For centuries, people of faith have pondered the question, "Who is Jesus?"
If you are one of these truth seekers, Lansdowne's Interfaith Partnership can help you find answers. Every Wednesday throughout this Lenten season, member churches of the Partnership will alternate hosting ecumenical gatherings. Potluck suppers begin at 6 p.m., followed by 7 p.m. worship hours that explore Jesus' ministry and teachings.
• The topic for the March 7 session at Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 114 Laverne Ave., is "Christ, the Cleaner." Call 410-247-4624.
• The topic for the March 14 session at Lansdowne Christian Church, 101 Clyde Ave., is "Jesus' Sense of Humor." Call 410-242-4821.
• The topic for the March 21 session at Christ United Methodist Church, 2833 Florida Ave., is "Jesus, the Party Goer." Call 410-789-9058.
Children can also find out more about Jesus at Kids Awesome Bible Club gatherings, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fridays in Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1202 Maple Ave. Games, Lenten-themed crafts, lessons, snacks, music and more. Ages 5 and up included. Register with Kathy at 410-242-9029.
Greet St. Stephen Lutheran Church's new Pastor Ryan Roberts on Sundays at 901 Courtney Road. His Lenten series of lessons is presented during 9 a.m. contemporary services and 11:15 a.m. traditional worships. Talk to him at 410-242-0422.
"The Road to Holy Week" takes believers through Biblical pathways from 9 to 10 a.m. Sundays in Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 141 Laverne Ave. Pastor Kristi Kunkle shares footnotes, 410-242-2141.
An Irish lunch of ham, potatoes, cabbage, dessert and coffee will be served at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in Christ United Methodist Church, 2833 Florida Ave. Pay $2.50 at the door.
Fish and shrimp, macaroni with cheese, stewed tomatoes, coleslaw, dessert and drinks are on Ascension Parish's menu Friday, March 9, 5-7 p.m., in Brewer Hall, 4601 Maple Ave. Adults pay $10; cost is $8 for those under age 12.
Dig in at 410-242-2292.
Roast pork, potatoes with gravy, sauerkraut, beans, beets, applesauce, biscuits, desserts and beverages assuage hunger pains 3:30-7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 101 Clyde Ave. A table full of baked treats for sale separately also available. At the door, adults-carryouts will be charged $10; ages 6-12, $5 and free to younger diners.
Virginia Mullins shares tidbits at 410-242-3039.
Girl Scouts serve tasty finger foods Sunday, March 11, following Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church's "Friendship Worship" at 11 a.m., 4513 Ridge Ave. Newcomers receive warm welcomes and small gifts. Scouts participate in the service, too.
Nibble details at 410-242-5918.
Sashay on over to Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1202 Maple Ave., Saturday, March 17. In honor of St. Patrick's Day, corned beef, cabbage, red potatoes, green beans, corn bread, dessert and beverages will be on the tables from 2 to 6 p.m. Free will offerings.
Pit beef, shrimp, assorted delicacies, raffles, games, a silent auction and warm conversation are promised from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, March 17, in the hall at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 4414 Wilkens Ave. Reserve $45 tickets by March 10.
Call Karen at 410-242-3688.
• Our Lady of Victory Sodality will sell luscious baked confections before and after all weekend Masses, March 17 and 18.
Call 410-242-0131 for a schedule.
Irish eyes will smile at the sight of baked ham, potatoes, cabbage, green beans, rolls and desserts at Violetville United Methodist Church, 3648 Coolidge Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, March 1. At the door, the fee for adults and carryouts is $8; ages 6-12, pay $4; free for younger children.
Call 410-525-3191 or 410-247-3249.
The Church of the Ascension's shrimp and bull roast calls diners to Brewer Hall from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 17. Delectable entrees, vegetables, salads, desserts and drinks will be prepared plus music and games for adults. Tickets cost $40.
Call Joe Herbert at 410-247-3497 or the church office at 410-242-2292.