Religion Notes


February 25, 2005

Columbia school planning to add classes for 2005-06

Celebration Christian Academy, a Columbia private school serving pupils in preschool (for ages 3 and 4) through fifth grade, has announced its goal of adding four preschool and kindergarten classes for the 2005-2006 school year.

Principal Erriel D. Roberson has hired a Spanish teacher who is a native of Spain. French has also been added to the foreign language program. The children are also exposed to academic disciplines, computers and physical education.

An arts program was launched this year, with professional musicians, a composer and playwright and a chief mentor, who is composer-in-residence with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as faculty. The director of the program, Krishna Davis, is a professional opera singer who has performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

The school is in the Celebration Church building in Long Reach village. Tours can be arranged on request.

Information: Latonya Hines, 410-997-2384, ext. 228.

Lubavitch center holding fund-raising banquet

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, will hold its Lamplighter Award Dinner, a fund-raising banquet honoring attorney Lloyd Eisenberg, at 6 p.m. Sunday.

David Rosner, a Jewish comedian and Marine who has served in both Iraq wars, will entertain, and Dovid Altein, a guest artist from Crown Heights, N.Y., will provide Chassidic music.

A contribution of $100 a person is requested. Payment plans are available.

A show and sale of Jewish books and prints, paintings and ceramics by three local artists - Robert Dov Tennenbaum ("Sacred Images"), Monika Goldman (Faces of Grief and Sorrow) and Ed Gould (Sacred Vessels) - is planned from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 6.

Rabbi Hillel Baron is offering a class in Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi's Tanya, a book of mystical thought applied to daily life, at 8:30 p.m. Mondays at the center. This week's topic: "How is anger the spiritual equivalent of idolatry?"

A class in the Talmud is offered at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays.

There is no charge. Everyone is welcome to join any time.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Lenten lunchtime series to continue Tuesday

The Columbia Cooperative Ministry will continue its Ecumenical Lenten Speakers Program at noon Tuesday with a talk by the Rev. Beth O'Malley, pastor of Columbia United Christian Church.

The lunchtime series, which runs weekly from noon to 1 p.m. during Lent, will be held at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. Take a lunch; beverages and desserts will be provided.

Information: George Martin, 410-730-7862.

Basket bingo set tonight at Mount de Sales Academy

Mount de Sales Academy's Parents' Club will hold basket bingo, with filled baskets as prizes, at 7:30 p.m. today in the school's Pistorio Sports Complex, 700 Academy Road, Catonsville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

Information: Barbie Schluth, 410-461-5492.

Study series for adults to discuss Jewish literature

The Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis will present the last event in their 2005 Pearlstone Kallah: Community Institute for Adult Jewish Study from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

The Columbia Jewish Congregation will be the host for a talk by Judy Seltzer, "350 Years of Jewish Literature in America." Seltzer is director of the Stulman Center for Adult Learning at Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore.

Admission is free.

Information: 410-730-4976, ext. 23.

Journeys Community to host ceramics artist

The theme for Journeys Community's 10 a.m. Sunday service will be "Spiritual Expressions: The Energy of Intention."

Tatiana, a ceramics artist who has worked and lived for two decades in a 19th-century former church building in western Howard County, will discuss the spiritual aspect of her art and life.

The program, originally scheduled for last month, was postponed because of inclement weather.

Journeys Community's Sunday services are held at 10 a.m. in the auditorium on the second floor of Vantage House Life Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road in Town Center, Columbia.

Information: Journeyscom, 410-730-6079.

Church lecture series being held Wednesdays

The Ellicott City Assembly of God, 10600 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, is holding a lecture and discussion series, "Forty Days of Purpose Teaching," from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

The series is based on the book, The Purpose-Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren.

A light meal is served at 6:30 p.m. There is no charge to participate.

Information: 410-461-4555.

Church thrift shop holding a bag sale this month

The Gift & Thrift Shoppe of Trinity Episcopal Church in Elkridge is holding a bag sale this month and next. Bags can be filled with clothing and purchased for $2.

The Gift & Thrift Shoppe is at 6010 Waterloo Road, Columbia.

Information: 410-799-9175.

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