Church volunteers to take part in `9-11: `Respond to the...

RELIGION NOTES

August 23, 2002

Church volunteers to take part in `9-11: `Respond to the Call'

Christian Temple Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 5820 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, will send nine teams, each with 11 volunteers, to work at not-for-profit agencies Sept. 11 in the Baltimore area.

As part of the national "9-11: Respond to the Call" effort organized by the Disciples of Christ denomination, work is planned at Prisoner's Aid, Civic Works, Maryland Food Bank, Therapeutic Recreational Riding Center of Howard County and Children's Home of Catonsville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a celebration afterward at the church. A brief interfaith memorial service will be held when workers gather at 8:30 a.m. to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks and focus the volunteers' energy.

Work crews are not restricted to congregational members; the effort specifically encourages unified action from all people of all beliefs who want to make a difference. Anyone interested in volunteering may call the church at 410-747-2041. Groups that wish to organize a workday may find ideas and resources at www.respondtothecall.org.

Pop-folk duo to perform at interfaith center

Sarah Beck and Park Chisolm, a pop-folk duo, will perform their original blend of contemporary and traditional music at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at One World Coffeehouse, Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Beck, a former Columbia resident, writes and performs music in Nashville, Tenn. One World Coffeehouse is sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia.

Tickets are $12 and include a complimentary beverage as well as light hors d'oeuvres.

Information: 410-381-0097.

Glenwood church planning 7th Media Sale on Sept. 6-7

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, will sponsor its seventh Media Sale from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7. Items for sale include cassette tapes, videos, records, computer software, magazines, maps and books.

The church is also selling its new cookbook, Feed My Flock, for $6.50. Proceeds from the first four months of cookbook sales will benefit the Heifer Project, which raises funds to purchase farm animals for families in impoverished countries.

Information: 410-442-1204.

St. Paul's Episcopal Church starting new Sunday school

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 16457 Old Frederick Road, Mount Airy, will launch its new Sunday school program from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 8.

Sunday worship services are at 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.. A nursery is provided during the later service.

Information: 410-489-4411.

Catholic tent revival offered in Columbia

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Parish of Columbia is holding the main service of its "Evangelistic Tent Revival" on Sunday.

The service will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, Columbia.

Revival activities have been scheduled through Sept. 1.

Information: Pat Barbernitz, 410-964-1430 or apat1@juno.com; or George Martin, 410-730-7862.

Calah Congregation taking Sunday school registration

Calah Congregation, a liberal unaffiliated Jewish congregation, is accepting registration for Sunday school.

The school, which meets two Sundays a month at the River Hill Meeting Room, 6330 Trotter Road, Clarksville, is open to children from kindergarten through bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah age. The program will include Jewish history, music, art, prayer and Jewish holidays.

The congregation holds services twice monthly at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Tickets for High Holiday services are available.

Information: 410-792-8029 or 301-989-0499.

Early Learning Center registration is under way

Oseh Shalom Congregation, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, will hold services for prospective members at 7 p.m. today. There will be an opportunity to meet the rabbi and tour the synagogue. Family services begin at 8 p.m.

A "Back-to-Shul Night" will be held at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30. Baltimore storyteller Gail Rosen will tell stories of renewal and hope for the new year.

The synagogue is affiliated with the Reconstructionist movement of Judaism.

Information: 301-498-5151.

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