First New Horizon Baptist Church is celebrating the 16th anniversary of Bishop Wilbert L. Williams as its pastor, at 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow and at 4 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 9511 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. All are welcome. 301-428-4696.

Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will hold a church music workshop from 6 to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The program ends with a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $25; seniors 60 and older and ages 15 and younger, $20. 301-702-0100.

Bethel Deliverance Outreach Ministries invites men to attend its fourth annual men's conference at noon tomorrow and Saturday. This year's theme is "Empowering Men to Take Their Rightful Place in the Kingdom of God." The conference will be at Apple Grove Elementary School, 7400 Bellefield Ave., Fort Washington. 240-462-1694.

Walker Mill Baptist Church will hold its Community Outreach Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be gospel music, dancers and singers, face painting, health screenings, free school supplies and free food. The church is at 6801 Walker Mill Rd., Capitol Heights. 301-808-0096.

Women Walking in Wisdom, a Christian women's organization, invites women to a discussion of the Evelyn Christenson book "What Happens When Women Pray." The event will be at the Quality Inn, 1 Second St., Laurel, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. 301-419-8189.

Community United Methodist Church of Maryland City holds meetings for stay-at-home mothers every Monday at 9 a.m. Women are invited to bring their children and to take part in a frank discussion of the everyday joys and problems of parenting. The church is at 300 Brockbridge Rd., Laurel. 301-725-2198.

Greater Mount Nebo AME Church Women's Ministries will hold a "Women of Excellence Conference" from Aug. 26 through Aug. 29. This year's theme is "Order My Steps." The $20 registration fee includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The church is at 401 Prince George's Blvd., Bowie. 301-249-7545.

Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence will host a small group of musicians from LYRA, a group of professional vocalists and instrumentalists from St. Petersburg, Russia, at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. The group sings Russian sacred music from the Orthodox Church, works by little-known composers, folk songs and secular Russian classical works by Tchaikovsky and other well-known composers. Tickets are $10; in advance, $5. The church is at 11310 Montgomery Rd., Beltsville. 301-937-7646.

Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Women's Ministry, in Temple Hills, is sponsoring a retreat for girls ages 12 to 17 and women ages 18 and older Sept. 10 and 11. A bus will leave the church at 4:30 p.m. that Friday and return at 7 p.m. Saturday. The retreat will be at the Peach Orchard Retreat Center in Silver Spring. Speakers geared to each age group will discuss current life issues, building a closer relationship with God, spirituality and other topics. There will also be quiet time for personal reflection and aerobics to encourage a healthy body. The women's price is $75; girls 12 to 17, $37.50. All meals and transportation are included. The church is at 4444 Branch Ave., Temple Hills. For reservations, call the church at 301-702-0100; Barbara Kennedy, 240-888-2629; or Nancy Phillips, 301-297-7356.

Oxon Hill United Methodist Church has seats remaining for its bus trip to see "Noah" at the Sight and 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. The cost of lunch, transportation and the show is $100. The church is at 6400 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-839-4748.

Union Bethel AME Church's Thrift Store is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All the merchandise is in new or like-new condition, and may include clothing for infants, children and adults, shoes, small household items and appliances, linens, lamps, toys, stroller and infant seats. The proceeds benefit the church's outreach ministry, aiding the needy in Prince George's County. The stores is at 6810 Floral Park Rd., Brandywine. 301-372-6036.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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