Religion Notes


October 11, 2002

Nature of the divine topic of guest lecture at St. John's College

Bruce Zuckerman of the University of Southern California will speak on "Job, Leviathan and God: Fishing for a Divine Monster in the Monstrous Divine" at 8:15 p.m. Oct. 18 in Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John's College, Annapolis.

In the Book of Job from the Hebrew Bible, the last image God presents to Job from the whirlwind is of the sea monster Leviathan, and the lecture will explore Leviathan's role in explaining the nature of the divine. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Zuckerman is an associate professor at the University of Southern California School of Religion and director of the USC Archaeological Research Collection and West Semitic Research Project. Information: 410-263-2371.

Peace Action group to mark 20th anniversary

Anne Arundel Peace Action will celebrate its 20th anniversary at 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, 333 Dubois Road.

Amber Amundson of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows will speak. Amundson's husband was killed in the attack on the Pentagon. Peaceful Tomorrows was founded by families who lost loved ones in the Sept. 11 attacks who oppose a heavily military-oriented response by the United States.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Max Ochs. A presentation of Lifetime Achievement Awards for Extraordinary Contributions to Peace and Justice will be given to five Anne Arundel County residents: Margie Bryce, founder of the Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center; Roger "Pip" Moyer, former Annapolis mayor; Yevola Peters, executive director of Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency; Carl Snowden, special assistant to the executive and former alderman; and Fahima Vorgetts, Annapolis businesswoman and activist on behalf of the women and children of Afghanistan.

Admission is $25 per household, payable in advance or at the door. Anne Arundel Peace Action was founded in 1982. The chapter works for alternatives to war in settling international disputes, the promotion of community peacemaking and violence-prevention activities.

Information: 410-263-7409.

Story of St. Therese to be told in play tonight

"Therese: The Story of A Soul," a new live drama, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. today at St. Andrew by the Bay Catholic Church.

The play, directed by Leonardo DeFilippis, is the story of St. Therese of Lisieuxd and features Margaret Litschi as the ordinary middle-class girl who enters a convent at the age of 15. The drama is suited for ages 10 and older. Admission is $8 per person or $20 per family. Information: 410-757-0324.



St. Rose Of Lima parish bingo will be held today in the Parish Hall, Fourth and Jeffrey streets, Brooklyn Park. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $11, which includes 20 games and five specials. Additional cards available. 410-355-8515.

Ham dinner:

An old-fashioned ham and oyster dinner, featuring fried oysters and baked ham, will be served tomorrow at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church, 3701 Fourth St., Brooklyn. Also available will be several tables with items for sale, including a white elephant table and a baked goods table. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 12. 410-355-8740.

Indoor yard sale:

The Women of the Community Church of God will hold an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at 306 Fifth Ave. S.E., Glen Burnie.

Homecoming Dinner:

Christ Episcopal Church will hold its 84th Annual Country Ham and Oyster "Homecoming" Dinner from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 in the parish hall at Route 255 and Owensville-Sudley Road in West River. The dinner is $14 for adults and $6 for children younger than 12. A country store will feature baked goods and craft items.

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