Religion Notes


August 20, 2004

Congregation plans a service focusing on High Holy Days

Columbia Jewish Congregation will hold a Friday evening service focused on the High Holy Days -- Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) -- seen from the perspective of a spiritual journey.

The Aug. 27 service, led by Rabbi Sonya Starr and Cantor Jan Morrison and featuring the congregation's choir, will begin at 8 p.m. at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills during the Jewish month of Elul, a time of spiritual preparation for the new year.

Anyone seeking reflection and community in preparation for the High Holy Days is welcome.

Information: 410-730-6044.

Trinity Episcopal to hold community picnic Aug. 29

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold a community picnic after 10:15 a.m. services Aug. 29.

The church is at 7474 Washington Blvd., Elkridge.

Information: 410-799-7974.

Couple to discuss life as musicians in Nashville

Sara Beck, a former resident of Howard County, and her husband, Park Chisolm, will perform Americana, country and other music and talk about their life in the Nashville music community at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

The concert is being presented by One World Coffeehouse, a program of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for students.

The congregation will present the documentary Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Owen Brown Interfaith Center.

Information: 410-381-0097.

LOGOS Youth Program accepting registration

The LOGOS Youth Program at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church in Columbia will accept registrations for its 17th program at a kick-off meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1.

LOGOS is a an international Christian program for children and youth, kindergarten through high school, that includes Bible study, worship preparation, recreation and dinner. The local program, staffed by more than 100 volunteers, is held Wednesday evenings, mid-September through March.

Information: Joyce Danzig, 410-997-8011.

St. John's Day School has openings for students

St. John's Parish Day School, 9130 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, has openings for students in its afternoon kindergarten, and first-, second- and third-grade programs.

Information or to request an admissions packet: 410-465-7644.

Calah Congregation opens Sunday School registration

The Calah Congregation's Sunday School is accepting registration for the 2004-2005 school year. Classes meet twice monthly for kindergarten through bar and bat mitzvah. The school offers instruction in Hebrew, music, arts and crafts, and Jewish life, culture and history.

The unaffiliated Jewish congregation meets at Owen Brown Interfaith Center; the school will be held off Snowden River Parkway, Columbia.

Information: 410-455-6434 or 410-792-8029.

Journeys Community to focus on symbols

The theme for Journeys Community's Sunday service at 10 a.m. Sunday will be "Meditation on Sacred Symbols: A practice to keep the mind busy so the soul can speak."

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.

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

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