Religion Notes

April 06, 2007

Ecumenical service set for Easter

The Columbia Cooperative Ministry, an umbrella organization of Christian churches, will present its 40th ecumenical Easter sunrise service Sunday at the Columbia Lakefront, near the People Tree.

Starting time is 6:30 a.m. The Rev. Sadie Woolford, associate pastor at St. John Baptist Church in Columbia, will deliver the sermon.

An offering will be taken to support the ministry's programs. Light snacks will be served. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in Room 1 of Wilde Lake Interfaith Center, 10431 Twin Rivers Road, Columbia.

A Good Friday service, in which seven speakers will each meditate on one of the seven last words of Christ, will be held from noon to 3 p.m. today at Wilde Lake Interfaith Center.

The public is invited for all or part of the program. An offering will be taken.

Information: Milt Nelson, 301-604-2549 or Alvin Thompson, 410-997-2286.

Easter kites to fly again Sunday

Members of Lutheran Church of the Living Word in Oakland Mills, which is part of the Columbia Cooperative Ministry, will continue their almost 30-year-old kite-flying tradition after the 9 a.m. worship service Easter Sunday at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills Interfaith Center in Columbia.

The tradition follows a Guyanese custom symbolizing the resurrection of Jesus Christ, according to Bayney Karren, ambassador from Guyana, who participated in the event in 2005. A representative from the Guyanese embassy is expected to participate this year.

Information: Milt Nelson, 301-604-2549 or the Rev. Andrea Wiegand, 410-730-1970.

Remembering the Holocaust

The annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) service, presented by the Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis, will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 15 at the Columbia Jewish Congregation, the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.

Chic Paper, a veteran of World War II and a liberator of the concentration camp at Dachau, will speak.

An interactive program with Holocaust survivors for teens in grades seven to 12 will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Called Dor L'Dor (Generation to Generation), its theme is "Liberation and Freedom."

Information: 410-730-4976, ext. 21.

Family service for Passover set

Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia, will hold a Passover Family Service for children in kindergarten through fifth grade at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

The service includes stories, prayers and songs.

The eight-day holiday commemorating the Exodus from Egypt ends Tuesday night.

Information: 410-531-5115.

Sacred Triduum services at shrine

The Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg, offers services and activities during the Sacred Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.)

A Good Friday Day of Prayer is planned from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today. The cost, $50, includes lunch and supper. A schedule of activities is available. Reservations are requested.

A Good Friday service, "The Lord's Passion," will be held at 7:30 p.m.

An Easter Vigil Service and reception will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow, and Easter Sung Vespers are planned at 5 p.m. Sunday.

Information: 410-531-2800, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Yard sale, auction, health fair set May 5

Locust United Methodist Church, 6851 Martin Road, Columbia, will hold a yard sale, silent auction and health fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5. The rain date is May 19. Sellers are needed. The cost is $10 a space.

Information: Sylvia Waters, 410-772-0940.

A supervised truck will accept donations of clean household items, knickknacks, books and children's clothing from noon to 1 p.m. Sundays, this week and April 15, 22 and 29; from noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays, tomorrow and April 14, 21 and 28; and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, next week, April and April 19 and 26.)

Christian aerobics slated at 2 churches

Body & Soul Christian Aerobics will offer eight-week sessions of cardio- and strength-training to contemporary Christian music, starting this month.

A class is to be offered at 9:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, starting next week, at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Information: 410-985-7102.

A second class is to be offered at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, starting April 16, at South Columbia Baptist Church.

Information: 410-381-4668.

There is a fee; a discount is available for new students.

Journeys group 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, describing the history of the Columbia group and its nontraditional liturgy.

Information: 410-730-6079.

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