Church Expansion Finished

Maple Springs Baptist Church has finished a church expansion project. The new sanctuary seats nearly 1,000 people; the new fellowship hall about 450. The expansion project, which began in April 1998, also includes a new nursery and a new office and library for the pastor. Future renovations will include turning the old sanctuary into classrooms and building a new kitchen and the new site for the Maple Springs Baptist College and Seminary. In all, the project will cost more than $4 million.

Sunday services are held at 7:45 and 11 a.m. The church is at 4131 Belt Rd. in Capitol Heights. For more information, call 301-735-1020.

Fourth of July Celebration

Our Savior Lutheran Church will celebrate the nation's birthday during three worship services Sunday. Traditional hymns will be sung at the 8:15 and 11 a.m. services; contemporary songs at the 9:45 a.m. service. Red, white and blue attire is encouraged but not mandatory.

The church is at 13611 Laurel-Bowie Rd. For more information, call 301-776-7670.

Women's Club Luncheon

The Prince George's Christian Women's Club will hold a luncheon in the pavilion at Rips Park Place on July 13 in Bowie. The cost is $14, and reservations are due by 10 a.m. July 8. For more information, call 301-931-8475 or 301-352-6357.

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