Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007

Montgomery Religion Highlights

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Saturday, Aug. 25

First United Methodist Church hosts a free back-to-school Christian hip-hop camp meeting for individuals, ages 3 to 18-plus, at 6201 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. Free school supplies are available. Call 301-927-6133.

Sunday, Aug. 26

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, hosts two speakers on the issue of torture. Suzanne O’Hatnick, legislative coordinator for Amnesty International USA, addresses the congregation at 10 a.m. Jean Athey, coordinator of Peace Action Montgomery, shows the 30-minute film ‘‘Outlawed” during a forum from 11:45 to 1 p.m. and leads participants in examining the moral and legal dimensions of torture. To register for the mid-day forum, e-mail Visit or call 301-762-7666 for directions.

Emory Grove United Methodist Church holds its annual ‘‘Old Fashioned Camp Meeting” from 10 a.m. to dusk, in Johnson Park, 18000 Washington Grove Road, Gaithersburg, beginning with a service. Events include praise, worship, fellowship with gospel singers, children’s activities and vendors. Dinners will be served for $10. Call 301-869-3068.


Congregation B’nai Tzedek holds an education open house to explain its unique educational perspective and detail its religious and nursery school programs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29. Refreshments will be served. Contact Jamie at 301-299-0225, ext. 301, or e-mail

Rock Creek Church presents ‘‘Everyone’s Hero” during its Outdoor Family Movie Night on Friday, Aug. 31. Festivities start at 6:30 p.m. at 19100 Muncaster Road, Derwood. Visit

Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, presents a three-part showing and discussion of the PBS series ‘‘Race: The Power of an Illusion” on Tuesdays, Sept. 5, 12 and 19, 7:30 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Lynn Strauss and director of religious education Deborah Kahn lead the discussion. Visit or call 301-762-7666.

Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah present ‘‘Poetic Atonement: An Evening of Jewish Poetry with Chamber Music” at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at 11825 Seven Locks Road, Potomac. Poets Sarahh Antine and Jeff Savett read original work, and musicians Bob Kurlantzick and Sarah S. Himmelfarb perform pieces from Bach, Handel, Fiocco, Telemann and Britten. Call 301-279-7010.

Congregation Tikvat Israel’s adult education committee presents ‘‘Exploring the Iranian Threat” at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, in its library at 2200 Baltimore Road, Rockville. Jon B. Alterman, director and senior fellow of the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Middle East program, discusses Iran’s nuclear weapon capacity and its impact on Middle East stability. The cost is $5. Call 301-762-7338.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, Rockville, welcomes Josh Rushing, reporter for Al Jazeera English and former U.S. Marine captain, on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2 to 4 p.m. Rushing discusses the ideas and values that inspired his 2007 book ‘‘Mission Al Jazeera: Build a Bridge, Seek the Truth, Change the World.” Visit or call 301-762-7666.


Shalem Institute offers a guided mid-day Prayer Peace Circle from noon to 12:45 p.m. in the Shalem Meditation Room and Library, 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 140, Bethesda. Call 301-897-7334 or visit

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