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Pets, owners invited to All Hallows Chapel...


Pets, owners invited to All Hallows Chapel for animals' blessing

Pets and "peaceable animals of any description, from hamsters and mice to elephants" are invited along with their owners Sunday to the grounds of All Hallows Chapel at 864 Central Ave., just west of Davidsonville Road.

The event at 3 p.m. is a blessing that will be bestowed on the animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi by the Rev. John Miles Evans, rector of the Episcopal All Hallows Parish, South River.

Last year's turnout included llamas, horses, chickens, a variety of breeds of dogs and cats -- and even a hermit crab.

Bereavement group meets at Holy Trinity center

A nine-week bereavement support program will be offered in the parish center at Glen Burnie's Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 17.

The "New Day" program has been designed to guide individuals through the grieving process. A facilitator leads the group in the weekly sessions. Each participant receive aj oumal for personal use.

The program is open to anyone who has lost a loved one through death.

The parish center is at 126 Dorsey Road, adjacent to Arthur Slade Regional School. To register for the program, call Sister Vera Green at 410-761-5273, Ext. 13.

Peace Presbyterian starts adult Bible study Sunday

A 13-week adult Bible study program will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday at Peace Presbyterian Church in Crofton.

The Rev. Jon Fregger, pastor of the church, and Dana Marzolf, director of Christian education, will lead the group in a study of God's purposeful acts in history.

Information: 410-721-2313.

Unitarian Universalist back under own roof

After a 16-week renovation project - which ran three weeks longer than planned - the 425-member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis resumed services and activities Sunday under its own roof.

The church's services took place for the renovation's planned 13 weeks at nearby Congregation Kol Ami, and for three unanticipated Sundays under the trees on the Unitarian congregation property at 333 Dubois Road.

"Luckily, the weather cooperated," said the church minister, the Rev. Fredric Muir.

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