"The 124,000 Maryland children living in poverty" are the focus of prayers, sermons and discussions in churches, mosques and synagogues across the state today through Sunday, the "Children's Sabbath" weekend proclaimed by Gov. Parris N. Glendening.
Participating congregations in Maryland will join an estimated 60,000 congregations of many faiths in other parts of the country whose worship services, religious education classes and community outreach projects are aimed at "improving the lives of America's poor children," a spokesman for the Children's Defense Fund in Washington said.
Baltimore-based Advocates for Children and Youth, the Central Maryland Ecumenical Council, National Black Catholic Congress, Baltimore Jewish Council and Chesapeake Conference of Seventh-day Adventists are among the sponsors.
& Information: 547-9200.
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"For Better or For Worse: Our One Christian Family" is the title of a weekend retreat to begin with a 6:30 p.m. dinner Oct. 27 and conclude with lunch Oct. 29 at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N. Charles St.
The sessions are open to all single men and women -- divorced, widowed, separated or never married -- and couples.
The keynote speaker and retreat leader is the Rev. William E. Thompson, Presbyterian chaplain at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and pastor of College Church there.
To register and obtain information about fees: 377-7232.
"The Spiritual Vision of Global Peace" and "U.S. and U.N. Relations: Past and Future" will be discussed by panels of clergy and laity beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, University Parkway and St. Paul Street.
"Ancient Teachings for a Modern World" will be the subject of a public talk by the Venerable Khandro Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist leader, at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Sheppard Pratt Conference Center, 6301 N. Charles St., sponsored by the Baltimore Shambala Center.
Blum Memorial Seminar:
Democrat Eric D. Fingerhut, who represented the 19th Congressional District of Ohio in the 103rd Congress and has headed a job training program in Cleveland designed to reduce welfare rolls, will be the principal speaker at the Irving Blum Memorial Seminar scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at Temple Oheb Shalom, 7310 Park Heights Ave.
Mr. Fingerhut's appearance is sponsored by the Council of Jewish Federations and the Young Adult Division of the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.
To make a reservation, call 727-4828, Ext. 326.
"Don't Be Ashamed of the Gospel" is the title of a series of 7 p.m. revival services Monday through Wednesday at St. Bernardine's Roman Catholic Church, 3812 Edmondson Ave. in West Baltimore.
Women's Day:Women's Day: The Rev. Cynthia B. Jones is the speaker for the 85th annual women's service at 11 a.m. Sunday at Mount Ararat Baptist Church, 3008 Gwynns Falls Parkway. Information: 383-9465.