Clearwater religion events

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Community United Methodist Church, 207 E Buckingham Ave., Oldsmar. Call (813) 855-1567 or visit oldsmar cumc.org.

• Fourth Sunday in Advent. Sunshine Brass Quintet at the 10 a.m. service.

• Candlelight Service, 7:30 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Anglican

Anglican Church of Saints Peter and Paul, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. Call (727) 596-3680.

• Advent IV - Lighting of the Advent Candle, morning prayer and Holy Communion, 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by coffee and conversation.

• Evening prayer and Holy Communion, 5 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Baptist

First Baptist Church Ozona-Palm Harbor, 610 Pennsylvania Ave., Ozona. Call (727) 784-3711 or visit www.fbcozona.com.

• Pastor Roger's sermon will be "Wise Men" at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

• 6 p.m. service Christmas Eve.

Buddhist

Clear Water Zen Center, 2476 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 391-5735.

• Zen meditation, beginning meditation class and refreshments, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Rissho Kosei-kai International of North America, Dharma Center of Tampa Bay, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-7704. Visit rkina.org/tampabay.

• The Rev. Nicholas Ozuna will conduct a service 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Catholic

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. Call (727) 733-3606. Visit ourladydunedin.org.

• Celebration of the Eucharist: 5 p.m. Saturday Vigil; 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

Charismatic

Holy Apostles Catholic Charismatic Church, 1605 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Call (727) 734-2035.

• Saturday Mass at 6 p.m.

• Sunday Mass at 9:30 a.m.

• 9 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass.

• 9 :30 a.m. Christmas Day Mass.

Christian

The Salvation Army, 1625 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 725-9777 or visit salvation army.org.

• Corps Officer Maj. Dean Hinson's sermon will be "Prince of Peace" at the 10:45 a.m. Holiness Meeting and a 6 p.m. Christmas program Sunday.

Christian Science

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 210 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-3748.

• Sunday service, Sunday school and nursery, all at 10:30 a.m.

• Wednesday testimony meeting at 7:30 p.m.

• Reading room open Monday through Saturday afternoons.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 46 W Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 937-8279 or visit christian scienceintarponsprings.org.

• Sunday service and Sunday school, both at 11 a.m.

• Wednesday testimony meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Community

Chapel-By-The-Sea, 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach. Call (727) 446-0430 or visit chapelbythesea.net.

• Morning worship and Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.

Crystal Beach Community Church, 625 Crystal Beach Ave., Crystal Beach. Call (727) 784-8222 or visit crystalbeachcc.org.

• Fourth Sunday of Advent. The sermon will be "The Nativity Story" at 10:45 a.m. Sunday and includes a children's play with the same title.

• Family service, "The Zeal of the Lord," 7 p.m.; and Communion service, "For Revelation, For Glory," 11 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Crystal Cove Community Church, 6900 County Road 95, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 771-8600 or visit crystalcovecc.org.

Growth Connection for all ages at 9 a.m.; worship service through music and scripture at 10 a.m., both Sunday.

• Final weekend for the annual outdoor production of The Living Nativity, complete with animals and music, will be 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Dockside Community Church, 1218 New York Ave., Dunedin. Call (727) 733-2480 or visit www.docksidecommunitychurch.com.

• Sunday service at 9 and 10:45 a.m.

Kirk of Dunedin Community Church, 2686 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Call (727) 733-9305.

North Bay Community Church, 3170 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 741-8906.

• Adult Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m., both Sunday. Nursery available for small children.

• New "Worship on the Way" service, 8 a.m.; Christmas Cantata, 10 a.m. Sunday.

Palm Harbor Community Church, 455 Riviere Road. Call (727) 789-6764. Visit palmharborchurch.com.

• 10 a.m. service Sunday.

• 6 p.m. service Christmas Eve.

Episcopal

All Saints Episcopal Church, 1700 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 937-3881 or visit www.allsaintstarpon.com.

• Rite I at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

• Rite I at 8 a.m.; contemporary service in Green Hall at 9 a.m.; Rite II at 10:30 a.m., all Sunday.

Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave., Clearwater, Call (727) 447-3469. Visit churchofascension.org.

• Lunchtime concert on the Betty Jane Dimmitt Memorial Carillon, noon Wednesday. Free.

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 639 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. Call (727) 733-4125.

• Rite I Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m., Rite II Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m., both Sunday..

Good Samaritan Episcopal Church, 2165 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 461-1717 or visit goodsamaritan-swfla.org.

• Rite I, 8 a.m.; Rite II, 10 a.m. Sunday.

• Healing service, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

• Holy Eucharist, 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 3200 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 796-5514 or visit www.holytrinityclw.org.

• Sunday services and Holy Eucharist at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

• Breakfast every Sunday at 9 a.m. Visitors free.

St. Alfred's Episcopal Church, 1601 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 785-1601 or visit www.stalfred.org.

• Rite I at 5 p.m. Saturday.

• Rite I at 8 a.m., Rite II at 10 a.m. Sunday.

St. John's Episcopal Church, 1676 Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-6020 or visit www.stjohnsclearwater. org.

• Holy Eucharist, 5 p.m. Saturday.

• Holy Eucharist, 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday.

• Blue Christmas healing worship service, 7 p.m. Monday

Jewish

Chabad of Pinellas County, 3936 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 789-0408 or visit www.yichabad.com.

Congregation Beth Shalom, 1325 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-1418 or visit mycbsfamily.org.

• Shabbat services at 6:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays.

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, 3374 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 938-9000 or visit bnaiemmunah.org.

• B'nai Mitzvah classes for adults 11 a.m.-noon, first and third Sunday of every month.

Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 785-8811 or visit ahavatshalom.org.

Lutheran

Bethel Lutheran Church, 3166 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 799-3010 or visit bethellc.com.

• Moms' ministry at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays each month.

Faith Lutheran Church, 1620 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Call (727) 733-2657.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 407 Saturn Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-7718 or visit www.stpaulsclearwater.org.

• Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday followed by fellowship.

• Candlelight Service, 7 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Metaphysical

The Temple of Light Metaphysical Center, 18514 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Call (727) 538-9976.

• Healing, 10 a.m., and service with the Rev. Max Griffin-Maya, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

• Celebration of Light with the Rev. Max Griffin-Maya, 10 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Messianic

Temple New Jerusalem, 2686 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Call (727) 499-0169 or visit templenewjerusalem.org.

• Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Fridays.

• Weekly prayer at 7 p.m. and Davidic dance classes at 8 p.m. Tuesdays.

Methodist

Curlew United Methodist Church, 2210 Cathedral Drive, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 784-3424.

• Pastor Herb Angel's sermon will be "Cantata" at the 10:30 a.m. traditional service Sunday.

• Candlelight Service, 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.

First United Methodist Church of Clearwater, 411 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-5955 or visit fumc-clw.com.

• The Rev. Dr. Scott Baker's sermon will be "Christmas and the Status of Things" at 8:15, 9:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

• 5:30 and 7 p.m. services Christmas Eve.

First United Methodist Church of Dunedin, 421 Main St. (727) 733-4139 or visit dunedinfumc.org.

• Fourth Sunday in Advent. The Rev. Tim Machtel will speak on "The Majesty of Peace" at a 9:30 a.m. contemporary service and 11 a.m. traditional service Sunday.

• Christmas Cantata, 4 p.m. Sunday.

• Christmas Eve Candlelight services: children's service, 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall; and 7:30 and 11 p.m. in the sanctuary.

First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs, 501 E Tarpon Ave. Call (727) 937-3271.

Heritage United Methodist Church, 2680 Landmark Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 796-1329. Visit heritageumc.com.

Mount Moriah AME Church, 722 S Disston Ave., Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 938-0873.

• Free meals for the needy, 4-5 p.m. Sundays. Volunteers should arrive by 2:30 p.m.

Oldsmar Community United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave. E, Oldsmar. Call (813) 855-1567 or visit oldsmarcumc.org.

• Sunday worship at 10 a.m.

Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 785-7487. Visit www.phumc.net.

Traditional services 8:15, 9:45 a.m. Sundays.

Midweek worship, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Christmas Eve services: 4 p.m. family worship; 7 p.m. Candlelight service; and 11 p.m. Candlelight and Communion service.

Skycrest United Methodist Church, 2045 Drew St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-2218 or visit skycrest.net.

The Rev. Michael Pestel's sermon will be "Go Ahead and Jump" at the 9 a.m. modern service and the 11 a.m. traditional service Sunday Nursery available.

Candlelight service, 7 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Union Street United Methodist Church and Hispanic Mission, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. Call (727) 442-9300 or visit www.unionstreetchurch.org.

Traditional worship, 10:15 a.m. Sundays.

• Light of Hope dinner, 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays.

• Light of Hope Hispanic Bible study, 6:15 p.m. and Hispanic worship service, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Nondenominational

Cornerstone Bible Chapel, 190 Patricia Ave., Dunedin. Call (727) 934-4815.

• Sunday school 8:45 a.m., Lord's Supper 9:35 a.m., Bible hour, 11 a.m., all Sunday.

• Prayer meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Global Family Fellowship, 2289 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 733-4600 or visit globalfamilyfellowship.com.

• "The Journey to Bethlehem," 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. A large-scale outdoor production with guided tours of familiar scenes of the first Christmas night. Love offering taken.

Orthodox

Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene Hellenic Orthodox Church, 1010 Riviere Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 789-5905.

Pentecostal

Dunedin Assembly of God, 885 Lake Haven Road, Dunedin. Call (727) 733-7205.

• Free lunch on the second Sunday of each month after the 10:30 a.m. service. Public invited.

Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, 2801 County Road 1, Dunedin. Call (727) 787-1222.

• Food pantry hours, 5 to 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month. Photo ID and Social Security card no longer required.

Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin. Call (727) 733-2318 or visit fpcdunedin.org.

• Contemporary service at 8:45 a.m.; traditional service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

First Presbyterian Church of Safety Harbor, 255 Fifth Ave. S, Safety Harbor. Call (727) 726-2014 or visit safetyharborchurch.org.

• Pastor Joan R. Hill will discuss "God With Us as One Who Waits," at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Candlelight service in the sanctuary, 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.

Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-3200. Visit hopefamily.com.

• Children's Christmas musical, 7 p.m. Sunday.

Northwood Presbyterian Church, 2875 State Road 580, Clearwater. Call (727) 796-8090 or visit northwoodpc.org.

• Fourth Sunday of Advent - Traditional Christmas Cantata with Chancel Choir, drama and harp at 8:15 and 11 a.m.; and contemporary Christmas Cantata by Voices in Praise with harp, 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-3001 or visit www.peacememorial.org.

• A youth and children's drama of the Christmas Story at the 10:30 a.m. worship hour Sunday.

• Christmas Eve Candlelight services: 5 p.m. family service, with carols, stories and children's choir; 7 p.m. service with the chancel choir, traditional carols, meditation by Pastor Becky and Holy Communion.

Presbyterian Church of Palm Harbor, 2021 Nebraska Ave. (727) 784-7274.

• The Rev. Dennis' sermon will be "The Christmas Quilt" at 10:15 a.m. Sunday.

• Christmas Eve Candlelight services, 6 and 8 p.m.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 705 Michigan Ave., Dunedin. Call (727) 734-5493 or visit www.sapcd.org.

• Contemporary service at 9:30 a.m.; traditional service at 11 a.m., both Sunday.

The Church on the Bayou Presbyterian Church, 409 Whitcomb Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 937-3795.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 446-6210 or visit www.trinityclearwater.org.

• Dr. Dennis Reid will deliver the sermon, "Beyond Prime Time" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

• Christmas Eve Candlelight service, "The Peace of Christmas," 7 p.m. A reception will follow.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Clearwater Friends, Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave., Dunedin. Call (727) 442-3524.

• The Clearwater Friends meet 10-11 a.m. Sundays from October through May and the first and third Sunday from June through September.

Unitarian Universalist

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, Odessa. Call (813) 792-1622 or visit spiritoflifeuu.org.

Adult discussion and children's classes, 10 a.m.; worship service for all ages, 11 a.m. Sunday.

• Christmas Eve Candlelight service, 7 p.m.

Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-7704 or visit www.uuclearwater.org.

• Open Issues discussion group, 9:30 a.m. Sunday

• The Rev.'s Abhi Janamanchi will discuss the topic "The Holiness of Waiting" with music by the UU Chorale and Soprano Kay Clark at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

• "Intergenerational" Christmas Eve candle-lighting service with the Rev.'s Abhi Janamanchi and Bill Welch, 6 p.m. Thursday.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd. Call (727) 937-4682 or visit www.uutarpon.org.

The Rev. Susanne Nazian will give the sermon "Welcoming the Light" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Christmas Eve service, 4 p.m.

Unity

Unity Church of Clearwater, 2645 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-0992 or visit www.housebuiltonlove.com.

• The Rev. Leddy Hammock will speak on "Another Way" at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday.

• Daytime candle-lighting service, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Peace Chapel.

Unity Church of Palm Harbor, 1960 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 784-7911. Visit www.unitychurchofpalmharbor.org.

• The Rev. Robert Fortner will speak on "Christmas Presents" at both the 9:15 and 11 a.m. services Sunday.

• Christmas Eve Candlelight service, 7 p.m.

Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Call (727) 734-0635 or visit www.UnityDunedin.org.

• Spiritual leader Elsie Huebner will present a traditional Christmas sermon at 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by a Christmas potluck luncheon for the congregation.

• Christmas Eve Candlelight service, 7 p.m.

Religion news should be mailed to Nova Beall at 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756, faxed to (727) 445-4119 or e-mailed to sbeall@sptimes.com.

Editor's note

The Religion Briefs will undergo some changes starting Jan. 2. Individual church listings will include only address, phone number, Web site and special events. Because of space limitations, service times, sermon titles and regular weekly meetings will no longer be listed. For questions or concerns, contact Clearwater assistant city editor Steve Morse at smorse@sptimes.com or (727) 445-4152.

Clearwater religion events 12/18/09 [Last modified: Friday, December 18, 2009 9:33pm]

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