Religion Notes


July 16, 2004

Christ Lutheran to hold summer Bible camp

Christ Lutheran Church will offer "Ready, Set, Gold," its summer Bible camp, from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday through July 23 at Claret Hall, 6020 Daybreak Circle, Columbia.

The free camp is open to children from kindergarten through eighth grade, regardless of religious background.

The theme will focus on Olympic sports as a Christian metaphor.

Registration is required.

Information: Audrey Pell, 410-730-5209, or www.christ

Glen Mar United Methodist marking 50 years Sunday

Glen Mar United Methodist Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary and break ground for its new facility Sunday.

The church held its first service in July 1954 with a small group of worshipers at Ellicott Mills Middle School.

The new, larger church campus is designed to accommodate the 1,300-member congregation.

The celebration will begin with a prayer service at 9 a.m. at Ellicott Mills Middle School. A worship service and the groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. at Montgomery and New Cut roads, Ellicott City, the site of the new church campus.

A luncheon, open to the public, will be served at the new site after the service.

Nachmanoff to perform at interfaith center

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia's One World Coffeehouse will present singer-songwriter, guitarist and philosopher Dave Nachmanoff at 7 p.m. July 24 at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Nachmanoff is also known as lead guitarist and opening act for the English singer, Al Stewart.

A resident of Davis, Calif., Nachmanoff grew up in Arlington, Va., playing with folksinger Elizabeth "Libba" Cotton at age 9, and at the Wolf Trap International Children's Festival.

After earning a doctorate in philosophy, he retired from academia and tours regularly.

Tickets are $12.

Information: 410-381-0097.

Shepherd of the Glen seeks Media Sale donations

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, is seeking donations of books, compact disks, videos, records, cassettes and computer software for its ninth Media Sale, to be held in September.

Donations can be left in the blue wooden box at the side door of the church. Tax forms, to claim credit for a charitable deduction, are available inside the box.

Information: 410-442-2475.

Lubavitch Center offering classes 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. Rabbi Hillel Baron is giving the class.

A class in the 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.

Church in Ellicott City plans discussion, meditation

Channing Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist, and the Rev. Susan LaMar, will offer a Contemplative Conversation from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 28 in the church office, 3230 Bethany Lane, Suite 4, Ellicott City.

Participants will meditate for 20 minutes, share conversation for an hour and meditate for a final 10 minutes.

Registration is not required. Everyone is welcome.

Information: 410-203-0474.

Journeys Community to discuss soul, memory

The theme for this weekend's Journeys Community service at 10 a.m. Sunday is "The Soul as the Temple of Memory."

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

A small Journeys Community group, which discusses the theme of each preceding week and spends time in quiet meditation, will meet in a private home from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

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

Church in Laurel to hold class on parables Thursday

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7200 Contee Road, Laurel, will continue its free class on "Favorite New Testament Parables" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and July 29, at 4100 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City.

Information or registration: Cheryl Brower, 410-750-3314.

Flea mart set tomorrow at Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a flea market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at 7474 Washington Blvd., Elkridge.

Spaces are available to rent for $10; $15 if a table is needed.

Information: Anna Gorzo, 410-799-7080.

Trinity's Gift & Thrift Shoppe, 6010 Waterloo Road, Ellicott City, is holding a Brown Bag Sale through next month.

Each brown bag is filled with items and costs $2.

Store hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Information: 410-799-9175.

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