Free concert on church patio hits right note for all ages

Lansdowne Christian Church hosts Christian Temple's Nitty Gritty Church Band at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, on the outdoor patio at 101 Clyde Ave.

Bring lawn chairs and your neighbors and enjoy a free concert suitable for every age.

Take notes at 410-242-4821.

Burgers to breakfast

Family Night is set for Friday, Sept. 9, at Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave. A 6 p.m. cookout on the grounds features burgers and franks.

A showing of "Soul Surfer" begins at 7 p.m.

Afterward, a campfire calls tenters to set up and stay the night.

Call 410-242-9029 for s'more details.

Fellas of all ages may head back to the church on Saturday, Sept. 10, for the United Methodist Men's outdoor event from 4:30-8 p.m. A yummy grilled supper, lively games and friendly competitions add to the camaraderie.

Then on Sunday, Sept. 11, these energetic men will serve an enticing breakfast menu from 8-10:30 a.m. Open to all.

Kathy dishes up tidbits at 410-242-9029.

Sunday school

Christ United Methodist Church Sunday School sessions begin anew at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 with some tasty treats preceding class time. Grade levels from preschool through adult at 2833 Florida Ave.

Call 410-789-9058 for specifics.

Sunday school reopens at Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Ave., on Sept. 11, at 9:45 a.m. Classes for toddler through adults focus on innovative, hands-on sessions with light fare refreshments each week.

Call 410-242-5918 to register.

Break your fast with Hope Presbyterian Church's members at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, 4748 Shelbourne Road. An array of specialty egg dishes and pancakes will be served family-style.

Following this feast, join one of the Sunday school classes for "Good News" lessons. Children and adults invited.

Call 410-247-4673 to learn more.

Coming together

Rally Day at Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 114 Laverne Ave, begins with an 8:30 a.m. breakfast Sunday, Sept. 11. Choices of savory and sweet items will be dished up, free of charge. After the meal, a play and special program introduce families to the year's Sunday school curriculum.

Virginia Mullins answers questions at 410-242-3039.

Pastor Claire Fiedler at Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Ave., sheds light on "The Jesus Creed" at the Monday Bible study, beginning at 7 p.m. Sept. 12. A study guide and DVD are utilized.

Hope Presbyterian Church's healing service at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, begins with soup and sandwiches. Prayer and scripture reflections follow the anointings at 4748 Shelbourne Road.

Call 410-247-4673 to learn more.

Fun fundraisers

Bargain hunters may head to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 114 Laverne Ave., for the Fantastic Flea Mart from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Light refreshments, home-style baked treats. Everything priced to sell.

Call 410-242-2141.

Ascension Parish sells Maryland State Lottery calendars for $20, which are good for a whole year. Cash prizes daily on evening three digit numbers.

To buy one, call 410-242-2292.

Have hidden treasures or craft items to sell?

Sign on for Christ Church of the Deaf's Flea Mart and Crafts Bonanza Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at 1040 S. Beechfield Ave. Cost with table is $12. Deadline to register is Sept 21.

Check in with David Jessop at 410-242-2358.

Christ United Methodist Church invites everyone to its Harvest Festival and Flea Mart from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. at 2833 Florida Ave.

Entertainment for young and old, yummy treats and bargains. Rent a space for $10 or with a table for $15.

Call 410-789-9058 for specifics.

Empty shelves

Southwest Emergency Services needs contributions of shelf staple foods to meet the needs of area families, who hunger daily. The shelves are as bare, due to an escalating number of food requests.

Drop off weekdays from 9-11:30 a.m., 1201 Maple Ave. or call 410-247-8154 for a list of priorities.

Fundraisers also benefit SWES:

• The Warthen Fuel Co. employees host their annual SWES Walk Through Arbutus at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28. They seek sponsors for this jaunt. To sign up, send checks, made out to SWES, to Warthen, P.O. Box 18274, Halethorpe, MD 21227.

Or talk to Patty Nagel, 410-242-0990, for alternative options.

• Sponsors also needed for the annual Cropwalk Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. to beat hunger and raise money for the SWES pantry.

Meet at Lansdowne United Methodist Church. A small fee will be charged for a light lunch, noon-1:30 p.m. Choose a stroller friendly short saunter or a three-mile trek. Registration necessary. Free snowballs upon your return.

Contact one of these participating churches: Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist, 410-242-5918; Lansdowne United Methodist, 410-247-4624 or Arbutus United Methodist, 410-242-9029.

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