* St. Augustine's Church, 5976 Old WashingtonRoad, Elkridge. Mass, 7 a.m. every day. Information: 796-1520.

* Glen Mar U.M.C., 8430 Glen Mar Road, Ellicott City. Prayer sessions, 10:15-10:45 a.m. every Sunday. 465-4995.

* St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 11795 Route 216, Fulton. Special prayer services, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 725-0241.

* St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.Mass, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. 964-1425.

* The Rev. Martin Norman of Grace Community Church of Columbia will deliver a message on the gulfduring the first part of the service. The church meets in Oakland Mills High School from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sundays. 992-4384.

* FirstLutheran Church, Chatham and Frederick roads, Ellicott City. Weekly prayer services from 7 to 7:30 p.m. every Sunday. A prayer list for specific individuals serving in the gulf will be included in each service. 465-2977.

* St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church is conducting a 30-minute "Petition for Peace" for the duration of the war at 7 p.m. Mondays at 6004 Waterloo Road. Information: 799-8888.


* Howard County General Hospital's free open forum for adults, "Beyond Politics . . . Feeling Responses to War," from 7 to 8:30p.m. Feb. 28 in the Health Education Center. Information: 740-7600.

* Support group for employees of the Applied Physics Laboratory who have family members stationed in the Persian Gulf will meet monthlyin the Kossiakoff Center. Dates have not yet been arranged. Information: 792-5113.

* A support group strictly for parents of those serving in the gulf meets in Guilford. Information: Ed Brody, 947-5800.

* A youth crisis hot line is sponsored by the Grassroots Center. The phone number is (800) 422-0009.

* The Steven Daniel Jeffreys Foundation Ltd. in Columbia is offering a Middle East Crisis Support Program that will meet every other Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Howard County Mental Health Department, Trellis Center, 10760 Hickory Ridge Road, Suite 119. Information: 730-0115 or 997-5880.

* The United Way-supported information and referral agency is providing around-the-clock referral service to military families in need of counseling, crisis intervention, financial support, legal aid, parenting assistance and employment and career guidance.

Information and referral service in conjunction with area military bases is also being provided. Information: 685-0525 or (800) 492-0618.

* Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church gulf crisis support group for people with family and friends in the gulf meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at 12175 Route 108 in Clarksville. Information: 531-5653.

* A daytime support group for women who have family serving in the gulf is now forming and will be led by licensed psychologist Mary Anne Cordahl. Information: 992-7288.

* The Military Family Support Network invites families andfriends of loved in the military to the county chapter of its national organization at the Lornwood Child Development Center.

Representatives Byron, Cardin, McMillen and Senators Mikulski and Sarbanes have been invited to speak at 4 p.m. today.

If you plan to attend call John Rynn, 381-5515.

* People interested in forming their own support groups should call the Army Family Liasion Office at 1-800-833-6622.

* First Call For Help, an around-the-clock information and referral service, helps military families find counseling, crisis intervention, financial support, legal aid, parenting assistance and employment and career guidance. Information: 685-0525 or 1-800-492-0618.

If your organization is providing services to area families of GIs serving in Operation Desert Storm, or sponsoring community events related to the war, please notify The Howard County Sun, 3300 N. Ridge Road, Suite 140, Ellicott City, Md. 21043, or FAX 750-1121. Please include your name and a daytime telephone number for verification purposes.

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