Church camp to focus on a journalistic approach to the...

RELIGION NOTES

July 05, 2002

Church camp to focus on a journalistic approach to the Bible

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Columbia, 9808 Davidge Drive, will hold a free summer Bible camp, "Good News Daily," from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 22-26 in the Meeting Room, 6330 Trotter Road.

Children entering kindergarten through fifth grade are welcome. "Good News Daily" will focus on journalistic activities in which the children will report on stories from the Bible. Headlines during the week will include "Sea Splits in Two!" and other themes. Games, crafts, songs and a snack each day are also planned.

Registration is required.

Information: 410-730-5209, or www.christlutheran.net.

Mount Airy church holding picnic tomorrow

Poplar Springs United Methodist Church, 915 East Watersville Road, Mount Airy, will hold a picnic at 6 p.m. tomorrow, rain or shine.

The community is invited for food, games and entertainment by the Browningsville Band.

Information: 301-854-6657.

St. Paul's Episcopal plans vacation Bible school

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 16457 Old Frederick Road, Poplar Springs, will hold vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday through July 12, and from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 22-26.

The free program is open to children from preschool through fifth grade.

Information: 410-489-4111.

Friars to offer Mass of Healing this evening

The Conventual 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.

There will be an opportunity to be prayed over by a priest and offer private intentions.

Information: 410-531-2800.

Glenelg United Methodist Bible school July 29-Aug. 2

Glenelg United Methodist Church, 13900 Burntwoods Road, Glenelg, will hold vacation Bible school for children ages 3 through preteen from 9 a.m. to noon July 29 through Aug. 2.

The theme will be "God's Great Gallery: Exploring God's Wonderful Work." Children will be encouraged to explore their creativity through art while they learn about their creator.

Activities will include afternoon field trips, swimming, clown school and making sleeping bags for homeless people.

The cost is $20. Scholarships are available.

Information: 410-489-7260.

Bon Secours center offering six-day retreat

Bon Secours Spiritual Center, an extension of the ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours, will offer a six-day retreat, "Evolutionary Faith: Rediscovering God in Our Great Story," from 5 p.m. July 14 to 11 a.m. July 20 at the Marriottsville center.

The retreat will focus on contemporary religious insights into the concept of evolution and implications for theology and spirituality in our time. It will be led by Diarmuid O'Murchu, a priest and social psychologist with the Sacred Heart Missionary Congregation, who spends nine months each year as a counselor for the homeless and refugees in London. He is author of Quantum Theology, Reclaiming Spirituality and Religion in Exile.

The cost is $325, including room and board; $275 for commuters, including meals. Registration is due by Sunday.

"Celebrating the Beauty of Summer: A Day Retreat" will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 14.

Participants will draw upon images of nature from the Psalms for individual and group prayer and reflection. The cost is $40, including lunch. Registration is due by tomorrow.

Bon Secours Spiritual Center is on 313 acres of woodland in Marriottsville. The facility includes a fitness center, swimming pool, nature trails and an outdoor labyrinth. Information: 410-442-1320.

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