Religion Digest

July 15, 2005

Free concert by BSO musician slated Sunday

The Unitarian Universalist Chalice Series will present a free concert by Beth Graham, assistant horn player with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, at 7 p.m. Sunday at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Graham, who has just returned from a tour of Asia with the Philadelphia Orchestra, will be accompanied by pianist Michael Adcock. On the program are works by Mozart, Gordon Jacobs, Cherubini and a solo piece for horn.

The series is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia.

Lori and Cletus Kennelly will perform original acoustic folk and pop music at One World Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. July 30 at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

The coffeehouse is also sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist congregation.

Tickets are $12.

Information: 410-381-0097.

Bible school pupils are to perform Sunday

The Church of India, a non-denominational church that worships in English, will present a performance by its vacation Bible school pupils at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 3229 Corporate Court, Ellicott City.

Everyone is welcome.

The 40-hour vacation Bible school, which was held this week, was staffed in part by members of the church.

Information: The Rev. Daniel R. Israel, 410-418-4500.

`I'm Glad I Did That' to be Sunday theme

The theme for Journeys Community's 10 a.m. Sunday service will be "I'm Glad I Did That."

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

Performing arts camp scheduled at church

Lamplight Artists, a Christian artists' group, will present a weeklong performing arts camp for children at Friendship Baptist Church, 1391 Sykesville Road, Sykesville.

The camp, for youngsters who have completed grades one through six, will run from July 31 through Aug. 5 and will include role playing, theater games, script-learning, vocal music, choreography and 35 minutes of Bible study each day. A performance is planned at 7 p.m. Aug. 5.

The camp, All About Kids Productions, is sponsored by the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.

Orientation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 31; camp, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1-5. The cost is $95, to cover supplies and salaries for teachers. Children should take a lunch each day.

Information: 410-442-5506, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

St. Anthony's Shrine plans Catechist Connection

The Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg, will offer Catechist Connection, a day of teaching and prayer for those interested in ministry, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

Take a Bible and ask questions. The cost is $35, including lunch and materials.

Information: 410-531-2800.

New Christian school taking applications for 2005-2006

Augsburg Academy, a new Christian day school in Beltsville, is accepting applications for the 2005-2006 school year. There are limited openings in kindergarten and first grade. Additional grades will be added each year.

In celebration of the school's opening, pupils entering in August 2005 will receive a $2,000 scholarship for the first school year. The scholarships will be awarded regardless of financial need.

The academy is an extension of ministry at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 11310 Montgomery Road.

Information: 301-937-7646.

Lubavitch Center sponsoring a Sunday running group

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education is sponsoring a free Sunday morning running group, meeting weekly with Rabbi Hillel Baron.

The next run will be held at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the center, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia.

The group aims to boost spiritual and physical energy with readings from meditations of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and a three-mile run. The pace will be about 12 minutes a mile.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Christ Memorial offering summer Sunday school

Summer Sunday school classes are being offered for all ages at Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6410 Amherst Ave., Columbia.

Children in preschool through fifth grade can "Journey with Joshua" on an imaginary archaeological dig; middle and high school students are invited to help.

The church will also present a class for high school students and adults, using videos and a curriculum focused on the lives of two saints, Peter and Paul.

The programs meets at 9 a.m. Sundays, through July 31. Registration is not required. Admission is free.

Information: 410-997-8011, or visit

Support groups set for kids whose parents have split

The Faith Journeys Foundation Inc. of Ellicott City is offering support groups for children, ages 9 and older, whose parents have separated or divorced.

The next group will meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays, July 27 through Aug. 31, at Church of the Resurrection, 3175 Paulskirk Drive, Ellicott City.

A wrap-up session for parents is planned Aug. 31.

Registration is required.

Information: Lynn Cassella, 410-744-4910, or www.faithjour

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