Kettering Baptist Church is continuing its summer camp program for ages 1 to 6. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children should bring lunches; a snack will be provided. The program includes Bible study, swimming and field trips. The weekly fee is $110. Before and after care is available for an additional $20, and there is a $75 registration fee. Call 240-461-9816.
Sunday worship services at Kettering Baptist are at 7 a.m. at the church, at Central Avenue and Kettering Drive, Upper Marlboro. The Sunday school program of prayer and Bible study for all ages is at 9 a.m. at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Pkwy., Greenbelt. There is also a 10:15 a.m. Sunday worship service at the high school. Call 301-336-7150.
St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Laurel is registering children ages 5 to 13 for summer Bible camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26-30. The cost is $75 per child, with a $25 discount for each additional child from the same family. Call Gail, 301-776-5151, Ext. 11, for registration and additional information. Summer worship services at St. Philip's are at 7:30 and 10 a.m. each Sunday through Sept. 5. The community is invited to join in the Bible studies program from 10 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. A service of Holy Eucharist takes place at 11:15 a.m. each Wednesday. The church is at Sixth and Main streets in Laurel. Call 301-776-5151 or visit the Web site at www.stphilipslaurel.org.
Oxon Hill United Methodist Church is accepting reservations for its Vacation Bible School, which runs from Monday to July 23. Dinner will be served each day from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with the Bible study program scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Study groups are planned for ages 4 to 12 and for adults. Ages 13 to 18 can participate in a project that satisfies the Prince George's County public schools' requirement for service to the community. An offering will be taken to defray the expense of the dinner; all other programs are free and open to the public. A nursery will be provided for children not in the Bible study group. The church is at 6400 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill. Call 301-839-4748.
First United Methodist Church, Hyattsville is holding its "Festival of Faith" Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through July 23. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bible classes begin at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome; there is no fee. The church is at 6201 Belcrest Rd. Call 301-927-6133 or go to the Web site, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign language interpreter Joyce Dowling will explain the value of language to people whose hearing is impaired at a lay service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church in Camp Springs, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. An offering will be taken. Call 301-449-4308
St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Brandywine, invites the public to its bull roast and gospel concert at noon Saturday. The bull roast menu includes barbecued ribs, beef, chicken, baked beans, potato salad, green beans, sweet potatoes and dessert. Activities will include horse-drawn wagon rides, a classic auto show, horseshoes, volleyball, children's games and a raffle. The gospel music begins at 4 p.m. Dinner costs $15.
Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m., with Sunday school for children. A laying on of hands for healing is a regular part of the worship service on the second Sunday of each month. The church is at 13801 Baden-Westwood Rd. Call 301-888-1536 or visit the Web site at http://stphilipsbaden.edow.org.
Mount Ephraim Baptist Church invites the community to join in its Sunday worship services in summer dress-down style through Labor Day. Regular worship is at 7:30 and 10:45 a.m. with church school at 9:15 a.m. There is a gathering for prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. each Tuesday. The church is at 610 Largo Rd., Upper Marlboro. Call 301-808-1584.
The House of Prayer Church of God will continue its 50th Young People's Conference with a worship service at 8 p.m. today with Apostle J.B. Sands from Miracle Revival Fellowship in Nassau, Bahamas. Tomorrow at 8 p.m. Elder Lanier Fisher from the For His Glory Fellowship Ministry in Moon, Pa., will lead the worship. At 8 p.m. Saturday Elder Jonathan Willis from the Good News Family Worship Center in Norfolk will lead the service. The conference will close at 11 a.m. Sunday with Bishop Francis S. Myles Sr. The church is at 8513 Central Ave., Capitol Heights. Call 301-336-1181 or visit the Web site at http://www.webspawner.com/users/ypc2004/index.html.
A group of young people from St. George's Episcopal Church in Glenn Dale, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in New Carrollton, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in College Park and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Bowie accompanied by 10 adults will travel to Camp Harmison near Berkeley Springs, W.Va., on July 25 to participate in the Christian Appalachian Mission Project Joining Other Youth. During their seven-day stay at CAMPJOY, they will do repairs and improvements to houses owned by elderly and physically disabled people in the Berkley Springs and Hancock, Md., areas. Lunch and fellowship will be shared with the homeowners. Dinner will be provided by the local churches.
Each of the young people will pay a $60 registration fee. The money goes to defray the week's living expenses and provides a charitable gift to the Methodist church that runs the mission. Members of the community who wish to make a contribution of cash, hardware-store gift certificates or construction supplies should call youth minister Erin Iverson at 301-351-2280.
Oxon Hill United Methodist Church is sponsoring a bus trip to see "Noah" at the Sight & Sound Theatre in Strasburg, Pa., on Sept. 11. The bus will leave the church at 9:45 a.m. and return about 9:30 p.m. A $50 deposit is due by Sunday and the $50 balance by Aug. 21. Lunch is included. The church is at 6400 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Call 301-839-4748.
Brookins Faith Temple AME Church welcomes the Rev. Darryl E. Walker from Turner Memorial AME Church to its pulpit at the 4 p.m. pre-anniversary service of worship Sunday. The church is at 7731 Finns Lane, New Carrollton. Call 301-459-9239.
Fort Washington Baptist Church and the Tantallon Square Area Civic Association are hosting Community Day from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Voter registration, health and wellness displays and information, music, games and a cookout are all a part of the rain-or-shine event. The church is at 11516 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. Call 301-292-1384.
The Queen's Chapel United Methodist Church and the Vansville Heights Citizens Association invite everyone to their Community Day on Sunday. The festivities will begin with a worship service at 10:30 a.m. at the church's temporary facility, the Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 4545 Ammendale Rd., Beltsville. From 1 to 7 p.m., visitors will be treated to arts and crafts, face painting and model car demonstrations by the S&J Hobby Shop. WHUR radio gospel-hour host Patrick Ellis will be master of ceremonies for musical performances by the Metro Temptations, the Jones Haywood School of Dance, the Buck Hill Quartet and the Queen's Chapel Male Chorus. Food will be available for purchase. The afternoon events will take place at Vansville Recreation Park, 11733 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville. There is no charge to attend. Call 301-937-7122.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER
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