Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category
On Wednesday night, I stopped by Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Greenbelt Road and took photos of members decorating the church for Christmas.
Sign for Holy Cross Lutheran Church by Greenbelt Road
On Saturday, November 17, Greenbelt’s Mishkan Torah Synagogue celebrated the 80th birthday of its long-time member Frank Pearlman and the City of Greenbelt’s 75 anniversary with an evening gala program. The title of event was “Frank & Greenbelt, Aging With Grace,” and it was attended by members of the synagogue, the City Council, and Greenbelt residents.
Saul Oresky (center) leads the Havdalah service which is a Jewish ceremony marking the end of Shabbat and is performed on Saturday night. Holding the Havdalah candle on the left is Rachel White Greenfield and on the right is Jeffrey Rosen, tonight’s master of ceremonies.
Inside the Greenbelt Co-op, next to the Bank of America ATM machine is a green bin for “Food Pantry Donations.” Where will the donations go and what will be done to them? Last week I had a chance to find out.
“Food Pantry Donations: Please donate unopened, non-refrigerated food items here for distribution to less fortunate Greenbelt families in need of a helping hand. Thank you!”
Pro-life prayer vigils have been held on the sidewalk in front of Metropolitan Family Planning Clinic on Greenbelt Road for many years.
The clinic is in Berwyn Heights, across Greenbelt Road from Beltway Plaza Mall.
The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) is a Pentecostal Christian denomination based in Nigeria and is led by Enoch Adeboye (General Overseer). In recent years, the church has been expanding rapidly in the United States and is now at many locations in Maryland including Bowie, Silver Spring, and Baltimore. The Greenbelt church is called RCCG Restoration Center, and the group started meeting in 2010 in Eleanor Roosevelt High School. They now meet every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. for worship service in Old Greenbelt Theater followed by fellowship hour at the church’s fellowship hall above the Greenbelt Federal Credit Union. The third Sunday of the month is casual Sunday and when the weather is nice, the group meets outside at Roosevelt Center Mall. These pictures are from an outdoor praise service on August 26.
The podium is set directly in front of the Mother and Child statue.
Pastor Dan Hamlin has led the Greenbelt Community Church for 28 years. He is retiring this year. On Sunday June 17, he gave his last sermon at the Community Church, and a week later, on June 24, the church held a special tribute service in honor of him.
Shortly after new residents moved into Greenbelt in 1937, interdenominational Protestant services were held in the Center School. This Greenbelt Community Church building at Hillside and Crescent Roads was dedicated in 1951, and the church is affiliated with the United Church of Christ.