Anne Arundel County religion briefs

'Basic Christianity'

A seminar on the basics of the Christian faith will be offered from 9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sept. 22 at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. "Connecting" seeks to explore how the Bible teaches that God interacts with humanity and will cover the Ten Commandments, Apostles Creed, the Lord's Prayer, baptism, Communion, faith, the Bible and the church. Participants will use Martin Luther's Small Catechism as a basic framework for studying. Pastor Hank Simon is the instructor. No one will be forced to talk, and all materials will be furnished. Lunch will be provided. Child care is available if requested by noon Wednesday, Sept. 19. Information: 410-255-8236.

'Human Rights Day'

Celebration of Human Rights Day takes place at 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at Asbury Town Neck United Methodist Church, 429 Asbury Drive in Severna Park. The event features singing, dancing and praising God. All are welcome. Information: 410-647-0919 or 410-761-5618.

'Bless the Years'

The "Spirited Seniors" ministry of St. Paul's Lutheran Church will hold its annual celebration Oct. 13-14 at the church, 308 Oak Manor Drive in Glen Burnie. At the Saturday and Sunday worship services and activities, all members 55 and older will be recognized and a special tribute will be given to those 80 and older. Services are at 5 p.m. Oct. 13, and 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14. Worship leader is the Rev. George E. Black. In addition, a reception will be held after the 10:30 a.m. Oct. 14 services. A light lunch will be served. Information and reservations: 410-766-2283.


Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Road in Glen Burnie, will host its annual Fall Festival from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be bake sale tables, a flea market, an afghan raffle, and food for sale. Proceeds will go to various church projects. Information: 410-766-8778.

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