Missionary weekend

September 21, 2012|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

The Lucy P. Jones Missionary Society of Ebenezer AME Church, 26 W. Bethel St., will celebrate its missionary weekend Saturday and Sunday.

For all the women, dust off your hats and gloves and enjoy a holiday tea, which will be Saturday at 3 p.m. with Lynn Washington, who will give a demonstration on floral arrangements and fancy place settings. She will also give away a couple of door prizes. 

And if you think you are good with songs, you will be able to “Name That Tune” and win a prize.
Finger sandwiches, petit fours, tea cookies and mints will be served with tea.

The event costs $8.

On Sunday, Minister Eldridge Frazier from Zion Baptist Church will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service.

Urban Book Festival planned Saturday

The inaugural Urban Book Festival, presented by Sisters in Spirit Book Club, will be Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Bridge of Life hall, South Potomac Street (across from The Maryland Theatre).


There will be an array of authors participating who will discuss their books, including areas such as spiritual, romance, comedy and biographies.

One of the authors, Theresa Glenn, began her writing career at the age of 25.

She was a stay-at-home mom with limited options and all of her family and friends were finding their way. She started writing late at night while her husband and two children were asleep.

Glenn would stay up all night sometimes, but was able to complete her first novel, “My Goodness,” in just three months. This was a great accomplishment for her, and finishing something for the first time in her life was inspiration enough for her to see it published.

Another author, C. NaTasha Richburg, is a preacher, teacher and speaker positioned to bring forth illustrations in her short stories that allow the reader to find a reflection of peace in the middle of life’s storms. She also empowers youths to handle life issues.

There will be entertainment, catered food and music.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or send an email to

Rowlands to speak

Phil Rowlands, who was born in India where his parents served as missionaries, will be the guest speaker Sunday during morning services at Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St.  

Rowlands went to England to study theology at Moorlands Theological College, politics at Birmingham University and while a part of the British student radical movement in the late 1960s, had a dynamic encounter with the Jesus movement in California and was saved in 1973.  He has traveled widely in Europe, Africa and the USA.

Achievers to start

The Hagerstown YMCA Achievers will host its annual program kickoff/open house Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd. 

Achievers is a mentoring program offering educational sessions twice a month, information to help students make wise career choices in groups concentrating in art and culture, business, law and government, and medical.

It provides exposure to educational and career opportunities as well as instilling positive social values to help minority students reach their full potential. 

The youths are excited and enjoy the field trips, which give them first-hand experience of the community

If interested, call Deborah Phillips, director, at 301-739-3990, ext. 4239.

Anniversary celebration

Hagerstown is celebrating its 250th year anniversary with key events on Sept. 28 and 29. Some of the events will take place on South Potomac Street.

On Friday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 10 p.m., there will be a car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show. On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be a heritage-based street festival around Public Square.

At 7 p.m., Bridge of Life will host the premiere of the 60-minute documentary “Divided Valor: Hagerstonians in the Civil War” with a nominal ticket fee.

Yard sale is Saturday

The South High Alumni Association will hold its annual yard sale Saturday in the South High parking lot. 

For more information, call 301-416-7681 or go to

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