Religion Notes

November 09, 2007

Church to hold Veterans Day service

Glen Mar United Methodist Church, 8430 Glenmar Road, Ellicott City, will hold a worship service to honor and thank those who have served the country and to offer prayers for those men and women still in harm's way.

The "No Greater Love" Veterans Day service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. An offering will be taken for the Wounded Warrior and Coming Home projects, both serving veterans.

Information: 410-465-4995.

Forum to examine wealth and poverty

The Interfaith Coalition for Compassion will present a forum, "Doing Well and Doing Good in Howard County," from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia.

The forum will examine Christian and Jewish views of wealth, poverty, charity and social justice, the needs of poorer residents, programs to assist them and help that is needed.

Admission is free.

Beth Shalom will hold an art auction at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow. A selection of work by Israeli and other artists will be available. Door prizes, fruit, wine, cheese, desserts and coffee will be served. Israeli wines will be for sale.

Admission is $10. Those who purchase tickets in advance will receive a $10 credit toward purchases during the evening.

The fourth in a series of talks, "Israel: Can There Ever Be Peace?" will be held at Beth Shalom at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. The topic is "Life in Israel from a Minority Point of View." The cost is $6 for members; $8 for nonmembers.

The series ends with a scholar-in-residence weekend Nov. 16-17 with Rabbi Arik Ascherman, co-founder and director of Rabbis for Human Rights. He will speak during Sabbath services at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and 9:30 a.m. Nov. 17. Admission is free. Reservations are required for a Friday night dinner and Saturday afternoon reception, for which there is a fee.

Information: 410-531-5115, or www.BethShalom.net.

`Mix and Mingle' at Temple Isaiah

The Jewish Federation of Howard County will hold its first community "Mix and Mingle" event for Jewish middle-schoolers from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow at Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Road, Fulton.

Tickets are available from synagogues.

Information: 410-730-4976.

LOGOS Ministry. program to be held

Registration is continuing for Christ United Methodist Church's LOGOS Ministry, being held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, next week and Nov. 29; Dec. 6 and 13; Jan. 10, 17, 24 and 31; Feb. 14, 21 and 28; and March 6 and 13 at Owen Brown Interfaith Center in Columbia.

The program for children ages 4 through high school and their families includes Bible study, family time, recreational activities and worship skills. There is a fee.

Information: 410-381-6329, or www.gbgm-umc.org/christ columbia/index.html, and look under "Kids' Programs."

Owen Brown Interfaith Center is at 7246 Cradlerock Way.

Author to speak at noon tomorrow

Locust United Methodist Church will present its 2007 WinterFest "Lunch with the Author" at noon tomorrow at the Hilton Columbia Hotel, 5485 Twin Knolls Road, Columbia.

Mary Ellen Hughes, author of Wreath of Deception and String of Lies, will speak.

The cost is $30, including lunch. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Howard County's cold-weather shelter.

The WinterFest "Lunch with the Author" series is a forum for quilters, needlework and craft enthusiasts to network and enjoy literature. It is sponsored by Locust Quilt and Craft, a program of the church. Reservations are required.

WinterFest offers home arts, quilts, crafts vendors and exhibits from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Hilton hotel.

Information: www.LocustQuiltandCraft.com.

Locust United Methodist Church is at Martin and Freetown roads, in Columbia.

Information: 410-964-4811.

Channing Memorial offers discussions

Channing Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist and the Rev. Susan LaMar are offering "Contemplative Conversations" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in the church office, Suite 4, 3230 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City.

Information: 410-203-04774.

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