An item in Religion Notes March 27 in Alexandria Arlington Extra stated incorrectly that a lecture by German Catholic theologian Ida Raming is being presented by First Presbyterian Church of Arlington. The event is at the church but is being presented by the Women's Ordination Conference, a Catholic reform organization. (Published 4/3/03)

Coming Events

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Alexandria will hold an Easter service at 10:30 a.m. April 20 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. The school is at 6560 Braddock Rd. Interpreting will be available for the hearing-impaired. The service will include a performance by the community choir. Those interested in performing can attend rehearsal April 15. For rehearsal times and more information, call 703-256-1268 or visit

Messiah Lutheran Church of Alexandria will present a concert at 7 p.m. April 6 at the church. The Kenneth Rittenhouse Jazz Quartet will perform "A Salute to Satchmo." Donations will be accepted. The church is at 6510 Fort Hunt Rd. For more information, call 703-765-5003.

First Presbyterian Church of Arlington will present a lecture by German Catholic theologian Ida Raming at 2:30 p.m. April 6 at the church.

Raming will discuss the future of Catholic women's ministry. The event is free and open to the public. A Eucharistic celebration will follow. The church is at 601 N. Vermont St. For more information, call 703-352-1006 or visit

Agudas Achim Congregation of Alexandria will hold a men's clothing drive from 9:30 a.m. to noon April 6 at the synagogue. Donations needed include new and slightly used business clothing. Donations will benefit Career Gear, a nonprofit group that helps underprivileged men find jobs. Agudas Achim Congregation is at 2908 Valley Dr. For more information, call 703-567-7709 or 703-998-6460.

-- Compiled by

Miya Wiseman

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