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Immanuel Lutheran Church & School, 2913 John Moore Road, Brandon, will hold a "Getting Through Grief" Bible study group on Jan. 19 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. For more information or to register, call (813) 689-1787.

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United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, will host a concert with the McDonald Family Singers on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. in the church's sanctuary. Victor and Laurie McDonald and their seven children ages 11-26 will perform music including bluegrass gospel, a cappella, brass, instrumental and sacred classical. The concert is free. For more information, call (813) 634-1304.

First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 N Knights Ave., Brandon, is offering the program "Christianity Explored: A new course for skeptics, seekers and those new to their faith." The sessions began this week and runs Sundays from 6 to 7 p.m. until March 3. The program is free. There will be a free spaghetti dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. before each session. For more information or to register, call (813) 689-4161 or email

First Baptist Church, 216. N. Parsons Avenue, Brandon, offers Life Groups every Sunday at 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. The church offers classes for people of all ages to make friends and develop a deeper understanding of God. For more information on the Life Groups, visit one of the information centers at the church or call (813) 689-1204.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 3315 Bryan Road, Brandon, offers Bible study groups during the week. Two women's groups meet Mondays at 10 a.m. in room 424 of Disciples' Hall, and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in room 421 of Disciples' Hall. For more information, call (813) 689-6849.

The Islamic Society of Tampa Bay, 7326 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa, offers Dar Ul Uloom classes for boys and girls ages 5 to 16 to teach them how to read and memorize the Quran. Classes are held Monday to Thursday from 2 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 per month. Applications to register can be found online at For more information, call (813) 628-0007.

Religion calendar 01/17/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:30pm]
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