Pastor Jacquelyn Dixon was delighted by the huge turnout for her pastoral anniversary as well as a celebration of her birthday on July 7 during the Sunday program.
The Rev. Leroy Moore of York, Pa., was the guest preacher for the day with the message, “Be Busy Like Bees.”
The music was provided by the Praise Team with songs such as “Tomorrow,” “God Is Standing By,” “Grateful,” and “I Am On The Battlefield.”
After the morning service, a meal was served.
Congratulations, Pastor Dixon, and a happy belated birthday.
Book club to meet
The first book read of the year for the Sisters In Spirit Book Club will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the APPLES for Children office, 6 W. Washington St., suite 210, on the second floor (just to the right of the elevator.)
The group will share book titles for the next review and discuss the book “The Perfect Peace,” by Daniel Black.
For more information, call Ladetra Robinson at 240-520-5676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bus trip donations are still needed for the annual For Our Kids’ Sake bus trip to the amusement park. The organizers said they are coming up a little short and the Aug. 6 trip is getting closer.
They said no donation is too small; they just need your help to put a smile on the faces of the neighborhood children who want to go on the trip.
You can make a donation at any Hagerstown Trust Bank branch, at account No. 141518.
For more information, call 301-739-2557.
Save those box tops
The Western Heights Middle School PTA is continuing to collect Box Tops for Education. Please remember to save box tops during the summer months. Your donation is greatly appreciated. Remember, each box top collected provides additional funding to benefit the students at Western Heights.
Haven Lutheran Church
Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Road, Hagerstown, invites those ages 3 years to fifth grade to its vacation Bible school titled “Pandamania, Where God Is Wild About You! “
It begins Monday, July 25, and runs through Friday, July 29, beginning at 5:45 p.m. each evening with a light supper, followed by a fast-paced evening of games, crafts, Bible adventures and music.
For more information or to register, call the church at 301-733-5056.
Bone to be Wild
The Bone to be Wild Dave Alderson Memorial Motorcycle Ride will take place Sunday.
Riders will enjoy a leisurely ride through Western Maryland and Pennsylvania that will end at Washington County Regional Park.
The price for registered riders is $25 and the first 100 riders will receive a custom-designed ride patch. Early registration is suggested.
Registration on the day of the event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Humane Society of Washington County, 13011 Maugansville Road, and the ride starts at 11 a.m. The price on the day of registration is $30 per rider.
Riders are invited to register online at www.hswcmd.org, at the shelter or by calling Ben at 301-733-2060, ext. 239.
A picnic lunch will be served and music will be provided by The Spotlight’s on You DJ service. There will be raffle prizes and an award for the top two pledge earners.
Proceeds will go to the animal shelter.
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