Bon Secours concert Sunday will celebrate Celtic New...

RELIGION NOTES

October 26, 2001

Bon Secours concert Sunday will celebrate Celtic New Year

Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, will sponsor a Concert for the Celtic New Year from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Castlebay, a duo from Maine, will present music reflecting the physical and spiritual cycles of the year. Singer Grace Griffith, harpist Sue Richards and Susan Maule, who plays Native American flute, will also perform. The audience will be invited to join the musicians in celebrating the year's turning into the winter season of quiet and reflection.

A donation of $7 is suggested.

Information: 410-442-1320, Ext. 309.

Islamic school in Sykesville accepting registration

Aleem Academy, a new Islamic school offering pre-kindergarten through third grade, is accepting registration.

Religious and academic studies - reading, language, mathematics, science, social studies, art and Quranic and Islamic studies - are offered. The children will participate in communal prayer during the school day. A weekly physical education program also is planned.

The school is at 7543 Main St., Sykesville.

Information: 410-795-5375, or www.aleemacademy.org.

Mount Zion United Methodist to hold bluegrass concert

Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Highland will sponsor a Bluegrass Gospel Concert at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the church. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m.

The cost is $15 for dinner and the concert; $8 for the concert only. Proceeds will go to Christian Jail Ministries of Howard County.

Information: 301-498-4352.

Group's prayer workshops offered on Tuesdays

The Adult Faith Formation Committee is continuing its series of workshops on prayer from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. The workshops include a presentation, time to practice the prayer style and a small-group discussion about the experience.

"The Labyrinth and Prayer" will be the topic next week; "Work as Prayer" will be discussed Nov. 6; and "Intercessory Prayer" is the Nov. 13 topic. Information: Pat Barbernitz, 410-964-1430.

Jewish Congregation selling coupon software

Columbia Jewish Congregation is selling the 2002 "Food 'N Fun" CD-ROM, which contains more than 350 discount coupons and free games that can be printed on personal computers. The $10 disc contains discount offers in the Baltimore area, including Columbia, Laurel and Ellicott City.

To purchase the compact disc, send a check made out to CJC for $12, which includes shipping, to Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia 21045.

Information: 410-730-6044.

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.

Information: 410-730-8277.

Oyster and ham supper offered in Clarksville

Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church in Clarksville will hold a family-style oyster and ham supper from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3. The cost is $12.50; children to age 12 pay $5.

Information: 410-531-5653.

Today's Youth Ministry to hold hayride, cookout

Today's Youth Ministry will hold a hayride and cookout with David Burke at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Shoffeitt Farm, 2640 Jennings Chapel Road, Woodbine.

Burke, a nationally known humorous speaker, will lead the 9 a.m. service at Jennings Chapel United Methodist Church, 2601 Jennings Chapel Road, Woodbine, and the 11 a.m. service at Poplar Springs United Methodist Church, 915 E. Watersville Road, Mount Airy.

Admission is free.

Information: 410-489-4003.

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