Religion Notes


October 22, 2004

Percussionist Jonas to perform tomorrow at coffeehouse

Percussionist Billy Jonas will headline the next One World Coffeehouse, at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. Jonas' original music is played on instruments made from found objects, and his performances begin with stories about life, love and triumph over Murphy's Law.

Tickets are $12; $6 for students.

The One World Coffeehouse is sponsored by Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia.

Information: 410-381-0097.

First Marketplace slated tomorrow and Sunday

First Presbyterian Church of Howard County will hold its First Marketplace, with crafts, Christmas decorations and gifts from Ten Thousand Villages, a Mennonite alternative trading organization for artisans around the world; a silent auction for goods and services, baked goods and coffee and chocolate bars, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The church is on Route 108, on the eastern side of U.S. 29.

Proceeds from the event will benefit mission projects; proceeds from the silent auction and sale of baked goods will benefit the Howard County chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Australian rabbi to discuss cultivating character

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, will sponsor a talk by Kabbalist Rabbi Laibl Wolf of Australia at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

The topic will be "Raising Valuable Children in a Valueless World." He will discuss the collapse of the moral mindset, media addiction and exploitation of children's minds and cultivating true values and character.

Tickets are $18; $10 for students.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Jesus' view of the signs of our times to be topic

Calvary Christian Fellowship of Ellicott City will offer a three-part study at its Sunday morning services on what Jesus said about the signs of our times.

Services will be held at 9:15 a.m. at Kwanis-Wallas Recreation Center, 10481 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. The series will be offered Sunday and Oct. 31 and Nov. 7.

Information: 410-491-4592, or

`Women in the Bible' classes are scheduled

The Howard County chapter of Hadassah International is presenting "Women in the Bible," a series of classes led by Rebbetzin Chani Baron, at 7:45 p.m. Thursday and Nov. 4 at Vantage House, 5400 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.

The free class about Sarah, Rachel, Rivkah and Leah is open to everyone.

Information or to reserve a place: 410-418-9262.

Hadassah will hold a fund-raiser, starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, at Fuddruckers, 6486 Dobbin Way, Columbia.

Families eating at the restaurant can present a Hadassah coupon to donate 20 percent of the bill to Howard County Hadassah. Coupons will be available on the parking lot.

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Kavanah selected as theme for learning program

Rashi's Daughters, a learning program for Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds, will sponsor a talk by Claire Landers, principal of the Columbia Jewish Community School, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Jewish Federation of Howard County's conference room, 8950 Route 108, Ellicott City.

The theme is Kavanah, intention infused with spiritual energy. Sessions are also planned Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. The cost is $15 for the three sessions.

Information: 410-730-4976, ext. 21.

Cooperative Ministry seeks artisans for craft, gift fairs

Artisans are invited to participate in Columbia Cooperative Ministry's Craft Fair and Living Gift Fair, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Information: 410-730-7862.

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