Religion Notes

February 16, 2007

Oyster dinner tomorrow at church

The men of Hopkins United Methodist Church are holding the February oyster and chicken dinner from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 13250 Highland Road, Highland. The snow date is Feb. 24.

Oyster dinners cost $14; chicken dinners, $10. Both are served with potato salad, string beans and succotash. Desserts will be for sale.

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

Coffeehouse concert slated for Feb. 24

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia will sponsor a concert by Janelia Soul' Afrique, a world beat fusion group, at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $12; $6 for students.

The event is part of the church's One World Coffeehouse concert series.

Information: 410-381-0097.

Pancake Supper Tuesday in Columbia

Locust United Methodist Church, 6851 Martin Road, Columbia, will hold its annual Pancake Supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Dinner includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, potatoes, grits, applesauce and a beverage. The cost is $8.

Information: 410-531-5323.

St. Paul's youth to enact `Passion'

The Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg, will offer "The Passion of the Lord," an enactment of the Passion, performed by the Youth of St. Paul's Church, Ellicott City, at 7 p.m. Feb. 23.

Admission is free.

Ash Wednesday Masses and distribution of ashes will be at noon and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A "Sabbath Lenten Day of Prayer," to be facilitated by the Rev. Noel Danielewicz, will be offered from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 25. Registration is requested.

Evening prayers will be offered at 5 p.m. weekdays; a sung evening prayer will be offered Sundays during Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday.

Information: 410-531-2800.

Lamplighter Dinner to be held Feb. 25

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, will hold its Lamplighter Dinner - this year, honoring Rebbetzin Chani Baron, director of Gan Israel Preschool - at 6 p.m. Feb. 25.

A donation of $100 or more is suggested. Sponsorships are $180 to $250. Reservations are required. Baby-sitting will be available on request.

Information: Rabbi Hillel Baron, 410-740-2424.

Jewish Federation sets Schmooze Hour

The Jewish Federation of Howard County will sponsor its next Schmooze Hour from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bain Center, 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia.

Howard County resident Toby Devens will discuss her new novel, My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet).

Admission is free.

Information: Sophie Novinsky, 410-730-4976, Ext. 31.

Trinity to mark 150th anniversary

Trinity Episcopal Church, Waterloo, will celebrate its 150th anniversary (1857-2007) with a Mardi Gras Dinner and Dance from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. tomorrow at Snyder's Willow Grove Restaurant, 841 N. Hammonds Ferry Road, Linthicum.

The cost is $30 a person. A cash bar is planned.

Information: 301-490-5516, or e-mail, Trinity150th@verizon. net.

Trinity's Gift & Thrift Shoppe, 6010 Waterloo Road at Old Montgomery Road in Elkridge, has fall and winter clothing available. A bag sale (each bag of clothing costs $3) is planned for this month and next.

The shop is at Pfeiffer's Corner, behind St. John's Lutheran Church. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Information: 410-799-9175.

Spiritual seekers meet Sundays

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.

Included are readings, music and film clips from sources such as Mother Teresa, Thich Nhat Hanh and Stevie Wonder.

Information: 410-730-6079.

`Contagious Joy' is topic of conference

Calvary Community Church, 9180 Rumsey Road, Columbia, will be host for the Women of Faith audio-visual conference, "Contagious Joy," from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10.

Women of all ages are invited for an afternoon of fellowship and worship. Tickets are $12, and include lunch.

Calvary Community Church is a nondenominational Christian church.

Information or registration: 410-381-5200.

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