Religion Notes

RELIGION NOTES

October 11, 2002

Discussion of justice in health care slated Oct. 26 in Columbia

In conjunction with Health Care Justice Sabbath, a national event advocating universal health care, Christ United Methodist Church and Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia will present a discussion of health care justice from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Displays from Howard County health care agencies will open at 4:30 p.m. A potluck meal is planned from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The discussion, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will focus on health care justice in Howard County. Members of the two congregations who are health care professionals will talk about their work, the cost of health care in the county and the problems of uninsured residents.

Each congregation will address health care justice issues in its worship services the next day.

A candidates forum for candidates for state Senate and the House of Delegates, scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30, will emphasize health care justice. The candidates will discuss health care issues and answer questions on any topic. Child care will be provided.

Information: Jackson Day, 410-303-8213.

Founder of peace center to speak Sunday morning

Colman McCarthy, founder and director of the Center for Teaching Peace, will speak at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia on Sunday at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

McCarthy, who has written for the Washington Post since 1968, is the author of I'd Rather Teach Peace. The nonprofit Center for Teaching Peace helps schools develop peace studies programs.

Andy Barth of Baltimore's Channel 2 will discuss how news decisions are made at the congregation's Sunday Forum from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday in Room 5 of the interfaith center.

Everyone is welcome.

Information: 410-381-0097.

Ellicott City church plans blessing of pets Sunday

Emory United Methodist Church, 3810 Church Road, Ellicott City, will hold a free blessing of pets at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Participants should bring the pet or a photograph of the pet for blessing and sharing. Treats will be available for dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs. Pets should be leashed or caged.

Everyone is welcome. 410-465-4110.

Glenwood church presents nontraditional worship

St. Andrew's Church in Glenwood conducts Journeys Community for those who would like to pursue a spiritual path but have not found it in traditional forms of worship.

A weekly gathering is held at 10 a.m. Sundays at Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Columbia.

The theme for Sunday's service is the spiritual value of asking for and accepting help from God and others.

Information: the Rev. Harry Brunett, 410-489-4035.

Lisbon United Methodist plans ham-oyster supper

Lisbon United Methodist Church, 15875 Frederick Road, will hold its semiannual ham and oyster supper from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 19.

The food - which includes fried oysters, ham, green beans, corn, rolls, relishes, coleslaw, potato salad and gelatin salads and beverages - will be served family style. Carry-outs are available.

Tickets are $10; $5 for children ages 6 to 12.

Information: 401-489-7245.

St. James Church seeking Christmas bazaar vendors

St. James Church United Methodist Church in West Friendship seeks vendors by Oct. 31 for its Country Christmas Bazaar.

The bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9.

Information: 410-442-2020.

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