Crofton choir to perform tonight at Prince of Peace The...

RELIGION NOTES

May 11, 2001

Crofton choir to perform tonight at Prince of Peace

The Crofton Ecumenical Choir will perform at 7:30 this evening at Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church in a free program including music from its recent participation in Verona's International Choral Festival and Competition in Italy.

The group, which won a bronze cup in the competition, sang at several sites during last month's trip, including a worship service in Verona's San Fermo Church.

Prince of Peace is at 1657 Crofton Parkway.

Conference for parents in mourning set for May 19

A "Hope and Healing" conference sponsored by the Anne Arundel chapter of Compassionate Friends, a nonprofit organization for bereaved parents, will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. May 19 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd. in Annapolis.

The conference - intended for anyone who has lost a child - will feature 11 speakers on topics including the early years of bereavement, dealing with children who have committed suicide, infant loss, and visions of the bereaved or "after-death" communication.

The cost is $30 per person or $50 per couple, including breakfast and lunch provided by the Women of Calvary United Methodist Church. Registration is requested: call 410-255-7760.

Conn. church names Lothian man rector

The Rev. Louis B. Hays, assistant rector of St. James' Parish in Lothian, has been called to be rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Madison, Conn.

Hays and his family - including his wife, Maude Bowie Hays, and sons Bret and Craig - were honored Sunday at the church coffee hour at St. James, the Episcopal parish where he began his ministry July 1, 1999.

An attorney and former administrator in the federal Department of Health and Human Services, he graduated first in his class at Virginia Theological Seminary in 1999. He was a member of St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church in Severna Park for 22 years.

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