Ascension Lutheran Church will hold a gospel jazz mass, including old favorites as well as original compositions, at 7 p.m. Saturday. An offering will be taken. The church is at 7415 Buchanan St., Landover Hills. Call 301-577-0500.

Hillcrest Baptist Church invites its neighbors to a community block party from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be health screenings, food, games and more. The event is free. The church is at 2200 Iverson St., Temple Hills. Call 301-423-6288.

The Comfort Ministry of Ebenezer AME Church will host a workshop and fellowship for professional caregivers and family members from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. All are welcome. The church is at 7707 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington. Call 301-248-8833.

New Mount Moriah Christian Center is holding its Community Fun Day from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Church groups will sing gospel, jazz and other types of music. For children, there will be a moon bounce and games, including volleyball, kickball, Ping-Pong and a sack race. Hot dogs, chicken and soft drinks will be served. The event is free. The church is at 7199 Old Alexandria Ferry Rd., Clinton. Call 301-237-5422.

The First Baptist Church of Highland Park is hosting the culmination of its Women's Day 2004 events with worship services Sunday. The Rev. Carolyn Ann Knight of Atlanta will preach at the 7:30 and 11:15 a.m. services. Minister Peggy Maclin, wife of the pastor at the Sanctuary at Kingdom Square in Capitol Heights, will speak at the 6 p.m. service. The biblical theme of the worship is "Ladies, Let Your Light Shine." The speakers will address women's physical and spiritual health and wellness. The Women's Day Choir, directed by Linda R. Hall, will perform. The services are under the direction of the church's pastor, the Rev. Henry P. Davis III. The church is at 6801 Sheriff Rd., Landover. An offering will be taken. Call 301-773-6655.

The Health and Wellness Ministry of Greater Mount Nebo AME Church invites adults and children to its Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7. Representatives from more than 20 organizations, including Howard University Hospital, George Washington University Hospital, Children's Hospital, and the Prince George's County Fire/EMS, sheriff's and health departments will perform screenings, discuss current health issues, lead workshops, conduct dance and exercise programs and more. Seated massages, manicures and pedicures will also be offered. Door prizes from area merchants will be awarded. The church is at 1001 Old Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. There is no charge to attend. Call 301-249-7545.

Trinity Moravian Church, New Carrollton, will host the touring choirs from the New Herrnhut Moravian Church in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, in a performance at 6 p.m. Aug. 8. The first St. Thomas church choir was formed in 1757. The current choirs, which began their traveling ministry 11 years ago, consist of a senior choir, a trombone choir, a men's chorale and a women's chorus. Tickets are $12; free for ages 9 and younger. An offering will be taken during the concert. The church is at 7011 Good Luck Rd., New Carrollton. Call 301-441-1814.

Grace Baptist Church is sponsoring a support group for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and their family members and friends. The group will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 12 at the church, 7210 Race Track Rd., Bowie. There is no charge to attend. Call 301-978-9855.

Christ Temple Church in Clinton has openings for its back-to-school shopping trip to New York on Aug. 14. The bus will leave from the parking lot of the Home Depot store near Rivertowne Commons Market Place, Oxon Hill, at 5 a.m. and from the parking lot of the Mattress Discounters store at 7704 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, at 5:30 a.m., and return about 11 p.m. Stops include Canal Street, New York City's fashion district and Broadway. A visit will also be made to the Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall in Elizabeth, N.J. On board the bus, passengers will be treated to movies, prizes and more. Registration is required. The cost of the trip is $40; ages 2-12, $30. Call DaMika Malloy at 202-320-8776 or 301-868-3567.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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