Benefit banquet set tomorrow night by Christian Jail...


May 10, 2002

Benefit banquet set tomorrow night by Christian Jail Ministry

The Christian Jail Ministry will hold its Annual Volunteer and Fund-raising Banquet at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville.

Howard County Councilman Allan H. Kittleman will be the master of ceremonies, and the Rev. Dan Faber of Chapelgate will speak. The program will include testimony from volunteers and former inmates.

Tickets are $15.

Information: 410-997-0253.

First Evangelical Lutheran planning concert Sunday

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City, will present the next concert in its Inaugural Artist Concert Series at 3 p.m. Sunday. True North Brass Quintet will perform. Tickets, available in advance at the church or at the door, are $15; $6 for children to age 13.

The congregation worships at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m.

The church's worship space is wheelchair-accessible, and large-print hymnals and worship bulletins are available, as are amplifiers for the hearing-impaired.

Information: 410-465-2977.

Yard sale to help fund mission trip to Poland

Oak Ridge Community Church, a nondenominational Christian church associated with the Great Commission Association of Churches, will hold its ninth "Huge Yard Sale!" from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow in a back yard on Homespun Drive near Gentle Way, in Columbia's Owen Brown village.

Signs will mark the location. The rain date is Sunday. Proceeds will help fund a mission trip to Poland to establish a new church.

Information: Ruth Finnegan, 410-381-3505.

Ahavas Israel to celebrate Shavuot, starting Thursday

Congregation Ahavas Israel will celebrate Shavuot with all-night learning, beginning at 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia. The holiday commemorates the receiving of the Torah at Mount Sinai.

A service will be held at 9:30 a.m. May 17. The Ten Commandments will be read at 11 a.m., and ice cream will be provided for children.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Family Shabbat Service to be held tomorrow

Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, will hold its monthly Family Shabbat Service from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. tomorrow.

The service is geared to younger children, accompanied by an adult, and is open to the public.

Information: 410-531-5115.

Kittamaqundi church's open house is tomorrow

Kittamaqundi Community Church will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow at the church, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia. Everyone is welcome to tour the church. A free pancake breakfast will be served.

Information: 410-730-4855 or 301-596-3413.

The church will present its 2nd Saturday Cafe, a family-friendly musical venue, at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The Scott Baker Project, a progressive, neoclassical jazz group, will perform.

The cover is $15; $5 for teen-agers. Children to age 12 are admitted free. Profits go to charitable programs. Reservations are required.

Information: 410-715-0543, or e-mail

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