Religion Notes


November 03, 2006

Election Day dinner planned in Highland

The United Methodist Men of Hopkins United Methodist Church, 13250 Highland Road, Highland, will hold an Election Day Oyster and Chicken Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow in the church's Educational Building.

The Oyster dinner costs $14; the chicken dinner, $10. Both include potato salad, green beans, cabbage and dessert.

Information or to order a dinner: 410-531-6187.

Coffee House set at Church of Christ

The Columbia Church of Christ will hold a Coffee House at Stonehouse in Long Reach Village Center from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. today.

The informal celebration of music, faith and fellowship features musician George Pendergrass and the group Things in Common. Everyone is welcome.

The event will serve as an opening to the workshop, "A Worship Experience," offered tomorrow and Sunday. The workshop is designed to enhance worship through music and praise, using multimedia technology. Pendergrass and members of Things in Common will lead the workshop.

Information: www.awe Registration: 410-707-4900.

Church planning Election Day lunch

Emory United Methodist Church, 3799 Church Road, Ellicott City, will hold an Election Day Luncheon, with chicken salad and ham and a bake and craft table, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The cost is $7; $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12. Children to age 6 will be admitted free. Carryout is available. The church is disabled- accessible.

Information: 410-465-6162.

Church sponsoring a rock concert

Christ United Methodist Church will sponsor a concert of classic and blues rock, and some pop music, by Common Clay at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. The congregation is based at the interfaith center.

Tickets, which are $15, include dessert, which will be served from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Children do not require tickets.

Information or to purchase tickets (which will also available at the door): 301-518-2125.

Bet Yeladim to hold open house Sunday

Bet Yeladim Preschool and Kindergarten will hold an open house from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

Children are welcome.

Information: 410-997-7378, or

Church sets seminar on domestic violence

St. John Baptist Church, 8910 Old Annapolis Road, Ellicott City, will offer an interactive seminar, "Domestic Violence: The Church's Role/Response," from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. tomorrow.

A panel of experts will discuss community resources, spiritual issues, psychological explanations and myths, and health consequences for women, children and families. Personal testimony and a video, Domestic Violence: What Churchs Can Do, are also planned.

A free continental breakfast will be served. Child care for children ages 1 to 7 will be provided; reservations are required.

Information or to request child care: Eloise G. Hunt, Health and Wholeness Ministry, 410-796-1866.

Jewish womanhood is focus of course

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, will offer classes to introduce girls ages 11 to 13 to Jewish womanhood.

The course "How to be a Jewish Woman" will include crafts, poetry and discussion. No synagogue affiliation is required. Admission is free.

A women's Tanya class is offered at 10 a.m. Mondays, and a women's Bible study class (children welcome) is offered at noon Wednesdays.

Information: Rebbetzin Chani Baron, 410-740-2424.

Journeys Community meets in Columbia

Journeys Community, a nontraditional spiritual seekers' group, meets at 10 a.m. Sundays in the second-floor auditorium of Vantage House Life-Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road in Town Center, Columbia.

Journeys Community has published a book, Seeking the Spirit: How to Create a Community of Seekers.

The book describes the history of the Columbia group and its nontraditional liturgy, which draws on many cultures and faith traditions and includes readings, music and film clips from sources such as Mother Teresa, Thich Nhat Hanh and Stevie Wonder.

Information: 410-730-6079.

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