Friday, February 23, 2018
News Roundup

Church events in Hernando County

Brooksville

Nature Coast Festival Singers will give spring concerts at 7 p.m. March 29 at First Baptist Church, 420 Howell Ave., Brooksville; 3 p.m. March 30 at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill; and 3 p.m. April 6 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.

The concerts will present classical and contemporary seasonal selections under the direction of James Urbanski. An offering will be taken to support the Ayer Endowment Fund, used to provide scholarships for music education from elementary school through college. Call Jackie Kerschbaum at (352) 868-6365 for information.

The Wesleyan Women of Brooksville Wesleyan Church, in conjunction with the Wesleyan Village Community, will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 8225 Wesley Drive.

Jericho Road Ministries is in need of volunteers at its thrift stores, food bank and shelters. Call (352) 799-2912, ext. 101.

Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., will host the Live Oak Theatre Company's production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 25 and 26 and at 2:30 p.m. April 19 and 27. The opening show on Good Friday is free, though donations will be accepted.

All other performances cost $15 for adults and $5 for students 13 and under with the purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets include coffee or tea and dessert. Seating will be available half an hour before each performance. For information, visit LiveOakTheatre.org or call the box office at (352) 593-0027.

Spring Hill

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, has begun line dancing classes at 2 p.m. Fridays in Johnson Hall. The cost is $3 for Holy Cross members and $5 for nonmembers. The beginners' class is from 2 to 3 p.m., and the advanced class from 3 to 4 p.m. The instructor is Marilyn Richardson. Call (352) 683-3654.

Destiny Baptist Church will sponsor a "Women on Fire for Christ" workshop at 4 p.m. March 23 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. The event recognizes Women's History Month. Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church in Tampa will conduct the service, with the Rev. Delores Cain speaking and the Heritage Choir presenting special music. Refreshments will be served. Call (352) 684-0340.

The St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church Council of Catholic Women is accepting items for its spring sale between 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays in Classrooms 5 and 6. No televisions, computers, printers or clothing are needed. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 29 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30. Refreshments will also be sold. The church is at 5030 Mariner Blvd. Call (352) 796-0550 or (352) 684-1670.

In addition, the council's Spiritual Adoption of Our Priests is having an appreciation dinner in honor of its priests at noon April 25 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Tickets cost $25. If you plan to attend, call (727) 485-3158 or (352) 683-1150.

Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected], faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar and Briefs, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline for calendar items is two weeks before the event or reservation deadline. If your church/organization has news of interest to the community, briefly state the news. Information cannot be published if the time, date, exact street address, cost, contact person (first and last names) and phone number are missing. For questions, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.

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