The Franciscan Center, 3010 Perry Ave., Tampa, will host a luncheon with Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor on Jan. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Castor will talk about spirituality and the challenges she faces daily. Tickets are $35 per person. Seventy seats are available at the luncheon. For more information or to reserve a seat, call (813) 229-2695 or email [email protected] Online registration is also available at franciscancentertampa.org/calendar.htm. Proceeds benefit the Franciscan Center.
The St. James House of Prayer Episcopal Church outreach ministry program Cornerstone Kids Inc. is sponsoring the 23rd annual Lincoln-Douglass Ball on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Tampa — USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa. The formal event is a masquerade ball, and guests are invited to dress in costume or wear masks. The event includes cocktails, dinner and dancing. Tickets cost $65 per person or $650 for a table of 10. Proceeds benefit Cornerstone Kids. To purchase tickets or for sponsorship information, call (813) 293-1284.
Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 San Jose St., Tampa, will hold services on Sunday at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m., featuring readings about Jesus teaching in the Synagogue. The Vespers service at 6 p.m. will be a service of ordination and installation of new elders. For more information, call (813) 253-6047.