Religion Notes


March 26, 2004

Author to speak at Beth Shalom, has new poetry book

Beth Shalom Congregation will sponsor a talk by author Rodger Kamenetz, who grew up in Baltimore, at 7 p.m. Sunday. Kamenetz is author of The Jew in the Lotus and Stalking Elijah. His new book of poetry, The Lowercase Jew, uses humor as an antidote to anti-Semitism and other problems.

A wine-and-cheese reception to meet the author is open to sponsors.

Information: 410-531-5115.

Gospel Extravaganza offers choral groups, soloist

Five choral groups and a solo musician will appear in a Gospel Extravaganza from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts at Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia.

Proceeds will go to the Tau Pi Foundation of Columbia and the Vivian L. Reid Fund for senior citizens in need.

Tickets, available at the door, are $20.

Information: Mike Clark, 410-309-9695.

Citrus fruit sale under way at church in Highland

The United Methodist Men and the Health & Welfare Committee of Hopkins United Methodist Church are sponsoring a citrus fruit sale.

Naval oranges, Temple oranges, red grapefruit and tangerines are available by the box or half-box.

The fruit can be ordered or drop by to pick it up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow or after the 11 a.m. Sunday service at the church, 13250 Highland Road, Highland.

Delivery is available.

Information: 410-531-6187.

Linden Linthicum church plans dinner, auction

Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church in Clarksville will sponsor a spaghetti dinner and auction from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow.

The cost is $7.50 for adults; $3.50 for children ages 3 to 12. Children to age 3 eat for free.

Proceeds will help pay for the annual Youth Mission trip.

Information: 410-531-5444.

Jewish Federation seeks Phonathon volunteers

The Jewish Federation of Howard County seeks volunteers for its Phonathon, scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the law offices of Plaxen & Adler, Suite 420, 2000 Century Plaza, Columbia.

To volunteer for an hour or two: 410-730-6537.

Lunch and Learn planning model Seder on Tuesday

The Lunch and Learn Program of the Howard Community College Jewish Student Union will sponsor a model Seder from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Multipurpose Room 100 of the college's Instructional Laboratory Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

The Seder, co-sponsored by the Student Government Association, will be led by Rabbi Hillel Baron of the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education in Columbia.

Information or to reserve a place: 410-772-4896.

Chapelgate church plans Fresh Start seminars

Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in Marriottsville will offer Fresh Start, a seminar for those who are separated or divorced, April 2 and 3.

A similar seminar for youths, ages 6 to 16, Fresh Start for Kids, will be held at the same time.

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

Chapelgate Presbyterian Church is south of Interstate 70 on Marriottsville Road.

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

`A Thousand Clowns' set today, tomorrow

Kittamaqundi Theatre, a project of Kittamaqundi Community Church, is presenting A Thousand Clowns by Herb Gardner at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow at Oliver's Carriage House, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia.

Tickets are $12 the day of the show; $10 for senior citizens and tickets purchased in advance.

Information: 410-884-4342.

Lenten speakers program slated through Wednesday

Columbia Cooperative Ministry will conclude its Ecumenical Lenten Speakers Program for 2004 from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

The Rev. Robert Jordan, pastor of Columbia Baptist Fellowship, will speak.

Information: George Martin, 410-730-7862.

Journeys Community theme is `Power of One'

The theme for this weekend's Journeys Community service at 10 a.m. Sunday is "The Power of One - the Ripple Effect of Goodness."

Services are held at Vantage House Life Care Retirement Community in Columbia.

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