The Rev. Pervis "Fireball" McKenney will be honored Monday night for his 30 years of leadership as pastor of Harvey Memorial Baptist Church in Southeast Washington.
The Rev. Amos Brackeen, of Philadelphia, will be the guest speaker at the banquet and musical program at La Fontaine Bleu in Lanham. Donald Vails and the Salvation Corporation and the Smallwood E. Williams Chorale are among the scheduled performers. Long Marriages Sought
World Marriage Encounter is looking for the nation's longest-married couple, to be honored as part of the 10th observance of World Marriage Day Feb. 10, 1991.
"With so much attention directed to separation and divorce, we need an opportunity to focus on the many couples who are living out their marriage in lifelong, committed relationships," said Pat Blanchard who, with her husband, Michael, is coordinating the observance.
The Christian marriage enrichment organization has sponsored the day since 1981 to emphasize that long-married couples are "heroes -- husbands and wives who are living examples to our youth," Michael Blanchard said.
"We want our children to grow up knowing that a lifelong marriage relationship is possible."
To qualify for the contest, couples must be married at least 60 years. The deadline is Nov. 30 for nominations to be sent to: The Longest Married Couple Search, 710 Broadmoor Ave., Baton Rouge, La. 70815.Focus on Drug Abuse
Drug abuse, drug-related crime and family deterioration are among the subjects the Church Association for Community Service intends to call attention to today at a prayer breakfast at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, 4606 16th St. NW.
D.C. Mayor Marion Barry and Police Chief Isaac Fulwood Jr. are among the scheduled speakers. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. The theme is "One Heart, One Mind, One Mission," said the Rev. Frank Tucker, pastor of First Baptist Church. The Church Association for Community Service is a coalition of 130 churches.Craft Sale at Lane CME
The 60 members of the Community Golden Challengers of Lane Memorial CME Church will sell macrame tote bags, afghans and pillows made by the senior citizens and retirees today in a bazaar at the church, 1423 C St. NE.
The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Members of the club educate themselves and others on issues of interest to older persons, including government benefits and recreational activities, said Antoinette Chase, Golden Challengers president.
Money made at the sale will be donated to the church as an expression of the group's gratitude for use of the church building for activities, Chase said. Auction for Scholarships
About 140 pieces of art, originals and prints, will be sold at auction today at The Church of the Nativity, 6000 Georgia Ave. NW. The event is intended to raise money for scholarships for students at St. Francis DeSales school.
Bidding on some items will open at $100, but "98 percent of the art will begin at between $35 and $45," said Jean-Louise Turner, organizer of the event. The art will be on display beginning at 6 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m.