Nonprofit group offers workshops for church musicians
The Annapolis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, a nonprofit organization that provides support and resources for local church musicians, will hold a day of free workshops for church musicians, organists and choral directors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26 at Severna Park United Methodist Church, 731 Benfield Road.
Participants will first take part in a choral reading session led by Monica Otal, a vocal teacher at Essex Community College.
They will then choose from mini-workshops, including:
"Handbells in Worship" with Beth Wegner, handbell director at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.
"Recruiting Strategies for the Volunteer Choir" with Brian Winter, music director at Severna Park United Methodist Church.
"Rebuilding The Church Youth Choir: A Renaissance Journey," led by Janet Horst, music teacher at the Rockbridge Academy in Millersville.
"Seasonal Organ Repertoire" with Irma Lee Seek, an organist at Trinity United Methodist Church in Annapolis.
"Conducting from the Console," led by Monte Maxwell, assistant director of musical activities and chapel organist at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Pre-registration is not required, and nonmembers may attend.
Church continues series on American preachers
Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church will present "D.L. Moody - A Great American Preacher," part of the "Great American Preachers" series, at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7 in the church's fellowship hall, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd.
Participants will learn about the life and times of the evangelist, who was born in 1837, and will hear one of Moody's sermons.
Child care is available, but reservations must be made 48 hours in advance by calling the church office at 410-647-2550.
Myers-Briggs: The pastor of Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church will teach Sunday school classes for adults using the Myers-Briggs personality inventory test each week next month at the church, 1657 Crofton Parkway, Crofton. Information: 410-721-2313 or www.popchurch.org.
Seeking volunteers: Pasadena United Methodist Church needs volunteers to provide and serve lunch Sunday as part of the church's annual Winter Relief Program. About 20 homeless men in Anne Arundel County will stay at the church through Monday. Volunteers are sought to serve as hosts and companions to the homeless men for two-hour shifts on Sunday. Information: 410-647- 3090.