Sharing hope at heart of monthly services at St. John Baptist
St. John Baptist Church, 8910 Old Annapolis Road, Columbia, is planning Sharing Hope services on the 11th of each month.
The gatherings will offer an opportunity for prayer related to the tragedy of Sept. 11.
Each gathering will include inspirational and patriotic music and testimony, and will focus on one group of "servant heroes" to be honored.
A gathering focused on servant heroes of the military will be held from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Information: Catherine Pagan, 410-992-6977.
Relief efforts will be topic at Beth Shalom services
Ruth Messinger, former Manhattan, N.Y., borough president and now president and executive director of the American Jewish World Service, will speak at Shabbat services today at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia.
She will discuss Jewish relief efforts in Manhattan and World Service projects around the world.
The service begins at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
Two-day seminar set at St. Joseph Friary
The Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, will offer a two-day seminar, "St. Theresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and Centering Prayer," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday.
Participants can attend one or both days. The cost is $35 for one day; $60 for two.
Coffee and tea upon arrival and lunch are included.
An instructional Mass, on the prayers, actions and songs of the Eucharist, will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. An offering will be taken.
Educator to discuss Israel as a Jewish state
Professor Paul Eidelberg, formerly of Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel, will discuss "Can Israel Be Preserved as a Jewish State?" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia.
He is founder and president of the Foundation for Constitutional Democracy, which has offices in Jerusalem and Washington.
St. John's Parish school to share recipes at party
St. John's Parish Day School, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will present its 28th Taste and Share Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the parish house.
Admission is $10, including a cookbook, door prizes, an opportunity to sample more than 100 recipes, a silent auction and craft show.
Islamic school in Sykesville accepting registration
Aleem Academy, a new Islamic school offering pre-kindergarten through third grade, is registering pupils.
Religious and academic studies - reading, language, mathematics, science, social studies, art and Quranic and Islamic studies - are offered.
The children 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.
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 from personal computers.
The $10 disc contains discount offers in the Baltimore area, including Columbia, Laurel and Ellicott City.
Coupons can be printed as often as desired until September 2002, when a new compact disc will be available.
To buy the CD, send a check made out to CJC for $12, which includes shipping, to Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia 21045.
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 free to the public. Registration is required.