Workshop to give churches tips on conserving energy


An energy conservation workshop for religious institutions and other nonprofit organizations will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the United Methodist Conference Center, 5124 Greenwich Ave. in Catonsville.

The program is intended to provide practical, environmentally sensitive advice, including ways to keep out winter cold, keep in heat and save money.

The workshop is sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council, the Maryland Interfaith Legislative Committee and the Maryland Association of Non-Profit Organizations.

The speakers will include Dr. Dan Morhaim, director of emergency medicine at Franklin Square Hospital and author of its energy and environmental policy.

Other experts who will contribute to the discussions are John Spears, vice president of Energy Conservation Management Inc.; Barbara McPherson, energy consultant to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.; Ronald Fox of Baltimore's Department of Housing and Community Development; Dan Jerrems of Atlantic Recycled Paper Co.; and John Black of the Loading Dock.

A $10 admission fee will be charged. For registration and further information, call 727-6367.

Handling violence:

Handling violence: "How can we help our children handle the violence around them?" That is the question to be addressed from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, 4 E. University Parkway.

A $5 donation will be requested to cover costs of the program, sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee. Information: 323-7200.

Death in El Salvador:

Death in El Salvador: Margaret Swedish, national coordinator of the Religious Task Force on Central America, will speak next Thursday evening at Baltimore's Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church, Mount Royal and Lafayette avenues, during a memorial service for four churchwomen from the United States who were murdered in El Salvador in 1980.

Auxiliary Bishop P. Francis Murphy of Baltimore's Catholic Archdiocese will preside at the service, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

"Bearing Witness to the Truth" is the theme for this 13th annual commemoration. The public is invited. Information: 385-0893.

Acclaimed choir:

Acclaimed choir: The Whosoever Choir under the direction of Marcel Coates, whose members come from many churches in and around Baltimore, will present a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at Fountain Baptist Church, 1215 E. Monument St.

The choir has sung in churches from New Jersey to Georgia, and has been invited to perform in Vienna, Austria. Information: 675-1372.

For Advent:

For Advent: The Conventual Franciscan Friars of Folly Quarter will begin a series of weekly Advent Vespers services at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Friary, 12290 Folly Quarter Road in Ellicott City.

The public is invited to participate. Information: 988-9822.

Chautauqua benefit:

Chautauqua benefit: An art show and auction of works by a variety of artists Sunday evening at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave., will benefit the educational programs of the Jewish Chautauqua Society.

The event, organized by the congregation's Brotherhood and Heisman Fine Arts Gallery Inc., will begin with a wine and cheese party and preview at 6 p.m. The auction is at 7 p.m. Tickets are $3. Information: 321-0707.


Sesquicentennial: Waters African Methodist Episcopal Church, 417 N. Aisquith St. in East Baltimore, will begin a commemoration of its 150 years of history at the 11 a.m. service Sunday.

The 12-day celebration will conclude with a dinner for members of the congregation, former members and friends Dec. 9 at Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Ave. in Northwest Baltimore.

Chairing the arrangements committee are Arnita E. Woodlon and Dr. Thomas E. Terrell. Information: 367-1264.

Living Word:

Living Word: Baltimore's Living Word Christian Center will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday and at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Idahosa Auditorium, 4221 Primrose Ave. Singer Beau Williams will be featured Saturday and Sunday. Information: 358-9911.

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