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August 13, 2010
Zion Baptist Church will hold a crab feast Saturday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the UAW Hall, 18131 Maugans Ave. in Maugansville. The menu includes fried chicken, macaroni salad, crab soup and corn on the cob. Tickets cost $35. Tickets must be reserved by Aug. 28. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ZBC61.org . There is a $2.50 processing fee for all tickets purchased online. All proceeds benefit Zion Baptist Church's capital campaign. The Rev. Rickey A. Smith Sr. is pastor.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | October 25, 2012
Zion Baptist Church, at 61 W. Bethel St. in Hagerstown, sponsored a health and fitness Expo Oct. 6. The objective of the expo was to promote a healthy lifestyle though diet, exercise, nutrition and positive mental health. The theme for the expo was “Getting Healthy and Fit for God's Kingdom.” The Rev. Rickey A. Smith Sr. is pastor of Zion Baptist Church. “We all know when the Lord is involved, we don't have to worry about it being a great success,” said event leader Linda Brooks.
NEWS
November 27, 2002
Zion Baptist Church, 61 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown, will hold a Thanksgiving service at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. The church is also offering a free community Thanksgiving dinner from noon until 3 p.m. that day.
NEWS
July 7, 2009
Due to a source's error, an obituary in Monday's Herald-Mail for Robert L. Gaskins, 57, omitted information. Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 41 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown.
OBITUARIES
March 17, 2011
Alberta Burnett, 98, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Shenandoah Center in Charles Town. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church in Charles Town. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church. Bishop Charles F. Cummings Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Gibsontown, W.Va.
NEWS
April 7, 2010
A Women's Day prayer breakfast will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church, 61 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown. The theme is "Women on One Accord. " The guest speaker will be first lady Rose Smith, wife of the new pastor, the Rev. Rickey A. Smith Sr. For tickets, call the church office at 301-739-5616.
NEWS
August 13, 2009
Odetta Roy, 82, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at Shenandoah Health Village Center in Charles Town. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Zion Baptist Church, Charles Town. The service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Fellowship Bible Church in Shenandoah Junction, W.Va. Burial will be in Pleasant View Memory Gardens in Martinsburg, W.Va. Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.
OBITUARIES
May 31, 2012
Helen Mildred Brown, 91, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown. Born March 9, 1921, in Keedysville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roy E. and Lollie (Keets) Keets. She was the wife of the late Edward Benjamin Brown Sr., who died July 22, 2004. Helen was a homemaker and a member of Zion Baptist Church in Hagerstown. She is survived by one son, Edward B. Brown Jr., and a brother, Edward L. Keets, both of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
NEWS
April 21, 2009
DEC. 17, 1915-APRIL 17, 2009 Edith Virginia Cook, 93, of Hagerstown, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 17, 2009, at Julia Manor Health Care Center, Hagerstown, Md. Born Dec. 17, 1915, in Weverton, Md., she was the daughter of the late Janie C. (Weedon) Brown and John T. Brown Sr. She was the wife of the late Howell Lawrence Cook Sr., who departed in 1958. Edith was a 50-year member of Zion Baptist Church, Hagerstown, where she was a senior choir member, served as a trustee, with the usher board, missionaries society and a number of other committees.
NEWS
October 13, 2009
DEC. 9, 1950-OCT. 9, 2009 LEXINGTON PARK, Md. - William Franklin Broadus Sr., 58, of Lexington Park, Md., died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at his home. Born Dec. 9, 1950, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Betty Jane (Smith) Broadus and William Alexander Somerville of Washington, D.C., and stepson to the late Carl Franklin Broadus. William graduated from North Hagerstown High School, class of 1968. He was a cook and worked at several of the local restaurants in the area before moving to Lexington Park, Md. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church, Hagerstown, Md. William is survived by three sons, William F. Broadus Jr., Terence L. Broadus and Lamon Thomas, all of Cumberland, Md.; five daughters, Jeaneen L. Holman of Hagerstown, Karen L. Bean of Chambersburg, Pa., Chemise R. Sanders of Waynesboro, Pa., Terese L. Broadus of Hagerstown and Bonita R. Findley of Dayton, Ohio; five sisters, Debra L. Broadus and Betty I.E. Broadus, both of Hagerstown, Virginia L. Brooks of Culpepper, Va., and Crystal Somerville and Quita Somerville, both of Washington, D.C.; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | June 7, 2013
This week's movie night Saturday at the Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St., tells the true story of a family of five who were enjoying a Christmas vacation in Thailand when the 2004 tsunami hit.  The movie is scheduled for 7 p.m. Popcorn and a drink are free. To find out the name of this weekend's featured movie, call the church at 301-791-1674.   Zion Baptist Church to sponsor festival The Zion Baptist Church's I-NAM Ministry, “It's Not About Me,” is sponsoring a community festival on Saturday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Zion's parking lot on Jonathan Street, with an admission cost of a 50-cent donation.
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NEWS
April 18, 2013
Zion Baptist Church on Bethel Street in Hagerstown will host Hospice of Washington County as it presents Hospice Care in Hagerstown on Saturday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The program will feature welcoming remarks by Hospice CEO Eric Klimes and Pastor Ricky A. Smith Sr., presentations from Dr. Bernice Harper and Dr. Gwendolyn London and panel discussions featuring staff from Hospice.  Breakfast and lunch will be served. Those interested in attending the event should call Hospice to reserve a seat.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | April 18, 2013
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.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | October 25, 2012
Zion Baptist Church, at 61 W. Bethel St. in Hagerstown, sponsored a health and fitness Expo Oct. 6. The objective of the expo was to promote a healthy lifestyle though diet, exercise, nutrition and positive mental health. The theme for the expo was “Getting Healthy and Fit for God's Kingdom.” The Rev. Rickey A. Smith Sr. is pastor of Zion Baptist Church. “We all know when the Lord is involved, we don't have to worry about it being a great success,” said event leader Linda Brooks.
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Madge Miles | Around Jonathan Street | August 31, 2012
The It's Not About Me Ministry will host a community festival Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Zion Baptist Church parking lot on Jonathan Street in Hagerstown. The festival will feature a bounce house, big bounce sliding board and dunking tank. There will also be carnival games with prizes, candy jar contest, face painting, removable tattoos and balloon animals. Admission costs 50 cents. The menu will include hot dogs, hamburgers, wings, french fries, popcorn, cake, apple candy, cotton candy, snow cones, soda and water.
OBITUARIES
May 31, 2012
Helen Mildred Brown, 91, of Hagerstown, Md., died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Coffman Nursing Home in Hagerstown. Born March 9, 1921, in Keedysville, Md., she was the daughter of the late Roy E. and Lollie (Keets) Keets. She was the wife of the late Edward Benjamin Brown Sr., who died July 22, 2004. Helen was a homemaker and a member of Zion Baptist Church in Hagerstown. She is survived by one son, Edward B. Brown Jr., and a brother, Edward L. Keets, both of Hagerstown; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
OBITUARIES
May 21, 2012
Gene Howard Johnson, Jr. 24, of Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, May 17, 2012, at his home in Hagerstown. Born Oct. 6, 1987, in Queens, N.Y., he was the son of Gene Howard and Judy Ann (White) Johnson Sr. of Hagerstown. He was the maternal grandson of Juanita Jacobs, also of Hagerstown. Gene was a 2006 graduate of St. Maria Goretti High School, Hagerstown, where he made the game-winning shots in the Mid-Atlantic Invitational Basketball Tournament his senior year. He continued his education and basketball career at Morgan State University, where he was a walk-on whose team won three regular-season championships; two MEAC championships; made an appearance in the National Invitation Tournament; and had two berths in the NCAA Tournament.
OBITUARIES
November 1, 2011
Marguerite Holly Mason Smith, 52, of Hagerstown, Md., died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Born Feb. 15, 1959, in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Charles "June Dad" and Margaret Christine McCann Mason. She was a member of Zion Baptist Church in Hagerstown. She is survived by her husband, George Smith; two sons, Donald Roman and Dallas Roman; four sisters, Lettea Cox, Jane Ingram, Karen Augustin and Donna Mason; seven brothers, Milford Mason, Gregory Mason, Charles Wayne Mason, Curtis Mason, Kevin Mason, Darnell Mason and Denell Mason; and nine grandchildren.
OBITUARIES
March 17, 2011
Alberta Burnett, 98, of Charles Town, W.Va., died Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at Shenandoah Center in Charles Town. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Zion Baptist Church in Charles Town. The service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the church. Bishop Charles F. Cummings Sr. will officiate. Burial will be in Gibsontown, W.Va.
NEWS
August 13, 2010
Zion Baptist Church will hold a crab feast Saturday, Sept. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the UAW Hall, 18131 Maugans Ave. in Maugansville. The menu includes fried chicken, macaroni salad, crab soup and corn on the cob. Tickets cost $35. Tickets must be reserved by Aug. 28. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ZBC61.org . There is a $2.50 processing fee for all tickets purchased online. All proceeds benefit Zion Baptist Church's capital campaign. The Rev. Rickey A. Smith Sr. is pastor.
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