Religion Notes


October 24, 2003

Boychoir to present Choral Evensong at Highland church

The Maryland State Boychoir will present a Choral Evensong on Sunday, starting with a choral prelude at 5:15 p.m., at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 12700 Hall Shop Road, Highland.

The performance will include selections from the choir's sacred repertory as well as spirituals and Gospel songs.

Admission is free.

Information: 301-854-2304.

Fall Rummage Sale set tomorrow in Elkridge

Harwood Park United Methodist Church, 6635 Highland Ave., Elkridge, will hold its Fall Rummage Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Clothing, toys, kitchen items, housewares, furniture and nearly new plus-sized women's clothes, sale items and baked goods will be available. Face-painting and cotton candy will be available for children.

Information: 410-796-2037.

Oseh Shalom plans show on founder of Hadassah

Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, will present Not One Life, But Several ... A Visit With Henrietta Szold, Founder of Hadassah, a one-woman show written and performed by Muriel Nussbaum, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday.

Refreshments will be served after the performance.

Tickets are $12; $10 for senior citizens and students ages 12-18. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Information: 301-498-5151.

`Encountering God' series slated at Beth Shalom

Rabbi Susan Grossman will speak about "Encountering God," a series of classes scheduled from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, next week, and Nov. 4, 18, 25 and Dec. 9 at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia.

The cost is $25 for members of the congregation; $30 for nonmembers.

Grossman will tell "Jewish Stories of the Supernatural," drawn from Jewish folk tradition, at Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Beth Shalom. Refreshments will be served.

Information: 410-531-5115.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict to be examined Sunday

Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6410 Amherst Ave., Columbia, will be the Baltimore-Washington stop for a national speaking tour by three women seeking a just resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The tour is sponsored by Partners for Peace, a nonprofit advocacy group.

The program, "Jerusalem Women Speak: Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision," will be presented at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Information: 410-997-8011.

One World Coffeehouse plans concert tomorrow

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia will sponsor a performance by Big Blow and the Bushwackers at the next One World Coffeehouse, scheduled at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

The concert will feature an Australian instrument, the didjiridu, supported by mandolin, percussion, brass and voice.

Tickets are $12; $6 for children to age 13. Included is a $1 discount on snacks and drinks.

"The Unity of Opposites: Buddha as Therapist" is the topic of the congregation's Sunday service, to be presented by Clarksville residents Nancy and Lary Lewman, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the interfaith center. The Lewmans, who are members of the congregation, demonstrate how Buddhist principles have helped them reconcile differences in their 44 years of marriage.

Information: 410-381-0097.

`Jerusalem Stories' exhibit set Thursday at college

The Jewish Student Union of Howard Community College will sponsor a presentation of photographs of Jerusalem residents, Jerusalem Stories by Lloyd Wolf, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Thursday in Room N-220 of the college's Nursing Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

A free light lunch will be served. Everyone is welcome.

Information: Sue Bard, 410-772-4887.

Pumpkin Patch fund-raiser is on at First Presbyterian

The Youth Ministry, leaders and church membership of First Presbyterian Church of Howard County have launched the church's first Pumpkin Patch community event. More than 2,000 pumpkins grown by a Navajo Indian tribe in New Mexico are on display and for sale at the church.

Proceeds from the Pumpkin Patch will be used for service ministry in Howard County, Baltimore, other cities and abroad.

Information: 410-730-3545, Ext. 10.

Journeys Community theme: `Power of Words'

Journeys Community is holding services in its permanent home, the renovated auditorium on the second floor of Vantage House Life Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road, in Columbia's Town Center.

The theme for this week's 10 a.m. Sunday service is "The Enduring Power of Words." A small group meeting is scheduled for Wednesday.

Information: Harry Brunett, 410-730-6079, or www.journeys

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