Religion Notes


February 21, 2003

Baha'is of Howard to sponsor forum on peace Sunday

The Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Howard County will sponsor a public peace talk forum from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the meeting room of the Elkridge library branch, 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge.

The discussion of peaceful and sustainable means to resolve conflicts will be nonpartisan and is open to people of all faiths.

Information: Barbara Mobarak, 410-799-9323.

Informal Buddhism classes scheduled in Owen Brown

Buddhist nun Kelsang Osel of the Vikatadamshtri Buddhist Center of Baltimore will offer informal classes in Mahayana Buddhism from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Information: 410-243-3837 or

Lubavitch Center to hold 18th anniversary reception

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, will celebrate its 18th anniversary at its annual Lamplighter Reception at 6 p.m. Sunday.

A home-cooked gourmet Italian dinner will be served. Songwriter and comedian Allan Lieberman will perform.

The cost is $100 a person and $180 a couple. Proceeds will help pay for the synagogue to be connected to the public water system.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Chapelgate Church slates `Fresh Start' seminar

Chapelgate Presbyterian Church will offer a "Fresh Start" seminar April 4 and 5 for people who are separated or divorced.

An accompanying seminar - "Fresh Start for Kids," for children ages 6 to 16 of separated, divorced or widowed parents - will be held at the same time.

The cost is $55 for adults, $25 for alumni and $15 for children.

Chapelgate Presbyterian is a quarter-mile south of Interstate 70 on Marriottsville Road.

Information or registration: 410-442-7677, Ext. 117.

Hopkins United Methodist moves dinner to March 1

Hopkins United Methodist Men has changed its chicken and oyster dinner to March 1 because of inclement weather.

The event originally was scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the church, 13250 Highland Road, Highland. The time and location will remain the same.

Information: 410-531-6187 or Barney Putnam, 301-596-0884.

Motown salute set at interfaith center

Unitarian Universalist Church will present Karen Johnson, Kathy Smith and Doug Miller in a salute to Motown at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

As part of the program, singer Vickie Beck and pianist Michael Adcock will perform pop, rock, folk, country and jazz tunes.

Tickets are $12 and include a beverage and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets for senior citizens are $10; $5 for students; children to age 16 will be admitted free.

Information: 410-381-0097.

Christian women's group to hold free seminar

Who Am I? Ministries, a Christian women's group, will hold its second free seminar for women at 2 p.m. March 8 at House of Faith, 3520 New Sudlersville Road, Laurel.

Topics will include "The New Me In 2003," "Get Out of My Comfort Zone" and "Love Makes Things Happen."

Evangelist E. Mcknight will speak.

Information: 301-498-6946.

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 who have not found it in traditional forms of worship.

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

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