African Children's Choir concert at Woods Memorial The...

RELIGION NOTES

August 02, 2002

African Children's Choir concert at Woods Memorial

The African Children's Choir will perform at a free concert at Woods Memorial Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park at 7 p.m. Sept. 13.

The internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated African Children's Choir has been invited to the United States to sing at the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at the Pentagon.

The African Children's Choir is made up of children ages 5 to 12, many of whom have lost one or both parents. They will perform a lively program of song and dance featuring African tunes and ethnic instrumentation, as well as children's songs and traditional spirituals.

Since the choir was formed 15 years ago, it has performed in hundreds of concerts, including performances at the Royal Albert Hall in London, the United Nations in New York and the Berlin Stadium in Germany.

The choir has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS This Morning and The Today Show. Over the years, the choir has supported thousands of African children, helping to provide for their physical, spiritual and educational needs. The choir is an interdenominational, registered nonprofit charity.

The public is invited to the free church concert. There will be an opportunity for a free-will offering. Information: 410-647-2550.

Meditation, mediumship services at Light Center

The Light Center Spiritualist Church in Glen Burnie will hold these services this month:

Evening meditation: A one-evening course on guided meditation with music at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Hampton Inn, next to the Motor Vehicle Administration in Glen Burnie.

Guest speaker: The Rev. John C. Meerschaert from New Jersey will serve as guest speaker and clairvoyant at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Hampton Inn in Glen Burnie.

First annual church picnic: In Lake Waterford Park in Pasadena from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Bring a dish to share.

Spirituality and mediumship: A three-evening course on spirituality and the development of mediumship will be held at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12, 19 and 26. The course includes discussion and practice and exercises to develop an awareness of the world of spirit. Courses are held at the Hampton Inn in Glen Burnie. Information: www.LightCenter.org or 410-590-9167.

Calendar

Casual service:Community Methodist Church will hold outdoor worship at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service through Sept. 1. The casual service is held in the wooded area of the church property at 1690 Reidel Road in Crofton. Picnic tables and benches provide seating. The church also will hold its annual Trash and Treasure sale in the Fellowship Hall from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 24. The sale is sponsored by the United Methodist Women, and proceeds will be used to support mission work. Articles for sale include household goods, furniture, books and children's clothing. 410-721-9129.

Circus event: Go-Forth Ministries presents "Circus of the Son" from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, tomorrow and Sunday at the Annapolis Assembly of God, 913 Cedar Park Road, Annapolis. The event includes a "time machine," games, prizes, puppets and other programs. All are welcome. 410-267-6606

Peach festival: Eastport United Methodist Church will hold its 27th annual Peach Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday 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 younger than age 12. Orders are being taken for peach cakes for $5 each and pickled beets at $4.25 per quart. To order: 410-263-5490.

Teen event:"Summer's Cool, Jesus Rules," a five-week ministry event for middle and high school-age youths, will run through Thursday at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, 2622 Annapolis Road, Severn. An event is planned from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Information, reservations, directions or youth permission slips: the church at 410-551-6325 and leave a message.

Breast cancer seminars: North Arundel Hospital has received a grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to offer seminars on breast cancer to underserved African-American and Korean women older than age 40 in Anne Arundel County. The seminars will be held at New Life Fellowship Baptist Church in Hanover, St. James Church of the Apostolic Faith in Glen Burnie, Asbury Town Neck United Methodist Church in Severna Park and Korean Methodist Church of Love in Severn. Each seminar will be held on a Sunday after church service and will include lunch. The hospital also will offer free health lectures and participate in local health fairs. Dates and times will be announced. North Arundel Hospital public relations: 410-787-4367.

Bible school: Vacation Bible School at the Pasadena United Methodist Church will feature "God's Great Gallery" from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 4 to 11 from Monday through Aug. 9. Cost is $3 per child or $5 per family. 410-647-3090.

Peachy time: The second annual peach jam and peach pie contest will highlight Galilee Lutheran Church's Peach Festival Aug. 17 at the church, 4652 Mountain Road, Pasadena. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pit beef platters, sandwiches, crab cake platters and sandwiches and hot dogs will be sold. The country store will offer crafts, fresh vegetables, peaches and jam. Baked goods made from fresh peaches will be sold. Prices for platters are $6.50 and include two sides and a beverage; sandwiches are $5 and hot dogs, $2.50 each. Those entering the pie and jam contest should have items there by 11 a.m. 410-255-8236.

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