Reach the World Christian Church will hold a praise festival tomorrow at 9 p.m. Local hip-hop, gospel and soul musicians, including Ebony Jackson, St. Mark, Ason, Rob Mercer and Lisa Gilliam, will perform. The Posse 4 Christ Gospel Go-Go Band will perform at the after-party. The church is at 8027-C Penn Randall Pl., Upper Marlboro. Free. Call 301-568-4188.
All Saints Lutheran Church is holding a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to benefit the programs and activities of its resident Girl Scout troop. The church is at 16510 Mount Oak Rd., at Mount Oak Road and Route 301 south, Bowie. Call 301-249-6300 or visit the Web site, www.allsaintsbowie.org.
All Saints Lutheran Church will host a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday to benefit its resident Girl Scout troop. The church is at 16510 Mount Oak Rd., at Mount Oak Road and Route 301 south, Bowie. Call 301-249-6300.
Lion of Judah Community Baptist Church in Laurel invites the community to its "Reaching Beyond the Walls" worship from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Alice B. McCullough Athletic Field, Eighth and Montgomery streets, Laurel. In addition to the worship service and a performance by gospel artist Stephen Hurd, there will food, children's games, health information and voter registration. The event is free. Call 301-773-1565.
Image of God Church in Christ hosts its Community Day from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, with performances by the church choir and visiting choral groups, a basketball tournament, a double-Dutch jump rope contest and other events. The church is at 3102 Branch Ave., Marlow Heights. Adults, $6; children, $4; family of five, $20. Call 301-630-0449. [
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. Saturday. 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.
Maryland Family Christian Center is holding its annual outdoor praise fest from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at North Forestville Elementary School, 2311 Ritchie Rd., Forestville. The event is free. Call 301-430-7222.
Nevey Shalom/Shaare Tikvah invites members of the community to its High Holidays services. The Conservative congregation will hold Selichot services Sept. 11 with a social at 10:30 p.m. followed by worship at 11 p.m. Rosh Hashanah services are Sept. 15 with Mincha/Maariv at 6:45 p.m. On Sept. 16, Shacharit is at 9 a.m., Tashlich at 2 p.m. and Mincha/Maariv at 6:30 p.m. On Sept. 17, Shacharit is at 9 a.m. and regular Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre services will be held at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 24. On Sept. 25, Shacharit/Yizchor is at 9 a.m. and Mincha/Neila/Maariv Havdalah/Shofar is at 5 p.m. The congregation is a 12218 Torah Lane, Bowie. Students and members of the military who do not live in the area may attend at no charge. Non-members, $350. Call 301-262-9020.
Union Bethel AME Church/Unity Economic Development Corp. will hold the Southern Maryland Community Development Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Bowie Golf and Country Club, 7420 Laurel-Bowie Road, Bowie. An awards banquet will follow the tournament at the Outback Steakhouse at 2 p.m. at 6868 Race Track Road, Bowie. The deadline to register for the banquet only is Sept. 5; the cost is $35 per person. The cost for the tournament and banquet is $100. All proceeds will benefit the Unity Economic Development Corp., Bethel House Inc., For Our Children Unity School and the American Diabetes Association. To register or for more information, call 866-711-2015.
Temple Solel, a Reform Judaism congregation, has announced its High Holiday services. Ereve Rosh Hashanah will take place at 8 p.m. Sept. 15. On the first day of Rosh Hashanah, morning service is at 9:30 a.m., the children's service at 3:30 p.m. and Rosh Hashanah tea at 4:30 p.m. On the second day, Sept. 17, morning service is at 10 a.m., with Kiddush/luncheon following the worship. On Sept. 17, the service is at 8 p.m. Erev Yom Kippur is at 8 p.m. Sept. 24. Yom Kippur worship Sept. 25 is at 10 a.m., the children's service at 2 p.m., the afternoon service at 3 p.m., memorial service at 5 p.m. and the concluding service at 6 p.m. Temple Solel is at 2901 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Tickets are required. Call 301-249-2424.
Unity Baptist Church is hosting a prayer breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 18. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased in advance. All are welcome. The breakfast will be at the Andrew Jackson Middle School, 3500 Regency Pkwy., Forestville, Call 301-967-7660.
New Home Baptist Church in Landover is the new meeting place of Toastmasters International. The next meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The group meets every second and fourth Saturday of each month; meetings usually last an hour. An annual membership fee is required. The church is at 8320 Landover Rd., Landover. Call 301-980-7165 or 301-773-8100 or visit the Web site at www.toastmasters.org.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER
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