Religion Digest

August 19, 2005

Church's pit beef barbecue to help homeless shelter

The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer will host "Pit Beef Saturdays" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow and Sept. 3 at 7606 Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie.

Participants will help raise funds for Arundel House of Hope, a homeless shelter. Information: 410-766-8778.

Unitarian Church concert to benefit cancer patient

A benefit concert will be held Aug. 28 at Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Road, Annapolis.

The concert will feature Janet Griffin, Nadine Rae & the Rich Chorne All Stars and Kathryn Gosnell with guests Big Joe and the Dynaflows, Jeff Sarli, LEA and others.

The funds raised will go toward the care of the family of Berry Griebel Sherman, who is undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at or at Cravings Coffee Shop, 1372 Cape Saint Claire Road, Annapolis. Financial and other donations welcome. Information: Laura Larson, 703-271-0328 or

Hospice of the Chesapeake sets bereavement retreat

Hospice of the Chesapeake's Spiritual and Bereavement Care Center announces its inaugural weekend Wabanaki Bereavement Retreat for adults from Anne Arundel County or Prince George's County who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

The retreat will be held from 5 p.m. Sept 16 to 2 p.m. Sept 18 at the Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center, 975 Indian Landing Road, Millersville. The retreat will have sessions for those whose loved ones died as a result of a homicide, suicide or vehicular accident. There is no charge for survivors of victims of violent crimes.

For all others, the fee is $125, which includes lodging and meals. Information and registration: 410-987-2129.

United Methodist Church to hold peach festival

The Wesley Grove United Methodist Church annual peach festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27 at 1320 Dorsey Road, Hanover. The festival will feature fresh peaches and peach desserts, a bake table, local produce table and both inside dining and outside grills. Flea and craft space available; to reserve space, call 410-761-9119.

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