Religion Notes


October 21, 2005

Church plans event for displaced people

St. Phillips Episcopal Church will hold a free evening of food, games and entertainment to support individuals who may have been separated from their families by conflicts or natural disasters. The event will provide an opportunity for guests without a family to possibly meet a new extended family. The event will be held Nov. 5 at the church, 730 Bestgate Road in Annapolis. Doors open at 3 p.m., and entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. Information: 410-841-6717.

Church offers class weekly on miracles

Unity by the Bay Church is offering a class, "A Course in Miracles," from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays in the UBB Sanctuary. Dennis Kolb will be the facilitator. The course begins Thursday and will run about a year.

There is no tuition, but an offering will be taken. Information: 410-544-7990.

Red Cross volunteer to share experiences

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church is sponsoring a Fall Celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, featuring speaker Diane Bolger, who will discuss her experiences with the Red Cross counseling women and children for two weeks in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The church will celebrate Martin Luther's choral Mass Oct. 30 at its 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services. The Mass commemorates the Reformation, initiated by Luther on Oct. 31, 1517.

The church is at 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park. Information: 410-647-1658.

Evangelist meetings set at Anchor Baptist

Anchor Baptist Church, 320 W. Pasadena Road in Millersville, will offer evangelistic meetings on life, death and judgment day, led by guest speaker Mike Duffy, director of development and stewardship at Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Wisconsin.

The meetings will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Nursery care will be provided for children age 3 and younger. Information: 410-647-9614 or

W.Va. ensemble to perform Sunday

Heritage Baptist Church will host the West Virginians, a touring ensemble from Alderson-Broaddus College in Phillipi, W.Va., at 5 p.m. Sunday in the church sanctuary at 1740 Forest Drive, Annapolis.

The performance is sponsored by Heritage Baptist, Broadneck Baptist Church in Cape St. Claire and Broadview Baptist Church in Chesapeake Beach. The three parishes participated in a weeklong mission trip in Bellington and Philippi, W.Va., last summer, hosting a vacation Bible school and providing property repairs for elderly, disabled and low-income residents.

Information: 410-263-6680.

Heritage Baptist sets fall festival Oct. 29

Heritage Baptist Church, 1740 Forest Drive, Annapolis, will hold its annual Fall Fun Fest from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29. The free festival will feature carnival games, a moon bounce, hayrides and pumpkin painting. Information: 410-279-0332 or 410-263-6680.

Golden Rule is topic of spiritual address

Spiritual leader Mahala Connally will speak at the Unity by the Bay Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Her topic will be " Practicing the Golden Rule." Guest musicians are Sue Wilson and Hugh Cassidy. Information: 410-544-7990.

Pupils collect $10,000 for hurricane relief

Monsignor Slade Catholic School in Glen Burnie has collected $10,000 for Project Blue Ribbon, a program initiated by the school to help hurricane relief efforts on the Gulf Coast. The money was donated to Catholic Charities USA and was used to supply snacks, toiletries and Wal-Mart gift cards to shelter victims in the Houston area. An additional $2,000 from student mission collections was sent to the Shreveport, La., Catholic school system, which is short on resources after taking in more than 600 displaced students.

Holiday craft fair to benefit school

Bell Branch SDA Church, 2365 Bell Branch Road in Gambrills, will hold a holiday craft fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6. The sale will feature handmade crafts, gift items, holiday decorations, gift baskets and baked goods. All proceeds will benefit the Martin Barr Adventist School. Information: 410-721-4645 or

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