Monday, December 10, 2012
The Watoto Children’s Choir acts as Watoto ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa.
The Watoto Children's Choir, an African group traveling through five towns in the U.S. as ambassadors for children orphaned as a result of HIV/AIDS, war and poverty, will be performing in University Park on Dec. 16 at the Riverdale Presbyterian Church. The program is called The Beautiful Africa: A New Generation and all performances are free and open to the public. "Each of the children in the choir has suffered the loss of one or both parents. They live in Watoto Children’s Villages where they receive the care and nurture they need to grow up as productive citizens of their own country," according to a news release about the event. Watoto Children’s Choirs has traveled internationally since 1994. “Through the choir’s Concert of Hope, we …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Retired banker Ben Akuete will provide hourlong sessions for motivated 5th and 6th grade students.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Riverdale Church Tutoring offers free instruction for motivated 5th and 6th grade students seeking to improve their math skills. Retired banker Ben Akuete will provide hourlong tutoring sessions Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. during the school year. Registration forms available at www.rivpres.org. Call now to reserve a spot: (301) 699-7616.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The event runs from 6-8 p.m. outside of University Park Elementary School.
University Park employees and volunteers will be given a special thank you Friday night as the town holds its Summer Celebration and Barbecue outside of University Park Elementary School. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. at the UPES Gazebo. If it rains — which hopefully won't happen until late in the evening — the event will be moved into Riverdale Presbyterian Church. All UP residents are welcome to attend the celebration, which is set to include music by Dear Creek Band and a wide selection of food and beverages: Town staff will be presented with employee service awards, and volunteers from UP's 75th anniversary festivities will be honored. The Town Quilt will also be dedicated. If you plan to come, be sure to bring your own lawn chairs and…
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Riverdale Presbyterian Church will have crafts and used books on sale Saturday.
If you've been scouring the circulars for deals, look no further than Riverdale Presbyterian Church. On Saturday, the University Park church will host its annual craft fair, which includes a used book sale, thrift shop and baked good sale, as well. Neighborhood artists, jewelers and crafters will offer their unique items for sale. The thrift sale offer many as kitchen items and useful house wares, while the book sale has a variety organized by author. Proceeds will go to the Congregations United for Compassion & Empowerment based in Hyattsville and the event is coordinated by the church deacons. Hot dogs, chili and baked goods will be available for purchase as well for those who work up an appetite while shopping. The even will run from 9 …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Riverdale Presbyterian Church will hold the event on Oct. 1.
Each Sunday, some of University Park's residents head to church. However, on Saturday, Oct. 1, any resident regardless of religious affiliation can bring the family pet to Riverdale Presbyterian Church, so that the pet can be blessed by The Reverend Loril Hawk. "It's a way for us to reach out to the community, bring people together," Hawk said. "We're looking for ways to get involved to the community." The tradition comes from the Catholic Church as a remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi's love of animals, she said, but has moved into other faith traditions. Any pet is welcome — cats, dogs, gerbils, mice, snakes, birds and even photos of deceased pets. The blessing will take place in the grassy patch next to the church and each participant…
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
For structured learning and fun based around Biblical principles, check out these two summer programs.
University Baptist Church and Riverdale Presbyterian Church have teamed up to offer two Vacation Bible Schools starting Monday for children and families looking for ways to spend their summer days. Mark McIntyre, associate pastor of music and education at UBC, said the two churches are working together to "bring the word of God" to people in the community. Although the two churches are offering two separate weeks of bible school, they are working closely to bring attention to what their churches have to offer to children starting from age 4 through 6th grade. McIntyre said UBC will use the theme of "Shake It Up," focusing on God's "recipes" for life, through worship, assembly, recreation, crafts and music. At Riverdale Presbyterian Church…