Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday's earthquake shook and rattled Potomac UMC, yet the steeple and organ are safe and intact.
I took this photo of the Potomac United Methodist Church's steeple against Monday's beautiful, blue sky. Such a striking image warranted documentation. And then on Tuesday, the D.C. region experienced an historic earthquake. The photo of the steeple was still in my camera waiting for its moment to be published. But before I could post on Potomac Patch, I needed to confirm that the church's steeple was intact—that it didn't sustain damage from the 5.8-magnitude earthqauake. So I spoke with Bobbie Wolman, administrative assistant at the church, and she cheerfully reported that all is well. "We were very fortunate. It [earthquake] was just a big rumble and shake—and then we were fine." Wolman said. She remembered that a wedding was scheduled …
Monday, August 1, 2011
The planning committees began working in January for the September event.
Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church will hold it's annual popular Saints Peter and Paul Annual Bazaar from Sept. 23-25. But behind the scenes, months of preparation are needed to bring the event together. Last year the bazaar served over 3,000 meals. The food includes traditional foods from Eastern Europe and the Middle East including grape leaves and spinach pies. Food Chair Madelyn Nader enlists an army of volunteers to begin cooking in July to prepare for the event.
Friday, December 24, 2010
A collection of some of the times and options for local Christmas Eve services.
Churches around Potomac are celebrating the coming of Christmas with special services on Dec. 24. Here are some of the Christmas Eve services scheduled in the community. Potomac United Methodist Church The Methodist church is holding several different Christmas Eve services on Dec. 24. A family service will begin at 5:30 p.m., vespers music will be at 7 p.m. and the candlelight service will be at 7:30 p.m. St. Francis Episcopal Church Christmas Eve services will take place at the St. Francis Episcopal Church at 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. in the chapel. Lutheran Church of the Cross The Lutheran Church of the Cross on Falls Road is offering services on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On Dec. 24, there will be a service with family worship and …
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Potomac United Methodist Church hosted it's first community yard sale in ten years.
For the first time in ten years, the Potomac United Methodist Church held a yard sale on Saturday — an event that raised about $200 for the church's youth program. Pastor Ann Laprade said the yard sale proceeds will benefit the outreach activities of the youth program. The church charged every vendor $25 to rent a space in their parking lot. About eight vendors participated. Many of the vendors were also there trying to raise money for good causes. Nomvimbi Meriwether sold handmade pins, purses and accessories to benefit the villages of Mozambique in South Africa. Meriwether is involved in many projects for the children of the villages where she teaches them about HIV prevention, food security, agriculture, proper sanitation and medical …
Friday, September 10, 2010
The 27th fall bazaar at the Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church will take place in two weeks.
Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church's annual fall bazaar is two weeks away, but members of the church are already working to prepare food for the event. The church's fall bazaar — now in its 27th year — has a tradition where church members prepare homemade Middle Eastern dishes to be sold at the event, and this year is no exception. Church members will prepare thousands of each dish for the bazaar, which will take place Sept. 24 through Sept. 26. "We have recipes for everything, and we make sure it is all measured out perfectly so each dish tastes the same," said Madelyn Nader, chair of food for the bazaar. "Every one of the traditional Middle Eastern dishes is made here at the church." This year, volunteers are …