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Calendar: Religious events in Pasco County


Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), meets at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave. in Dunedin, from 10 to 11 a.m. the first and third Sundays from June to September. From October to May they meet every Sunday. Call (727) 442-3524.


Community United Methodist Church, 3214 U.S. 19, offers a contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a traditional worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Dan Campbell is the pastor. Call (727) 937-3268 or visit the Web site at

Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road offers Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. preceded by coffee fellowship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Drew Willard is the pastor and his sermon for Sunday is "Pilgrimage." The church offers a prayer shawl group that meets from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays to knit, learn to knit or crotchet prayer shawls and chemo caps for those in need. Call (727) 937-1520.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, offers Mass at 8 and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Mass is at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday and at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. There is a Vietnamese Mass at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Reconciliation is at 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday. Adoration vigils are at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday. Call (727) 938-1974.


St. Michael's Catholic Church, 8014 State Road 52, will have a pasta dinner at 5 p.m. Friday to serve as a farewell reception for Father Tomy John, who returns to India on July 6. The dinner is sponsored by the Knight of Columbus, St. Michael Council 10377. The meal will include pasta and meatballs, salad, roll, dessert and beverage for $5 for adults, $3 for children 12 and younger. Call (727) 863-5839 or (727) 869-8955.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, offers services at 8 and 10 a.m. with Sunday school and nursery during the 10 a.m. service. There is a Friday service at 11 a.m. each week. Vacation Bible School is at 6:30 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 28. Call (727) 863-8560 or visit the Web site

Lakewood Church of God, 12637 Pony Lane, offers worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Children's church is during the morning worship. There is a Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the church offers a club for teens. The pastor is David Parham. Call (727) 856-1770.

Immaculate Conception Old Roman Catholic Church, 8531 Bolton Ave., a traditional Catholic church, offers Mass at 9 a.m. Sundays and 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Some daily Masses are in Latin and the Sunday Mass is in English. Call (727) 819-3788.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., offers a contemporary Music and Majesty service at 6 tonight. On Sunday, there will be services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Adult Bible class and Sunday school are at 9:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at all three worship services. Vacation Bible School is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. VBS will begin with dinner. On June 28 the choir will present a patriotic musical at both services with a picnic after the 11 a.m. service. Call (727) 863-6446 or visit

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, offers worship at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The adult Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. and the youth meet at 10:45 a.m. There is a fellowship hour after each service for conversation and refreshments. Call (727) 863-5646.

Grace Bible Church, 9403 Scot St., offers Vacation Bible School from 8:45 a.m. to noon July 14-18. Cosmic City, a space age Jetson type program, will have snacks, crafts, experiments, Bible stories and games for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Call (727) 863-2747.

Ratnashri Sangha of Tampa Bay, Hudson Beach Yoga Studio, north of Kmart on the east side of U.S. 19, will host Tibetan Meditation Master Khempo Nyima Gyaltsen Rinpoche with an introduction to the Buddha's Teaching: The Dharma, from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Cost is $10. For information, call (727) 834-9308 or visit the Web site at


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, offers services at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Call (813) 949-7173 or visit the Web site

New Port Richey

First Church of the Nazarene, 5342 Avery Road, will host a breast cancer fundraiser, "Bids for a Cure," from 1 to 5 p.m. today. Auction items include golf packages, artwork, sports memorabilia and fishing items, gift baskets and gift certificates for local restaurants, hair salons and other businesses. Door prizes every half hour beginning at 2 p.m. Meal tickets are $5 in advance or $6 at the door. Call (727) 849-5817.

Beth-El Shalom, 6209 Congress St., presents a free concert at 5 p.m. June 28 with the Majesty Trio and the Goldsteins and Pavel, professional artists playing classical music and Jewish favorites on the violin, viola and piano. Call (727) 375-7502 or visit the Web site at

Under His Wings Fellowship, 5008 Grand Blvd., offers Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., pastries and coffee at 10:30 a.m. and praise and worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Youth's Pioneer Club is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Journey through the Bible (adult Bible study) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. There is a Men's Bible Study Group the first Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Call (727) 389-8898.

Iglesia de Dios, Ciudad Refugion, which meets at River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, offers Spanish-speaking services at 1:30 p.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for Bible study and prayer. The pastor is Jose Perez. Call (813) 766-7826.

First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6800 Trouble Creek Road, offers services in the new sanctuary beginning with a car parade at 8 a.m. Sunday from the church, 6561 Circle Blvd., to the new campus on Trouble Creek Road. Once there, a prayer walk around the church is scheduled and a rally inside at 9 a.m. is planned. Members are calling the event "Crossing to the Future." The pastor is Guy Sanders III. Regular worship services are at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Children's worship is during the 11 a.m. service. On Wednesdays, there is a fellowship supper at 5 p.m. and activities for all ages from 5 to 8 p.m. Call (727) 849-4210 or visit the Web site at

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, offers a hymn sing at 10:15 a.m. Sundays with a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Paul Richards is the pastor. Call (727) 849-4905.

River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. There is a 7 p.m. Wednesday service with classes for all ages. The pastor is Bishop Ron Peeples. Call (727) 849-2762 or visit the Web site at

Covenant Christian Church, 6813 Indiana Ave., offers worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays. Pastor is the Rev. Pastor Bob Panariello. His sermon for Sunday is: "Sunday Sundae?" The church offers a men's ministry meeting at 9 a.m. Saturdays, women's ministry at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month and services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prayer Warriors meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays and the Institute of Ministries meets at 7 p.m. Fridays. The Azusa singles ministries meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Saturday of each month. Call (727) 842-4566.

Family of Faith Church, that meets at the Colonial Hills Civic Center, 3852 Prime Place, is a full Gospel believing congregation. Worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, Bible study and Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Call (727) 204-1881 or visit

Love is for Eternity Ministries, 7511 Little Road, Building C, offers Christian recovery, growth and support groups each week. There are groups for alcoholics, an Al-Anon group, Biblical 12-step groups for all addictions and a parents' support group. Call (727) 847-0222 for times and dates or visit

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, offers a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school and Bible classes are at 9:30 a.m. The church also offers a 5 p.m. Saturday service. Call (727) 849-4418.

First Church of the Nazarene, 5342 Avery Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 10:45 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. each Sunday. The church has a Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Call (727) 849-3998.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., offers the Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. each Saturday with services at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school classes are during the 9 a.m. service. A healing service is at 10 a.m. each Thursday with Bible study afterward. The Rev. Raymond E. Dage also conducts a Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays. The Feast of the Nativity of St. John will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Call (727) 849-4330.

Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, offers services at 8:10, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays plus midweek adult and children's ministries. On Sunday, Matthew West, a contemporary Christian recording artist, will minister in song at all three morning worship services. Call (727) 376-7733 or visit

Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 6533 Circle Blvd., offers a worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays. Pastor is the Rev James Wood. Call (727) 849-1943.


Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, offers a service at 11 a.m. each Sunday with a coffee discussion group at 10 a.m. Children's activities and childcare also begin at 10 a.m. Call (813) 792-1622.

Port Richey

First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey, 7540 Ridge Road, offers a timely message by Pastor Reid Isenhart on "What is the Place of God in Politics" at 10:30 a.m. July 6. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be shared and after the service there will be a potluck luncheon in the church fellowship hall to celebrate the nation's birthday. Future messages during July will be based on the Greatest Generation with members of that generation participating in the services. Call (727) 849-1898.

King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, offers a blended service at 9:30 a.m. Sundays with elements of both contemporary and traditional styles through the summer months. Pastor Howard Nielsen leads a Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Mondays. Call (727) 868-5744.

Congregation Beth Tefillah, a conservative house of worship that meets at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, offers Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. There is an Oneg Shabbat and Kiddush after each service. The first Friday of each month is a Family Shabbat. Sunday school lessons, through bar/bat mitzvah age, are offered each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and adult Hebrew lessons are at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Al Goldberg, spiritual leader of the congregation, teaches a rabbi's adult education class at 11 a.m. Mondays. The Women's Club of the center will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call (727) 847-3814.

Calvary Chapel Pasco, 6454 Ridge Road, offers contemporary worship and Bible teaching at 10:30 a.m. Sundays with children's services at the same time. The church also meets for prayer at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and for a 7 p.m. worship service on Wednesdays. Call (727) 534-1626 or visit the Web site at

Salvation Army the Corps and Worship Center, 7745 Ridge Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and a morning worship service at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Call (727) 815-8539.


Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue, 4320 Bay to Bay Blvd., offers Hebrew classes for both beginning and intermediate Hebrew students. D. Michael Michael will teach the classes on Saturdays for 10 weeks beginning July 19. Beginners class is at 3 p.m. with intermediate class at 4:15 p.m. Cost is $40 with an additional charge of $15 for beginners class materials. Call (813) 404-5080 or visit

Tarpon Springs

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd., offers a service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church is the home of the George Inness Jr. paintings, one of which has been displayed in the Louvre Museum. The women of the church meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to sew quilts for Ethiopian AIDS Orphans. Materials and sewing machines provided. There is a time out for a shared lunch. Call (727) 937-4682 or visit

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, offers a Shabbat evening service at 8 p.m. every Friday with a member-hosted Oneg afterward. On the last Friday of each month will be Simcha Shabbat with blessings for those who are celebrating special days including birthdays, anniversaries, new homes and new children. Saturday morning Shabbat services and the study of the weekly Torah portion are at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. The annual Family Picnic is at noon Sunday in Howard Park, Shelter 6, in Tarpon Springs. Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for school-age children. The annual congregational meeting has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. June 29. Call (727) 938-9000.


Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, offers a Jam Session from 3 to 6 p.m. every Saturday night at the Gathering Place at the church. Singers and musicians are welcome. The sessions will continue throughout the summer. Call (352) 567-0081.


Chabad of West Pasco, which meets at Trinity College, 2430 Welbilt Blvd. in Room 203 on the second floor, offers bi-weekly Torah studies at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month. The Chabad also offers a Jewish Women's Circle. Call (727) 376-3366 for times and dates.


St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 5855 16th St., offers a craft group from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on quilts for nursing homes, shorts and dresses for Haiti, lace angels for Hospice House and items to sell in the church boutique to help support community programs. Call (813) 782-1202.

First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., offers worship services at 10 a.m. Sundays with Sunday school for adults at 8:30 a.m. and for children at 9 a.m. The Rev. John Caster is the pastor. Call (813) 782-7412.

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Calendar: Religious events in Pasco County 06/20/08 [Last modified: Sunday, June 22, 2008 10:50pm]
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