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Ferndale church presents Lenten 'tour' of the Holy Land in A.D. 30 NORTH COUNTY--Linthicum * Ferndale * Brooklyn Park * Pumphrey


The congregation of Ferndale United Methodist Church will be taken on an imaginary tour of the Holy Land during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday Services for the six weeks of Lent.

Pastor Susan Duchesneau is presenting "Jerusalem at Passover -- A Lenten Tour in A.D. 30." She will narrate the tour, stopping at various locations on an imaginary trip where the congregation will overhear the conversations of Judas, the High Priest, a Levite, Caiphas, Pilate, Peter, John, four women and Jesus.

The series started yesterday with a stop at a temple in Jerusalem. Future Sundays will highlight stops at the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Palace of the High Priest, the Fortress of Antonia and ending with Skull Hill-Golgatha on April 4.

The church is located at 117 Ferndale Road, at Hollins Ferry Road. Everyone is welcome to attend the services.

For information, call 761-2880.

* The entire family is invited to a Dinner and Variety/Talent Show planned for Saturday at Ferndale United Methodist. A roast beef and ham dinner with potatoes, vegetables, bread, beverage and dessert will be served at 5:30 p.m.

The Variety/Talent Show will begin at 7 p.m. Several surprises are in store, so don't miss out. Church members as well as friends of the community will be participating. The cost is $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 12 and under.

This event is one of the church's major fund-raisers. Proceeds will go toward improvements to Fellowship Hall, air conditioning, a restroom accessible to the handicapped and a ramp for the handicapped.

For tickets and information, call the office.


Linthicum Chapter 2244 of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet at St. John's Lutheran Church Thursday. The board meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Members are invited to bring a brown-bag lunch. The chapter will serve cake, coffee and tea. Blood pressures will be taken at noon.

The program at 1 p.m. will feature guest speaker Marian Krampf of Diversified Lending Services. She will speak on reverse mortgages.

The business meeting will follow the speaker.

Members are reminded that this is the last month to pay chapter dues.

For information, call Helen Del Brocco at 789-1588.


The North Linthicum Improvement Association will conduct its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Overlook Elementary School.

Beth Robinson, a spokeswoman for the light rail system, will speak on its arrival in the Linthicum area.

For information, call 789-1588.


The Black-Eyed Susan Smocking Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the media center of North County High School.

Maureen Kirby-Smith will demonstrate how to make a baby bonnet for a newborn out of a handkerchief.

Alma Dolin, club vice president, said no special skills are needed.

"Basically it is simply a matter of folding the handkerchief. Then each person can hand-embroider and embellish the bonnet with lace," she said.

Those attending will be shown how to attach the lace using a technique called French hand sewing.

Ms. Dolin said the bonnets are given to newborns, kept and then converted back into a hankie and used for weddings or confirmations. The bride carries hers on her wedding day or the groom gives the handkerchief to his bride. Ms. Dolin said they are popular for gifts. All materials needed to make a bonnet will be provided.

Club members are asked to bring a smocked baby bonnet for the club's fund-raiser on March 27. Guests and prospective members are welcome. Please call Ms. Dolin at 859-0511 for more information.


The 1993 World Day of Prayer service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church on School Lane.

The ecumenical service is sponsored by Church Women United. The theme this year is centered on the country of Guatemala.

World Day of Prayer services start in London at 11 a.m., March 5, Greenwich Mean Time and move around the world so each country is celebrating at 11 a.m. their time. Services are taking place somewhere in the world all that day.

Many churches in our community are participating. As a special project, nonperishable food items will be collected at the door for the Brooklyn-Curtis Bay Ministerium. A covered dish luncheon will follow the service.


The Friendly Thyme Herb Club is gearing up for spring. Anxious to begin working in their herb gardens, members will prepare for spring Friday at their 10 a.m. meeting at the Ferndale/Linthicum Senior Center.

Doris Creamer will demonstrate methods of plant propagation. She will explain which plants grow well from cuttings, which ones do best by the layering method and those that can be grafted.

During the business meeting, members will be asked to sign up for garden cleanup day in April.

Prospective members and guests are welcome. Call June Burton at 766-8113 or Mary Goode at 437-4120 for more information.


Local Scouting units will be picking up donation bags of nonperishable food Saturday from front porches throughout the communities they serve.

Cub Scout Pack 447 and Boy Scout Troop 447, sponsored by St. Philip Neri Church, will collect in Shipley Estates, Linthicum Oaks, Benton Terrace, Arundel Hills, Ferndale and Ferdinand Heights; Pack 550 and Troop 550, sponsored by Linthicum Elementary School PTA, will pick up in Linthicum Heights, Shipley Heights, Twin Oaks, Crestwood and Michaelton Manor; Pack 843, sponsored by Friendship Church of the Brethren, will collect in North Linthicum and Linthicum Hills.

Donations will be given to the Maryland Food Bank and other organizations.


Reservations for the Woman's Club of Linthicum Heights Prayer Breakfast are being accepted through Friday. Breakfast will be served at the Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 9.

The Rev. Donald G. Huston will be the featured speaker, with Scott Sharp as soloist.

The public is invited. Breakfast costs $5, with proceeds going to charity. For reservations, call 859-0126 or 850-4630.

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