Labor Day is time to take stock before the rush of fall begins


August 30, 1996|By Peg Adamarczyk | Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THE FIRST WEEK of school is history, and the last long holiday weekend of the summer has arrived.

Labor Day has always been an underrated holiday. It doesn't mark the beginning of summer or the celebration of our nation's birthday. Fireworks extravaganzas and parades are few. It's just the last holiday of the summer to most of us. Time to return to business as usual until next Memorial Day begins the cycle again.

4 Kick back and enjoy the extra day off, Pasadena.

Church's Rally Day

Pasadena United Methodist Church, 61 Ritchie Highway, will celebrate Rally Day Sunday, beginning with a worship service at 9: 30 a.m.

The first part of the service will emphasize the congregation's Christian education programs, while the remainder will focus on the joy of being a Christian.

After the service, a cookout and picnic will take place in the church yard. Those attending are asked to bring a covered side dish to share. Pit beef, hot dogs, soft drinks and desserts will be served.

Information: 647-3090.

Christian study

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 78598 Tick Neck Road, will sponsor a course next month designed to explain some of the fundamental questions of Christianity.

The program, called Alpha, will start with a dinner party at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in the undercroft. The 10-week program will continue at 7 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 22.

"Alpha is nondenominational and is designed for anyone who wants to investigate the Christian faith," said Bob Goodman, church spokesman.

Sessions are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on fun, fellowship and learning. The weekly programs will open with a fellowship meal, followed by a talk on some question of Christianity, followed by small group discussions.

An all-day Alpha Retreat at the church is scheduled for Oct. 19.

The introductory dinner is free. Child care will be available during the sessions.

L The registration deadline is Sept. 9. Information: 255-1070.

Business mixer

Pasadena Business Association will sponsor a business mixer from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 11 at the North Arundel Hospital courtyard. The cost is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Reservations must be made before Sept. 6.

Information: 987-4887.

Harvest bazaar

Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, will have its annual Harvest Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 on the church grounds.

The bazaar will feature a flea market, which will be open from 8 a.m. to noon.

Spaces are $10. Sellers should bring their own tables.

Information: 255-1639 after 6 p.m.

Last Bingo Blast

Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary will have its last Bingo Blast of the year Sept. 15 in the fire hall on Mountain Road. The door will open at noon, with lunch from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The games will begin after lunch.

Tickets are $20.

Information: 437-0215 or 360-6857.

Pub Date: 8/30/96

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