Book signing, bake sale tomorrow at First Presbyterian...

RELIGION NOTES

March 02, 2001

Book signing, bake sale tomorrow at First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Howard County's Christian Education Committee and the Rebekah Circle, a women's group, will sponsor a book signing and bake sale from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow.

Local authors Ron and Janet Benrey will answer questions and read from their recently published inspirational mystery novel, set in Maryland, "Little White Lies."

Admission is free. Proceeds from the bake sale will be used for church activities.

Information: 410-992-0044.

Parent-teen discussion slated at Jewish center

Jewish Federation of Howard County, Jewish Family Services and community religious high school programs will sponsor a parent-teen dialogue on risky behavior, "Let's Get Honest: Breaking Barriers, Creating Trust - a Jewish Perspective," from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia.

The cost is $5, including a pizza dinner before the discussion.

Information: 410-730-4976, Ext. 25.

Mass of Healing to be offered at friary

The Franciscan Friars of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg, will offer a Mass of Healing in the presence of a major relic of Saint Anthony of Padua at 7:30 p.m. today. There will be an opportunity to be prayed over by a priest and to offer private intentions.

The friars will pray the Stations of the Cross at 7:30 p.m. March 9, 16, 23 and 30.

Information: 410-531-2800, Ext. 1712.

Churches to join for lunch, devotions, Holy Land slides

The Prime Time Society of St. John's Episcopal Church will meet with First Lutheran Church of Ellicott City from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Parish House at St. John's, 9120 Frederick Road, Elliott City.

Morning devotions will be followed by lunch and a speaker - the Rev. Harry L. Hoffman - who will present "A Photo Tour of the Holy Land" with his slides.

The event is open to anyone ages 55 and older. Participants should bring a sandwich. Dessert and a beverage will be served.

Information: 410-465-3439.

Abiding Savior to offer study series during Lent

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, 10689 Owen Brown Road, Columbia, will offer a five-part study series on "The Seven Last Words of Christ," beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday with supper, an hour of study and an evening prayer service.

The study will continue on March 13, 20, 27 and April 3.

Information: 410-997-8770.

Ecumenical program starts Thursday in Columbia

The Columbia Cooperative Ministry is presenting an ecumenical Lenten scripture program from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays through April 5, at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

The Rev. R. Whitfield Bass, pastor of St. John the Evangelist United Methodist/Presbyterian Church, will discuss "Dangers on the Journey" on Thursday.

The Rev. Michael O'Brien, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, will talk about "Nourishment for the Journey" on March 15.

Information: George Martin, 410-730-7862.

Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin to discuss prayer March 12

Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin will discuss Jewish prayer at 7:30 p.m. March 12 at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

The talk, "Rabbinic Fantasies, Values and Visions Found in Jewish Prayer," is funded by a grant from the Jack Pearlstone Institute for Living Judaism.

Cardin, a former editor of Sh'ma: a Journal of Jewish Responsibility, is director of Jewish Life at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore. She is author of "A Tapestry of Jewish Time: A Spiritual Guide to Holidays and Life Cycle Events" and "Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope: A Jewish Spiritual Companion for Infertility and Pregnancy Loss."

Admission is free. Information: Roberta Greenstein, 410-730-4976, Ext. 23.

Silly Symphony Purim set Thursday at Beth Shalom

Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, will hold its third Silly Symphony Purim service at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Silly Symphony, made up of synagogue members of all ages, will accompany the congregation in funny songs about the holiday interspersed with readings from the Book of Esther.

Information: 410-531-5115.

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