Religion Notes


November 11, 2005

Oak Ridge to open its new facility

Oak Ridge Community Church, a 12-year-old nondenominational church, will open its new facility, the Gathering Place, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Coffee, beverages, finger foods and a gift for each visitor are planned.

The Gathering Place, 6120 Day Long Lane, Clarksville, is designed to accommodate three large congregations; it is shared by Oak Ridge, Emmanuel Messianic Jewish Congregation and Columbia International Christian Center. Dunamos Ministries leases space in the building.

Oak Ridge, which has been meeting in Howard County public schools, has about 350 members, said its pastor, the Rev. George Sebek.

Information: 410-531-6618, or

Hopkins Methodist to sponsor dinner

The United Methodist Men of Hopkins United Methodist Church will sponsor an oyster and chicken dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.

The oyster dinner is $12; the chicken dinner, $8. Both include potato salad, cabbage and string beans. Desserts will be available. Delivery will be available for larger orders.

The church is at 13250 Highland Road, Highland.

Information or to place an order: 410-531-6187.

Bereavement series to begin Nov. 30

Sol Levinson & Bros. Inc. and Jewish Family Services will sponsor a Bereavement Lecture Series in Howard County, starting Nov. 30.

Psychologist Jay I. Levinson will lecture on "A New Theory of Bereavement." Psychologist J. Shep Jeffreys will be the moderator for a panel discussion with Rabbi Mark J. Panoff of Temple Isaiah, Rabbi Susan Grossman of Beth Shalom Congregation and Cantor Jan Morrison of Columbia Jewish Congregation.

The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Admission is free. Registration is not required.

Information: 410-356-8383, Ext. 357.

Christmas bazaar set in Glenwood

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, will hold its 13th Christmas Bazaar, "Star Over The Stable," from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

Homemade cakes, pies, cookies and muffins will be for sale. Gourmet gift baskets wreaths, tree ornaments, flower arrangements, gifts and decorations will also be available.

Information: 410-442-1204.

Class on the Mass in session tomorrow

The Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg, will offer a class on the Mass from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow.

An explanation of the Sacrament of the Eucharist will include a history of the Mass and explanation of its ritual. The day will conclude with a celebration of an "instructional Mass."

The cost is $40, which includes lunch.

Information: 410-531-2800, Ext. 0.

Jewish group to meet in Columbia

The National Council of Jewish Women, Howard County section, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia.

Children's author Deborah Clayman will talk about her book, Snow in Jerusalem, a story about two boys who live in Jerusalem's Old City.

Admission is free.

Information: 443-535-0641.

Jewish ethics focus of `Lunch and Learn'

The Jewish Student Union will present a "Lunch and Learn" program with Rabbi Hillel Baron of the Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in Room 100 of the college's Instructional Lab Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia.

The topic is "A Chassidic Story Hour - Jewish Ethics and Values As Revealed Through Chassidic Stories."

Admission is free. The program is open to the public.

Information: Sue Bard, 410-772-4887.

Artisans sought for craft fair

Columbia Cooperative Ministry is seeking artisans to participate in its Craft Fair and Living Gift Fair, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Setup will begin at 8 a.m. Each display area is about 8 feet by 4 feet and includes a 3-foot by 6-foot table and two chairs. The cost, which is not refundable, is $35. Proceeds will go to the ministry, a nonprofit organization.

Information: George Martin, 410-730-7862.

Series of workshops slated for parents

The Parent Resource Place of Jewish Family Services in Howard County and Hadassah of Howard County are offering the second and third of a series of workshops for parents.

"December Dilemma: Celebrating holidays in an interfaith home," a workshop for families seeking practical solutions for the holiday season, will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 23 at Bet Yeladim, the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

"Talking to Tweens and Teens: How to discuss sex and drugs with your child," led by pediatric nurse practitioner Janet Schultz, is scheduled from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 30 at Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton. Registration is requested by Jan. 15. For directions: 410-888-9100.

Admission is free to the workshops, but registration is requested.

Information: 410-730-4976, Ext. 26, or www.planitjewish. com.

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