New Hope Adventist Church has programs to help you cope [Clarksville]

Peace of mind and peace of pocketbook are two topics coming up at New Hope Adventist Church.

Are you sad and feeling at loose ends now that a relationship has ended? "Rebuilding When Relationships End" is a new weekly small group seminar at the church on Hall Shop Road beginning on Sept. 3 and running through Dec. 10.

There is a $20 fee for seminar materials. For more information or to register, call or text 410-541-NEWH (6394). You might also send email to or go to

Financially this is a difficult time for many, but even in good times there are those who just can't seem to manage well. What's the secret?

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University starts on Sept. 10 at New Hope Adventist Church. Michael Adu is the coordinator. The program will help you achieve financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future and give like never before. Does that sound interesting or flat out impossible? See for yourself.

Again, for more information or to register, call or text 410-541-NEWH (6394). You might also send email to or go to

Both Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts seeking the highest Scouting awards create and coordinate a community service project. Some seem quite unique and noteworthy.

Girl Scout Allison Seitz has always loved the great outdoors and chose for her project to create a Bird Trail at our nearby Robinson Nature Center with support from the center and the help of the Howard County Woodworkers Guild including Dave McCann.

Live birds don't sit still for close examination. The Woodworkers created life-sized authentically colored bird species likely to be found in this area. Each of the carved birds is displayed along the trail on the trees or habitats where it would be found naturally.

Allison recently presented a program at the nature center to educate the public and introduce the bird walk. Many thanks go to Allison for coming up with this worthy project, to Meagan Leatherbury who is program manager at the center and to members of the Howard County Woodworkers Guild who carved and donated the birds for our benefit.

The Robinson Nature Center is free on Wednesdays and very low cost on Thursday through Sunday. You might want to become a supporting member. The nature center is open Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m. To learn more, call 410-313-0400 or go to

 You might think this week's column is going to the birds, and it is somewhat. The Howard County Bird Club is going "green" by distributing its newsletter, The Goldfinch, electronically. You can view a copy by going to

Congratulations to Tatyana McFadden on beign nominated for 2013 Sports Woman of the Year by the Women's Sports Foundation. She is the only Paralympian to be nominated in Individual Sports. Tatyana's specialty is track and field.

 Go to to vote for Tatyana. The last day to vote is Sept. 9.


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