Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Brandon are religion calendar

The Islamic Society of Riverview-Apollo Beach celebrated the opening of its Masjid Saturday at 8527 Richmond St., Gibsonton. For more information on ISRA and its location call (813) 523-6727.

River of Life Christian Center, 6605 Krycul Ave., Riverview, will present Need for Speed, a special Father's Day service featuring vehicles on display, at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call (813) 677-4453.

The Pages of Life Book and Gift Shop, on the campus of United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays. The entrance faces 1210 Del Webb Blvd. For more information, call (813) 633-8595.

Plant City Community Church of the Nazarene, 2402 Mud Lake Road, will host Fabulous Friday Fun Nights for Families beginning at 6 p.m. today. Admission is free to this event featuring water slides, water games, live music and a kiddie park for toddlers. Hot dogs will be available for purchase as a youth group fundraiser. For more information, call (813) 752-7863.

Bay Life Church, 1017 Kingsway Road, will host Kidapooloza, a vacation Bible school for elementary school children, June 24 through June 28. To register, visit baylife.org.

First Baptist Church of Brandon, 216 N Parsons Ave., is registering kids for summer sports camps and a KidZone Summer Spectacular. For more information, call (813) 689-1204.

Providence Baptist Church, 5416 Providence Road, Riverview, will offer a Spanish Ministry Fellowship at 10 a.m. June 22. For more information, call (813) 689-7127.

South Bay Church, 13498 U.S. 301, Riverview, offers a Haitian service at 1 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (813) 677-0721.

Hope Lutheran Church, 2001 N Park Road, Plant City, announces its summer worship schedule with a traditional service at 9:15 a.m., a family Bible hour at 10:30 a.m. and Spanish worship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays. A contemporary service is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Also, register now for Kingdom Rock, a vacation bible school beginning July 29. Families who register early will receive a free music CD. Call (813) 752-4622.

United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, has partnered with Manatee Memorial Hospital to sponsor a Life Line Screening event on June 26. Lifeline screening has four screenings that cost $60 each including stroke/carotid artery, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease. Also, an osteoporosis risk assessment is $35. Lifeline does not accept Medicare. Tests must be paid for individually or purchased by package. Package one is four tests for $149. Package two is $159 for 5 tests. Preregister to receive a $10 discount. Call toll-free 1-800-324-9458 or visit helpinghandsforhealth.com. Do not contact the church for registration. In addition, UCC is helping recycle old cell phones. Drop off phones and accessories between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, or at Sunday services. For more information, contact Larry Piechoski at (813) 634-7062.

New Hope Worship Center, 803 W Mahoney St., Plant City, hosts a Corporate Prayer Hour from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturdays. Call (813) 757-6123.

Shiloh Baptist Church, 11014 W Carson S., offers a Zumba class from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (813) 752-8345.

Send your religion news to Sarah Whitman at [email protected]

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