Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007

Montgomery Religion Highlights Friday, Aug. 31

E-mail this article \ Print this article

Rock Creek Church presents ‘‘Everyone’s Hero” during its Outdoor Family Movie Night. 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 Wednesdays, 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.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church hosts its 34th annual rummage sale Friday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 818 University Blvd. West Silver Spring. The sale includes clothing, toys, household goods, furniture and books, all in good condition. Call 301-593-3282.

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 Sarah Antine and Jeff Savett read original work, and musicians Bob Kurlantzick and Sarah S. Himmelfarb perform pieces by 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.

The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd celebrates Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 9, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at 4200 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Olney. Call 301-774-9125.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Drive, 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.

Interfaith Families Project of Greater Washington holds a Sunday School Open House on Sunday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to noon, at its new location at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Mill Road, Kensington. Visit RSVP to 301-270-6337 or

All Saints Church, 3 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase, offers ‘‘The Marriage Course” on Wednesdays, Sept. 12 through Oct. 31, for married couples who want to build a strong and healthy marriage that lasts a lifetime. Dinner, course materials and child care are free of charge. Contact Elise Carlson at 301-654-2488 or

All Saints Church also holds an introduction session for an ‘‘Alpha Course” on the meaning of life at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. The weekly meetings, held Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. through Dec. 5, will include catered dinner, course materials and free childcare. Contact Elise Carlson, 301-654-2488.


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

Please submit items for a free listing by e-mailing at least 10 days in advance of the edition immediately preceding the event. Event details should include location, date and time, as well as host or sponsor’s phone number and Web address.