Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Brandon area religion calendar

Christian Family Church, 3457 W Kenyon Ave., Tampa, will host the God Crazy Freedom Women's Conference from 7 to 10 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $29 and include lunch on Saturday. The conference theme is that of the new book God Crazy Freedom, authored by women telling their personal stories of faith and life, including Weeki Wachee author Natalie Gillespie and Christian Family Church's Jennifer Mallan. Friday night will include a fashion show, live speakers and a concert by Dove Award-winning artist Billy Gaines. Saturday includes live music and speakers, workshops and prayer time with the speakers. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit godcrazy.org or call (813)244-5441.

Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1101 Charlie Griffin Road, Plant City, will hold a women's brunch on Saturday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. with award-winning author and speaker Debora M. Coty to celebrate her new book Fear, Faith, and a Fistful of Chocolate. The cost is $3 per person. For information, call (813) 759-9383.

Grace United Methodist Church at FishHawk, 5708 Lithia Pinecrest Road, seeks vendors for a Christmas in July Church Bazaar to take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27. Organizers need arts and crafts, food, produce, home and personal product vendors. The fee for a space is $25. The deadline for reserving a booth is June 15. Space is limited. For more information and an application, contact event organizer Vickie Casso at (813) 681-6583 or [email protected]

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.

Unity Community of Joy (meeting at the Henry G. Gibson Social Hall at Beth Israel Synagogue, 1115 E Del Webb Blvd. E) will offer a nondenominational musical service with international recording artists, Armand and Angelina at 10:30 a.m. May 19. A potluck luncheon will follow the service at 11:30 a.m. A full concert begins at 12:30 p.m. featuring familiar tunes. A love offering is appreciated. Call (813) 298-7745.

Cornerstone Baptist Church, 818 N Parsons Ave., Brandon, will serve free coffee to southbound motorists driving by between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Fridays through the end of May. Call (813) 689-3325.

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.

Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave., will present a class Women in the Bible: Sarah, Faith-Filled Matriarch, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. The cost to attend is $10. Visit franciscancentertampa.org.

Please send your religion news to Sarah Whitman at [email protected]

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