Religion Notes


October 25, 2002

Anchor Baptist meetings on home, family set Nov. 10-13

Anchor Baptist Church will hold a series of meetings, "Keeping our Homes Together in a Mixed-up World," Nov. 10 to Nov. 13 at the church, 320 W. Pasadena Road, Millersville.

The featured speaker is the Rev. Robert J. Loggans, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown, Wis. He also holds a position on the faculty of Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown.

Loggans will speak at 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 10 and at 7 p.m. Nov. 11, 12 and 13. Nursery services will be provided for children through age 3. Information: 410-647-9614.

Maryland City Methodists plan Thanksgiving dinner

Community United Methodist Church of Maryland City will hold a Thanksgiving dinner from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church, 300 Brock Bridge Road, Laurel. Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for children.

The church will hold its Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27.

The church is looking for people who enjoy singing to participate in its Christmas Cantata. Call the choir director at 301- 725-2648. Information on other events at the church, call 301-725-4918.

Craft fair planned Nov. 2 at First Baptist in Crofton

First Baptist Church of Crofton will hold its fourth annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2. The event is sponsored by the youth group at the church, 1690 Crofton Parkway.

More than 50 vendors will offer their wares; a silent auction and bake sale will round out the day. A free moon bounce will be offered for children. Information: 410-721-2790.

Children's Hosanna Party at First Baptist of Crofton

A "Hosanna Party" for children will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Crofton, 1690 Crofton Parkway.

The event is free and open to the public and includes fun and games, story-time and pony rides. The event is offered to the community as an alternative to traditional Halloween activities. Small children should be accompanied by adults. Costumes are welcome, but no scary or horror characters.

Information: 410-721-2790.

Chesapeake Christian Center festival Thursday

A Community Appreciation Festival will be held from, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Tick Neck Park with parking at Northeast High School. The Chesapeake Christian Center is sponsoring the event which will include security provided by the county deputy sheriff.

Inflatable games including a moon walk, sumo wrestling, jousting, giant slide, bouncy boxing, obstacle maze and fast pitch, will be available. Hot dogs, soda, popcorn, snowballs and hot chocolate will be sold.

Bags of candy will be given to children. Information: 410-255- 3168.

Christian history talk Nov. 12 at Woods Memorial

Gladys Callahan-Vocci, a professor at the Johns Hopkins University, will speak on Christian history at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the sanctuary of Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Callahan-Vocci will illustrate her talk with slides selected from a personal collection over years of world travel, lectures and research of archaeological sites and museums.

Explore the various interludes of the life of Jesus Christ in artwork created during the past 2,000 years and view slides of related sites as they appear today. Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church is at 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Child care for the program is available with reservations no later than Nov. 7. Information: 410-647-2550.

Unitarian workshop on mindful living Nov. 2

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis will hold a workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 focusing on "Practicing the Art of Mindful Living," blending meditation with customary patterns of daily life.

The program is sponsored by the UUCA's Mindfulness Practice Group and is presented by Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen, who lead the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax, Va.

A donation of $30 to $50 is suggested to cover the costs.

The church is at 333 Dubois Road in Annapolis.

Presbyterian leader to be at Woods Memorial Church

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church will be host to the Rev. Kris Haig, coordinator for spiritual formation of the Presbyterian Church (USA), General Assembly, at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the sanctuary.

The program will address such questions as: Are you seeking deep intimacy with God? Do you believe the spirit works in the lives of individuals but also in the church? Are you searching to be more open and responsive to the spirit's touch?

Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church is at 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park. Child care for the program is available with prior reservations. Information: 410-647-2550.

Light Center Church plans November events

Light Center Spiritual Church will hold these events next month.

Medium and speaker Pastor Lillian Joyce will present a program on Spirituality and Mediumship Development at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Light Center Spiritualist Church at the Hampton Inn, Glen Burnie. A donation is requested. All are welcome.

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