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Briefs: Area religious services, events

Dade City

Christian Edge Coffee Shop, 20942 U.S. 301, presents Jon Newhall from 7 to 10 tonight. A community yard sale by the TriCommunity Fellowship of Christian Leaders is set from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today (Nov. 8). Call (352) 583-5786 or (352) 583-5004.


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


First Baptist Church of Holiday, 4807 Mile Stretch Drive, will have a free concert featuring Gospel singer Roy Pauley, accompanied by his wife Amy on the piano, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. On Tuesday at 7 p.m. the church will have another concert featuring Forgiven. Call (727) 937-3041.

Community United Methodist Church, 3214 U.S. 19, offers a contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a traditional worship service at 11 a.m. Sundays. The Rev. Dan Campbell is the pastor. Call (727) 937-3268 or visit the Web site at

Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, offers Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. preceded by coffee fellowship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Drew Willard is the pastor and his sermon for Sunday is: "Can You Imagine?" The church offers a prayer shawl group that meets from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays to knit, learn to knit or crotchet prayer shawls and chemo caps for those in need. Call (727) 937-1520.

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


First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, will present Perfect Harmony with Laurie and Gerald Dimsdale at 4 p.m. Nov. 16 during the opening of the church's 2008-09 concert series. This duo sings a variety of styles such as popular, country, patriotic and gospel. An offering will be received. Call (727) 978-6178.

Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, will have its Second Chance Thrift Shop offering a pre-Christmas sale of 50 percent off on all holiday items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday through Nov. 15 and from Nov. 20-22. Call (727) 856-5000 Ext. 4

Grace Bible Church, 9403 Scot St., presents Gregor Breier, a concert pianist who conducted the Braunschweig Symphony Orchestra for five years performing at 6 tonight at the church. This is his 19th tour throughout the USA and Canada. A love offering will be taken. Call (727) 863-2747.

Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, has two sites: the south campus is at 8812 Old County Road 54; and the north campus is at 9525 Hudson Ave. The north campus offers worship services at 5 p.m. Saturday and at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The south campus offers worship services at 8, 9 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 10:20 a.m. at both locations. The are two lead pastors: the Rev. Jerry Nordsiek Jr. and the Rev. Sally Cooke. Call (727) 376-0919 for more information.

Lakeview Baptist Church, 11010 Tami Trail, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sundays. There is a Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and on Thursdays the church has a food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free clothes available. A social worker is on site for advice on how to locate various agencies for help. A Bible group meets at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday at Jeannie's III. Harry "Bucky" Buckwalter is the pastor. Call (727) 457-5154.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, offers worship services at 8 and 10 a.m. on Sundays. There is Sunday school and nursery during the 10 a.m. service. The Rev. Dr. William Dopp is the rector and senior pastor and the Rev. Fred Scharf is the associate pastor. This Sunday, the church will begin a program called Give Thanks and will include offerings for the support of the missions of the church and for a beautification program including the building of an Inspiration Walk. There is a Friday service at 11 a.m. each week with a Bible study and Brown Bag lunch at noon. Call (727) 863-8560 or visit the Web site at

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

Immaculate Conception Old Roman Catholic Church, 8531 Bolton Ave., a traditional Catholic church, offers Mass at 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays and at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. The second Wednesday of each month Masses are at 7 p.m. and are held in conjunction with healing prayers for cancer victims, survivors, family and friends. Some daily Masses are in Latin and the Sunday Mass is in English. Call (727) 819-3788 for Mass schedule for Holy days of Obligation.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., offers a contemporary Music and Majesty service at 6 p.m. Saturdays. On Sundays there are worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. The Rev. Ken Fuqua is the pastor. Adult Bible class and Sunday school are at 9:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at all three services. The Women's Bible study is at 9 a.m. Mondays and the quilters meet at 9 a.m. Tuesdays to work on quilts for Lutheran World Relief. A Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (727) 863-6446 or visit the Web site at

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, offers a traditional worship services at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays with a fellowship hour at 9 a.m. and at noon for conversation and refreshments. A contemporary service called Fusion is at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. for adults, youth and children. Call (727) 863-5646.

Land O'Lakes

Christian Social Services, 5514 Land O'Lakes Blvd., is beginning its 21st Share the Season campaign to raise funds for Thanksgiving baskets. A $30 donation will provide everything from a turkey to pumpkin pie. Send tax deductible donations by Nov. 20 to P.O. Box 783 Land O'Lakes, Fl. 34639 or drop off at the location on Land O'Lakes Boulevard. Call (813) 995-0088.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, offers worship services at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Call (813) 949-7173 or visit the Web site

First United Methodist Church of Lutz, 960 W Lutz-Lake Fern Road, offers family fellowship each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. with dinner, fellowship, worship, singing and Bible classes for all ages. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children (10 and under) and $20 maximum per family. Call (813) 949-1751 by noon Monday to make dinner reservations.

New Port Richey

Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, has two sites: the south campus is at 8812 Old County Road 54 and the north campus is at 9525 Hudson Ave. The north campus offers worship at 5 p.m. Saturday and 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The south campus offers worship services at 8, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 10:20 a.m. at both locations. There are two lead pastors: the Rev. Jerry Nordsiek Jr. and the Rev. Sally Cook. Call (727) 376 0919 for more information.

Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, offers the Truth Project, a DVD-based small group curriculum of 12 lessons by Dr. Del Tackett. This study will look at life from a Biblical perspective. Each lesson discusses the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life. The study begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday and will continue for 12 weeks. Call the church to register for the class. The Clam Bayou Jazz Band will be in concert at 3 p.m. Nov. 16. Frank Greenstreet formed the band in 1971. Cost is $10. Call (727) 372-7203 or visit the church Web site at

First United Methodist Church, 5901 Indiana Ave., offers a Sing Along, open to all ages from 7 to 8 p.m. every Monday night, in the Wesley Fellowship Room of the church. Family Game Night is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Saturday of each month. The church offers a pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday in Henderson Hall. Apple cinnamon pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee will be served. Cost is $3 for adults and $2 for children. Call (727) 842-7674.

Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, offers a contemporary worship service at 8:25 a.m. Sundays and a blended worship service at 10:45 a .m. Children's church meets during both services with Sunday school for all ages at 9:35 a.m. The church also offers a 6 p.m. Sunday service. On Wednesdays at 7 p.m. there are programs for children, teens, men and women. Call (727) 845-8877 or visit the Web site at

Under His Wings Fellowship, 5008 Grand Blvd., offers Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., pastries and coffee at 10:30 a.m. and praise and worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Youth's Pioneer Club is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Journey through the Bible (adult Bible study) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. There is a Men's Bible study group the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Call (727) 389-8898.

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

First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6800 Trouble Creek Road, offers worship services at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. Sundays with Sunday school at 9 a.m. and a children's worship and another Sunday school during the 10:30 a.m. service. On Wednesdays there is a fellowship supper at 5 p.m. and activities for all ages from 5 to 8 p.m. Guy S. Sanders III is the pastor. Call (727) 849-4210 or visit the Web site at

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, offers a Sunday service at 10:15 a.m. Dr. Paul Richards is the pastor and his sermon this week is "Tearing Down The Walls." Call (727) 849-4905.

River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. There is a 7 p.m. Wednesday service with classes for all ages. The pastor is Bishop Ron Peeples. Call (727) 849-2762 or visit the Web site at

Covenant Christian Church, 6813 Indiana Ave., offers worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays. The pastor is the Rev. Pastor Bob Panariello and his message for Sunday is "He has told You O'man what is Good." The church offers a variety of ministries and services during the week including Prayer Warriors from 7 to 8 p.m. and the Institute of Ministries at 7 p.m. Fridays. There is a 7:30 p.m. Wednesday service. Call (727) 842-4566.

Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, which meets at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, offers a class: The Patience to Realize Our Spiritual Goals from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Sasha Bartunek, an American Buddhist teacher, will present the class that includes two guided mediations and a short talk. This is suitable for beginners. Cost is $9 or $5 for students or people on limited income. Call (727) 797-9770 or visit the Web site at

Family of Faith Church, which meets at the Colonial Hills Civic Center, 3852 Prime Place, is a full Gospel believing congregation. Worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, Bible study and Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Call (727) 204-1881 or visit the Web site at

Love is for Eternity Ministries, 7511 Little Road, Building C, offers Christian recovery, growth and support groups each week. There are groups for alcoholics, an Al-Anon group, Biblical 12-step groups for all addictions and a parents' support group. Call (727) 847-0222 for times and dates or visit the Web site at

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, holds worship services on Saturday and Sunday. The Saturday service at 5 p.m. is contemporary and the Sunday services at 8 and 11 a.m. are traditional Lutheran services. Fellowship time is from 9 to 10 a.m. and Sunday school and Bible classes are at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion is served during the 11 a.m. service. The pastor is Robert Steinke. The Faith Lutheran Church Ladies Guild will have their annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Call (727) 849-4418.

First Church of the Nazarene, 5342 Avery Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., morning worship service at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship service at 6 p.m. each Sunday. The church has a Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Call (727) 849-3998.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., offers the Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. each Saturday and with services at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist and a Healing service are at 10 a.m. each Thursday with Bible study afterward. The Rev. Raymond E. Dage also conducts a Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays. The Episcopal Church Women will have a business meeting with the program presented by Tom Pollack, elder planner from Florida Medical Services, after the 10 a.m. Healing service on Nov. 20. Bring a bag lunch and dessert, coffee and tea with be provided. Call (727) 849-4330.

Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, offers three worship services at 8:10, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. There are midweek adult and children's ministries. The Rev. Bill Strayer is the pastor. The church offers a variety of midweek services for men, women, youth and children. They also have a Missionette Girls Club and Royal Rangers. Call (727) 376-7733 or visit the Web site at

Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 6533 Circle Blvd., offers a worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays. The pastor of the church is the Rev. James Wood. Coffee hour is after the service. Call (727) 849-1943.


Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, offers a service at 11 a.m. each Sunday with a coffee discussion group at 10 a.m. Childcare and youth religious education classes also start at 10 a.m. Call (813) 792-1622 or visit the Web site at

Port Richey

Pasco County Hadassah, will meet at the Jasmine Lakes Community and Civic Association, 7137 Jasmine Lakes Blvd. at noon Nov. 19. Rebecca Arsenault from Life Link Health Care, and Marilyn Levine, former Hadassah regional president, will be the guest speakers. Lunch will be catered by the Little Greek Café and cost is $18. Reservations are required by calling (727) 641-0619 by Nov. 14. Holiday gifts will be available to purchase at the meeting.

The Prayer House, 7935 Ranch Road, offers Praise and Worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and a teaching Bible class from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Victorious Women's meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. All denominations are welcome. The pastor is the Rev. Jim Campbell. Call: (727) 808-7887.

First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey, 7540 Ridge Road, has a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The pastor is the Rev. Reid Isenhart. Call (727) 849-1898.

King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, offers a blended worship service at 9 a.m. Sundays with elements of both contemporary and traditional styles. Sunday school, for children and adults, is at 10 a.m. Pastor Jerry Straszheim serves as interim pastor and leads a Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Call (727) 868-5744.

Congregation Beth Tefillah, a conservative house of worship that meets at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, offers Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. There is an Oneg Shabbat and Kiddush after each service. The first Friday of each month is a Family Shabbat. Sunday school lessons, through bar/bat mitzvah age, are offered each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and adult Hebrew lessons are at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Al Goldberg, spiritual leader of the congregation, teaches a rabbi's adult education class at 11 a.m. each Monday. Call (727) 847-3814.

Calvary Chapel Pasco, 6454 Ridge Road, offers contemporary worship and Bible teaching at 10:30 a.m. Sundays with children's services at the same time. The church also meets for prayer at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and for a 7 p.m. worship service on Wednesdays. Pastor Bill Strayer is teaching verse by verse in the book of Proverbs during each Sunday morning service and on Thursday he is teaching a verse by verse study of the book of Revelation. Call (727) 534-1626 or visit the Web site at

Salvation Army the Corps and Worship Center, 7745 Ridge Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and a morning worship service at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Call (727) 815-8539. The Salvation Army West Pasco - Center of Hope, 8041 Washington St., is taking Christmas Assistance Applications now through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekdays. The program assists individuals with a Holiday food box and individuals and families with children up to age 12 with Christmas toys and a Holiday food box. All applicants need to bring a valid driver's license or state issued ID card, Social Security Card for all members of the family, proof of income which includes pay stub, HUD housing contract or lease, food stamps, government assistance and child support. Also proof of Pasco County residency is required. Call Jeanne Coulter at (727) 847-6321 Ext. 223.

Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, offers an unconditional blessing for pets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 15. The event will feature local vendors, merchants and animal organizations for pets. The Rev. Barbara Williams will bless the pets from noon to 2 p.m. A certificate, a photo and a take home pet snack will be given to each participant. Exhibits include a contest for the best dressed pet, a pet kissing booth and water and pet treats. Hot dogs and cold drinks may be purchased. Funds raised will benefit no kill animal shelters. There is no charge for admission, however donations will be accepted. Call (727) 848-7702.

Shady Hills

Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Lane, offers a 10:30 a.m. worship service on Sundays. The pastor is the Rev. Chris Schmidt. Call (727) 856-2948.

Spring Hill

Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., offers Religious School classes for children ages 4 to 16 from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays. The Rabbi is David Levin. Shabbat services are held at 8 p.m. Friday and at 10 a.m. Saturdays. Call (352) 686-7034.

St. Petersburg

The Church of God of the Union Assembly, 4751 46th St. N, offers worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. There is a Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (727) 525-6961.

Tarpon Springs

All Saints Episcopal Church, 1700 Keystone Road, will have a Health and Wealth Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 22. Call (727) 458-4138.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd., offers a service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The Zen mediation is at 10 a.m. Saturdays. The women of the church meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to sew quilts for Ethiopian AIDS Orphans. Materials and sewing machines are provided and there is a time out for a shared lunch. Call (727) 937-4682 or visit the Web site at

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, offers a Shabbat evening service at 8 p.m. every Friday with a member-hosted Oneg afterward. On the last Friday of each month will be Simcha Shabbat with blessings for those who are celebrating special days including birthdays, anniversaries, new homes or new children. Saturday morning Shabbat services and the study of the weekly Torah portion are at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. Religious school and Hebrew school are offered from 9 to noon each Sunday. In addition an accelerated Hebrew Program is offered at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The CBE Holiday Gift and Craft Show are at 10 a.m. Nov. 16. Handbags, scarves, jewelry, Judaica, custom gift baskets, Pampered Chef products and popcorn shirts will be available. To reserve a table, call (727) 224-0970. The synagogue telephone number is (727) 938-9000.


Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, offers a Jam Session from 3 to 6 p.m. every Saturday night at the Gathering Place at the church. Singers and musicians are welcome. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday worship service is at 11:15 a.m. The pastor is the Rev. David Huff. Call (352)567-0081.


Chabad of West Pasco, which meets at Trinity College, 2430 Welbilt Blvd. in Room 203 on the second floor, offers bi-weekly Torah studies at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month. The Chabad also offers a Jewish Women's Circle. Call (727) 376-3366 or visit the Web site at

Wesley Chapel

Trinity United Methodist Church, State Road 54, in conjunction with the Zephyrhills Ministerial Association and the Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce will present an Artist for Humanity concert to benefit the Samaritan Project at 7 tonight. Cost is $15 and includes gourmet desserts and coffees. Call (813) 782-1913.

Grace Community Church, which meets at Wiregrass High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., will conclude 30 Days of Praise on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with a special celebration. After the service church members will go to a mini-retreat and campfire worship time at Lakewood Retreat in Brooksville. Sunday services are at 10:30 a.m. and include upbeat music, a message and multimedia elements. Families with children are invited to Grace Harbor a program for children up to age 11. The pastor is the Rev. Jeff Olsen. Call (813) 994-9363 or visit the Web site at ExploreGrace,com.


St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 5855 16th St., offers a craft group from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on quilts for nursing homes, shorts and dresses for Haiti, lace angels for Hospice House and items to sell in the church boutique to help support community programs. Call (813) 782-1202.

First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., offers worship services at 10 a.m. Sundays with Sunday school for all ages is at 8:30 a.m. Communion is served the first Sunday of each month. A Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. each Wednesday and the Food Pantry is at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. Supper Club meets at area restaurants the second Saturday of each month. The Presbyterian Women's annual Fall Bazaar is at 8 a.m. today. The Rev. John Caster is the pastor. Call (813) 782-7412 or visit the Web site at

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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