Friday, November 17, 2017
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St. Stephen Catholic Church, 5049 Bell Shoals Road, Valrico, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a special Mass at 7 p.m. on Aug. 22. The service will be followed by a reception.

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, with campuses in Sun City Center and Ruskin, has announced the selection of the Rev. Lee Miller as assistant rector.

Miller, an Episcopal priest for over 30 years, started his journey in broadcasting and is also an author. Call (813) 633-3970 or visit stjohndivine.com.

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 705 Ninth St. SE, Ruskin, hosts the Lord's Lighthouse Ministry, a mission providing food and clothing to the needy, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekly, Monday through Wednesday. Call (813) 641-7114.

Simmons Loop Baptist Church, 6610 Simmons Loop Road: The church presents Nic at Night, a children's musical about Nicodemus, at 6 p.m. Aug. 19. Admission is free. Call (813) 677-9310.

Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon, 706 Bryan Road: An open house and bagel brunch is from 9:30 a.m. to noon Aug. 19. The event is free and open to the public. Call (813) 681-6547.

Islamic Society of Tampa Bay, 7326 E Sligh Ave., offers classes on the Koran from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekend. Call (813) 628-0007.

Riverstone Church, 12011 East Bay Road, Gibsonton, has a food pantry open from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays for families living in Gibsonton and Riverview ZIP codes. Call Bill Hayes at (813) 415-2376.

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