Religion Digest

July 22, 2005

Jazz pianist Brown to perform tonight at Shabbat service

The Columbia Jewish Congregation will welcome jazz pianist Alex Brown of Hickory Ridge, who will perform at 8 p.m. today at the congregation's Shabbat service. He will interpret old and new melodies throughout the service, which will be conducted by Cantor Jan Morrison.

"In the midst of this summer heat, how wonderful to have cool jazz," Morrison said.

Brown is a member of the congregation. The service, a doorway to the peace of the Sabbath, is open to the public.

Information: 410-730-6044.

Chalice Series to present free concert July 30

The Unitarian Universalist Chalice Series will present a free concert of original acoustic folk and pop music by Lori and Cletus Kennelly at 7 p.m. July 30 at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia is sponsoring the series, and the Unitarian Universalist congregation is sponsoring the concert. Tickets are $12.

Information: 410-381-0097.

Money and spirituality is Journeys service theme

The theme for Journeys Community's 10 a.m. Sunday service will be "The place of money in our spiritual lives: Is there a path to wholeness and peace of mind through money?"

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

Trinity thrift shop is holding a bag sale

The Gift & Thrift Shoppe, a project of Trinity Episcopal Church, is holding a bag sale ($3 per bag of clothing) this month and next.

The shop is on Old Montgomery Road at Waterloo Road, behind St. John's Lutheran Church. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and on the first and third Saturdays of the month.

Information: 410-799-9175.

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 All About Kids Productions camp 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.

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.

The academy, which will be held at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 11310 Montgomery Road, is part of the church's ministry.

In addition to a core curriculum, pupils will receive instruction in Christian education and foreign language.

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 St. Peter and St. Paul.

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

Information: 410-997-8011, or

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, next week 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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