Religion Notes


May 05, 2006

Disabilities ministry to hold workshop

"Transformed!" - the disability outreach ministry of New Spirit Community Church - will hold a session of disability awareness training tomorrow for Christian and church ministries on issues facing people with disabilities and their families and what churches and church members can do to help.

The workshop will be led by Sib Nafziger Charles, program director for Joni and Friends, Eastern Pennsylvania, an organization that works to evangelize people with disabilities. The session will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Talbott Springs Neighborhood Center in Columbia.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

Information or registration:

Charles also will give the message at 9:30 a.m. Sunday for New Spirit's worship service. The topic is "Come for the Banquet."

The nondenominational church meets at Homewood School on Route 108, just west of U.S. 29.

Supper, auction set at Trinity church

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Supper and Silent Auction from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Parish Hall, 7474 Washington Blvd., Elkridge.

The cost is $7 for adults; $3.50 for children ages 5 and older. Younger children eat for free. Homemade cakes, pies and other treats will be available for an extra charge, as will glasses of wine. Carryout service will be available.

Information: 410-799-7974, or www.trinity-waterloo.ang-

`Work Day' planned at Lubavitch Center

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, will hold a "Work Day" from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Prospective workers should take gloves, weed-trimmers, wheelbarrows and shovels, if available. Projects can include gardening, cleanup, fence work and reinstalling the synagogue's sign.

Food will be served at 6 p.m., and families are welcome to join in.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Church seeks bikes, sewing machines

Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church, at Route 108 and Linden-Linthicum Lane in Clarksville, is collecting bicycles that can be used or repaired and operating sewing machines for "Bikes for the World" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow.

The bicycles and sewing machines will be sent to developing countries to provide transportation and employment opportunities.

A cash donation of $10 is suggested to help with shipping costs. Receipts will be provided.

Information: 410-531-5653.

St. James church to hold `Spring Fling'

St. James United Methodist Church, 12470 Old Frederick Road, Marriottsville, will hold its "Spring Fling," from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.

A yard sale, bake sale, spring plant sale and submarine sandwich sale are planned. Games with prizes, face painting, a Moon Bounce and Silly Jill the Clown, will entertain children.

Information: www.gbgm-

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

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