Home Repair Project

Forty-five members of Mount Oak Church will work with the Appalachia Service Project this week in Johnson City, Tenn., building and repairing housing for low-income families. The group has spent the last six months preparing for this mission by studying Appalachian culture and history, refining construction skills, focusing on servanthood and raising money.

ASP is a Christian ministry that seeks to share Christian love while working to alleviate the consequences of poverty in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. Each year, more than 10,000 participants from about 500 churches across the country come to work in Central Appalachia with ASP. This marks the first year that families from Mount Oak Church have participated.

The church is at 14110 Mount Oak Rd. in Mitchellville. For more information, call 301-249-2230, Ext. 9.

Community Fun Day

Progressive Baptist Church, in conjunction with Great Commission Christian Academy, is hosting Community Fun Day '99 from 11 a.m. until dusk Saturday.

The event, which hopes to bridge the gap between church and community, will feature live entertainment from comedians, bands, clowns, choirs, soloists and dancers. There will be activities for children, including a moon bounce, a giant slide, pony rides and face-painting. Booths featuring area businesses, arts and crafts and food will be on hand. Health services such as blood-pressure and cholesterol screening will be provided, and nutritional information will be handed out. Several health associations, including the American Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, the Alzheimer's Association and the American Kidney Foundation, will be there.

Major sponsors include First Union Corp., BB&T Corp., Koons Automotive and Saturn of Marlow Heights. Heaven 1580 AM radio will broadcast from the event from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free, but food, rides and crafts are not. Additional vendors are welcome.

The event will take place at the church, 5406 Brinkley Rd. in Camp Springs. For more information, call 301-449-0237.

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