Savage United Methodist expands its horizons a bit

Neighbors

July 03, 1998|By Lourdes Sullivan | Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

AFTER MORE than a year of waiting and countless inspections, Savage United Methodist Church is moving forward with plans to expand its physical plant.

The church offices and Sunday school have moved into their new home on Foundry Street.

The Victorian house across the street from the church has been renovated and now includes an apartment for the newly installed minister of visitation, Pat Dols, and her husband, Tom.

She will visit shut-ins and hospital patients.

The congregation contributed financial and spiritual support and labor to the church expansion.

Among those who helped are Bob and Jeannette Vollmerhausen, who decorated the Sunday school.

Jeannette Vollmerhausen painted a bright 8-foot by 12-foot mural of Noah and the animals on the ark. Among elephants and giraffes, a pair of bunnies waits its turn to board the vessel.

Joyce and Bob Feber rounded up a crew of volunteers to landscape the gardens. Trustee Tom Bodine and other trustees helped the Dolses move into their apartment.

With the renovation complete, the church is planning a full roster of classes and other ministries.

An adult Sunday School class, Christian Faith 101, begins Sunday.

As its title suggests, the class is a basic introduction to Christianity.

The class is open to adults of any denomination who are interested in learning about the tenets of Christianity.

A vacation Bible school for children ages 3 through 12 is scheduled Aug. 3 through 7.

Children should be registered before July 17 so supplies can be ordered.

Information: 301-725-7630.

Warning: Bundles of energy

Visitors to Savage Park today should look out for small bundles of energy running about.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 650 and their leaders, Roxanne Mino and Dawn Stewart, will be learning about traditional and nontraditional sports.

In addition to sampling basketball, horseshoes, tennis and volleyball, the girls will be playing Boing.

Boing is tennis played with a cloth-covered racket and "Koosh" balls.

It's a lot of fun, but very noisy.

Savage Park has basketball courts, a horseshoe field, tennis courts and a sand-filled volleyball court.

A new jungle gym and swing sets are available.

It is a pleasant place for the family to spend a summer evening.

Hammond boosters

The Hammond High School Boosters Club, which supports after-school activities, is electing officers Thursday.

Neighbors, whether parents or not, are invited to become members for a fee of $5 a family. The donation can be mailed to the Boosters Club, 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia 21046.

The club raises money for student activities with spaghetti dinners, concessions at football games and other fund-raisers.

Nominees for Boosters Club offices are Guy Harriman for president; Patty Burton and Nancy Nelson for president-elect; Jim Clark and Austin Maguire for vice president; Karen Palm for ** secretary; and Jean Finglass for treasurer.

Nominees for board membership are Meg Brewer, Jackie Palmer, Elaine Silverman, Bill Smith and Jill Thomas.

Information about the election or Boosters Club activities: 301-776-2220.

Meet the candidates

Ellen, Josh and Eliza Long of Savage invite members of the community to their home from 7 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Thursday for an informal meeting with the Democratic candidates for office from our area.

Dels. Shane Pendergrass and Frank S. Turner will be there, as will Guy Guzzone and James N. Robey.

Whatever your political persuasion, what better way to celebrate the freedoms celebrated on July 4 than to interview current and potential officeholders.

Information or reservations: People for Pendergrass, 301-725-8844.

Pub Date: 7/03/98

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