Jesus Cares will host a women's retreat with worship and workshops from Oct. 20 to 22 at the Lakewood Retreat Center, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road. Women from all backgrounds, denominations and ethnicities are welcome. The cost is $125 and includes accommodations, sessions and all meals both days. Registration will begin at 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Mail a check to: Jesus Cares, P.O. Box 10768, Brooksville, FL 34603, to reserve a place. For information, send email to [email protected] or visit JesusCares.life. Call (352) 942-6079.
St. John's Episcopal Church, 200 S Brooksville Ave., will have a Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 in the church yard. Cats, dogs, rescue pets, horses and other pets are welcome. Snacks for pets will be provided. Call (352) 796-9112.
Great Life Church, 14494 Cortez Blvd., will host its Rain Conference, a free annual women's event that encourages women in their faith with music and guest speakers, at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and at 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Find information, sign up and get tickets online at rain2017.com. Call (352) 293-7673 or send email to [email protected]
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs must be in writing and may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected] or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar and Briefs, 13045 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline is two weeks before the event or reservation deadline. Include the time, date, exact street address, cost, contact person (first and last names) and phone number.