Novelist will discuss daily acts of creativity

Posted: March 23, 2001

Author Dan Wakefield, whose novels Going All the Way and Starting Over were turned into movies, will talk about injecting creativity into daily life during a free public program at 7:30 p.m. next Friday in the chapel at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, 625 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr.

Wakefield also will lead a workshop titled "Writing Your Spiritual Autobiography" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 at the church ministries center. The $25 workshop admission fee covers lunch.

Wakefield, a novelist, journalist and screenwriter, has written extensively about his spiritual rebirth. His visit is sponsored by the church's Middleton Center for Pastoral Care and Counseling.

The center offers counseling, mediation services and programs on spiritual growth, parenting, bereavement and substance abuse.

Free lectures

* Biblical scholar Marcus Borg will visit Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, 727 Harvard Ave., as theologian-in-residence from next Friday through April 1. He will talk and lead discussion in the sanctuary from 7:30 to 9 p.m. next Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31. Visitors can get a box lunch for $5 at the March 31 program. Call 610-543-4712 to reserve a lunch.

Dinner call

* Parkside United Methodist Church, Roland Road and Edgmont Avenue, will serve a chicken dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. March 31. Tickets at the door are $7.50 for adults, $3 for children.

Thrift sale

* Temple Brith Achim, 481 S. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia, will hold a sale of clothing, kitchenware, small appliances, children's clothing and more from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

Shabbat Across America

* Temple Israel, 501 Bywood Ave., Upper Darby, will celebrate Shabbat Across America starting with a service at 6:15 p.m. today, followed by a meal. Reservations are required for the event, which costs $18. Call 610-352-2125 for details.

Passover music

* Alexander Botwinik, a choir director and Jewish music specialist, will lead an evening of Passover music at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Slott Auditorium at Temple Israel, 501 Bywood Ave., Upper Darby. The program will begin with a Havdalah service. For details, call 610-352-2125.

Conference

* A two-day conference called "A Walk Through the Old Testament" will be held at Proclamation Presbyterian Church, 278 Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Tremper Longman 3d, the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies and professor of Old Testament at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., and William Edgar, a professor at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, will lead the program.

There is no charge for the conference, but preregistration is recommended as seating is limited. Call 610-520-9500 to register.

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