Religion Notes

RELIGION NOTES

March 14, 2003

Christian band to play Sunday in family night concert

Captive Free, a Christian-rock band, will perform during a family night concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. The band incorporates contemporary music, drama and puppets.

The program's theme is "Head to Heart." The church is at 8249 Jumpers Hold Road in Millersville. Information: 410-647-0340.The Severna Park Women's Aglow meeting and potluck dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Youth Center, 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd. in Severna Park.

Women's group to hold meeting, potluck dinner

The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Anne Thomas, who has served in Aglow since it began in the 1970s in Maryland and has been part of its outreach ministry, will speak. Men and those of all faiths are welcome.

The Youth Center is wheelchair-accessible. Information: 410-544-7153.

Pasadena Christian center to show series of movies

The Rev. Glen H. Morris, youth pastors Terry and Debbie Lewis and Chesapeake Christian Center will offer a series of movies. Image of the Beast will be shown at 6 p.m. Sunday, Prodigal Planet at 6 p.m. March 23 and Left Behind at 6 p.m. March 30.

The church program offers time to reflect on concerns about the present and future and on recent discussions of war. Admission is free. The center is at 7975 Tick Neck Road in Pasadena. Information: 410-255-3168.

St. John's College professor to discuss Spinoza's `Ethics'

Joseph Cohen, a tutor at St. John's College will give a free lecture, "Of God, Man and Human Well-Being: Introducing Spinoza's Ethics," at 8:15 p.m. March 21 in Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John's College in Annapolis.

Ethics is designed as a total system of philosophy whose central inquiry is the understanding of human nature as part of nature as a whole. The work's main theme is human freedom and felicity.

St. John's students read Baruch Spinoza's writings in their junior year. The 17th-century philosopher was born in 1632 in Amsterdam. His greatest work, Ethics was published after his death in 1677.

Cohen earned a bachelor's degree from St. John's College and a law degree from the University of Maryland Law School. He has been a tutor at St. John's since 1962.

Information: 410-263-2371.

Christian Science Society to offer meetings on safety

The Christian Science Society will hold one-hour meetings on safety and protection, a spiritual perspective, at noon and 8 p.m. April 2 at the society, 101 First Ave. in Glen Burnie. All are welcome.

Information: 410-242-5014 or 410-766-9390.

St. Bernadette's Parish set for Vendor's Night

St. Bernadette's Parish will sponsor a Vendor's Night from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 21. The 30 home party vendors will include Longaberger baskets, Southern Living home products, Charmelle Jewelry, Tastefully Simple foods and recipes, Cut Co. and Discovery Toys.

Cash-and-carry items will be available, and orders for products will be taken. Admission is free. Refreshments will be available.

The church is at 801 Stevenson Road in Severn. Information: 410-788-3686.

Severn Lutheran church to sponsor peace forum

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church will sponsor a peace forum on March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the church. The topic will be "Making Peace in Times of War." The public is invited.

The forum will offer an opportunity to learn, talk and pray for peace. Jay Nispel and Mike Castor will provide music. Child care and refreshments will be provided.

The Rev. Mark Brown, assistant director of public policy advocacy ministry for the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs will present a geopolitical perspective on the Middle East.

The Rev. Kelly Denton-Borhaug, chaplain and assistant professor of philosophy and religion at Goucher College, will discuss the Christian understanding of "just war."

Jean Martensen, a peace activist and retired staff member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, will facilitate discussions. Martensen participated in drafting the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's position statement, "Peace in God's World," while on the staff.

Christ the Servant Lutheran Church is at 2622-I Annapolis Road in the Severn Square Shopping Center, next to the Provinces library. The pastor is the Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Sinnott. Information: 410-551-6325 or www.ctslc.net.

Beacon of Light Center plans `co-creation' series

Beacon of Light Center will present a series offering information on "co-creation," how choices are made and eliminating emotional and psychological blocks that prevent the use of divine guidance. The series is for those struggling with making choices and those who want to work with co-creating a better world.

Meetings will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and March 31 at Beacon of Light Center, 836 Ritchie Highway, Suite 18 in Severna Park, behind the bowling alley. Information: 410-760-8883.

Lutheran church to hold Red Cross blood drive

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