Union Bethel Intergeneration Center is the meeting place of a support group for anyone whose life is challenged by drug or alcohol abuse. Anyone affected -- abusers, family members and survivors -- is invited to attend at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, at 3231 Brinkley Rd., Temple Hills. Call Roger or Jacqueline Brooks at 301-843-2009.
Union Bethel AME Church is having a Fall Church Revival at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday. The Rev. Harry L. Seawright will lead the worship each night; Union Bethel's choirs will provide music. The church is at 6810 Floral Park Rd., Brandywine. A free-will offering will be taken. Call 301-372-6036.
Nevey Shalom/Shaare Tikvah (Conservative) will hold Shacharit services at 9 a.m. today and tomorrow, and Chol Ha Moed Shacharit at 9 a.m. Saturday. Sukkot Lunch and Learn follows the Saturday service. On Oct. 7, Shacharit/Yizkor is at 9 a.m. and Erev Simchat Torah at 7 p.m. On Oct. 8, Simchat Torah takes place at 9 a.m. Regular Shabbat services will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 8. The synagogue is at 12218 Torah Lane, Bowie. Call 301-262-9020.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church is hosting a basket bingo from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday in a smoke-free environment. Winners can receive baskets, pottery and home accessories. There will be door prizes, raffles and a special holiday basket prize; refreshments will be sold. Advance tickets are available at the school and parish offices for $10. Tickets will also be sold at the door for $12. The church is at 4303 Taunton Dr., Beltsville. Call 301-937-2724.
Grace United Methodist Church is hosting its Abstinence Till Marriage Awareness Weekend tomorrow and Saturday. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, followed by the opening program at 7. Saturday registration is at 7:30 a.m., with breakfast at 8:30 and workshops from 9 to 6 p.m. Lunch will be provided. The church is 11700 Old Fort Rd., Fort Washington. For registration forms and parent permission slips, call 301-292-7828.
First Baptist Church of Highland Park in Landover invites you to its "Nurses and Guiding Ministries: Making a Difference" health fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, with screenings for high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, HIV-AIDS, prostate cancer, vision and hearing problems, and sickle cell anemia. Bring your children for fingerprinting. Presentations will be made on such topics as cancer, organ transplants and depression. There is no charge. The church is at 6801 Sheriff Rd., Landover. Call 301-773-6655.
St. Matthias Church is having a flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Table rentals are available for $20. The church is at 9475 Annapolis Rd., Lanham. Call 301-459-0773 to reserve a space.
Church of the Great Commission's N-Christ Youth Ministry and Harding Darden Jr. Scholarship Committee are hosting a free college planning seminar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Parents, guardians, students, friends and family can get information on financing college through scholarships, grants, loans and more. U.S. Department of Education representatives will speak and answer questions. The church is at 5055 Allentown Rd., Camp Springs. For more information, call LaTeata Jackson at 301-218-1382.
Sisters Strengthening Sisters will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Christian Outreach International Center of Deliverance, 3709 Hamilton St., Hyattsville. Minister Evangelina Feria is the guest speaker. Call 301-927-1684.
Christ Episcopal Church in Clinton invites the community to attend Sunday services at 8 or 10:30 a.m. and Bible study at 9:15 a.m. The church is also the host for Alcoholics Anonymous meetings at 8:30 p.m. Sundays and Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Fridays. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. The church is at 8710 Old Branch Ave. Call 301-868-1330.
Interfaith Action Communities invites the public to attend an "Interfaith Community Dialogue" at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Bill Foley of St. Edward's Catholic Church will give the welcoming address. Khalil Shadeed, committee co-chairman, will moderate a discussion on "Religion and Politics: How Should Religion Inform Our Politics?" Religious leaders expected to participate in the panel discussion include Rabbi Daniel Swartz, Reform Jewish Community; Christian Wainwright, Archdiocese of Washington; Imam Dawud Abdur-Rahman, Islamic Society; and the Rev. Richard Stetler, St. Matthews United Methodist Church. The dialogue will take place at St. Edward's, 1940 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Call 301-249-9599 or 301-567-3359.
Washington Christadelphians invite the public to a seminar, "Learn to Read the Bible Effectively," at 7:45 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 9 at the Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Call 301-439-0063 to register.
The Comfort Ministry of Ebenezer AME Church will hold a workshop and fellowship for professional caregivers and family members from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 7. All are welcome. The church is at 7707 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington. Call 301-248-8833.
The Rev. C. Anthony Muse was consecrated as a bishop Saturday by the Kingdom Fellowship Covenant Ministries. Ralph L. Dennis, presiding bishop of Kingdom Fellowship, will lead the ceremony at the Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro. Muse is pastor of the Ark of Safety Christian Church in Oxon Hill. He represented Prince George's County in the Maryland House of Delegates before running unsuccessfully for county executive in 2002. In his position as bishop, Muse will oversee a group of churches in the northeastern United States, including Ark of Safety, help develop local church leaders and serve on the Kingdom Fellowship's Apostolic Council. Muse received training for his new position at the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops in Cleveland.
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 discussion of the everyday joys and problems of parenting. The church is at 300 Brockbridge Rd., Laurel. Call 301-725-2198.
Sisters in Serenity of Union Bethel AME Church is announcing its 2004 Women's Conference, themed "It's Time!" Oct. 28 to 30 in Ocean City. The Rev. Sherita M. Seawright, the Rev. Anna Mosby of Hemingway Memorial AME Church, the Rev. ViCurtis Little, from Greater Deliverance Church of God in Christ, the Rev. Belynda Gebrey and Minister Tonya Jackson will preach at the event. The cost is $255 for double occupancy, or $355 for single. Transportation will be provided. Call 301-372-6036.
Unity Baptist Church feeds senior citizens and the homeless from 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the church, 5948 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant. There is no charge. Donations of food, money and volunteer time are welcome. Call Rev. Rece Tucker Jr. or Maceo Jones at 301-333-5700.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER
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