Fitness in the park

April 18, 2013|Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street

Fitness in the park

The Activities for Life and Zion Baptist Church’s Health and Fitness Ministry is sponsoring a free fitness in the park program starting Monday at Fairgrounds Park at the entrance off Cleveland Avenue.

The group will meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m.

The community is invited.

For more information, call Linda Brooks, certified fitness trainer, health  and nutrition consultant, at 301-797-4310.

Greater Campher Temple to celebrate anniversary

The seventh annual pastoral anniversary of Presiding Elder Darin Mency and Elect Lady Helen Mency of Greater Campher Temple King’s Apostle Church World Ministries, 125 Bethel St., is this weekend.

Friday night at 7, Presiding Elder Sandra E. Miller, pastor of Kingdom Sanctuary Ministries, King’s Apostle Church World Ministries, Baltimore, will start the celebration with her word on the theme “The Sabbatical Year — The Seventh Year of Release” with scripture from Deuteronomy 15:1-2.


On Saturday at 4 p.m., the anniversary banquet will be held with Pastor Sylvia Peoples, The Lord’s Church of Transformation, Glenarden, Md., as the guest speaker.

On Sunday at 11 a.m., Evangelist Nancy Mency of Full Gospel Tabernacle, Brockton, Mass., will lead the worship. At 4 p.m., Bishop Sterling V. Porter III, Pastor of Kingdom Life Cathedral, Charles Town, W.Va., and first vice bishop of King’s Apostle Church World Ministries, will lead the service.

Memorial Recreation Center schedule:

• On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a Jonathan Street Collaborative meeting with Kevin Russ at the center, 109 W. North Ave. in Hagerstown.

• Cinder Hypki will present a “Stepping Stone” workshop Monday, April 29, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the center’s community learning garden. 

If interested, RSVP by April 22.

For more information, call 301-678-5503.

• A financial literacy workshop will be held Tuesday, April 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. at  the center. Toni Sandridge, a State Farm agent, will talk about retirement.

• On Thursday, April 25, the “Story Telling Writing Circle” will be held at the center from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

• Each Thursday from 7 to 8:15 p.m., the Mustard Seed Ministries, with Pastor Leonard Cardwell, will hold a Bible study at the center. All are welcome.

Annual bus trip

It’s that time of the year, time to “Save the Date” and start putting aside some funds to help the For Our Kids’ Sake annual bus trip scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10.

This year’s trip will be to Six Flags in Jackson, N.J. 

Donations can  be made at any Hagerstown Trust Branch, account No. 141518.

For more information, call Clara Broadus at 301-739-2557

Book club to meet

“The Twelve Tribes of Hattie,” by Ayana Mathis is the book that will be discussed when the SIS Book Club meets Sunday at 4 p.m. at Memorial Recreation Center, 109 North Ave.

This is Mathis’ first novel and was a selection for Oprah’s book club.

For more information, call Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676.

Indoor yard sale

Asbury United Methodist Church, 155 Jonathan St., will hold an indoor yard sale Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. 

An array of items ranging in price from $50 cents to $5 (some might be slightly higher) will be available.

The proceeds will benefit vacation Bible school and youth activities. 

For more information, call Dionne Osuji at 443-985-6050.

West Side Church changes location

West Side Church has moved to a new location. 

Pastor Raymond Young and the congregation have announced that the Sunday worship services will be held at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 443 W. Franklin St., beginning Sunday, May 5, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Services are held on the first, third and fifth Sundays (when  there is a fifth Sunday in the month) and the second and fourth Sunday services will be held at local nursing homes in Hagerstown.

The community is welcome.

Free legal clinics to be held  May 1

The Washington County Bar Association, in partnership with Legal Aid Bureau Inc., invites the community to celebrate Law Day and attend two pro bono clinics to discuss legal problems.

On Wednesday, May 1, from 1 to 3 p.m., volunteer attorneys will assist participants in completing advance directives/living wills at the Washington County Commission on Aging, 140 W. Franklin St., fourth  floor.

Participants should bring the contact information for the individual they would like to nominate to make their medical decisions, as well as a backup nominee.

In addition, from 4 to 7 p.m., volunteer attorneys will be at the Washington County Department of Social Services to provide individual free consultations in the areas of family law, divorce, custody, landlord/tenant, wills and advance directives, bankruptcy, debt collection, workers’ compensation, personal injury, foreclosures, business law, employment, real estate, Social Security disability, consumer, immigration, criminal expungements, government benefits, criminal, and traffic and MVA issues.

Social Services is at 122 N. Potomac St. in Hagerstown.

There is no charge to attend and registration is not required. Please bring any relevant documents.

For more information, call 301-694-7414 or email

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