First Baptist Church of Brandon, 216 N Parsons Ave., begins three new Wednesday night group studies Jan. 5. Bible Storying and The Tough Sayings of Jesus will run through Jan. 26. The Five Love Languages will end Feb. 9. All groups are free and open to nonmembers. Call (813) 689-1204.
Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue in Tampa, 4320 Bay to Bay Blvd., offers Hebrew classes at 3 p.m. Saturdays beginning Jan. 8. Sign up now. Classes cost $45, plus $20 for textbook. Call Michael at (813) 404-5080.
Bay Life Church, 1017 Kingsway Road, invites parents to a night out from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Jan. 7. On Jan. 9, get a free blood-pressure screening at the church. Call (813) 661-8623.
First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 120 N Knights Ave., hosts an all-day quilting bee from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 8. Call (813) 689-4161.
St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 3315 Bryan Road, kicks off its lecture series, Letters from Dad, with a BBQ at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 8. Letters author Greg Vaughn will speak four times at the church, beginning with a session Feb. 7. Call Michael Heaton at (813) 684-4971 or the church office at (813) 662-0013.
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