Church choir to mark its 30th anniversary tomorrow St...

RELIGION NOTES

October 12, 2001

Church choir to mark its 30th anniversary tomorrow

St. John the Evangelist Baptist Church Gospel Choir will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 5 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 8910 Old Annapolis Road, Columbia.

Performing will be soloists Shanta Adams, Shantrice Ridgeway, the Locust United Methodist Church Choir and the First Baptist Church of Guilford Gospel Choir. Invited guests include the Hopkins United Methodist Church Choir, Payne Memorial A.M.E. Church Choir and the Long Reach Church of God Choir.

Refreshments will be served, and an offering will be accepted.

Information: Pinnie L. Ross, 301-596-5815 (days) or 410-730- 9545 (evenings).

Alberta Gary church to hold Fall Daze festival

Alberta Gary Memorial United Methodist Church will hold its Fall Daze/Apple Butter Fest at 9 a.m. tomorrow. A yard sale, bake sale, Tupperware sale, pumpkin patch and other attractions are planned.

The church is at 9405 Guilford Road, Columbia.

Information: 301-498-7879.

Hopkins Methodist women to sell food tomorrow

Hopkins United Methodist Women will sell barbecued chicken and fried fish sandwiches with potato salad, baked beans, desserts and sodas, beginning at noon tomorrow at Hopkins United Methodist Church, 13250 Highland Road, Highland.

Information: 410-531-6187.

Meeting will discuss helping county's needy

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Howard County Department of Citizen Services and the Horizon Foundation will sponsor an interdenominational meeting to discuss cooperative efforts to assist the needy in the county.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at First Evangelical Lutheran, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City. Faith leaders and members of religious organizations are invited to participate.

Information or registration: Loretta Stratmann at 410-465-0705 or the church at 410-465-2977.

Friars' seminar to focus on male spirituality

The Franciscan Friars of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary will offer a two-day seminar on male spirituality from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the friary, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg.

Fatherhood, marriage, friendship, work and prayer will be discussed as a means to discovering a Roman Catholic male spirituality.

The cost is $35 for one day, $60 for two. Lunch is included, and coffee and tea will be available.

Information: 410-531-2800.

Ministry reaching out with several alternatives

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Glenwood, has launched a ministry for people who would like to pursue a spiritual path but have not found traditional forms of worship to be helpful.

Called "Journeys Community," the program offers an option for spirituality seekers to experience God in their lives and in their connections with others.

A weekly gathering meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Columbia. Live and recorded popular music, movie clips, photographs and art, spiritual readings and meditations are centered on a theme each week. A time for discussion is included after the service.

Information: the Rev. Harry Brunett, StAndrewHC@aol.com, or 410-489-4035.

Temple Isaiah to present family education sessions

Temple Isaiah, a Howard County Reform Congregation, will continue its preschool family education series, "Family Focus: The Magic of Learning," from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 18, Dec. 9, Feb. 3, March 3 and April 4. The classes are open and free to the public. Registration is required.

The classes are designed to offer an experience of Jewish traditions for Jewish families and to introduce the congregation's nursery school, to open in 2003.

Information: 410-730-8277.

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