AREA CHURCHES have been preparing Christmas services, and they are opening their doors and inviting us to join them.
Ferndale United Methodist
Ferndale United Methodist Church, 117 Ferndale Road, has three services Thursday, Christmas Eve. The first one, a family service at 6: 30 p.m., will be followed by a birthday party for Jesus. Candlelight communion services will be held at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
St. John Lutheran Church
St. John Lutheran Church, 300 West Maple Road, has scheduled a Christmas Eve daylight service at 11 a.m. for those who cannot worship at night. A service designed for children and their families is scheduled at 5 p.m. The sacrament of holy communion will be celebrated at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and a !B Christmas Eve Festival service will be held at 11 p.m.
Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church, 200 School Lane, has scheduled a family service at 7 p.m., carols at 10: 30 p.m. and a candlelight service at 11 p.m. Christmas Eve.
of the Brethren
Friendship Church of the Brethren, 217 Mansion Road in North Linthicum, has a Christmas Eve service scheduled at 11 p.m.
St. Philip Neri Church
St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6405 South Orchard Road, has a communal penance service scheduled at 7: 30 p.m. Tuesday. Masses will be celebrated at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and midnight on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day Masses will be offered at 8 a.m., 9: 30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 12: 30 p.m.
Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church, 110 Townsend Ave., having a candlelight and communion family service at 8 p.m. and a traditional candlelight communion service at 11 p.m. Christmas Eve.
St. Christopher's Episcopal
St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 118 Marydell Road, has scheduled a family service with pageant at 7 p.m., Christmas carols at 10 p.m. and a Festival Christmas celebration at 10: 30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. There also will be a service at 10 a.m. Friday, Christmas Day.
Linthicum Baptist Church
The choir of Linthicum Baptist Church, 611 South Camp Meade Road, presents its Christmas cantata, "Love's Pure Light," at 6 p.m. today.
The church has scheduled a candlelight service at 7 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Scout camping trip
Boy Scout Troop 550, sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School Parent Teachers Association, taught Cub Scouts about to move up to Boy Scouts about camping Dec. 12 on a weekend trip to the Baltimore Area Council's Broad Creek Scout %o Reservation, Camp Prospect.
The Cub Scouts, who had achieved Webelos rank, are from Pack also sponsored by the Linthicum Elementary School PTA, and Pack 843, sponsored by the Friendship Church of the Brethren in North Linthicum.
The trip was led by Dan Severn, the troop's senior patrol leader. Others on the trip were Chris LaWall, Jason Carter, Sam Braham, John Cunningham, Devin O'Brien, Ron Schweiger, Travis Elseroad, Cory Senter and Bill McKercher. The adults were Scoutmaster Butch LaWall, Assistant Scoutmasters Augie Severn and John McCarty and Committeemen Chris Webb and Ron Schweiger.
The Cubs from Pack 550 on the trip were Josh Van Horne, Doug Whitehead, Josh Cotez, Matt Takovich, Charles Martin, Torry Ebensole and Sean Ensey. The adults with them were Jack Van Horne, Doug Whitehead, Tom Martin, Joe Crumling and Butch Takovich.
The Cubs from Pack 843 on the trip were Bre Alberico, Herman Frome V, Michael Houck, C. J. Remeikas and Mike Scheuerman. The adults with them were Herman Frome IV, Joe Remeikas and Dave Scheuerman.
Information about Troop 550: Butch LaWall, 410-636-6154.
Award from Old Crows
The Chesapeake Bay Roost of the Association of Old Crows has presented Betty and John McCarty with its President's Award at its annual awards luncheon at Blob's Park in Jessup.
John Hawkins, the chapter president, presented the award Dec. 10 for the support that the couple provided the organization during the year.
The Chesapeake Bay Roost is part of an international organization of civilian and military personnel promoting research countermeasures to improved military technology. The name refers to Project Raven, countermeasures to jam German radar and protect Allied bombers during World War II. A wing commander who said he was waiting for Project Raven before he took off was told to "get those old crows off the ground."
McCarty, who is retired, was a civilian engineer working on military countermeasures during the Vietnam War.
He and his wife also received Chesapeake Bay Roost Certificates of Appreciation.
McCarty helps to maintain and update the countermeasures gallery in the Historical Electronics Museum in Linthicum.
For more about electronic countermeasures, call McCarty at 410-765-6162, or drop by the museum, 1745 West Nursery Road.
Pub Date: 12/20/98