Religion Notes


November 17, 2006

Charity bingo set for tomorrow

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4795 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, will hold a Longaberger charity basket bingo at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is $15 in advance; $18 at the door, and includes 20 games, specials, door prizes and hot food. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

Information: 410-719-2369.

Membership brunch planned

Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, will hold an informal Prospective Member Brunch from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Rabbi Doug Heifetz and his staff will provide an overview of the Reconstructionist synagogue's activities.

Admission is free, but reservations are requested.

Information: Judee Illiffat, 301-498-5151.

Christmas Bazaar is tomorrow

Taylorsville United Methodist Church, 4356 Ridge Road, Taylorsville, will hold its Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow.

A craft gallery, children's shop, train garden, live music, bake table, hay ride, silent auction and an appearance by Santa are planned.

Luncheon includes an oyster platter ($9) or ham platter ($7.50), soup and sandwiches and homemade pies.

The church is a quarter-mile south of Routes 26 and 27.

Information: 410-875-4101.

Biblical history to be discussed

Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, will sponsor a talk by Rabbi Pamela Barmash, "Biblical History: Fact or Fiction?" during Shabbat services at 8 p.m. today and 9:30 a.m. tomorrow.

A Conservative rabbi, Barmash is associate professor and director of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Information: 410-531-5115.

Focus is Jewish womanhood

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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