Religion Notes


March 05, 2004

`The Easter Story in Art' to be offered at First Lutheran

The Prime Time Society of First Lutheran Church will sponsor a program on painting, sculpture and manuscripts, "The Easter Story in Art," from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the church's fellowship center.

Molly Edgar, outreach lecturer at the Walter's Art Gallery, will present a slide lecture and answer questions.

Brief devotions will be held before the lecture; lunch will be after the lecture. Those who attend should bring sandwiches. The church, in Ellicott City, will provide dessert and beverages.

The Prime Time Society is an informal gathering of people ages 50 and older from First Lutheran Church and St. John's Episcopal Church. The society meets quarterly at alternating church sites. Everyone is welcome.

Information: Andrea Gruhl, 301-596-5460.

Purim celebration set at 7 p.m. tomorrow

Columbia Jewish Congregation will hold its Purim celebration at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills village, Columbia.

The reading of the Megillah, the traditional scroll of the Book of Esther, will be interspersed in a comedic play about the story of Purim.

Information: 410-730-6044.

Unitarian Universalist to install Getty

The Rev. C. Paige Getty will be formally installed as the settled minister of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia during a ceremony to be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Getty began her ministry at UUCC, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in August. Information: 410-381-0097.

Lenten speakers program slated through March 31

Columbia Cooperative Ministry will hold its Ecumenical Lenten Speakers Program from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, through March 31, at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

The Rev. Wilburt Golden, associate minister of St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, will speak next week.

Information: George Martin, 410-730-7862.

Passover Recipe Exchange is scheduled March 14

The Howard County chapter of Hadassah will hold its second Passover Recipe Exchange at 7 p.m. March 14 at a private home in Columbia.

Those who attend will have an opportunity to taste new Passover dishes and watch a cooking demonstration by Marcie Cissel.

Participants should bring a Passover dish for 20 people, and 20 copies of the recipe.

Reservations are required.

Information: Sue Furman, 410-531-5996.

Alleluias offering free concert Sunday

The Alleluias, a Howard County interdenominational Christian choral group, will offer a free concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church in Catonsville.

Information: 410-747-5841.

Bible studies for Lent set at Mount Zion church

Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 12367 Route 216 in Highland, is presenting "Lenten Bible Studies: World Religions" from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 17, 24 and 31 in the church's fellowship hall. The series began this week.

Rob Burdette, minister of Christian education and director of the church's Chairos Pastoral Care Center, is the facilitator.

Information: 301-854-2324 or 410-531-5173.

Choosing happiness to be Sunday theme

The theme for this weekend's Journeys Community service at 10 a.m. Sunday is "Happiness is a Choice: Making Happiness a Central Part of Your Life."

Journeys Community holds services in the auditorium on the second floor of Vantage House Life Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road, in Town Center, Columbia.

Information: Harry Brunett, 410-730-6079 or 410-484-7544.

Gan Israel Day Camp accepting registration

Gan Israel Day Camp is accepting registration for boys, ages 2 to 8, and girls, ages 2 to 12, for the summer.

The camp, which is held at the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education in Columbia, offers sports, swimming, crafts, music, trips and a hands-on approach to Jewish tradition and history.

Children can attend for one or more weeks between June 21 and July 16. Half-day options are available for preschoolers.

Information: 410-740-2424.

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