This annual Juneteenth festival in Potomac is being greatly expanded this year to raise funds to rebuild the Scotland AME Zion Church in Potomac which was rendered unusable by a flood in 2019. Learn more.
As we celebrate the past, present, and future of one of the first places in our county where African Americans owned land, the Scotland community, we will be hosting Get to Know Your Neighbors Bingo – an activity that will meaningfully connect hundreds of our residents to one another. There will be a carnival for children, music for all of us and lots of fun. Check out these websites for more information. Carnival. The opening music event at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club.
We are working to fulfill the vision of Festival Chairperson, and fifth-generation resident of Scotland, Latisha Gasaway-Paul, that the community connections we build from this Festival will help to improve lives and foster greater understanding for many generations to come.
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SUPPORT, DONATION, EDUCATION, WORSHIP
Click here to learn more and to sign up! And – please help us spread the word by sharing this email widely with your neighbors and colleagues at other congregations and organizations.
Your Neighbors on the Interfaith Outreach Committee,
Bethesda Jewish Congregation
B’nai Israel Congregation
Bradly Hills Presbyterian Church
Emory Grove United Methodist Church
Northminster Presbyterian Church
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church
Scotland AME Zion Church
St James Episcopal Church
The Jewish Studio