Religion Notes


October 28, 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.

Heritage Baptist sets Fall Fest tomorrow

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

`Behind Halloween' is church topic

The Rev. Ethel Porter will speak Sunday at Unity by the Bay Church on the topic of "Behind the Mask of Halloween." Musical guest will be Ronn Nuger. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. at 836 Ritchie Highway, Suite 18, in the Severna Park Business Center. Information: 410-544-7990.

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

Spaghetti dinner set at Lutheran church

The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie, will sponsor an "all you can eat" spaghetti dinner Nov. 5 starting at 5:30 p.m. Funds raised will help support the Winter Relief Homeless Shelter Program and will offset church costs to house and feed church guests. Tickets are $6 for adults and $2 for children 10 and younger. Information: 410-766-8778.

New Covenant slates Pure Freedom event

New Covenant Church, 365 Jones Station Road in Arnold, will host the ministry of Pure Freedom's "Secret Keeper Tour" from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 12. The mother-daughter event will feature games, fashion shows, singing and bible lessons. Admission is free, but registration is required. Information: 410-544-1880, ext. 106.

St. Martin's to mark 50th anniversary

St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary Nov. 13, beginning at 9 a.m. in Heck Hall. A 10 a.m. service will be held in the church, followed by a celebratory meal. Information: 410-647-6248.

Anchor Baptist sets annual conference

Anchor Baptist Church will host its annual Missions Conference Nov. 13-20 at 320 W. Pasadena Road in Millersville. The theme will be "Enlarge My Vision, Lord." Guest speakers will be Steve Davis, Robert Metz, Dave Snyder and Drew Kilcup. Sunday service times are 9:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m.; Monday thru Friday services begin at 7 p.m. Child care will be provided. Information: 410-647-9614.

Music ministry due at Our Shepherd

Watermark/Denmark, an international music ministry team, will present a concert of contemporary Christian music at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 400 Benfield Road, Severna Park. The band will present programs about the gospel of Jesus Christ, using music, personal testimony, puppet shows and drama. Information: 410-544-8993.

Wesley Grove to hold festival tomorrow

Wesley Grove United Methodist Church, 1320 Dorsey Road, Hanover, will hold a free community fun day tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. Events include free food and prizes, giveaways, games and face and pumpkin painting. A costume contest will be held at noon. Information: 410-761-9119.

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