Religion Notes


Unitarians to present Dave Nachmanoff in concert on July 24

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia's One World Coffeehouse will present singer-songwriter, guitarist and philosopher Dave Nachmanoff at 7 p.m. July 24 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Nachmanoff is also known as lead guitarist and opening act for Scottish singer-songwriter Al Stewart. Nachmanoff, a resident of Davis, Calif., grew up in Arlington, Va. After earning a doctorate in philosophy, he retired from academia and tours regularly.

Tickets are $12. Information: 410-381-0097.

Church seeks donations for annual media sale

Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran Church, 14551 Burntwoods Road, Glenwood, is seeking donations of books, compact discs, videos, records, cassettes and computer software for its ninth annual media sale, to be held in September.

Donations can be left in the blue wooden box at the church's side door. Forms to claim tax credit for a charitable donation are available inside the box.

Information: 410-442-2475.

Christadelphians to hold open house

The Baltimore Christadelphians, 6311 Loudon Ave., Elkridge, will hold an open house Thursday.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. A brief three-part seminar and question-and-answer session are planned. Refreshments will be served.

The topics are: "Comfort and Hope from the Bible in the Last Days," "Comfort to the Middle East at the Return of Christ" and "Comfort to the World in the Kingdom of God."

A team of Christadelphian Bible students who are visiting the Baltimore area tomorrow through July 17 will discuss the Bible with anyone interested and answer questions about its message for those doing their own Bible study.

Information or to request a visit: 410-796-2262.

Lubavitch Center offering classes on mystical thought

The Lubavitch Center for Jewish Education, 770 Howes Lane, Columbia, offers a class in Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi's Tanya, a book of mystical thought applied to daily life, from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays at the center. Rabbi Hillel Baron is giving the class.

A class in the Talmud, focusing on souls and the afterlife, is held from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Participants are welcome to join at any time.

Information: 410-740-2424.

Church offers meditation, conversation in Ellicott City

Channing Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist, and the Rev. Susan LaMar will offer "Contemplative Conversations" from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and July 28 in the church office, 3230 Bethany Lane, Suite 4, Ellicott City.

Participants will meditate for 20 minutes, share conversation for an hour and meditate for an additional 10 minutes.

No registration is required.

Information: 410-203-0474.

Journeys Community to contemplate soul

The theme for the Journeys Community service at 10 a.m. Sunday is "Soul Contemplations: Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot."

Journeys Community services are held in the auditorium on the second floor of Vantage House Life Care Retirement Community, 5400 Vantage Point Road in Town Center, Columbia.

A small Journeys Community group, which discusses the theme of each preceding week and spends time in quiet meditation, will meet in a private home from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 21, and on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Information: Harry Brunett,, 410-730-6079 or 410-484-7544.

Mormon church plans 3-week class on parables

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7200 Contee Road, Laurel, will offer a free, three-week class on "Favorite New Testament Parables," to be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, next week through July 29, at 4100 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City.

Information or registration: Cheryl Brower, 410-750-3314.

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