Autumn brings renewed enthusiasm to community

NEIGHBORS

September 06, 1994|By ROSALIE M. FALTER

It is hard to believe, but summer has come to an end and we are resuming our fall schedules. Schools, churches, clubs and many organizations look forward to new beginnings with renewed enthusiasm.

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The opening day for Sunday school at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church this year has been expanded to Rally Day for the whole family.

The day begins at 10 a.m. Sunday, with a church service followed by a parish meeting. Afterward, there will be a picnic outside with food, fun and games for all to enjoy.

Registration for Sunday school will take place during Rally Day.

St. Christopher's is off West Maple Road between Camp Meade and Hammonds Ferry Roads.

D8 For information, call the church office at 859-5633.

The Kids For Christ Youth Organization of St. John Lutheran Church is having a Fall Kick-Off at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

The group is for youths in grades 6 and up. There will be food, games and fun, so plan to attend with a friend or two and learn about all of the activities planned for the year.

For information, call the new activities phone line at 684-6789 or leave a message for Sandy Hartzell, director of youth ministry, and she will return your call.

Sunday will be a busy day for St. John Lutheran Church as members celebrate the congregation's 75th Anniversary.

Rev. Tim Kielley, an intern and special assistant to the pastor, will be the guest speaker at the 8:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services.

Pastor Kielley is the fifth in a series of speakers during the church's anniversary year.

Sunday school kick-off will begin with a rally in the courtyard at 9:30 a.m. The Sunday school staff will be introduced, Bibles given to the new second-graders and everyone will sing a few songs.

The winners of the 75th anniversary contest from last year's eighth grade will be announced.

After the rally, everyone will go to the classrooms and will be treated to punch and cookies provided by the volunteer committee.

The celebration continues at 1 p.m. with the 75th anniversary family day at Lake Waterford Park.

Have a good time playing games and participating in sports and sing-alongs.

Church planners recommend that families whose last names begin with A-L bring a salad or side dish. If the last name begins with M-Z, bring a dessert.

For more information or to let planners know you're coming, call the church office at 859-0020 between 8:30 a.m and noon.

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According to Principal Sharyn Doyle, Linthicum Elementary School is operating with a few changes this year.

Classroom instruction begins at 9:10 a.m. and dismissal is at 3:25 p.m, 10 minutes later than last year.

Students should not be dropped off at the school more than 30 minutes before school begins. Linthicum Elementary would like to welcome these new members to its staff: Carolyn Scardina, second grade; Nanci Ostrosky, first grade; and Billie Armstrong, cafeteria manager. Robert Gardiner has moved from second to fourth grades.

Teachers joining the cultural arts staff on a part-time basis are Rick Dotson, physical education; Nancy Wilson, music; and Julie Wadlin, art. Ron Bosse will be the new pupil personnel worker.

The Linthicum Elementary PTA will hold Back to School Night at 7 p.m. Thursday. A brief meeting will be held prior to the classroom visitations.

Sharon Whitmore of the North County Parents Coalition will speak on the North County Equity Project. Parents will have the opportunity to volunteer for various committees, visit classrooms, meet the teachers and get an overview of the coming school year.

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Other news from Linthicum Elementary: The students' fall fund-raiser will begin Monday. The children will be selling a variety of gift wraps and gifts for the holidays.

Parents who want to volunteer at the school must attend a parent volunteer orientation at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16.

The PTA is collecting items for its scarecrow booth and silent auction at the community fair. Clothing items, especially panty hose, may be dropped off in the box in the foyer of the school.

If you have any arts, crafts, talents or services to donate to the silent auction, please contact Lynn Minarick at 859-8385 or Charlie Mannion at 859-5874.

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"The Divine Drama," a different kind of Bible study, is offered at Peace Lutheran Church beginning Thursday, Sept. 15. Sessions are offered from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Child care will be provided.

"The Divine Drama" is for anyone who wants to read the Bible with more understanding but has trouble with all the confusing names, history and difficult language.

"It is a wonderful way to get into your Bible and hear the story of God's love for us in Jesus Christ," said Pastor Mark Chavez.

Sign up by calling Mr. Chavez at 766-3283. The church is at 416

Wellham Ave.

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A Linthicum Post Office employee is injecting a little humor into the situation of relocation while the old office is being remodeled.

When someone asks him when the post office will move back to its original location, he very patiently holds up a hand-written sign saying, "I Don't Know."

I guess I must have been the umpteenth person to inquire and he was ready with an answer. I appreciated the humor. It gave me a chuckle for the rest of the day.

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