at the church.
Tickets cost $15 for adults and $7 for those ages 10 and younger.
The menu includes fried oysters, ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, vegetables, assorted desserts and beverages.