Religion Digest

August 19, 2005

Sutphin memorial auction, barbecue to be held tomorrow

The Third Annual Mia Sutphin Memorial Foundation Silent Auction & BBQ will be held tomorrow at Trinity School, 4985 Ilchester Road, in Ellicott City.

Sutphin, a former resident of Ellicott City who graduated from Trinity School, died in 2002 at age 27 of a drug reaction during treatment for malaria. She had been volunteering at an orphanage for victims of HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

The event, which will be held from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., will be preceded by Mass, to be celebrated at the school. Money raised will be contributed to charities focused on the needs of children and families.

Information: 410-788-1416.

Columbia parish celebrating families, youth on Aug. 27

St. John the Evangelist Parish will sponsor a celebration of life for families, couples, young adults and children, "Families Thrive, Youth Revive '05," from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 27 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Singing, dancing, stories, skits and performances by the Christian vaudeville duo APeX are planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A family picnic with free food and games will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and events for middle and high school youth, their families and friends are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Activities are to include music, witness talks, skits and a second performance by APeX Ministries.

Admission is free. Registration is not required.

Information: 410-964-1430.

Concert set tomorrow at Glen Burnie church

St. Paul's Summer String Orchestra will present its 11th summer concert at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Sanctuary, 308 Oak Manor Drive, Glen Burnie.

Guitarist Ken Massey will play Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto in D Major followed by Dag Ivar Wiren's Serenade for Strings and Mozart's Divertimenti, K. 138. Free-will offerings will go to St. Paul's Church Office Automation Fund.

Information: 410-766-2283 or 410-437-3581.

Columbia Jewish Congregation plans jazz concert Sunday

Columbia Jewish Congregation will present "Jazz in the Afternoon" at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

Local jazz pianist Alex Brown and his brother, bass accompanist Zach Brown, will present a jazz concert.

Alex Brown will be entering the New England Conservatory of Music in the fall. The concert is a gift by the brothers to the congregation.

Tickets are $10.

Information: 410-730-6044.

Calah Congregation taking Sunday school registrations

The Calah Congregation Sunday School is accepting registration for the 2005-2006 school year.

The school offers small classes with arts and crafts, cooking and computers - all with an emphasis on Hebrew and Jewish culture. Classes meet twice monthly in Columbia.

The school strives to keep its tuition reasonably priced and offers a discount to new students.

Information: 410-792-8029.

Journey's Community Sunday theme is `Grace'

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

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

Information: 410-730-6079.

Oseh Shalom to hold Shabbat for prospective members

Oseh Shalom Congregation, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, will hold a prospective-member Shabbat service at 8 p.m. Aug. 26, followed by an Oneg Shabbat, which will provide an opportunity to meet members of the board and congregants.

Information: 301-498-5151.

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