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Dade City

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 37015 Orange Valley Lane, worship at 9:30 a.m. Sundays and Sunday school at 11 a.m. Financial Peace University begins at 6 p.m. Thursday and will continue for 13 weeks. (352) 567-8424 or


Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), meets at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave. in Dunedin from 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays from October through May and the first and third Sunday from June through September. Call (727) 372-6382.


Community United Methodist Church, 3214 U.S. 19, contemporary service 9:30 a.m., traditional service 11 a.m. Sundays. (727) 937-3268 or

Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m., coffee fellowship 10 a.m. A prayer shawl group meets from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. (727) 937-1520.

Holiday Community Fellowship Church, 5144 Sunray Drive, Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Women's Bible study at 10 a.m. Wednesdays; prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 944-4773.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, Mass 8 and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses are at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Vietnamese Mass 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Reconciliation 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday. Adoration vigils at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday. (727) 938-1974.


Nature Coast Family Fellowship, 14832 U.S. 19 N. will take orders for Angel Food Ministries from noon until 3 p.m. today and Monday at the same time. They accept cash, Food Stamps, credit or debit cards. Orders may also be submitted on line at at any time up until 11:59 p.m. Sunday using credit or debit cards. This program provides food at reasonable cost for anyone who needs assistance. (727) 271-4662 or (352) 650-7773.

Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, will hold its 22nd Annual Corn Festival from noon to 5 p.m. today. All the corn you can eat is part of the ham dinner. Cost $7 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under or $25 for a family. Entertainment includes the Truck Stop Ministry with Jewel and Jerry Lusher and Crimson Leavitt. There will be arts and crafts and an apple-pie baking contest with pie and ice cream sold after the contest. (727) 856-5000.

Beacon Baptist Church, 13343 Fivay Road, worship 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. (727) 863-2149.

First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, worship 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays with a contemporary worship at 9:45 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:45 and 11 a.m. The church will celebrate its 110th Anniversary of Heritage at 10 a.m. May 24. There will only be one service that day. (727) 868-6178.

Grace Bible Church, 9403 Scot St., Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 10:50 a.m. Sundays. (727) 863-2747.

Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 9525 Hudson Ave., 5 p.m. Saturday service, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services, Sunday school 10:20 a.m. (727) 376-0919.

Lakeview Baptist Church, 11010 Tami Trail, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays with free clothes available. A social worker on site for advice on locating agencies for help. (727) 457-5154.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, worship 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. Fridays. Sunday school and nursery during the 10 a.m. service. (727) 863-8560 or

Lakewood Church of God, 12637 Pony Lane, services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Children's church during the morning worship. Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesday and there is a club for teens. (727) 856-1770.

Immaculate Conception Old Roman Catholic Church, 8531 Bolton Ave., a traditional Catholic church, Mass 9 a.m. daily. Mass at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly with healing prayers for cancer victims, survivors, family and friends. Some daily Masses are in Latin; Sunday Mass is in English. (727) 819-3788 for Mass schedule for Holy days of Obligation.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., contemporary Music and Majesty service 6 p.m. Saturdays. Worship 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Adult Bible class and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Neal Engwall will speak Sunday on financial planning, trusts, wills or charitable estates. Lunch will be served after the 11 a.m. service. Women's Bible class 9 a.m. Mondays with another Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Quilters meet at 9 a.m. Tuesdays. (727) 863-6446 or

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, traditional services 8 and 11 a.m. Sundays, fellowship hour 9 a.m. and noon. A contemporary service called Fusion 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. (727) 863-5646.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, services 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. (813) 949-7173 or

First United Methodist Church of Lutz, 960 W Lutz Lake Fern Road, worship 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. There are classes for all ages during the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. (813) 949-1751.

Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, meeting at Tree Frog Yoga, 1920 Oak Grove Blvd., 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays with American Buddhist teacher Angela Plumley. The class will present an introduction to meditation from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. Donation $9, or $5 for students/limited income. (727) 797-9770 or

New Port Richey

Cornerstone Community Church, 6540 Massachusetts Ave., will host Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University, beginning June 1. There will be a special free preview at 6 p.m. May 31. This 13-week class teaches biblical stewardship principles and practical financial management for individuals and families. Cost is $39 and includes all DVDs and materials. (727) 849-4800 or

Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, presents Tony May at the 8:25 and 10:45 a.m. services on May 24. He is a 10th degree Black Belt Master Instructor and has trained members of the military's elite fighting forces, including Navy Seals and members of the Delta Force. He is also a member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame and a member in the Christian Martial Arts Hall of Fame. (727) 845 8877.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 9426 Little Road, Orthoros 8:45 a.m.; Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Sundays. Full course dinners are served from 3 to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, with prices ranging from $5 to $9, featuring both Greek and American entrees. (727) 868-5911.

River Ridge Presbyterian Church, 9230 Ridge Road, will host a Ladies Spring Social, sponsored by the West Pasco Pregnancy Center, from 2 to 4 p.m. today. It will be an afternoon of fellowship as women learn how to reach out and make a difference in someone's life. There will be refreshments, dessert and raffle tickets. Call (727) 846-9999.

First Assembly of God, 6310 Trouble Creek Road, worship 10:45 Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Bag lunch Bible study, noon Thursdays. (727) 849-4407.

St. Andrew's Orthodox Church, 4633 Glissade Drive, worship 10 a.m. Sundays. The liturgy is in English. Homemade pierogis are for sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. most Wednesdays. (727) 847-9900.

Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Road, offers a worship experience From the Ground Up from 8 to 9 p.m. every Friday in the fellowship center behind the church. All ages are invited to come for music, fellowship and coffee. The church will have a covered dish supper at 6:30 p.m. May 23, with a stroll down memory lane with a sing-a-long karaoke to the tunes of the Big Band era and some emerging rock from the 50s. (727) 842-8136.

Riverside Fellowship Church, 6140 Perrine Ranch Road, Sunday Bible Study for all ages 9:15 a.m. with worship and children's church at 10:45 a.m. Nursery provided. (727) 943-8675.

Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 8812 Old County Road 54, worship 8, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school 10:20 a.m. (727) 376 0919.

Iglesia de Dios, Ciudad Refugion, which meets at the River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, Spanish services 1:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for Bible study and prayer. (813) 766-7826.

First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6800 Trouble Creek Road, worship 9 and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, Sunday school 9 a.m., children's worship and another Sunday school during the 10:30 a.m. service. (727) 849-4210 or

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, worship 10:15 a.m. Sundays. Coffee fellowship on the patio after worship. (727) 849-4905.

Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, meeting at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, a meditation evening with teacher Sasha Bartunek from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Cost $9 ($5 for students and those on limited income). (727)797-9770 or

River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Classes for all ages at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 849-2762 or

Covenant Christian Church, 6813 Indiana Ave., worship 10 a.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 842-4566 or

Family of Faith Church, which meets at the Colonial Hills Civic Center, 3852 Prime Place, worship 10:45 a.m. Sundays, Bible study and Sunday school 10 a.m. (727) 204-1881 or

Love is For Eternity Ministries, 7511 Little Road, Building C, has Christian recovery, growth and support groups weekly. There are groups for alcoholics, an Al-Anon group, Biblical 12-step groups for all addictions and a parents' support group. (727) 847-0222 or

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, worship 5 p.m. Saturday (contemporary), Sunday worship 8 and 11 a.m. (traditional Lutheran). Fellowship 9 to 10 a.m., Sunday school and Bible classes 9:30 a.m. Sundays. (727) 849-4418.

First Church of the Nazarene, 5342 Avery Road, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 10:30 a.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 849-3998.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., Holy Eucharist 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, worship 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist, healing service and Bible study 10 a.m. Thursdays with another Bible study at 7 p.m. The Episcopal Church Women will travel to the Country Pizza Inn on U.S. 19 after the Thursday healing service for a farewell lunch. Ascension Day will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday. (727) 849-4330.

Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, worship 8:10, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. (727) 376-7733 or

Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 5340 High St., Daily Mass 8:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday; Weekend Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, and 7:30, 9, 10:30 a.m. and noon (Spanish Mass) Sunday. Reconciliation 11 a.m. Saturday and Blessed Sacrament on first Fridays from 9 to 10 a.m. (727) 849-7521.

Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 6533 Circle Blvd., worship 10 a.m. Sundays. Coffee hour after the service. Bible study 10 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 849-1943.


Iglesia Catolica del Rito Antioqueno (Ortodoxa Gnostica), 2008 Chesapeake Drive, Mass in Spanish at 1 p.m. Sundays. Exorcism, baptisms and marriages are performed on request. (813) 926-2800 or

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, service at 11 a.m. Sundays with coffee discussion group 10 a.m. Childcare and youth religious education classes 10 a.m. (813) 792-1622 or

Keystone Presbyterian Church, 7509 Van Dyke Road, worship 11 a.m. Sundays. (813) 920-5180.

Port Richey

St. Vincent de Paul Resource Center, 7021 Bougenville Drive, will host an Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday. The center is dedicated to providing services for homeless persons and those at risk by helping them take steps toward self sufficiency. The center does this through job search assistance, providing studies for GED and referring the homeless to critical services in the community. (727) 868-8160.

Full Gospel Bible Teaching Fellowship, 7201 Sandalwood Drive in Embassy Hills, will offer a study on the book Discipleship by Don Goldstein at 7:30 p.m. beginning today. Books will be provided. (727) 842-2299.

Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, will present Armand and Angelina in a concert at 6 p.m. today. Together they developed a genre called P'opera using songs, stories and humor. A suggested offering of $20 is requested, although no one will be turned away. They also will conduct the celebration services "The Secret to a New Earth" at 10 a.m. Sunday; and at noon they will present their Native Flute Playshop, where practice flutes will be available to use and to purchase. Unity also offers a Life of Prayer course the second Sunday of each month through July 12. Noon classes. Cost is $10. The Handbook of Positive Prayer is the required text. (727) 848-7702.

The Prayer House, 7935 Ranch Road, worship 10:30 a.m. Sundays, Bible study 7 p.m. Tuesdays. A Victorious Women's meeting and Men's Prayer study 7 p.m. Thursdays. All denominations welcome. (727) 808-7887.

First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey, 7540 Ridge Road, worship 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The church will have a Summer Safety Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 30. A Bayflite helicopter, fire truck, ambulance and police car will be at the festival and there will be information available on fire safety, simple first aid, how to say no to drugs, alcohol, gangs and crime. Finger painting and games for the children and food will be available to purchase. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (727) 849-1898 or

King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, praise service 8:30 a.m. and liturgical service 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school for children and Adult Café 9:30 a.m. (727) 868-5744.

Congregation Beth Tefillah, a conservative house of worship that meets at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, Shabbat services 8 p.m. Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Oneg Shabbat after Friday services and Kiddish (light meal) after Saturday services. A Family Shabbat first Friday monthly. Sunday school lessons through bar/bat mitzvah age 9:30 a.m. and adult Hebrew lessons 10 a.m. Sundays. Spiritual leader Al Goldberg teaches a rabbi's adult education class 11 a.m. Mondays. The Women's Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. May 27 and the Jewish War Veterans Post 505 will meet at 10 a.m. May 31. (727) 847-3814.

Calvary Chapel Pasco, 6454 Ridge Road, contemporary worship and Bible teaching 10:30 a.m. Sundays with children's services at the same time. Service 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 534-1626.

Salvation Army the Corps and Worship Center, 7745 Ridge Road, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11 a.m. Sundays. (727) 815-8539.

Shady Hills

Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Lane, worship 10:30 a.m. Sundays. (727) 856-2948.


Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:15 a.m. (352) 583-2577.


Chabad House of West Pasco, 9945 Trinity Blvd., Suite 5, Shabbat service 10 a.m. Saturdays. 7 p.m. Monday Torah class. (727) 376-3366 or

Wesley Chapel

Grace Community Church, meets at Wiregrass High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., service 10:30 a.m. Sundays with upbeat music, a message and multimedia elements. (813) 994-9363 or


First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., worship 10 a.m. Sundays, Sunday school for all ages 8:30 a.m. Communion served the first Sunday monthly. Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesdays. The Deacon's Food Pantry, 10 a.m. the second Thursday monthly. Supper Club meets at area restaurants 5 p.m. the second Saturday monthly. Presbyterian Women's Circles meet 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. There will be a Youth Concert from 5 to 7 p.m. June 6 with Scilter. (813) 782-7412 or

Just Church, 4320 Gall Blvd., worship 10:30 a.m. Sundays. (813) 782-8788.

Please send religion story ideas and religion notes to Michelle Jones at [email protected] or fax to (813) 684-2457 or call (813) 685-2200. Correspondence can also be mailed to Michelle Jones at P.O. Box 558, Valrico FL 33595.

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