Bon Secours center to present dances and drumming for...

RELIGION NOTES

April 05, 2002

Bon Secours center to present dances and drumming for peace

Bon Secours Spiritual Center, an extension of the ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours, will offer an evening in its Dances of Universal Peace series from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

The dances, which involve simple steps and chanting from many religions, are intended as meditations in movement.

A Drumming for Peace Circle will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Admission is free; donations will be accepted.

Information or register: 410-442-1320.

Franciscan Friars to offer Mass of Healing today

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

After Mass, there will be an opportunity to be prayed over by a priest and to offer private intentions.

An evening workshop on "The Resurrection Narratives," their meaning and why they differ, will be offered from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $20.

Information: 410-531-2800.

St. Andrew's conducts alternative ministry

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Glenwood is conducting a ministry for people who would like to pursue a spiritual path but have not found what they seek in traditional forms of worship.

Called "Journeys Community," the program offers an opportunity for discussion, fellowship and spiritual experience. Live and recorded popular music, movie clips, photographs and art, spiritual readings and meditations are focused on a theme each week.

Themes include "The Stranger at the Door Is God," "Forgiveness," "The Journey of Life," "Stress and Time," "Faith and Fear," "Do the Right Thing" and "Tolerance." Transformation is an overall theme of the service.

Next week's theme is, "How Do You Experience God in Your Life?"

The group meets at 10 a.m. Sundays at Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Columbia.

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

Jewish Federation accepting youth grant applications

The Jewish Federation of Howard County is accepting applications for youth leadership grants from students in or entering middle school, high school or college. The grants are intended to subsidize attendance at Jewish leadership development programs.

The application deadline is April 15. Grants will be awarded at the federation's annual meeting June 5.

Information or to request an application: 410-730-4976, Ext. 21.

Oseh Shalom school is accepting registration

Oseh Shalom Congregation's Early Learning Center, for children ages 2 through kindergarten, is accepting registration for fall.

An extended day is available. Secular and Jewish activities are offered. The congregation is at 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel.

Information: 301-498-7004.

Rockland United Methodist offering prayer breakfasts

Rockland United Methodist Church, 8971 Chapel Ave., Ellicott City, is offering community prayer breakfasts at 7:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

Devotion and testimony are scheduled at 8 a.m. The cost is $5.

The church will hold a Family Bible and Dinner Night from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 22. Admission is free. A collection is taken to help pay for dinner and class materials.

Information: 410-465-1463.

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