Oakland Mills Interfaith Center initiating weekly 'Jazz Ministry'


October 14, 1997|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

The Neighbors column in yesterday's Howard County edition of The Sun incorrectly spelled the name of Ruth Bohse, the village manager of Columbia's Owen Brown village.

The Sun regrets the error.


It has always been a part of many religious services.

The Rev. William Hayman has announced that as part of his congregation's 25th-anniversary celebration, he will institute a Jazz Ministry, "We've Come this Far By Faith." The series begins this week at 5: 30 p.m. Sunday at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Oakland Mills village center.


A jazz trio -- Steve Abshire on guitar, Paul Scimonelli on bass and Jerry Ascione on piano -- will take the first step.

Everyone is invited, regardless of church affiliation.

Hayman said, "I would like this endeavor to be a pastoral ministry for members of the jazz community from a wide area. It is an opportunity to worship God at a nontraditional time, through a nontraditional liturgical setting."

The jazz committee members have been researching and planning the Jazz Ministry for a year by attending similar services in Washington and New York City.

Information: 410-730-1970.

"Song of Mark" concert

Plan now to attend St. John the Evangelist's "Song of Mark" concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

The 80-member choir is composed of parishioners from east and west Columbia, and Ellicott City.

Choir director Chris Youstra scheduled the concert after requests to repeat the choir's spring "Song of Mark" concert.

Based on the Gospel of St. Mark, the choir and soloists perform Marty Haugen's contemporary composition in a fresh and spirited fashion.

Information: 410-964-1439.


Hammond High School's homecoming weekend had students and parents involved.

It began with a Class Color and Pep Rally Friday, when homecoming king Adam Clark and queen Gina Holmes were introduced to the students who had elected them.

Classes decorated the hallways outside their rooms, and designed and decorated floats for the Saturday morning parade.

Friday, the annual spaghetti dinner sponsored by the school's booster club was a sellout.

Hammond played its homecoming football game Saturday afternoon against Centennial High -- and won.

The king and queen reigned with their "court" -- seniors prince Ryan Pflugrad and princess Mara Finglass.

Class court members were juniors Lance Rutledge and Mandy Schroeder; sophomores Alexis Woods and Avram Walters; and freshmen Ivan Stewart and Erica Bloomer.

Young choristers, artists

Talbott Springs' music teacher Carrie Loughry is proud to announce that fourth-graders Supraja Kolluri and Krystle Larkins have been selected to sing with the Howard County Childrens' Chorus.

Stevens Forest music teacher Charlene McDaniel also has two students -- Christina Conran and Kristina Zanker -- who will join the children's chorus.

Our community is proud of its young visual artists too. Stevens Forest students Andrew Barrow, Amanda Rogers, Christopher Moore, Beth Harding, Laura Petro, Tina Jackson, Claudette Bellony and Gavin Doyle's "self-portraits" were selected by their art teacher Nancy Charamella for exhibit in the Oakland Mills shopping center main hall.

Lake Elkhorn Festival

Owen Brown village manager Ruth Bothe knows that community spirit and hard work contributed much to the success of last month's 24th annual Lake Elkhorn Festival.

More than 150 volunteers -- including residents and members of school communities and and associations -- were there when they were needed.

Boy Scout Troop 613 was one of the organizations. Seventeen scouts -- and leaders Cliff Lee, Rod Summerford, Fran Lopresti and Lynn Buynak -- worked for their community.

Six Girl Scout Troops, numbers 1294, 1297, 1573, 1577, 1611 and 641; Brownie Troop 1953; Hawk Webelos Pack 613; and the Columbia Association, the River Hill Community Association and the Columbia Concert Band all swelled the ranks of volunteers.

Bothe, her board and our neighbors all say, "Thank you."

Court of honor

Boy Scout Troop 75 held its fall Court of Honor Sept. 30 at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church.

The church is the troop's sponsor.

Scoutmaster Pat Roth and assistants Dick Barnes, Steve Eisenberg, Zolt Levay and Matt Vorsteg presented 34 rank advancements, from scout to a Silver Eagle Palm, which was earned by Jonathan Barnes.

Seventy-seven merit badges were earned in 23 categories, ranging from archery to wood carving, with many of the Scouts earning more than one badge.

On Wednesday, Troop 75's Nick Thomas received a standing ovation as Scout speaker at the 1997 National Pike District's Good Scout award breakfast, which recognized Columbia Bank's president John Bond.

Bond has served on the executive board of the Baltimore Area council, is a member of the International Scout Committee, a scoutmaster and representative of the chartered organization.

Bond was a Cub and Boy Scout himself, and has two sons who are Eagle Scouts.

Pub Date: 10/14/97

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