Religion Notes

October 05, 2007

3-night revival at St. John Baptist

St. John Baptist Church, 8910 Old Annapolis Road, Columbia, will hold its annual revival for three nights, Oct. 15-17. Services are to begin at 7 p.m.

This year's theme is "Maximizing Our Potential" (1 Corinthians 15:58). The revival speaker will be the Rev. Henry P. Davis III, pastor of First Baptist Church of Highland Park in Landover.

Everyone is welcome.

Information: 410-992-6977, or

Oktoberfest, auction being held today

Our Shepherd Lutheran Church will sponsor an Oktoberfest and silent auction from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at 8940 Route 108, Suite D, Columbia.

A German dinner, including bratwurst, homemade sauerkraut, potato salad and desserts, will be served from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door. The cost is $15 for adults; $5 for children ages 6 to 13. Children younger than 6 can have a free hot dog. Soft drinks, beer and wine will be for sale.

The silent auction begins 7 p.m. and closes at 8:45 p.m.

The event is a fundraiser for the Social Ministry's Food and Fuel Fund for Howard County families in need.

Information: 410-730-8765.

Church's fall fest, dinner set Sunday

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, 4801 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, will hold its 71st Fall Festival and Turkey Dinner from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

The family event includes food, carnival games, rides and activities for children and adults, including a $1,000 raffle. Tickets are $1 each; six for $5.

Dinner is $13 for adults; $12 for senior citizens and $10 for children ages 6 to 11. Children younger than 5 eat for free. Carryout is available.

Information: 410-744-4251.

Concert tomorrow at interfaith center

The UU Chalice Concert Series will present "BSO Chamber II - Works for Tenor, Horn, Violin and Piano," at 8 p.m. tomorrow at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

The first program of the season will feature members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in a concert of chamber works by Benjamin Britten, Mozart, Ravel and Brahms. Thomas Benjamin will give a preconcert lecture on the composers and their work at 7:15 p.m.

Tickets are $20 at the door; $12 for students. Children to age 12 are admitted free with a paying adult. Patron tickets are $27.

Information: 410-381-0097.

Hadassah holding a gala Oct. 14

Howard County Hadassah will sponsor a Champagne and Chocolate Gala, an evening of pinball, pool and pingpong, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 14 at a private home in Highland.

Members and nonmembers are welcome. The cost is $18 for members; $25 for nonmembers. Payment should be sent to Hadassah of Howard County, P.O. Box 238, Simpsonville 21150-0238.

The event will raise money for youth activities in Israel and the United States.

Information: Janet Schultz, 410-531-5641. Or www.hoco

Shrine schedules a Healing Mass

The Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg, will celebrate a Healing Mass at 7:30 p.m. today.

A Day of Prayer: "Francis, Lover of the Earth," will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow. The cost is $45 and includes lunch and materials. Registration is required.

Blessing of Animals will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the piazza at the Shrine of St. Anthony. All pets should be on a leash and accompanied by their owners.

Dinner and a concert, "Under the Arches," is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday. The evening concert will be accompanied by an Italian dinner with wine. The cost is $25; $15 for children. Reservations are required.

Information: 410-531-2800.

Simchat Torah services today

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, will hold Simchat Torah services at 9:30 a.m. today.

The completion of the annual cycle of weekly Torah readings and beginning of a new cycle will be celebrated by a procession of congregants singing and dancing with the Torah scrolls.

Sabbath evening services begin today at 6:30 p.m.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Spaghetti dinner at Trinity Episcopal

Trinity Episcopal Church, 7474 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 20.

The cost is $8 for adults; $4 for children. Those ages 4 and younger eat for free. A bake sale is also planned.

Information: Anna Gorzo, 410-799-7080.

Church offers Christian aerobics

Body & Soul Christian Aerobics offers eight-week sessions of cardiovascular and strength training set to contemporary Christian music.

A class is offered at 9:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at South Columbia Baptist Church. There is a fee; a discount is available for new students.

Information: 410-381-4668.

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