South Carroll: Eldersburg branch library hosts Bereavement Support Group, Feb. 21

South Carroll: Eldersburg branch library hosts Bereavement Support Group, Feb. 21
Ward’s Chapel United Methodist Church's 2018 auction is shown. This year's auction at Ward's Chapel UMC will be held on March 9. (Courtesy photo)

On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Eldersburg branch of the Carroll County Public Library will be hosting the Bereavement Support Group with the help of the organization Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, to bring some comfort to those who are grieving a loved one.

Dorian Campbell is a member of Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care, which is a hospice provider based in Columbia, and she will be facilitating the program for the second time this year.


Campbell explained, in an email interview, that she is a Carroll County resident and she came up with the idea of presenting this program at the library, especially for the residents in Carroll County and in the surrounding areas.

Throughout this program, she will be in charge of assisting those in need with grief counseling, processing loss, and moving forward through grief using music, writing, and other interactions.

She explained that the purpose of this program is to provide the community with the opportunity to work through grief in a safe environment.

Also, she encourages those who are going though this stage in their lives to attend the program because she believes that “people are grieving losses every day and they don’t necessarily have outlets in which to process this grief.” Campbell will serve as a tool for those in need throughout the program.

The program starts at 6:30 p.m. and is open to any adults in need in the community.

For more information, you may contact the library at 410-386-4488. You may visit the Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care’s website to learn more,

The Eldersburg branch library is located at 6400 W. Hemlock Drive.

Ward’s Chapel UMC’s annual auction on tap

The Ward’s Chapel United Methodist Church will be celebrating their annual Auction on March 9 featuring returning auctioneer, John Roes.

Charles Dell, one of the coordinators of this event, stated in an email interview, that he encourages everyone to attend the auction because it will be a fun evening and people will have the opportunity to take home great items.

He explained that most items will be sold live by a professional auctioneer, but they will also have a few tables for silent auction bidding as in the past.

Dell stated that they will have similar items to those in past years, including entertainment packages, financial planning services, collectibles, baked goods and gift cards from many businesses in the Baltimore/Carroll County area.

Also, Dell explained that they are looking for sponsors of the auction. Those interested may donate money, gift certificates, retail products or services.

He also stated that the items donated will be displayed with any promotional materials provided. The sponsors will be recognized at the auction and on the church’s website.

In addition, he stated that those who donate $50 and more will be featured in the sponsor page with the business logo.


To register to bid is $2. There will be soup, sandwiches, snacks, and dessert available for purchase throughout the evening.

All of the proceeds will be used to benefit the mission the church has with many organization, such as Camp Hope, Baltimore County Christian Workcamp, Chappy’s Outdoors, ZOE Ministries, Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, Volunteers in Mission, and more.

You may become a sponsor and send your donation by Feb. 23 to the church. For more information or to arrange pickup for your items, you may contact Pauline Reisberg at 410-922-5531.

Doors open at 4 p.m. and the bidding begins at 5 p.m.

For more information, you may visit their website,

The church is located at 11023 Liberty Road Randallstown.

Taylorsville UMC hosting Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper.

Come and enjoy delicious pancakes at the Taylorsville United Methodist Church’s Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on March 5 starting at 5:30 p.m.

In addition to pancakes, they will be serving eggs, sausage and other dishes. For drinks, they will have milk, orange juice, and coffee.

The church encourages the attendees to make a small donation at the event to benefit the Missions Committee. The event ends at 7 p.m.

In case of snow, the event will be postponed to March 12 at the same time.

For more information, you may contact the church at their email, or at their phone, 410-875-4101. You may also visit their website,

Taylorsville United Methodist Church is located at 4356 Ridge Road.