Monthly Christian study group geared to German-speaking women

Neighbors

March 10, 1998|By Nancy Gallant | Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THREE YEARS ago, Irene Kucholik and Sylvia McDowell saw a need for a Christian study group for German-speaking women. As Kucholik points out, "You understand the Scriptures more deeply when they are discussed in your mother tongue."

So she and McDowell formed the Christian German American Women's Group.

About 20 women meet on the third Monday of each month at noon in the Blue Hall of the Chapel Center on Grandea Road, off Rochenbach Road at Fort Meade.

After a time of praise and reflection, they enjoy a good German lunch and fellowship.

Women in the area who speak some German and are interested in the German culture are invited to attend this month's meeting Monday.

For information, call Kucholik at (301) 621-7862 or Lisa Beilke at (301) 604-5880.

Student conference

Students from West County schools met last week in Laurel at a conference sponsored by the West Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.

Jeff Eyet, a student representative on the chamber's board of directors and a senior at Arundel High School, reports that this is the second in a series of conferences on issues of concern to area youths.

Last year's conference participants sponsored a fund-raiser for Sarah's House. This year, the conference dealt with positive things being done by youths in the western part of the county inside and outside school.

First, students talked about good things they had seen going on in their areas. For instance, the Meade High School Key Club sponsored a drive that collected clothing for distribution to needy people at a homeless shelter. Arundel High School's Key Club helped with community blood drives.

Severn Elementary students sponsored a multicultural bee at their school. Old Mill High School students, to encourage multicultural understanding, have researched and assembled textbooks about different cultures to be used in area schools.

Next, a panel of media experts shared ideas to help the students publicize the things they are doing.

Another program is planned for April 2 at Marley Station. Students from each of the area schools are preparing collages to showcase their community and school projects.

County Executive John G. Gary and Carol S. Parham, the superintendent of schools, will attend the presentation.

Pub Date: 3/10/98

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