A quick look at meetings and rehearsals this week. 

Monday, October 14
6:30pm: Drama Ministry Rehearsal
7:00pm: MIS Dance Rehearsal
7:00pm: Joint Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 15
7:00pm: Men of Faith Leader’s Meeting
Thursday, October 17
7:30pm: Male Chorus Rehearsal
Saturday, October 19
9:00am: New Trustee Training
9:00am: Usher Meeting
10:30am: Missionary Ministry Meeting
12:00pm: Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal

The Better Way Program phone number (202) 396-4289 or (202) 396-4290 and fax number (202) 396-4877.

REMINDER FROM THE USHERS: There will be no Entry or Re-entry down the Center Aisle, once the Minister steps to the Podium in the Pulpit to deliver the Sermon.  EVERYONE must use side doors please. Thank you

Attention New Members: If you have not picked up your Baptism pictures, please see Sis. LaVerne Baptist or Sis. Shereen Turner.

SAVE THE DATE:  Friday, May 22, 2020 The Seniors Ministry is sponsoring a trip to see Esther at Sight & Sound Theatre, Lancaster, PA.  Esther is one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament.  The cost is $130.00 which includes transportation, lunch and show.  $30 deposit due by November 3, 2019, Final payment is due March 31, 2020.  Contacts:  Mary Allen, Sandra Payne, Carol Simms. Flyers are in the vestibule.  (Deposit is Non Refundable after January 5, 2020)


Sunday, October 13, 3:30pm Minister Rita Elmore is the guest preacher at Bethesda New Life Gospel Church, 750 Kenilworth Avenue, NE, WDC, for their Women’s Day Service.

Monday, October 14, 7pm:  Joint Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 15, 7pm Participate in the PRBC Fitness Challenge.

Wednesday, October 16, 7pm Prayer, Praise, Bible Study and Leadership Training.

Thursday, October 17, 12noon Noonday Prayer & Praise Service

Friday, October 18, 7:30pm Pastor Freddie Davis and Pilgrim Rest are the guests of Word Power Baptist Tabernacle, 5715 Marlboro Pike, District Heights, MD, for their 29th Pre-Pastor’s Anniversary.

Saturday, October 19, 10am – 4pm  Trip to the Pumpkin Patch.  The Youth Ministry invites everyone out for a lovely autumn day at the Leesburg Animal Park.  The park has petting zoo, rides, hay rides, zip line and slides for kids of every age.  Lunch will be provided.  Costs are $8.00 for children 2 to 12 years old and $10.00 for 13 years old and up.  Final payment is due by Sunday, October 13th.  Please sign up on the Youth Bulletin Board.

Saturdays, October 19 and 26, 9am-11am -Training for new trustees who cannot attend Bible Study on Wednesdays.

Sunday, October 20, Both Services Pink Ribbon Sunday. Please wear pink to support cancer awareness.

 Sunday , October 20, 4pm Usher Annual Day. Guest Preacher: Rev Terry Streeter & the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Congregation.

Wednesday, October 23, 9am Pastor Davis is the guest preacher for the opening session of the National Capital Baptist Convention, Washington DC and vicinity, the service will take place at Purity Baptist Church 1325 Maryland Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002

Thursday, October 24, 7:30pm Pastor Freddie Davis and Pilgrim Rest are the guest of Zion Baptist Church, 8105 Annapolis Woods Road, Welcome, MD, for their 30th Pastoral Anniversary.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, October 26, 2019 American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk. More details to follow.

Thursday, October 31stSave the Date – Annual Harvest Festival.  Adult volunteers needed, please sign up in the vestibule.


Friday, November 1, 7:30pm Pastor Freddie Davis and Pilgrim Rest are the guest of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 215 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, for their 30th Pastoral Anniversary.

Sunday, November 3,
7:45am Deacons Ordination Service
11:00am Deaconess Consecration Service

Sunday, November 10, 7:45am Trustees Dedication Service.

Wednesday, November 27, 7pm  Joint Thanksgiving Service.  The Abyssinia Baptist Church family will be our special guest.

Thursday, November 28  Thanksgiving Holiday, Church closed


Sunday; December 1, both Services “Men and Women in RED” sponsored by the Deaconess to benefit the SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Each individual is asked to contribute $10.   For more information see Deaconess Bettina Ford.

Community News

FREE FLU SHOTS at Kaiser Permanente available to everyone at no cost . No appointment necessary. Picture ID required. For the most up-to-date information, call 703-359-7878 or go to
The DC Public Library wants to make reading with your child fun and easy. The Books from Birth, a program mails all enrolled kids in D.C. a free book each month from birth until they turn five. Parents must register for this program.. Enroll at

Safe-at-Home Program: The District of Columbia Office on Aging (DCOA) and the Department of Housing and Community Development provides in-home preventative adaptations to reduce the risk of falls for qualifying seniors age 60 and above and adults with disabilities (ages 18-59). The program was expanded to provide eligible residents with a private security camera system. To apply and for information visit or call 202-724-5626.

Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland offers Aging-in-Place services for income qualified citizens age 65 and over in Montgomery and Prince Georges’ Counties.  (For additional information pick up a flyer in the vestibule.)

Department of Employment Services, DC Infrastructure Academy Free Training Program for DC residents. Initial qualifications: High School Diploma or GED, Pass Drug Test & Criminal Background Check. For information email or call 202-899-6040. Flyers are in the vestibule.