Religion Notes


April 28, 2006

Martin's contributions will be recognized

St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church will recognize the contributions made by George Martin, who died last month, to the faith and other communities in Howard County. The brief ceremony will be held after the noon Mass on Sunday at the church, where Martin served almost 30 years as a deacon.

Remembered for his love for Columbia and his dedication to community, Martin was a founder of the Columbia Co- operative Ministry and participated in many other organizations and charitable projects.

Howard County Executive James N. Robey will present an official proclamation of thanks to Martin's wife, Betty.

The church is at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

Information: 410-964-1425.

15 churches offered shelter for 97 people

Fifteen congregations provided shelter for 97 people from November through March as part of the Cold Weather Shelter Program organized by Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center.

The people, who were unable to get into Grassroots' shelter when it was full, included eight children and 89 adults -- one, an evacuee from Hurricane Katrina.

Participating congregations included Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church, Gary Memorial United Methodist Church, Locust United Methodist Church, Columbia Community Church, Kittamaqundi Community Church, Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Bethany United Methodist Church, Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church, Glen Mar United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Trinity Episcopal Church and St. John Baptist Church.

New Hope church to hold craft fair

New Hope Lutheran Church, 8575 Guilford Road, Columbia, will hold a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow.

Refreshments will be available, and activities are planned.

Information: 410-381-HOPE.

Hadassah schedules a `chocolate affair'

Howard County Hadassah will present a "chocolate affair," with desserts and entertainment, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia.

One of Hadassah's first nurses, Rachel Diane Landy (as interpreted by Sharyn Horowitz), will recount her experiences in Jerusalem from 1913 to 1915.

Tickets are $18 for Hadassah members; $25 for nonmembers.

Information or reservations: Deborah Greenberg, 410-992-9711.

Program to focus on Holocaust book

The Lutheran Church of the Living Word will sponsor a discussion of the book, Memories of Survival by Esther Nisenthal Krinitz and Bernice Steinhardt, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

The book contains pictures of 36 embroidered panels made by Krinitz to tell her story of surviving the Holocaust and immigrating to the United States. Steinhardt, her daughter, will participate in the discussion and share more of her mother's story.

Copies of the book are available at the church office.

Information: 410-730-1970.

Bet Yeladim offering camp for kids 3 to 5

Bet Yeladim Preschool and Kindergarten will offer summer camp for children ages 3 to 5.

Children can participate in a number of activities, including imaginative play, hands-on science, cooking, storytelling, art, soccer and other sports, and creative dance.

Applications are available at 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, and at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Oakland Mills.

Registration for the 2006-2007 preschool, full-day kindergarten and parent/child program is being accepted.

Information: 410-531-2091 or

Choral group to sing in benefit concert

The Alleluias, an interdenominational Christian choral group, will present a benefit concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City.

An offering will be taken. Proceeds will benefit the Offenbacher Children Education Fund.

Information: 410-465-2919.

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