Religion Digest

November 07, 2003

Asbury Methodist plans celebration of 200th anniversary

Asbury United Methodist Church, a historic African-American congregation in Annapolis, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its founding at events today through Sunday.

An open house will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the church, 87 West St. At 8 p.m., members will present a program of music and dramatic readings.

A banquet will be held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at the Comfort Inn Conference Center, Route 301, Bowie. Tickets are $45.

At the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, the Rev. Walter E. Middlebrooks will unveil a commemorative plaque. The congregation will also be holding its 29th annual homecoming celebration for former members who have moved from the area.

Information: 410-268-9500.

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