Christian Scientist to lecture here on healing and prayer


Jill Gooding, a Christian Scientist from London who is giving a series of lectures in the United States on healing through prayer, will speak in Baltimore Saturday morning.

A past president of The Mother Church in Boston and a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, she will discuss her reliance on prayer in the context of modern medical discoveries. She offers examples of spiritual healing and attempt to explain the teachings of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, as contained in Mrs. Eddy's book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

Sponsored by Baltimore's First Church of Christ, Scientist, the free, public lecture will be at 11 a.m. at the Roland Park Country School, 5204 Roland Ave. Child care will be provided. Information: 366-2851.

Carroll lecture: The Rev. Gerald Fogarty, S.J., history professoat the University of Virginia, will give the second annual John Carroll Lecture at 8 p.m. Monday at St. Mary's Seminary and University, Roland Avenue and Northern Parkway, Baltimore, on

"Multicultural Catholicism in America: An Historical Perspective."

The free public lecture was endowed to shed light on the role of religion in modern society. It is a memorial to Archbishop John Carroll (1735-1815), who in 1790 became the first U.S. Roman Catholic bishop and headed the Baltimore archdiocese for nearly 26 years.

Purim fun: Games, prizes, music and food will be features of thannual Purim Carnival from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Park Heights Jewish Community Center, 5700 Park Heights Ave. Admission is free. Information: 356-5200.

Jews for Jesus: Peter Rice, representing the Jews for Jesus organization, will present a "Christ in the Passover" program at the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services Sunday at First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Towson, 40 E. Burke Ave.

Founded by Moishe Rosen, the Jews for Jesus group often is criticized by Jewish leaders for its Christian evangelization among Jews and its mixture of Jewish and Christian symbols and theology. Mr. Rice's presentation will be based on writings of Rabbi Leopold Cohn, who converted to Christianity in 1894 and died in 1936.

Information: 825-8770.

Prayer breakfast: Power for Living Ministry Inc. has announced a series of prayer breakfasts in the Camden Club at Oriole Park "to help downtown workers cope with stress related to today's fast-paced lifestyles, unfortunate relationships, job or personal problems, and a general letdown from the abrasions of daily life in an impersonal world."

The next breakfast is at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, with prayers, meditation and fellowship beginning at 6:30 a.m. The announced discussion subject: "Happiness: Five Secrets for a Lifetime of Peace, Joy and Personal Fulfillment." Information: 566-2056.

Joy in song: A 43-voice choir from Concordia College in Bronxville, N.Y., will present a "Sing for Joy" at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 929 Ingleside Ave., Catonsville. Six students in the choir are from the Baltimore area. Information: 744-0016

Rome synod: Pope John Paul II has approved the following U.S. delegates to the 1994 Synod of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church, set for Rome in the fall: Archbishop William H. Keeler of Baltimore, Cardinal Joseph L. Bernardin of Chicago, Cardinal James A. Hickey of Washington and Archbishop John R. Quinn of San Francisco. They were elected by the U.S. Catholic hierarchy.

Night prayers: An all-night prayer service will begin at midnight tomorrow and continue until breakfast at 6 a.m. Saturday at Open Bible Baptist Church, 5718 Bowleys Lane. Information: 488-4646.

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