Churches offer invitation to Thanksgiving worship

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Now is the time to take time to count our blessings of the past year. Everyone can find something or someone for which to be thankful. Take time and say, "Thank you."

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Several community churches extend an open invitation to attend their Thanksgiving services:

The community worship service sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance in Brooklyn-Curtis Bay will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave. The Rev. F. Lyn O'Berry, pastor of First Baptist Church of Brooklyn, will preach at the ecumenical prayer service. Everyone is asked to bring an offering of canned or boxed food for the needy. For more information, call 355-7295.

Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will hold a Thanksgiving Eve service at 7 p.m. at the church.

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In Brooklyn Park Elementary School news, congratulations are due to Alex Hagopian, Jody Haupt, Cory Noseworthy, Courtney Reynolds and Karen See. Their artwork is on display at the Board of Education facility in Annapolis.

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At Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School, the enrichment program gives students a chance to study areas of interest outside the standard curriculum. This program is looking for parents and community members to volunteer to help the students. Businesses or organizations who want to help are also encouraged to call 789-8500, Ext. 220.

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North County High School's Media Center will take the final step in automating its catalog this winter. Bar codes that can be read by computer must be attached to all books and audiovisual materials. Volunteers are needed to help. For more information, call Ray Meyer at 222-6970.

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Come home for Christmas. Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., will hold the Family Advent Workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday in Lacher Hall.

Information: 789-3688.

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Flu shots will be given from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane.

Information: 222-6620.

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St. John Lutheran Church Day School PTA is sponsoring "Eat Out at Burger King Night" from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the Burger King, 718 Nursery Road. The PTA will get 20 percent of the proceeds from all orders placed during this time.

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The Arundel Improvement Association Community Advocates for Senior Opportunities and Services will sponsor Holiday Bingo at 7:30 p.m. today at the association Hall, 705 Cross St. Proceeds will benefit the annual holiday Thanksgiving dinner, scheduled for noon tomorrow at the hall. The association also will collect donations of flour, sugar, jewelry and canned goods. Any Anne Arundel County resident age 60 and older may join the community advocates. For more information, call 789-2192.

The association would like to thank the volunteers who helped make the Halloween festivities a success. They include community advocates members Betty Austin, Marie Eader, Eddy Harmon and Ralph Secoura and other volunteers Helen Cashen, Roxie and Carol Ege, and Sylvia Marks.

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Harbor Hospital Center is offering a free packet of information on women's health issues. The information covers a variety of topics and can be obtained by calling 347-2563.

If you would like your community news in this column call Phyllis Flowers, 789-2517 or Phyllis Lucas, 789-3118.

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