Concordia Lutheran School will hold an open house from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The school offers programs for preschool through grade 8 and is accredited by the Middle States School Association. The open house will be held at the school's three campuses: 30th and Bunker Hill Road, Mount Rainier, for preschoolers ages 3 and 4; 3799 East-West Hwy., for 4-year-old preschoolers to third-graders; and 3705 Longfellow St., Hyattsville, for grades 4 to 8. Call 301-927-0266.
The Community Ministry of Prince George's County offers several programs for community residents. The Answer Center is an information and referral program for social services throughout the county. The Community Place Cafe, at First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville, serves free hot lunches to homeless and low-income people and offers mental health, legal and employment services as well as information and referrals. The Patricia E. Brown Sharing Fund is a revolving loan program designed to help families avoid eviction and utility cutoff. The Step Up program provides housing and employment counseling and referrals for homeless and other at-risk individuals to help them in their transition to a stable lifestyle. Warm Nights is a rotating emergency shelter that serves meals and provides beds each winter to homeless people, and provides transportation, employment assistance and medical and mental health services. Call 301-499-2319 or visit the ministry's Web site, www.cmpgc.org.
Union Bethel AME Church will celebrate the 26th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Harry L. Seawright, during three special services at 7:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. All are welcome. The church is at 6810 Floral Park Rd., Brandywine. Call 301-372-6036.
-- Barbara Hinton
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