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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to the Sun | October 11, 2006
Walkers at 10K fundraisers Sunday in Severna Park and Annapolis will be taking steps to restock food pantries, support Hurricane Katrina victims and help impoverished areas worldwide. The Severna Park Assistance Network, known as SPAN, will receive 25 percent of the money raised at its 26th annual CROP Walk. The network, started by local churches 16 years ago, runs a food pantry and helps people pay rent and utility bills and buy prescription medicines. Last year, the Severna Park walk raised $11,950, according to the Church World Service Web site.
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November 16, 2012
Bible class A six-session class introducing the Bible to people who feel they know nothing about it begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. "Bible 101" will be taught by Tim Merritt, who is certified as a Lutheran teacher. The six class hours will provide an overview of Scripture as well as tools for helping to understand it, either for personal reading or as part of a group study. Free; all materials provided. Information and registration: 410-255-8236.
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By KATHY SUTPHIN | January 28, 1994
Mary Brown has spent the past 20 winters teaching Mount Airy residents -- young and old -- that a blanket can be much more than just a warm cover to someone in need.As the Mount Airy area chairwoman of the Annual Blanket Drive that benefits the international disaster relief mission of Church World Service, Mrs. Brown is always willing to talk about a blanket's potential.Blankets serve many purposes for people displaced from their homes by disasters -- natural and man-made.Blankets can be used as coats, backpacks, window curtains, makeshift doors and ground covers, according to Mrs. Brown.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to the Sun | October 11, 2006
Walkers at 10K fundraisers Sunday in Severna Park and Annapolis will be taking steps to restock food pantries, support Hurricane Katrina victims and help impoverished areas worldwide. The Severna Park Assistance Network, known as SPAN, will receive 25 percent of the money raised at its 26th annual CROP Walk. The network, started by local churches 16 years ago, runs a food pantry and helps people pay rent and utility bills and buy prescription medicines. Last year, the Severna Park walk raised $11,950, according to the Church World Service Web site.
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By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 19, 2000
Members of synagogues and church congregations will celebrate the coming of spring and the joy of exercising with loved ones while they walk a 2 1/2 -mile course Sunday, raising money to help alleviate the suffering caused by world hunger. It is the 18th year that Howard countians will participate in a spring Communities Reaching Out to People (CROP) Walk. Church World Service, a relief, development and refugee assistance ministry of 35 denominations, sponsors the ecumenical event. The cross-cultural, interfaith event appeals to people who want to help others by marching but not protesting.
NEWS
November 16, 2012
Bible class A six-session class introducing the Bible to people who feel they know nothing about it begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. "Bible 101" will be taught by Tim Merritt, who is certified as a Lutheran teacher. The six class hours will provide an overview of Scripture as well as tools for helping to understand it, either for personal reading or as part of a group study. Free; all materials provided. Information and registration: 410-255-8236.
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August 22, 1993
MARY LOUISE POOLE of Westminster works in the admissions office at Western Maryland College and is organizing a campuswide collection of aid packages for victims of the Midwest floods.The materials will be distributed by Church World Service, an interdenominational organization in Indiana.Ms. Poole has arranged for packages assembled by college staff to be stored at Carroll Hall until they can be taken to a collection point at the New Windsor Service Center.In Westminster, packages may be taken to the Westminster United Methodist Church office.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2004
When Rosella Reese saw the devastating images of an earthquake-ravaged town in Iran flash across her television screen, she knew she would soon be packing relief supplies. Within a few days, Reese and several other workers at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor have helped put together a $550,000 shipment of medicines, vitamins and bandages that is to leave the western Carroll County town today, bound for Bam in southern Iran. The 20-foot-long cargo container will be shipped by air and should arrive by week's end. "I knew what I would be doing as soon as I heard there was an earthquake," said Reese, who has been packing relief supplies at the warehouse for nearly 18 years.
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October 7, 2005
Yom Kippur services at Lubavitch Center The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane in Columbia, will hold services for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on Wednesday evening and Thursday. Kol Nidre, the opening service for the most solemn day of the Jewish year, will begin at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Yiskor, a memorial service for the departed, will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the Ne'ilah service, the closing prayer of the day, will begin at 6:15 p.m. There will be a time to rest from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., when Minchah, the afternoon prayer, will begin.
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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 23, 2001
MOST OF US don't think twice when we crawl under our nice warm blankets each night. But many aren't so lucky, including people in our community and around the world who don't have the luxury of owning even one blanket, a simple comfort most of us take for granted. Mount Airy resident Carole Van Gosen is aware of this worldwide need. She is the volunteer coordinator for the annual Mary Brown Blanket Drive. For more than 50 years, local churches and community organizations have been collecting money and blankets.
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By KATIE MARTIN and KATIE MARTIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 23, 2006
Inside a large green warehouse on New Windsor's Main Street, basic supplies are collected from congregations and communities around the country. Volunteers and workers pack the items, including washcloths, stuffed animals, crayons and toothpaste, into kits that will be shipped to disaster-stricken areas worldwide. Cardboard boxes filled with the kits are stacked to the ceiling on tiers of shelves inside the 72,000-square-foot building, ready to be sent wherever they are needed. For people who are warm, safe and dry, the items may not seem like a lot, but to people who have nothing, the kits are priceless, said Kathleen Campanella, manager of communications and hospitality at the Brethren Service Center.
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October 7, 2005
Yom Kippur services at Lubavitch Center The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane in Columbia, will hold services for Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, on Wednesday evening and Thursday. Kol Nidre, the opening service for the most solemn day of the Jewish year, will begin at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Thursday services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Yiskor, a memorial service for the departed, will begin at 12:30 p.m., and the Ne'ilah service, the closing prayer of the day, will begin at 6:15 p.m. There will be a time to rest from 2:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., when Minchah, the afternoon prayer, will begin.
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September 4, 2005
Carroll County residents are providing help for victims of Hurricane Katrina: A truckload of disaster relief supplies from the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor arrived in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday. The center has also alerted its rescue workers and emergency childcare volunteers, who are trained to assist displaced children. "First, we work on rescue and then, on relief," said Kathleen Campanella, spokeswoman for the center, which frequently responds to disaster. "We are already gathering items for the next shipment."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | January 6, 2004
When Rosella Reese saw the devastating images of an earthquake-ravaged town in Iran flash across her television screen, she knew she would soon be packing relief supplies. Within a few days, Reese and several other workers at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor have helped put together a $550,000 shipment of medicines, vitamins and bandages that is to leave the western Carroll County town today, bound for Bam in southern Iran. The 20-foot-long cargo container will be shipped by air and should arrive by week's end. "I knew what I would be doing as soon as I heard there was an earthquake," said Reese, who has been packing relief supplies at the warehouse for nearly 18 years.
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By Christy Kruhm and Christy Kruhm,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 23, 2001
MOST OF US don't think twice when we crawl under our nice warm blankets each night. But many aren't so lucky, including people in our community and around the world who don't have the luxury of owning even one blanket, a simple comfort most of us take for granted. Mount Airy resident Carole Van Gosen is aware of this worldwide need. She is the volunteer coordinator for the annual Mary Brown Blanket Drive. For more than 50 years, local churches and community organizations have been collecting money and blankets.
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By Jean Leslie and Jean Leslie,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 19, 2000
Members of synagogues and church congregations will celebrate the coming of spring and the joy of exercising with loved ones while they walk a 2 1/2 -mile course Sunday, raising money to help alleviate the suffering caused by world hunger. It is the 18th year that Howard countians will participate in a spring Communities Reaching Out to People (CROP) Walk. Church World Service, a relief, development and refugee assistance ministry of 35 denominations, sponsors the ecumenical event. The cross-cultural, interfaith event appeals to people who want to help others by marching but not protesting.
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By Joni Guhne and Joni Guhne,Special to The Sun | September 21, 1995
Severna Park United Methodist Church celebrates its 30th anniversary Sunday with services at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. An outdoor reception will be held after each service.A helium-filled balloon above the church will announce the celebration. At each service, children will carry red and white balloons in a "procession into the future," said the Rev. Warren Ebenger, the church minister.The Rev. Wesley Dodge, SPUMC minister from 1970 to 1980, will preach at all three services. He and his wife, Mary Lee Dodge, will greet friends during the receptions.
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September 4, 2005
Carroll County residents are providing help for victims of Hurricane Katrina: A truckload of disaster relief supplies from the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor arrived in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday. The center has also alerted its rescue workers and emergency childcare volunteers, who are trained to assist displaced children. "First, we work on rescue and then, on relief," said Kathleen Campanella, spokeswoman for the center, which frequently responds to disaster. "We are already gathering items for the next shipment."
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