Religion Digest

April 22, 2005

Bishop and Mfume to speak April 30 at interfaith breakfast

The women's ministry of St. John Baptist Church will hold an interfaith breakfast at 8:30 a.m. April 30 at Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville.

The theme of the breakfast is "Many Minds, One Spirit."

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie will be the keynote speaker. She will be introduced by Kweisi Mfume, former head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Maryland's Paul S. Sarbanes.

The breakfast is designed to allow men and women of all faiths a time of blessing, renewal and bonding with fellow believers. St. John's hopes to get participation from all denominations, as well as organizations and individuals.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the church.

Information: 410-992-6977.

Pianist to perform as part of Chalice Concert Series

The Chalice Concert Series of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia presents pianist Michael Adcock in a program of solo works at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

The Chalice Concert will include works by Mozart, Rameau, Mendelssohn, Ravel and Rzewski.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free with a paying adult. Advance reservations can be made by calling 410-922-3628.

Spaghetti dinner, auction to benefit Habitat mission

A spaghetti dinner and silent auction for the Habitat mission will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 12700 Hall Shop Road, Highland. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for ages 3 to 12.

Information: 301-854-2304.

Dances of Universal Peace invites community to meet

The Dances of Universal Peace circle will meet from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in the meeting room of the Glenwood Library, 2350 Route 97 in Cooksville. The Dances of Universal Peace are participatory meditative and circle and partner dances that use sacred phrases, music and movements from many spiritual traditions. Beginners, singles, and children are welcome. Free.

Information: 301-675-6105 or 410-489-7981.

`Stranger at the Door' topic of Sunday service

The theme for Journeys Community's 10 a.m. Sunday service will be "Stranger at the Door."

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

Information: 410-730-6079, or

Center offers workshop on advance directives

The Bon Secours Spiritual Center, an extension of the ministry of the Sisters of Bon Secours, is offering an Advance Directives Workshop and Prayer Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $35. An advance directive allows you to plan for your health care in case you become unable to make decisions for yourself.

Information: 410-442-1320.

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