Religion Notes


January 31, 2003

Sames Jazz Quintet to offer sacred music in church artist series

First Lutheran Church, 3604 Chatham Road, Ellicott City, will continue its Artist Series Concerts with a performance by the Barry Sames Jazz Quintet at 3 p.m. Feb. 9.

The jazz group, which is based in a Philadelphia church, performs Latin-flavored, ethno-fusion jazz in a concert of sacred music.

Sames, who has performed jazz vespers concerts since 1990, was the co-founder of the five-piece band INSYNK.

The cost is $15; children to age 17 pay $5. Tickets are available in advance. The worship space is wheelchair accessible. Large-print hymnals and worship bulletins are available, as are sound enhancers for the hearing impaired.

Information: 410-465-2977.

Mid-Winter Barbecue set at Lubavitch Center

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, will hold its Mid-Winter Barbecue at 6 p.m. Sunday.

Chicken, hot dogs and trout, barbecued outside, will be served with corn, beans, coleslaw and dessert in the synagogue's social hall.

Everyone is welcome. The cost is $10; $25 a family. Reservations are requested.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Weekly Alpha Course introduces Christian faith

The Alpha Course, a practical introduction to Christian faith, will be offered from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 20, at the New Heritage Church Center, 9005 Chevrolet Drive, Suite B, Ellicott City.

Topics will include: "Who is Jesus?"; "Why did Jesus die?"; and "How can I resist evil?"

A free meal is offered. Admission is free. The program runs through April 24.

Information: 410-313-9660.

Spiritual workshops slated at Bon Secours center

Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, will offer a series of workshops.

"Caring for Yourself: A Respite Afternoon for Caregivers" will be offered from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. The afternoon will offer time for relaxation with other people who understand the need for temporary respite from the responsibilities of caregiving. Time for prayer, laughter and personal reflection is planned. The cost is $15.

"Yoga and the Movements of Life" will be offered from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow. The cost is $45, including lunch.

"The Love Commands of Jesus in an Age of Hatred" is the topic of a workshop scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Jesus' command to "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you" will be examined for its relevance to the contemporary world and the survival of the human family. The cost is $45, including lunch.

"Oasis: Time Away for Mothers of Young Children" will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Presentations, sharing and quiet time are included. The cost is $20.

Information or registration: 410-442-1320.

Christian weight-loss program getting started

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Parish will sponsor PRISM*, a Christian weight-loss program, beginning next month. An orientation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

The orientation will include discussion of the PRISM* approach, fees and schedule. Admission to the orientation is free. The next regular group meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the interfaith center.

The cost for the six-week session is $45. Registration, which is required, is due by Thursday.

Information: 301-596-2153.

Spiritual outreach offered by Journeys Community

St. Andrew's Church in Glenwood conducts Journeys Community a weekly gathering at 10 a.m. Sundays at Clemens Crossing Elementary School in Columbia.

The gathering is for those who would like to pursue a spiritual path but have not found it in traditional forms of worship.

The theme for Sunday's service is "Envy."

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

Companions of St. Anthony to offer Healing Mass

Companions of St. Anthony Ministries, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg, will offer a Healing Mass at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7.

Information: 410-531-2800.

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