Religion Notes


May 21, 2004

Beth Shalom plans shabbat service of Golden Oldies

Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, will hold a Golden Oldies Shabbat with traditional tunes. The service is planned for 8 p.m. today, after a Tot Shabbat at 7 p.m. with songs, prayers and stories for children. An open house for Beth Shalom Hebrew School will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Rabbi Susan Grossman will lead an interactive event, "Do You Believe," a Tikkun Leil Shavuot program when participants will study the Torah in celebration of its revelation on Mount Sinai, at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Cheesecake, a traditional treat during the holiday, will be served.

A service designed to move the spirit will be conducted by Rabbi Grossman and Cantor Richard Walters at 8 p.m. May 28. The service will be interpreted for the deaf and hearing-impaired.

Beth Shalom is a Conservative congregation.

Information: 410-531-5115, or visit

Jewish women's group sets yard sale Sunday

The National Council of Jewish Women, Howard County Section, will hold a multifamily yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine, at 5005 Straight Star Place in Harper's Choice village, Columbia.

Furniture, new jewelry, household articles, art, books and other items will be for sale.

Proceeds will help support community work benefiting women, children and the elderly.

Information: 410-290-8311.

Methodist church offering 11th Strawberry Festival

Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, 12101 Linden Linthicum Lane, Clarksville, will hold its 11th Strawberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.

Strawberries by the pint, sundaes and pies, crafts, children's games, entertainment, a Moonbounce, petting zoo and other activities are planned.

Information: 410-531-5653.

125th-anniversary picnic for St. Michael's is 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, iced tea, lemonade, ice cream and cake.

Tickets are available until Sunday in the church atrium after all Masses. Adults pay $7; children ages 5 to 10, $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. Wednesday 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 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 offers dinner tomorrow

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

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.

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.

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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