Religion Notes


May 14, 2004

St. Michael's to hold 125th-anniversary picnic June 6

Members and friends of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Poplar Springs are invited to a 125th-anniversary picnic from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 6.

A line-dancing demonstration, Moonbounce, face painting, hair braiding, clowns, magic show, balloon animals and an apple-pie auction are planned. The picnic menu includes barbecue pulled beef, ham and turkey wraps, hot dogs, potato salad, pasta salad, chips, iced tea, lemonade, ice cream and cake.

Tickets are available until May 23 in the church atrium after all Masses. Adults pay $7; children ages 5 to 10 pay $4. Children to age 5 are admitted free.

Information: 301-854-6208.

Counseling agency slates marriage workshop

Resources for Family Growth, a counseling agency that is a ministry of Columbia Baptist Fellowship and St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church will sponsor a workshop on the challenges of marriage in midlife from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 26 at Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

Topics include creating a partner-focused relationship; dealing with disappointments; living new roles with new rules: aging parents, children-in-law, grandchildren, keeping the romance alive and deepening your spiritual friendship.

Ellicott City psychologists Philip and Sue Robison will lead the workshop.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

Information: Debbie McCushion-Kahl, 410-730-2026.

Trinity Episcopal Church to sponsor dinner May 22

Trinity Episcopal Church, 7474 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, will hold a spaghetti supper from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. May 22.

All-you-can-eat spaghetti with meat sauce and salad, an assortment of breads, and homemade cake, pie or other baked goods are planned. Carryout service is available.

Information: 410-799-7974.

World Relief president to speak at Calvary church

Clive Calver of Ellicott City, president of World Relief, the humanitarian arm of the National Association of Evangelicals, will speak at Calvary Community Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The church meets at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton.

Information: 410-381-5200.

Lubavitch Center offers class on mystical thought

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, offers a class in Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi's Tanya, a book of mystical thought applied to daily life, from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays at the center.

A class in Talmud, focusing on souls and the afterlife, is held from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Admission is free. Participants are welcome to join any time.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Beth Shalom Congregation to hold family service

Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, will hold a family service, with singing and stories, at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Storyteller Jennifer Rudick-Zunickoff and musician Michael Tyson will teach families about Shavuot at "Tunes `n Tales" at 4 p.m. Sunday at Claret Hall in River Hill Village Center, Columbia. Light refreshments will be served.

Tickets, available in advance or at the door, are $5 a family.

A "Golden Oldies Shabbat," with traditional tunes, is planned for 8 p.m. May 21, after a Tot Shabbat at 7 p.m. with songs, prayers and stories for children. Registration is requested for the Tot Shabbat.

Beth Shalom is a Conservative congregation.

Information: 410-531-5115.

Unitarian Universalist plans Peabody program

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia will present the final program in its 2003-2004 season, "A Peabody Preparatory Showcase," at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

The program will feature advanced students, ages 8 to 18, from the Peabody Preparatory. A post-concert reception is planned.

Tickets are $12 in advance; $10 for students. A $3 surcharge will be applied to tickets purchased at the door. Patron tickets, which help support the series, are $25.

Information: 410-381-0097.

Alleluias chorus to hold auditions by appointment

The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choral group based in Howard County, will hold auditions for singers by appointment.

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. A keyboardist is also needed.

Information: Billy Lewis, 410-992-8942.

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