Monday, April 23, 2018
News Roundup

Church events in Hernando County

Brooksville

Brooksville First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., hosts a $5 breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month. Breakfast includes a beverage plus choice of waffles, pancakes, biscuits and gravy or eggs and sausage. Proceeds support the church food pantry. Call (727) 514-6253.

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. There are no tickets left for the free opening show on Good Friday.

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 at tables for the "dessert theatre" will be available half an hour before each performance.

For information, visit LiveOakTheatre.org or call the box office at (352) 593-0027.

Hudson

A Good Friday program will take place at 7 p.m. April 18 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 14236 County Line Road.

Pastor Fred Hinson will be joined by Pastor LaVaughn E. McNary of Antioch Fellowship Baptist Church of Spring Hill and Pastor Ron Smart of Union Missionary Baptist Church of Port Richey in hosting the service. The theme is "Jesus Paid It All." Call (352) 684-8989.

Nobleton

Nobleton Community Church, 29084 Sentinel St., will host a concert by the Sonshine Quartet at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Among their other songs, the quartet will sing The Grave Was Empty.

Call (813) 788-4464.

Spring Hill

A New Generation pregnancy and relationship resource center will have an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 30 at its new location at 7084 Mariner Blvd. Informational brochures and refreshments will be available. Call (352) 544-0911.

Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter will have a breakfast meeting at 8:45 a.m. April 21 at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be Tricia Bennett, author and owner of Polly's Pantry restaurant in Wildwood. The cost for an optional breakfast is $8.50. Call (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182 if you plan to attend.

First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Dr., will host "Open Your Heart," an event aimed at recruiting foster and adoptive parents for Kids Central Inc., on April 12. The event will begin with a complimentary pancake breakfast, provided by Devereux's Spring Hill Neighborhood Project, at 9:30 a.m. The program runs until 1 p.m. There will be one-on-one informational sessions and time for questions. Those attending may visit with case management and adoption agencies to learn about the different levels of foster care and the options that are available. Potential foster parents must be Florida residents, at least 21 years old and financially stable — not receiving any type of state or federal aid. Call Kids Central at (352) 387-3424 or (352) 387-3472.

The church also will host a Maundy Thursday Tableau, "Is It I, Lord?" at 7 p.m. April 17. Those attending will see the Last Supper through the eyes of each of the 12 disciples. Communion will follow. No tickets are required. Call (352) 683-2600.

Spring Hill Baptist Church, 3140 Mariner Blvd., will host its annual Easter Eggstravanganza at 10 a.m. April 19. There will be 10,000 filled eggs to be hunted, inflatable slides, bounce houses, games and food. The free event is designed for children 2 years old through sixth grade and will have hunts for various age groups. Call (352) 683-5685.

The Hernando County Family YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., will host its annual Good Friday service at 9 a.m. April 18. The service will be outdoors and will be conducted by several local ministers from area churches.

"The Good Friday service, which is co-hosted by the Hernando Christian Ministerial Association, has been an important part of the Holy Week tradition for the past 23 years," said Cezar Gonzalez, district vice president of the host organization. "People from all different Christian denominations and churches attend this annual gathering to begin their Easter weekend and celebrate the significance of the cross."

After the service, a continental breakfast will be served. Call (352) 688-9622 or visit suncoastymca.org.

The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a discussion, "The Power of Music," at 7 p.m. Friday at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation is available and refreshments will be served. Call 666-7280.

Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., will have its last sale of the season from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For sale will be household items, crafts, computers, electronics, boutique, books, pictures, baskets, lines, toys, furniture, tools and yards items. Food, drinks and baked goods will be available. Call (352) 596-0080.

The St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church Council of Catholic Women'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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