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RELIGION NOTES

March 25, 1993

Demonstration to publicize new 'turn in guns' drive

Stony Run Friends Meeting, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial United Methodist Church and other religious sponsors of last month's "Turn in the Guns" effort in Baltimore will conduct a silent demonstration from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 1 at Fayette and President streets downtown to publicize their second "no questions asked" arms turn-in.

From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 4, the 25th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, guns and ammunition will be collected four city sites: McKim Community Center, 1120 E. Baltimore St. in East Baltimore; Roosevelt Recreation Center, 1221 W. 36th St. in Hampden; Methodist Conference Center, 5124 Greenwich Ave. in West Baltimore, and St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church, 22nd Street and Greenmount Avenue in North Baltimore.

Next week's silent prayer vigil will be the last in a series around the city leading up to the turn-in.

Representatives of the sponsoring groups said 40 guns and a quantity of ammunition were dropped off last month at the McKim Center during the first all-day arms collection.

Passover:

Among the many programs in advance of next month's Jewish Passover being planned in the Baltimore area is one at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Goldsmith Early Childhood Education Center of Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Road in Pikesville. Non-Jewish 4- and 5-year-olds attending the Woodlawn Day Care Center have been invited there for a re-enactment of the Passover story.

"We look forward to showing and sharing the beauty of this holiday with our Christian friends," Sandee Lever, director of the Goldsmith center, said of Wednesday's program.

The eight-day Passover holiday, marking the deliverance of the ancient Hebrews from slavery in Egypt, actually begins April 6.

The Goldsmith center will hold two classroom Seders, versions of the ritual meal of Passover, for children and their parents.

In addition to the interfaith meal on Wednesday, another one will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon next Thursday.

Food and other items used in the Seders will be prepared by the children, Ms. Lever said.

Preparations include making the matzo -- unleavened bread -- and the hard-boiled eggs as well as setting out the Kiddush cups, Seder plates and table centerpieces.

& Information: 486-8642.

Holy Week:

On April 9 -- Good Friday -- Baptists, Episcopalians, Lutherans, Presbyterians and Roman Catholics will commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus with an ecumenical service from noon to 3 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Allegheny Ave. in Towson.

Preachers during the three hours of worship will be the Rev. Robert E. Albright, a Roman Catholic; the Rev. Leland Mebust, a Lutheran; the Rev. Christopher Peiper, an Episcopalian; the Rev. George Toole, a Presbyterian; and three Baptists, the Rev. Avery Penn, the Rev. McCarl Roberts and the Rev. Frederick Weimert.

Music for the event will be provided by the Trinity choir directed by Sally Tarr.

For more information, call the Rev. Kingsley Smith, Trinity's rector, at 823-3588.

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