Religion Notes


October 29, 2004

Quilt-craft fest to be held Nov. 6 at interfaith center

Locust United Methodist Church, the 135-year-old church at Freetown and Martin Roads in Columbia, will hold its "Locus Quilt and Craft Holiday Fest," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

The quilt and craft bazaar will feature antique and contemporary quilts, hand-crafted items, children's entertainment and food.

Information: 410-715-1518, or

Artisans being sought for craft and 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.

Set-up time will be from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Nov. 13

The display area, which is about 8-feet by 4-feet, includes a table and two chairs. The cost is $35. Proceeds will go to the Columbia Cooperative Ministry.

Information: George Martin, 410-730-7862, or www.inetstrat. com/ccm, and click on CCM Events, then on Living Gift & Craft Fair for a registration form.

Cultivating character to be topic Sunday

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. Sunday.

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.

Rebbetzin Chani Baron's Bas Mitzvah Club for girls ages 11 to 13 meets on alternate Sunday and Monday evenings at the Lubavitch center.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Ellicott City congregation holding basket bingo today

Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City will hold basket bingo today. Doors are to open at 6 p.m. and games will start at 7 p.m.

The cost $15 at door. Proceeds will help support the church's youth ministry.

Information: 410-461-9111, ext. 537.

Focus to be what Jesus said about signs of our times

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

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

Information: 410-491-4592, or

`Women in the Bible' series is ending Thursday night

The Howard County chapter of Hadassah International is concluding "Women in the Bible," a series of classes led by Rebbetzin Chani Baron, at 7:45 p.m. Thursday 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: Helaine Brenner, 410-418- 9262.

Ellicott City church plans Election Day luncheon

Emory United Methodist Church, 3810 Church Road, Ellicott City, will hold its Election Day luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The menu will include chicken salad or baked ham, dessert, and beverages. A bake sale and bazaar table are also planned.

Tickets are $7 for adults and carryout; $3.50 for children, ages 7 and older. Children to age 7 eat for free.

The church was founded in 1837 as the Methodist Episcopal Church of Emory Chapel at Ellicott Mills.

Information: 410-465-2894.

Retirement finances set for discussion Nov. 5-6

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will present "Money Matters at Retirement," a program with Deborah Schmitt, financial representative of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 and at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at 8940 Route 108, Suite D, Ellicott City.

Topics are to include retirement planning, tax strategies and long-term care.

Refreshments will be served.

Information: 410-730-8765 or 443-576-0041.

Parish day school holding an open house Tuesday

St. John's Parish Day School, 9130 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, will hold an open house for prospective Lower School parents from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Parents can tour the school and hear about its programs.

The open house is for parents whose children will be in kindergarten, or first, second, third or fourth grades. An open house for parents of preschoolers will be held in January.

Information: 410-465-7644.

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