Special services

January 21, 2006

Trinity United Church of Christ, 30 W. North St., Waynesboro, Pa., the second session in a series of four cottage group meetings will be held this Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

Several groups meet in members homes while one adult group and one youth group meet at the church.

The groups will continue their discussion of Marcus Borg's "The Heart of Christianity." This month's session focuses on two ways of seeing the Bible as sacred text: Biblical literalism and metaphorical understanding.

For more information, contact Michael Day at 301-797-6436 or via e-mail at

Faith Christian Academy, Martinsburg, W.Va., open house at the academy's two campuses will be Jan. 31 through Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visitors may view books and curriculum guides, meet the faculty and administration and tour classrooms and the new gymnasium at the Greensburg campus for grades 2 through 12 off W.Va. 45 in Martinsburg.


On the same days and times, visitors interested in the North Berkeley campus which houses pre-K-3 through first grade at 50 Monro St. will be welcome. This site is next to the Berkeley Plaza Shopping Center.

For more information, call 304-263-0011 or visit the Web site at

Camp Tohiglo, Mercersburg, Pa., the Fellowship of Bible Churches will hold its annual men's retreat Feb. 6 and 7.

Tom McMahon from the Berean Call of Bend, Ore., will be guest speaker.

For more information, call 301-739-4245 or e-mail

Salem United Methodist Church, 25 S. Main St., Keedysville, an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 11, will be held from 7 to 11 a.m.

Adult tickets cost $6. Tickets for children 6 to 10 years old cost $4. Children 5 and younger eat free.

The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, gravy, juice, coffee and milk. Proceeds benefit the building fund.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 15 Main St., Smithsburg, on Saturday, Feb. 11, a chocolate festival will be held at the church. There will be all kinds of chocolate goodies as well as silent auction items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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