CELEBRATIONS

New Queen Esther AME Church, Easton. Fall Spiritual Revival, 7 p.m. nightly. Friday, Oct. 10. Guest: Bishop Patrick O. Thomas, senior pastor of Dale City Cathedral of Praise Church in Dale City, Va. Refreshments served Friday. Info: 410-476-3233.

Union Baptist Church, Easton. Men’s retreat, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Info: 410-820-8852.

Whole Counsel of God Ministries, Greensboro. Men’s fall retreat, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Speakers dealing with men’s issues, lunch and a gospel celebration. Info: 410-482-2700.

Scott’s United Methodist Church, Trappe. Annual Nace’s Day Celebration, 10 a.m. church service, noon graveside service and 1 p.m. parade. Saturday, Oct. 11. Food and music. Rain or shine.

Bell’s Chapel AME, Denton. Annual Homecoming, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Afternoon guest: Bishop Albert Jarman Jr., his choir and congregation of Scott Methodist Worship Center in Norristown, Pa. Fellowship dinner prior to afternoon service.

Bloomery Methodist Church, Federalsburg. Homecoming, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Singing, fellowship and food.

Asbury United Methodist Church, Easton. Annual Women’s Day, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Speaker: the Rev. Savage. Info: 410-820-4440.

Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, Cambridge. Women’s Day Celebration, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Theme: “Women Praising God.” Guest: the Rev. Lucille Nichols of Scotts United Methodist Church in Trappe.

New Revived UMC, Taylors Island. Women’s Day, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Theme: “Phenomenal Women in Hats.” Guest: The Phenomenal Women in Praise from St. John’s AME Zion Church in Salisbury.

St. Stephen’s AME Church, Unionville. Annual Missionary Day, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Guest: the Rev. Linda Jones, choir and congregation of Mt. Olive AME Church in Salisbury. Dinner served at 2 p.m.

John Wesley United Methodist Church, Carmichael. Homecoming, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Guest: the Rev. Alan Gould Sr. of Allen Chapel AME Church in Silver Spring. Fellowship meal served.

Union UMC, St. Michaels. Family and friends day, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct.12. Guests: the Rev. James Bishop, choir and congregation of Asbury Town Neck UMC in Severna Park.

Robinson AME Church, Grasonville. Annual Family and Friends Day, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Guests: Minister Michelle Nichols, choir and congregation of Faith United Methodist Church in East New Market.

New United Methodist Church, Chester. Homecoming, 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Theme: “There’s Excitement in the Air.” Morning speaker: the Rev. Marjorie Belmont-Burns. Afternoon speaker: the Rev. Kenneth L. Barney of New Antioch Baptist Church in Randallstown. Dinner served at 1 p.m.

Milton United Methodist Church, Woolford. Homecoming Harvest Celebration, 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Music by Betty Boda and Pam Kuntz. A fellowship meal will follow. Bring nonperishable food donations for a local charity.

Galestown United Methodist Church, Homecoming celebration, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Guests: the Rev. Fred Duncan, Charlie Paprella and the Olivet Church String Band, The Rocking Grannies and Randy Marine. Meal served after the service at the Galestown Community House.

Robinson AME Church, Grasonville. Anointed Choir Anniversary Celebration, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Choirs, soloists and quartets are invited to participate.

Wallace Temple AME Zion Church, Rhodesdale. Trustee and Steward’s Day, 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Guests: Bishop Weldon Johnson, choir and congregation of New Life Christian Church and Ministries in Cambridge.

The Park Lane Church of God, MarshyHope Marina Pavillions, Federalsburg. HayDay Family Fest, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Includes a bounce house, rock wall, live music and prizes. Food provided by the Federalsburg Lions Club. Free admission. Info: www.parklanecog.com or 410-754-9958.

St. John’s Chapel, Tilghman. Homecoming, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26.

Bethel AME Church, Chestertown. Annual Usher’s Day, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Guest: Pastor Kenneth Gaines of Spirit Life Ministries International in Wilmington, Del. Free-will offering.

Emmanuel Deliverance Center, Easton. Revival, 7 p.m. nightly. Wednesday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Oct. 31. Guest: Apostle Keenth Ringgold and congregation of Breakthrough International Church in Elkton.

FOOD

Ross Chapel AME Church, Preston. Harvest Home Dinners, 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Menu includes chicken, ham, fish, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes and cornbread. Cost: $8 chicken and ham dinners, $9 fish dinners and $11 combo dinners. Deliveries available. Info: 410-673-2022.

Bethel AMEC, Cambridge. Annual oyster dinners, noon. Friday, Oct. 10. Donation: $15. Eat in or carry-out. Delivery available. Sponsored by Women’s Day Committee. Info: 410-228-8725.

Zion United Methodist Church, Cambridge. Spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. Eat in or carry-out. Proceeds benefit Zion’s meal packaging event on Oct. 25 for Stop Hunger Now. Cost: $7 adults, $3 children 6 to 12 and children under 6 are free. Info: 410-228-6282 or 410-228-4910.

Trappe United Methodist Church, All-you-can-eat breakfast, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Menu includes pancakes, sausage, grits and coffee. There will be a yard sale at the same time. Cost: $7 adults, $6 seniors and $4 children under 12. Info: 410-820-8589.

Immanuel United Church of Christ, Emily’s Produce, Church Creek. Chicken barbecue, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Menu includes half a chicken, two sides, roll and a drink. Benefits the youth fellowship. Cost: $10. Info: 410-228-4640 or iucc_missions@ya

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Ingleside Community Center. Chicken barbecue, 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Menu includes half a chicken, green beans, scalloped potatoes and roll. Baked goods available for purchase. Eat in or carry-out. Cost: $9 per meal and $6 for half a chicken.

Church of the Nazarene, Chestertown. Chicken barbecue, noon. Saturday, Oct. 11. Carry-out available. Benefits teen work trip to Jamaica.

Open Bible Church, VFW, 115 Sandy Hill Road, Cambridge. Crab feast, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Fundraiser for a new roof. All-you-can-eat steamed crabs and corn on the cob. Bring your own crab knife. Tickets: $25 adults and children under 12 are half price. Info: 410-463-3332.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Cambridge. Soup day, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. Menu includes chicken noodle, vegetable beef and dried lima bean soups, biscuit, drink and dessert. Cost: $3. Carry-out and call ahead available. Proceeds benefit the outreach missions of the church. Info: 410-228-1424.

Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Preston. All-you-can-eat breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Sponsored by the United Methodist Men. Donation: $8.

Immanuel United Church of Christ, Cambridge. Octoberfest dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Menu includes potato leek soup, bratwurst, sauerkraut and red cabbage with apples. Cost: $18 ages 13 and over, $8 ages 5 to 12 and free for children under 4. Info: 410-228-4640 or 410-228-5167.

Centreville United Methodist Church, Centreville. Fall chicken barbecue, 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22. Carry-out only. Sponsored by the Methodist Men. Tickets: $7.

Easton Mayor’s prayer breakfast, Tidewater Inn, Easton, 7 to 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Cost: $12. Registration required. Info: 410-822-2525.

Cokesbury United Methodist Church, Cokesbury Road, near Reliance. Annual luncheon, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Menu includes oyster fritters, chicken salad, vegetable soup and a baked goods table. Carry-out available. Info: 410-310-4742.

Church of the Nazarene, Chestertown. Fish fry, noon. Saturday, Oct. 25. Carry-out available. Benefits a teen work trip to Jamaica.

New Beginnings UMC, Ridgely. Seafood sale, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Every Friday. Info: 410-714-1087.

Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Denton. Chat and Chew, 6 to 7 p.m. Alternating Wednesdays. Soups, refreshments and conversation. Info: 302-670-0574.

ACTIVITIES

Ross Chapel AME Church, Preston. Harvest Home Auction, 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Canned goods, fall plants and homemade food items.

Cokesbury UM Church, Reliance. Homecoming, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Guests: Pastor James A. Penuel III and music by Mark and Anna Hubbard and Adam Lyburn. Dinner will follow.

Numerous congregations, Caroline and Dorchester counties. Pet blessings, Hurlock Park at 2 p.m. and Friendship Park, East New Market at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Info: 302-245-4221 or 410-943-3222.

Chosen Generation Ministry, Grasonville. Family night out, 5 p.m. dinner and 6 p.m. movie. Thursday, Oct. 16. Cost: $15 per family and $7 singles. Proceeds benefit the building fund.

Eastern Orthodox Mission Group, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Easton. Meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. Help grow a mission congregation on the Eastern Shore, pray and study. Facilitator: Fr. Boniface Black of St. Andrew’s Orthodox Christian Church in Lewes, Del. Info: east

Beckwith United Methodist Church, Neck District Volunteer Fire Company, Cambridge. Apple Festival, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Food by St. Paul’s Methodist Men at 9 a.m. Flea market, crafts and miniature horses. Rain or shine. Table space: $15, does not include table. Info: 410-228-6916.

St. Paul’s UMC, Cambridge. Health Fair, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Flu shots, mental health services, blood pressure checks, services for the elderly, addictions recovery, hearing screenings, health presentations and nutrition services. Baked goods available and bargain basement sale. Free. Info: 443-225-5394, 410-901-2501, dhbrad@comcast.net or nnh4@cornell.edu.

The Church of the Holy Trinity, Oxford. Addiction to recovery conference, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. Building communities of support in addressing addiction. Speakers: the Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, Kris Kampf and the Rev. Kevin M. Cross. Cost: $20. Registration required. Info: 410-226-5134 or htox@verizon.net.

Bethel AME Church, Chestertown. Baltimore Ravens vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Food available. Tickets: $10 per person.

Bethel AME Church, Centreville. Think Pink Workshop Experience, 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. All cancer survivors and their family members welcome. Guest: Bishop Kenneth M. Johnson Sr. of Evangelistic Church of Deliverance in Havre de Grace. Fellowship dinner will be served. Free-will offering. Info: 410-758-3748.

Zion United Methodist Church, Cambridge. Food packing event for Stop Hunger Now. Saturday, Oct. 25. Info: 410-228-4910 or www.stophungernow.org.

Cambridge Wesleyan Church, Fall Festival, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. Crafts and games at the Family Life Center. Info: 410-228-7334.

Immanuel United Church of Christ, Cambridge. Trunk or Treat, 5 to 7 p.m. Set up begins at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Decorate your car and hand out treats to children. Games, pumpkin decorating, s’mores, Bible story and dinner. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free. Donations accepted. Cars participating must register at 410-463-0822, 443-521-0794 or 443-521-7869.

SERVICES

Cambridge Wesleyan Church, Cambridge. Camouflage Sunday. Dress in camouflage. Sunday, Oct. 12. Info: 410-228-7334.

Bethel AME Church, Chestertown. Mid-month soul food service, noon. Wednesday, Oct. 15. Half hour service and half hour lunch. Guest: the Rev. Clarence Hawkins, retired AME preacher. Free-will offering.

Bethel AME Church, Chestertown. Fresh Fire Friday Empowerment service, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Guest: Pastor Anthony Reed of Abundant Life Ministries in Hope. Free-will offering.

Emmanuel Deliverance Center, Easton. Service, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26. Guest: Apostle Kenneth Ringgold of Breakthrough Church International in Elkton.

Bethel AME Church, Chestertown. Sister to Sister, 6 p.m. First Monday of each month. Women are invited to share life experiences as they relate to women of the Bible.

Chosen Generation Church, Grasonville. Free movie day, noon to 2 p.m. Every Tuesday. Free snacks and drinks. Sponsored by the youth department. Info: 410-827-7909.

Bethel AME Church, Chestertown. Sons of Allen Christian Men’s Group, 6 p.m. Second Tuesday of each month. All men with the desire to grow spiritually are invited.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Easton. Emerson Café, 7 to 9 p.m. Every Wednesday. Discussion on various topics. Info: 410-770-8774.

Royal Oak Community United Methodist Church, Second helping service, 6 to 7 p.m. Book study and light dinner. Every Wednesday. Info: www.rocumc.org.

Bethel AME Church, Chestertown. Narcotics Anonymous, 8 p.m. Every Wednesday. Free and clean recovery group.

Bethel AME Church, Easton. Church school for children, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Every Friday. Info: 410-822-3619.

MUSIC

Presbyterian Church of Easton, Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12. Pianist Nan Nash and organist Rick Osborne will perform. Reception to follow. Free-will offering. Free. Info: 410-822-3324.

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Easton. Concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Organist Dr. Bill Wharton presents “A Musical Rainbow.” Free. Free-will offering. Info: 410-770-3867.

Christ Church Cambridge, Concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. The Pax Dei Trio will perform. Reception to follow. Tickets: $10 adults, students are free. Info: 410-228-3161.

First Baptist Church, Cambridge. Gospel concert, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. The Reunion Quartet of Princess Anne will perform. Benefits the Dorchester County Ecumenical Build.

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Hurlock. Bluegrass jam, 7 to 10 p.m. First Monday of each month. Info: 410-397-3575.

Centreville United Methodist Church, Singing with Harmony on the Bay, 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings. Women invited to join. Info: 410-924-0013 or 410-643-3257.

SPECIAL SALES

Christ Church, St. Michaels. Fall rummage sale, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 11. Furniture, kitchenware, linens, clothing, shoes, jewelry and books. Proceeds benefit local charities assisting children, families and the elderly. Info: 410-745-9076.

Bryans UM Church, home of Arnita Cornish, 301 Wilson Road, Grasonville. Yard sale, 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Food available. Benefits the church. Info: 410-827-8507.

Wye Bible Church, Grasonville. Clothing giftaway, 8 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Oct. 11. All items are free. Donations accepted. Info: 410-827-6650, wbc.office@wyebiblechurch.com or www.wyebiblechurch.com.

New Life Community United Methodist Church, Centreville. Clothing giveaway, 9 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Oct. 18. Info: 410-758-2186.

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