Religion Digest


April 03, 2005

`Rappin' Reverend' set to speak at St. John Baptist

St. John Baptist Church, 8910 Old Annapolis Road, Columbia, will hold its Spring Revival 2005 at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

The speaker will be the Rev. C. Dexter Wise III of Faith Ministries Interdenominational Church in Columbus, Ohio.

Known as the "Rappin' Reverend" for his recording albums (I Ain't Into That! and Crack Attack), Wise grew up in Baltimore and earned degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard University and the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.

Information: 410-992-6977.

Annunciation Anglican holding service today

Annunciation Anglican Mission of the Anglican Catholic Church, Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic States, will celebrate its first Holy Eucharist at 5 p.m. today at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 11310 Montgomery Road, Beltsville.

The mission, dedicated to traditional Anglicanism, is intended to provide a home for Episcopalians dissatisfied with the direction their church has taken in recent years.

Christians from other denominations and non-Christians are welcome.

Information: James and Susan Mathis, 301-725-5561.

Journeys Community to focus on forgiveness

The theme for Journeys Community's 10 a.m. Sunday service will be "To Forgive is ..."

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

Information: 410-730-6079, or

Aerobics to Christian music are to begin this week

Body & Soul Christian Aerobics will offer high- and low-impact aerobics and strength training, to contemporary Christian music, starting this week.

A class meets at 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia; a 9:30 a.m. class meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at South Columbia Baptist Church, 8814 Guilford Road, Columbia.

Information: 410-985-7102.

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