Interfaith service remembering King to be held tonight...


January 12, 2001

Interfaith service remembering King to be held tonight

An interfaith service, "Remembering Rev. Martin Luther King and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel," will be held at 8 p.m. today at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. The service will celebrate the lives and works of the two men.

Heschel, who was deported in 1938 from Germany to his native Poland and emigrated to the United States, was "one of the most outstanding philosophers and theologians of our time," said Rabbi Susan Grossman of Beth Shalom. He was active in the civil rights movement and marched with King in Selma, Ala.

Co-sponsored by Locust United Methodist Church and Beth Shalom Congregation, the service will celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and commemorates Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel's "Yahrzeit," the anniversary of his death.

A combined choir from the congregations will perform.

Information: 410-531-5115.

Meeting House to mark its 25th anniversary

Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, also known as the Meeting House, will celebrate its 25 years of service at 4 p.m. Jan. 21 at 5885 Robert Oliver Place. The center opened in the spring of 1975.

Six congregations share the center: Columbia Baptist Fellowship, Columbia Jewish Congregation, Columbia United Christian Church, Lutheran Church of the Living Word, St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and Temple Isaiah.

In addition to being a house of worship, the center houses religious schools, ministries and other community functions.

Rabbi Martin Siegel, formerly rabbi of Columbia Jewish Congregation, and the Rev. Howard Miller, former pastor of Columbia United Christian Church, will speak about the historical journey of the interfaith center.

During the celebration, each congregation will present a traditional musical piece, and an interfaith choir will perform. An offering will be taken for Howard's needy.

Information: 410-730-4090.

Presbyterian church's annual dance to be Feb. 3

Mount Hebron Presbyterian Church will sponsor its annual dance from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Ellicott City Lions Club, 5055Waterloo Road. The Blue Moon Big Band will provide the music.

A silent auction is planned.

Tickets are $20; $30 a couple. Information: 410-465-3993, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Telephone help line sponsored by churches

Christ Church Link, a phone information and referral service, refers callers to human service agencies and religious organizations for help with housing, immigration, clothing, food and other needs.

Volunteers are on duty from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

The service is a cooperative ministry of Christ Episcopal Church, Baptist Family and Children Services and the Mid-Maryland Baptist Association.

Information: 410-309-9695.

Trinity Episcopal to hold winter clothes sale

Trinity Episcopal Church's Thrift and Gift Shop, 6010 Waterloo Road, Columbia, will hold a $2 A Bag Sale of winter clothes this month and next.

The shop is open 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Information: 410-799-9175. At times when the shop is not open: 410-799-7974.

St. Joseph Cupertino friars to offer Mass of Healing

The Franciscan Friars of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary at 12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, will offer a Mass of Healing at 3 p.m. Jan. 21.

Information: 410-531-2800.

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