Annapolis man attends conference on poverty issues Earl...

RELIGION NOTES

July 12, 2002

Annapolis man attends conference on poverty issues

Earl Smith of Annapolis Area Ministries - one of the 17 area congregations that offer financial and volunteer support to the Light House Shelter in Annapolis - recently attended a two-day conference held by the Center for Poverty Solutions at Coppin State College in Baltimore.

Those who attended the conference could choose from more than 40 workshops on welfare reform and HIV/AIDS grant writing, prison reform and domestic violence.

Workshop leaders included professionals from area nonprofit organizations such as Health Care for the Homeless and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

The Light House Shelter is an emergency shelter facility that has been in operation for 12 years. It provides shelter for single men and women and families and runs a transitional housing program for families with children.

Peach festival is Aug. 3 at Eastport Methodist

The Eastport United Methodist Church will hold its 27th annual Peach Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Fellowship Hall, 926 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis.

The event will include bake and craft tables and a flea market. The menu includes fried chicken, corn on the cob, biscuits, rolls, string beans, potato salad, pickled beets, iced tea, coffee and peach cake or all the peaches you can eat.

Carryout dinners will be available. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children under age 12. Orders are being taken for peach cakes for $5 each and pickled beets at $4.25 per quart. Call 410-263-5490 for ordering.

Bingo Blast is Sunday at Glen Burnie church

The Church of the Good Shepherd will hold its Bingo Blast on Sunday at 1451 Furnace Branch Road, Glen Burnie.

Doors open at 1 p.m. A $20 donation provides a barbecue platter, coffee and soda all afternoon, eight cards for regular games and four cards for specials.

Jackpot is guaranteed at $500. Information: 410-761-4977 or 410-766-1102.

St. Philip's Episcopal Bible school starts Monday

St. Philip's Episcopal Church is holding a Vacation Bible School for children age 4 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through July 19.

The Vacation Bible School will be held in the church's Family Life Center, 730 Bestgate Road, at Bestgate and Severn Grove Roads in Annapolis.

The program uses a circus theme that focuses on the heroes of the Bible. St. Philip's provides lunch as part of the program. There is no fee. Transportation is available. To register, call the church office at 410-841-6717 or register the first day of the program on Monday.

Columnist will speak at Broadneck Baptist

Sun columnist Susan Reimer will give advice on "The Sex Talk" for parents of children who participated in Broadneck Baptist Church's recent Vacation Bible School and for other parents and adults in the community.

Reimer will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church, 1257 Hilltop Drive in Cape St. Claire. Child care will be provided. There will be a question-and-answer opportunity. Information: 410-757-8583.

Family crusade set for Pasadena church

Pastor Glen H. Morris and the Chesapeake Christian Center will hold a family summer crusade meeting called "Faith Factor" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2 at the church, 7975 Tick Neck Road, Pasadena. Skits, games, crafts and classes will highlight the program and a meal will be served each night. Information: 410-255-3168.

Light Center Spiritualist to hear from N.J. man

The Light Center Spiritualist Church will feature John Bassett from New Jersey as guest speaker at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Hampton Inn, next to the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration building in Glen Burnie. Information: 410-590-9167.

Crab feast scheduled at Family Life Center

St. Philip's Episcopal Church is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat crab feast from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 27 on the grounds of the Family Life Center, 730 Bestgate Road, Annapolis.

Donations are $35 for adults and $10 for children age 12 and younger. In addition to crabs, there will be a full picnic-style menu featuring desserts made by the members of the congregation. Proceeds from the crab feast will fund the church's outreach and youth program. Tickets: 410-841-6717.

Talk on sacred geometry set for July 20 in Annapolis

American Healing Arts Alliance will present Martin Berger, speaking on "sacred geometry" and how numbers represent more than physical reality, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 20 at the Fahs House at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Road.

Sacred geometry demonstrates how beauty, harmony and wholeness in the physical work are revealed. Reservations: 410-266-5447.

Aglow outreach meeting to be held Wednesday

The Severna Park Women's Aglow July Outreach Meeting will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Youth Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park.

Susan Scheder will speak on real-life issues and stress healing wounds. Information: 410- 544-7153.

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