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Calendar: Religious events, services in the area


Aripeka Baptist Church, 18731 Aripeka Road, offers a free gospel music concert by Dennis Gwizdala at 6 p.m. Feb. 1. There will be finger foods and fellowship after the performance. (352) 279-1836.

Dade City

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 37015 Orange Valley Lane, continues a course in Financial Peace at 6:30 p.m. Sundays. This 13-week course ends April 5. (352) 567-8424 or


Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) meets at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave. from 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays from October through May and the first and third Sundays from June through September. Call (727) 372-6382.


Community United Methodist Church, 3214 U.S. 19, contemporary service at 9:30 a.m., traditional service at 11 a.m. Sundays. (727) 937-3268 or

Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., coffee fellowship at 10 a.m. A prayer shawl group meets from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays to knit, learn to knit or crotchet prayer shawls and chemo caps for the needy. (727) 937-1520.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, Mass at 8 and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses are at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. A Vietnamese Mass is 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. The Lady's Guild will have a baby shower to benefit SOLVE at noon Feb. 10. Games, prizes and refreshments are planned. Donations of all types of baby items are needed, especially diapers. (727) 938-5215 or the church at (727) 938-1974.


Beacon Baptist Church, 13343 Fivay Road, presents the Suwannee River Boys, a Southern gospel group from Atlanta, in concert at 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 1. (727) 863-2149.

Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, offers a pancake breakfast by the Men's Group from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. today. There will be eggs, bacon or sausage, biscuits, orange juice, coffee or tea and all the regular or buckwheat pancakes you can eat for $3.50 per person. (727) 856-5000.

Grace Bible Church, 9403 Scot St., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 10:50 a.m. Sundays. (727) 863-2747.

Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 9525 Hudson Ave., 5 p.m. Saturday service, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services, Sunday school at 10:20 a.m. (727) 376-0919.

Lakeview Baptist Church, 11010 Tami Trail, Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., service at 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays with free clothes available. A social worker is on site for advice on locating agencies for help. (727) 457-5154.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. Fridays. Sunday school and nursery are during the 10 a.m. Sunday service. This Sunday the annual parish meeting will be held between services. The Rev. William Dopp, senior pastor, will preach on the State of the Parish and the call to ministry in 2009. (727) 863-8560 or

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

Immaculate Conception Old Roman Catholic Church, 8531 Bolton Ave., a traditional Catholic church, Mass at 9 a.m. daily. Mass is at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly with healing prayers for cancer victims, survivors, family and friends. Some daily Masses are in Latin; Sunday Mass is in English. (727) 819-3788 for Mass schedule for Holy days of Obligation.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., a contemporary Music and Majesty service at 6 p.m. Saturdays. Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Adult Bible class and Sunday school are at 9:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at all three services. On Sunday the church will dedicate quilts for Lutheran World Relief before the quilts are shipped. The quilters meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday to work on the quilts. The Women's Bible class is at 9 a.m. Monday and a Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. (727) 863-6446 or

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, traditional services at 8 and 11 a.m. Sundays, fellowship hour at 9 a.m. and noon. A contemporary service called Fusion is at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The annual rummage sale is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 6 and Feb. 7 in the fellowship hall. The sale will include furniture, baked goods, snacks and a continental breakfast and lunch. (727) 863-5646.


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

Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, meeting at Tree Frog Yoga, 1920 Oak Grove Blvd., 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays with American Buddhist teacher Angela Plumley. Resisting the Urge to Retaliate will present an introduction to meditation from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. The class will include two guided meditations and a short talk, and is suitable for beginners. Donation is $9, or $5 for students/limited income. (727) 797-9770 or

New Port Richey

St. Andrew's Orthodox Church, 4633 Glissade Drive, service at 10 a.m. Sundays. The liturgy is in English. Homemade pierogis are for sale most Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (727) 847-9900.

Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 8812 Old County Road 54, services at 8, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school is at 10:20 a.m. (727) 376 0919.

Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, service at 8:25 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, blended service at 10:45 a.m. Children's church meets during both services with Sunday school for all ages at 9:35 a.m. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. there are programs for children, teens, men and women. (727) 845-8877 or

Under His Wings Fellowship, 5008 Grand Blvd., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., pastries and coffee at 10:30 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. Youth's Pioneer Club is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; Journey through the Bible (adult Bible study) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Men's Bible study group is at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday monthly. (727) 389-8898.

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

First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6800 Trouble Creek Road, services at 9 and 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Sundays, Sunday school at 9 a.m., children's worship and another Sunday school during the 10:30 a.m. service. A fellowship supper at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and activities for all ages from 5 to 8 p.m. (727) 849-4210 or

Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, meeting at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, a meditation evening with teacher Sasha Bartunek from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. The class: Making Daily Life Meaningful — A Daily Practice is an introduction to meditation from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. Cost is $9 ($5 for students and those on limited income). (727) 797-9770 or

River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays with classes for all ages. (727) 849-2762 or riverof

Covenant Christian Church, 6813 Indiana Ave., service at 10 a.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Pastor Bob Panariello's message this Sunday is What's Your Name? The church offers a variety of ministries and services during the week including Prayer Warriors from 7 to 8 p.m. and the Institute of Ministries at 7 p.m. Fridays. (727) 842-4566.

Family of Faith Church, which meets at the Colonial Hills Civic Center, 3852 Prime Place, service at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, Bible study and Sunday school at 10 a.m. (727) 204-1881 or

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

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, service at 5 p.m. Saturday is contemporary, Sunday services at 8 and 11 a.m. traditional Lutheran. Fellowship from 9 to 10 a.m., Sunday school and Bible classes at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion is served during the 11 a.m. service. (727) 849-4418.

First Church of the Nazarene, 5342 Avery Road, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 849-3998.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, services at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school at 9 a.m. (727) 849-4330.

Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, services at 8:10, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. The church offers a variety of mid week services for men, women, youth and children plus Missionette Girls Club and Royal Rangers. (727) 376-7733 or

Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 6533 Circle Blvd., service at 10 a.m. Sundays. (727) 849-1943.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 8320 Old County Road 54, will hold its annual parish mission at 7 p.m. Feb. 9-11. Father James Kubicki, national director of the Apostleship of Prayer, will present The Eucharist: A Mystery to be Lived. (727) 372-8600.

Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, presents the third in the series of concerts at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 with the Hudson Middle School Jazz Band. This band has earned straight superior ratings for the past 11 years and will perform music by standards like Count Basie, Glenn Miller, The Beatles, the Kingsmen and Bill Haley and the Comets. An offering will be collected with 50 percent going to the band. (727) 372-7203.


Iglesia Catolica del Rito Antioqueno (Ortodoxa Gnostica), 2008 Chesapeake Drive, Mass in Spanish at 1 p.m. Sundays. Exorcism, baptisms and marriages are pe are performed on request. (813) 926-2800 or

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, service at 11 a.m. Sundays with coffee discussion group at 10 a.m. Childcare and youth religious education classes at 10 a.m. (813) 792-1622 or

Port Richey

Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, offers a Life of Prayer course the second Sunday of each month through July 12. Classes are at noon. Cost is $10. The Handbook of Positive Prayer is the required text. Usui Reike classes and attunements will be conducted by four certified Reike Masters. All classes are from 7 to 9 p.m. Reike II Tuesday and Reike III Feb. 10. Cost $25 per class. Reservations required. On Wednesdays Unity offers a five-week transformational experience from 7 to 9 p.m. using the book The Intersection of Joy and Money by Mackey McNeil. (727) 848-7702.

The Prayer House, 7935 Ranch Road, services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. A Victorious Women's meeting and Men's Prayer study are 7 p.m. Thursdays. All denominations welcome. Tommy Cash will be in concert at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 1. (727) 808-7887.

First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey, 7540 Ridge Road, service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. (727) 849-1898.

King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, blended service at 9 a.m. Sundays. Child and adult Sunday school 10 a.m. Pastor Jerry Straszheim leads a Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. (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, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Oneg Shabbat is after Friday services and Kiddish (light meal) after Saturday services. A Family Shabbat is the first Friday monthly. Sunday school lessons through bar/bat mitzvah age are at 9:30 a.m. and adult Hebrew lessons at 10 a.m. Sundays. Spiritual leader Al Goldberg teaches a rabbi's adult education class at 11 a.m. Mondays. (727) 847-3814.

Calvary Chapel Pasco, 6454 Ridge Road, contemporary worship and Bible teaching at 10:30 a.m. Sundays with children's services at the same time. Prayer at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. service Wednesdays. Pastor Bill Strayer is teaching verse by verse in the book of Proverbs at each Sunday morning service. Thursdays he is teaching a verse by verse study of the book of Revelation. (727) 534-1626 or

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

Shady Hills

Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Lane, 10:30 a.m. service Sundays. (727) 856-2948.

Spring Hill

Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., religious school classes for ages 4 to 16 from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays. Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturdays. (352) 686-7034.

St. Petersburg

The Church of God of the Union Assembly, 4751 46th St. N, services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 525-6961.


Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue, 4320 Bay to Bay Blvd., presents Joel Chernoff in concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Chernoff was lead singer for LAMB and now is general secretary of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America. Admission is free, however an offering will be taken. (813) 831-5673 or

Tarpon Springs

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd., service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Zen meditation at 10 a.m. Saturdays. The women of the church meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday monthly to sew quilts for Ethiopian AIDS orphans. Materials and sewing machines provided. Masterworks of Sound and Sight will present the first concert of the 2009 season at 3 p.m. Feb. 15. The piano trio of Jeffrey Smick, Laura Smith and Olga Glick will perform music by Rachmaninoff, Bach, Kreisler and Beethoven. After the concert there will be a wine and cheese reception. (727) 937-4682 or

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, Shabbat service at 8 p.m. Fridays with a member-hosted Oneg afterward. Rabbi Cyrus Arfa conducts services the first and third Fridays with lav services on the other Fridays. Religious school and Hebrew school from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays. A discussion on what life is like in a close-knit Southern Jewish Community will take place during the 2 p.m. Sunday meeting of the Book Club at a congregant's home. Call (813) 598-6043 to reserve a place and get directions. The January Tot Shabbat will be celebrated today. (727) 938-9000.


Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, offers Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday service at 11:15 a.m. (352) 567-0081.


Chabad of West Pasco, Jewish Women's Study Circle at 7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday. Bi-weekly classes on the book of Tanya at 7 p.m. 3012 Starkey Blvd., New Port Richey. Call (727) 376-3366 for dates and location and to RSVP, or visit

Wesley Chapel

Grace Community Church, meets at Wiregrass High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays with upbeat music, a message and multimedia elements. (813) 994-9363.


First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., services at 10 a.m. Sundays, Sunday school for all ages at 8:30 a.m. Communion served the first Sunday monthly. Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, food pantry at 10 a.m. the second Thursday monthly. Supper Club meets at area restaurants the second Saturday monthly. (813) 782-7412 or

Please send religion story ideas and religion notes to Michelle Jones at [email protected] or fax to (813) 684-2457 or call (813) 685-2200. Correspondence can also be mailed to Michelle Jones at P.O. Box 558, Valrico FL 33595.

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