Anne Arundel County religion briefs

December 04, 2010

Hanukkah celebrations

•A grand menorah lighting will be held on the fifth day of Hanukkah, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5 at the City Dock. There will be dreidels, latkes, doughnuts and more. Free.

•A Hannukah bowl will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Annapolis Bowl, 2057 Generals Highway. Aleph Bet Jewish Day School will perform. Mention Chabad and get a discount on bowling game and shoes.

Information: 443-321-9859.

Christmas dinner and program

The Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer will hold a Christmas dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 at the church, 7606 Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie. Dinner includes turkey, ham, sides, desserts and beverages. Tickets are $7 for ages 12 and older. Children younger than 12 eat free. Tickets available at the door. A program with Christmas music and a pageant starts at 7 p.m.

Information and directions: 410-766-8778.

Preparing for Christmas

Sunday School students at Galilee Lutheran Church will help worshipers prepare Christmas through presentations in words and music at the 10:45 a.m. service Dec. 12 at the church, 4652 Mountain Road, Pasadena.

Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall after the service.

Information: 410-255-8236 or

Christmas programs

The Chesapeake Christian Center at 206 Weston Woods in Pasadena is sponsoring the following free holiday programs:

•"The Splendor of Christmas": Broadway-style musical tells the Christmas story through dance, drama and song. 10 a.m. Dec. 12.

•"Candy Cane Lane": Dove Award-winning musical teaches God alone can satisfy his children. 10 a.m. Dec. 19.

Information: 410-255-3168.

New Year's Eve Interfaith service

A New Year's Eve interfaith worship service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 31 at Eastport United Methodist Church, 926 Bay Ridge Ave., Annapolis. Representatives from local faith-based groups, civic and community organizations and area agencies will offer readings and prayers. Fellowship time will follow. Free.

Sponsored by the Greater Annapolis Interfaith Network. Information: 410-263-5490.

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