Religion Notes


October 25, 2002

St. Andrew's offering outreach program at Clemens Crossing

St. Andrew's Church in Glenwood conducts Journeys Community, an outreach program 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 service includes music, movie clips, photographs and art, spiritual readings and meditations on a theme.

The theme for Sunday's service is "Acknowledging Our Fears." The service will offer ways to address the sense of personal vulnerability in our community, as well as fears now being felt in community and national life.

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

Jewish congregation to hold parent discussion

Columbia Jewish Congregation, which holds its Sunday school at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, will sponsor a parent discussion group from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sundays, beginning this week, at the same location.

Discussion, based on the book The Blessings of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel, will be led by Steve Kittner and Chaya Kaplan. The group will look to Jewish wisdom for guidance on issues parents face.

Topics will include helping children realize their potential without creating undue stress, granting freedom while setting limits, giving and receiving, and discipline.

Columbia Jewish Congregation, which is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, is open to everyone, regardless of level of observance.

Information: 410-730-6044.

Baptist church to celebrate its Men and Women's Day

Full Gospel Baptist Church, 14350 Frederick Road, Cooksville, will celebrate its Annual Men and Women's Day at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The Rev. Claude Lambert and the choir and congregation of New Horizon Baptist Church will lead the service. A meal will be served after the 11 a.m. worship service.

The theme is "Men and Women Empowered by God to Walk in His Ways."

Information: 410-489-5069.

Church, family group to offer healing workshop

The health ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Howard County and the National Family Resiliency Center (formerly Children of Separation and Divorce Center Inc.) will present a workshop, "Helping Families in Transition Heal," from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church.

Topics will include the effect of divorce on children and adults, the grieving process and the needs of children experiencing a family transition. The focus will be on developing skills to create healthy parent-child relationships.

Child care will be provided for children to age 3. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested.

Information: 410-740-9553.

Beth Shalom rabbi to tell stories of Jewish ghosts

Rabbi Susan Grossman of Beth Shalom Congregation will tell spooky stories of Jewish ghosts at the 8 p.m. Shabbat service today.

The celebration of Jewish tales and the supernatural is open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Information: 410-531-5115.

Columbia school to hold craft, gift show Wednesday

Bet Yeladim Pre-School and Kindergarten of Columbia will hold a Crafts and Gifts Show from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

Information: Debbie Tow, 410-730-4858.

Health care justice set as topic tomorrow

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 forum on health care justice from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Displays from 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.

A discussion, which is to begin 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.

Information: Jackson Day, 410-303-8213.

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