Ministry commissions study of response to Sept. 11...


February 01, 2002

Ministry commissions study of response to Sept. 11 attacks

Church World Service, a relief ministry of 36 Christian denominations, has commissioned a three-month study of the group's response to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The study will be done by Village Life Company of Jessup and is to include New York, New Jersey, suburban Maryland, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. The study will explore how the members of CWS responded to the attacks and attempt to draw lessons for the future. Findings will be shared with federal, state and volunteer agencies.

Village Life Company is a national nonprofit organization that provides Web site design, communication and research services for nonprofits and operates an online magazine, Disaster News Network, funded by faith-based disaster response organizations.

Information about the study: Information about Disaster News Network: 443-445-9000. To access the online magazine:

Ensemble Amarcord to perform Sunday

The First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City, will sponsor a concert by the Ensemble Amarcord, former singers from the world-renowned St. Thomas Boys Choir in Leipzig, at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets, which are available in advance at the church or at the door, are $15; children to age 13 pay $6.

Information: 410-465-2977.

Friars to offer Mass of Healing this evening

The Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Joseph Cupertino Friary will offer a Mass of Healing in the presence of a major relic of St. Anthony of Padua at 7:30 p.m. today at the friary, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg.

Information: 410-531-2800.

Spiritual renewal mission to be offered in Columbia

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish in Columbia will sponsor a free spiritual renewal mission, "Finding God in One Another," from Sunday to Thursday at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road.

The sessions will be daily from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by Mass, and repeated from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The mission will explore the theology and spirituality of relationships.

"Building Good Relationships: Faith as Foundation" will be the topic Monday. "Communication in Relationships: Prayer as a Model" will be discussed Tuesday. "Breaking Relationships: Sin as Interpersonal" will be discussed Wednesday, and "Sustaining Good Relationships: Elements for Growth" will be the topic Thursday.

On Sunday, the Rev. Simeon Gallagher, the mission leader, will speak at all Masses.

Information: Pat Barbernitz, 410-964-1430 or

United Methodist Men set oyster, chicken dinner

The United Methodist Men of Hopkins United Methodist Church will sponsor an oyster and chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 9.

The oyster dinners cost $10. Chicken dinners are $8. The church is at 13250 Highland Road, Highland.

Information or to place an order: 410-531-6187.

Religious Science program examines relationships

The Columbia Church of Religious Science will sponsor a two-part workshop on loving relationships - "The Way of Love - Making Love Relationships Sparkle!" - from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10 and March 3 at the Hawthorn Neighborhood Center, 6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia.

Information: 410-750-8559

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