Religion Notes

RELIGION NOTES

September 15, 2006

Lecture series to honor Martin

The Columbia Cooperative Ministry will inaugurate an annual memorial lecture series honoring the late George W. Martin, a longtime leader in ecumenical and community activities. Martin, a Columbia pioneer and deacon at St. John Roman Catholic Church, died March 9.

The George Martin Memorial Lecture will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia. Grace Adolphsen Brame, a faculty member in the graduate program in Theology and Ministry at La Salle University, will speak about "The Integration of Theology and Spirituality - Call, Cost and Joy." Also a soloist, she is expected to sing.

Brame is author of A Manual of Receptive Prayer and other publications.

Information: T. Milton Nelson, 301-604-2549.

`Kindness Campaign' to begin Sunday

Rabbi Susan Grossman of Beth Shalom Congregation will begin a yearlong "Kindness Campaign" on Sunday for religious-school students. A skit for young children, kindergarten through second grade, is planned from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., and speakers from the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County, the National Association for Self Esteem and the Howard County Conservancy will talk with students from third grade through high school from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

"Kindness coins," which ask the recipient to do a kind act for the environment, for themselves and for another person, will be passed on to the person for whom a kind act was done with a request to continue the chain of kind acts. Participants can submit their experiences to Beth Shalom's Web site (www.beth-shalom.net), to be recorded in a "kindness scroll."

The project is based on Coin-spiracy, an international campaign: www.investinakinder world.com.

Event for women at Lubavitch center

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, will hold Elul Women's Event - an evening of singing and discussion for women - at 7 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

Elul is a month of spiritual preparation for the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah, which begins the evening of Sept. 22.

A Shofar Factory Open House will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Lubavitch center. Children and adults will have an opportunity to make a shofar from a ram's horn; the instrument is sounded on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement.)

The cost is $8 a shofar.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Counseling center now serves Howard

Pastoral Counseling and Consultation Centers of Greater Washington has extended its services to Howard County.

The Ellicott City office, on the campus of St. John's Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, is staffed Mondays and Wednesdays by Rabbi Shlomo Slatkin.

He is a licensed professional counselor with a specialty in Imago Relationship Therapy.

The therapy, created by Harville Hendrix, author of Getting the Love You Want, offers practical strategies, based on a spiritual perspective, to repair and strengthen relationships.

Information: 202-449-3789, Ext. 706, or www.pastoral counselingdc.com.

Thrift shop has fall, winter clothing

Trinity Episcopal Church's Gift & Thrift Shoppe, 6010 Waterloo Road at Old Montgomery Road in Elkridge, has fall and winter clothing available. (The shop is at Pfeiffer's Corner, behind St. John's Lutheran Church.)

Store hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Information: 410-799-9175.

The church is seeking vendors for its flea market, to be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 7 at 7474 Washington Blvd., Elkridge. Spaces cost $10 each; $15 with a table. Coffee and doughnuts will be for sale for breakfast; hot dogs and hamburgers, for lunch.

Information: Anna Gorzo, 410-799-7080.

Church to sponsor flea mart Sept. 23

Women of Christ Episcopal Church will sponsor a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 on the church lawn off Oakland Mills Road. The rain date is Sept. 30.

The organizers are seeking vendors. Spaces cost $8; two for $13, four for $23 and five for $28.

Information: Virginia Shaw, 410-953-8381, or Suzanne Ziobro, 410-730-8578.

Depression-bipolar support offered

A DRADA (Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association) depression and bipolar support group meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Meetings are held at Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 8430 Glen Mar Road, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-379-2686.

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