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Interfaith service to mark anniversary of 9/11 tragedies

An interfaith service to commemorate the tragedies of 9/11 will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis. The service will include clergy and leaders from the Muslim, Jewish, Christian and Unitarian Universalist religious communities.

The church is at 333 Dubois Road off Bestgate Road in Annapolis.

Information: 410-266-8044.

St. Philip's Episcopal Church plans flea market in October

St. Philip's Episcopal Church's Finest Fall Flea Market will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 4 and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at the church. The market will include used household goods, lawn and garden items, appliances, jewelry, clothing and sporting goods, plus a silent auction.

Baked goods and other foods will be sold. The flea market will benefit St. Philip's Church Outreach Programs. No outside vendors are permitted.

An African Fashion Show will be presented at 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the church. Fashions from Batik Fashions of Baltimore and selected Damali Afrikan Ware by Brenda Winstead will be featured, as well as a collection of African and African-inspired styles in contemporary fabrics.

Garments and hand-crafted jewelry will be available for sale after the show. A donation of $5 will be accepted.

Both events will take place in St. Philip's Church Family Life Center, 730 Bestgate Road, Annapolis. Information: 410-841-6717.

Anchor Baptist to offer college-level courses

Anchor Baptist Church will offer for-credit college-level courses through Maranatha East, an extension ministry of Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown, Wis. The courses will be offered from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday at the church, 320 W. Pasadena Road, Millersville.

Dave Dingle, dean of students and Bible department professor, will teach ethics Sept. 23-27. The class will discuss the theories of human value and obligation, right and wrong actions and the nature of moral judgments, including social problems of today.

Also scheduled this academic year: Doctrine III, church angels and future events, Oct. 21-25; New Testament Survey, Jan. 27-31; and Acts/Missions, March 3-7.

The classes may be audited or taken for credit. The cost is $100 to audit and $380 for two-credit classes. Most classes will offer a syllabus, which will cost between $10 to $15, and texts may be required for those taking classes for credit.

Information: 410-647- 9614.


Family Fun Fair: Emmanuel Baptist Church will hold its fifth annual Family Fun Fair from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 1215 Waugh Chapel Road, Gambrills. The outdoor community event includes free carnival games, wall climbing, a moon bounce and giant slide, a community flea market, police and fire department equipment and a concert. Police dog and helicopter units will attend. New this year is the Caps Caravan, the Washington Capitals Hockey Club Excitement Crew, which will have a street hockey rink for children. Information: 410-721-1115.

Bull roast: Mount Calvary United Methodist Church will hold a Gospel Bull Roast from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Hall, Ritchie Highway at Magothy Bridge Road in Severna Park. The cost is $30 for adults or $35 at the door; and $15 for children 12 and younger. Food and gospel music will be featured. 410-263-9337 or 410-768-8251.

B-I-N-G-O:The Church of the Good Shepherd will hold a Bingo Blast on Sunday at the church, 1451 Furnace Ave., Glen Burnie. Doors open at 1 p.m. A $20 donation covers a spaghetti-and-meatball platter, coffee and soda all afternoon, and eight cards for regular games and four cards for specials. A jackpot is guaranteed at $500. 410-761-4977 or 410-766-1102.

Indoor services resume: Community United Methodist Church resumes its regular schedule of worship services Sunday. The informal indoor service begins at 9 a.m. and is followed by a traditional service in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. The contemporary Awaken service in the Fellowship hall begins at noon. The church will offer an ecumenical service at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 to commemorate the events of that day last year. The service will focus on remembrance, healing and hope. Members of the community are invited to attend. The church is at 1690 Reidel Road, Crofton. 410-721-9129.

9/11 concert: St Martin's Lutheran Church will present the Heritage Singers' "Nine, One, One - A Concert of Remembrance," at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church sanctuary, 1120 Spa Road, Annapolis. The program, part of St. Martin's Concert Series, will be directed by Gordon Gustin and will include music by David York, Randall Thompson and Byron Adams. The concert is to mark the anniversary of the attacks. Contributions will aid victims. 410-721-2376 or 410-263-4723.

Remembrance service: Pastor Glen H. Morris and the Chesapeake Christian Center invite the public to a 9/11 Remembrance Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 7975 Tick Neck Road, Pasadena. Speakers, including a local law enforcement official and a firefighter, will honor loved ones and heroes. 410-255-3168.

Children's choir: The African Children's Choir will perform at Woods Memorial Church, 611 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Severna Park, at 7 p.m. Sept. 13. The internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated African Children's Choir has been invited to the United States to sing at the Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at the Pentagon. The choir is composed of children ages 5 to 12. The choir is an interdenominational, registered nonprofit charity. The public is invited to the free church concert. There will be an opportunity for a free-will offering. 410-647-2550.

Bereavement support: Holy Trinity Catholic Church will sponsor a nine-week bereavement support program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 18 in the parish center, 126 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. "New Day," a Christian-based program, is designed to guide participants through the grieving process. Each receives a journal for personal use. A facilitator leads the group in sharing responses at the weekly sessions. Anyone who has lost a loved one through death is invited to attend. Registration is required. Pat Hanna, 410-766- 5070, Ext. 24..

Breast cancer seminars: North Arundel Hospital has received a grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to offer seminars on breast cancer to underserved African-American and Korean women older than 40 in Anne Arundel County. The seminars will be held at New Life Fellowship Baptist Church in Hanover, St. James Church of the Apostolic Faith in Glen Burnie, Asbury Town Neck United Methodist Church in Severna Park and Korean Methodist Church of Love in Severn. Each seminar will be held on a Sunday after church service and will include lunch. 410-787-4367.

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