'Older Adult Sunday' to honor members of Calvary


CALVARY UNITED Methodist Church in Mount Airy is planning an "Older Adult Sunday" at the 11 a.m. worship hour Nov. 7.

During this service, Calvary's older members will be honored, and the church invites the older adults who attend the 8: 15 a.m. and 9: 20 a.m. services to join the 11 a.m. service.

A reception will be held in the narthex after worship.

The service is planned by an Older Adult Ministry Committee for all ages of Calvary with an emphasis on seniors.

A gold ribbon will be pinned on each senior member (age 60 and older) as they enter the sanctuary.

Older adults will participate as acolytes, greeters, ushers, liturgists and readers.

The message will be given by three of Calvary's "Golden Messengers."

Former or retired choir members have been invited to sing in a Reunion Choir, which will join the Chancel Choir to sing the anthems.

Retired choir director Arlene Runkles and retired organist Jane Wagner will take over these positions for the day.

A time of recognition will be held to honor all of Calvary's seniors who are present, and each will be presented with a small gift.

Fifty-year members also will be honored with a certificate, and members who have passed away this year will be remembered with the tolling of the church bell as each name is read.

Calvary United Methodist Church is at 403 S. Main St.

Information: 301-829-0358.

Church Fall Festival

Mount Airy Bible Church will hold its Fall Festival from 1 p.m to 4 p.m. tomorrow.

The event will feature pie throwing, games, hayrides, crafts, snacks, a string maze, stories and face painting.

Festivalgoers will have a chance to make a scarecrow.

Entertainment will be provided by the Zion Mountain Boys.

Admission is free, and the rain date is Sunday.

The church is at 16700 Old Frederick Road in Mount Airy.

Information: 410-489-4321.

Atlantic City trip

American Legion Gold Star Post 191 is planning a trip to Atlantic City on Nov. 6.

The bus will leave the post on Prospect Road in Mount Airy at 7: 30 a.m. and return at 8: 30 p.m.

Cost is $30 and participants must be 21 years or older.

Tickets can be obtained in the lounge.

Included in the price are sandwiches, soda, beer, Bloody Marys, games on the bus and a casino bonus that will be announced before the day of departure.

Information: 301-829-9161.

Veterans Day Party

American Legion Gold Star Post 191 will hold a Veterans Day Party beginning at 6: 30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Legion Hall on Prospect Road in Mount Airy.

Dinner will be held at 7 p.m., and a program will follow.

The guest speaker will be Alternative National Executive Committeeman Robert M. Johnson.

The event is free for Gold Star members, and one guest is permitted for each member.

The Legion asks that everyone bring an item for the post's hospitalized veterans or a monetary donation.

Reservations must reach the post by Nov. 6 and should be mailed to Gold Star Post 191, P.O. Box 24, Mount Airy 21771.

Information: 301-829-9161.

Donna Abel's Southwest Neighbors column appears each Friday in the Carroll County edition of The Sun.

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