Area churches to gather for World Day of Prayer


March 01, 1998|By Rosalie Falter | Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

EACH YEAR ON the first Friday of March, groups of Christians come together to pray for world peace in what is known as the World Day of Prayer.

Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., celebrates this international event with a service at 11 a.m. Friday and a covered-dish lunch afterward in the Fellowship Hall.

Donations of canned goods for the church's food pantry will be accepted.

This year's theme is "The Women of Madagascar Ask, 'Who Is My Neighbor?' " The guest speaker at Brooklyn Heights will be Rev. Vivian McCarthy, associate council director of the Baltimore Washington United Methodist Conference Center in Columbia.

Eight churches in North County have been meeting with the host church to plan the observance. They are Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, St. John Lutheran Church, Curtis Bay Methodist Church, Peace Lutheran Church, St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, St. John United Methodist Church and Friendship Church of the Brethren.

For information, call the BHUMC office at 410-789-3688.

Heifetz to perform

The Performing Arts Association of Linthicum is bringing violinist Daniel Heifetz and his Classical Band to North County High School to put on a workshop for county string students in grades five through 12 on March 13 and a concert for the association March 22.

The programs are being financed by a grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the Maryland State Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The programs are being financed through a $1,950 grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Organizers say they are expecting more than 400 students at the workshop, which starts at 10 a.m. and is being arranged in cooperation with the county Board of Education.

Heifetz is to perform and teach about the music and poetry that inspired Antonio Vivaldi to compose "The Four Seasons" violin concerto.

Heifetz is a charismatic and involved teacher who knows how to engage students, using acting, vocalizing and the instruments to convey the joy of music.

The concert is set for 3 p.m.

Information: Call Eloise Vaughan at 410-859-8047.

Fire fund drive

The Ferndale Volunteer Fire Department is conducting its third door-to-door fund drive through the end of this month, according to Ed Wilson, secretary of the board.

Wilson said Fire Department representatives will be easily identifiable by their uniform jacket and shoulder insignia. They also will carry photo identification. He said they will be covering Ferndale, Linthicum and Brooklyn Park.

Funds raised will go toward renovations in the fire hall. Plans include a complete remodeling of the bathrooms, storeroom facilities and work on handicapped facilities.

Morningside House

Terri M. Price, the admission coordinator from Morningside House, an assisted-living retirement community, will be the guest speaker Thursday at a meeting of the Linthicum Heights American Association of Retired Persons Chapter 2244.

Price will talk about the facility scheduled to open the end of April at Old Telegraph and Dorsey roads in Hanover.

The board will meet at 11: 30 a.m. Refreshments and coffee served at noon. The chapter meeting starts at 1 p.m.

Information: Mary Foster 410-850-4630.

Herbs in landscaping

Richard Hood will discuss "Herbs in Landscaping" at the meeting of the Friendly Thyme Herb Club at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ferndale-Linthicum Senior Center, 7205 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.

He will cover elements of design, various kinds of gardens, soil preparation, and the use of containers.

Information: Joan Krammes 410-969-3025.

Pub Date: 3/01/98

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