Bible study: reConnect, a six-week worship and reflection program offered by Hyde Park United Methodist Church, starts Sunday and continues through Oct. 12. It incorporates Bible study, prayer and small group gatherings. To register and to view the schedule of events, visit www.hydeparkumc.org, or call the church at 253-5388. Registration will also take place in the church courtyard, 500 W Platt St., from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday.
Shabbat: Eight Jewish congregations will host "Shabbat Tampa" simultaneously at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 12. There will be a dinner after the service. The event is free for unaffiliated guests, but congregation members should call their synagogues for inquiries. Participants are Congregation Beth Am, Congregation Schaarai Zedek, Congregation Kol Ami , Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Chabad of Tampa Bay, Bais-Temple David, Temple Ohev Shalom and Congregation Beth Shalom. To RSVP, call the Tampa Jewish Community Center at 264-9000 or visit www.jewishtampa.com.
Welcome home Catholics: Christ the King Catholic Church will hold inquiry sessions for people who have became inactive in their faith and want to explore a possible return. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and Sept. 18 at the church, 821 S Dale Mabry. Call Thomas Richard at 876-5841 or visit www.WelcomeHomeCatholic.org.
Bible study: Bible Study Fellowship of South Tampa meets 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Palma Ceia United Methodist church, 3723 Bay to Bay Blvd. Call 253-5314.
Free HIV testing: Available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Sunday of each month and from 2:30 to 4 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa, 408 E Cayuga St. Call 239-1951.
Study the Bible at home: Victory Tabernacle, formerly Town & Country United Pentecostal, offers free in-home Bible study. Call Pastor Collins at 368-0400.
Alcoholics for Christ: The Bible-based 12-step program for alcoholics meets 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Wilcox building at the Tampa Bay Baptist Conference Center, 15601 Lake Magdalene Blvd. Call (813) 333-3750.
Send information for the religion calendar to City Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33602; fax (813) 226-3381; e-mail [email protected] Information must be submitted at least two weeks before the event.