Easter events, North Tampa religion calendar

The Family Support and Resource Center on Waters Avenue has fun activities and goodies for the kids today at noon for preschoolers and at 2 for the older crowd.

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The Family Support and Resource Center on Waters Avenue has fun activities and goodies for the kids today at noon for preschoolers and at 2 for the older crowd.

Easter weekend activities

Good Friday services: Follow the Stations of the Cross at noon or 6 p.m. today at Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 904 W Linebaugh Ave. Call (813) 932-8081. Hear a message called the Cross of Ascent at noon or 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 9714 Linebaugh Ave. Call (813) 961-8747. Another Good Friday service is at 6:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Lutz, 960 Lutz Lake Fern Road. Call (813) 949-1751.

Jelly Bean Jamboree: Kids can come out for food, face painting, moon walks and more from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Lutz, 960 Lutz Lake Fern Road. Ages 1-11. Call (813) 949-1751.

Easter basket building: Color eggs and get a basket full of goodies from noon to 1 p.m. (for preschoolers) and 2 to 4 p.m. for children 4 to 12 years old today at the Family Support and Resource Center, 7520 W Waters Ave., Suite 8. Call (813) 356-1703.

Easter Sunday services: Celebrate Easter at 6:30, 8:30 or 11 a.m. Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, 9714 Linebaugh Ave. Call (813) 961-8747; at 6:30, 9:15 or 11 a.m. at Forest Hills United Methodist, 904 W Linebaugh Ave. Call (813) 932-8081; at 8, 9:30 or 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Lutz, 960 Lutz Lake Fern Road. Call (813) 949-1751; or at 11 a.m. at Keystone Presbyterian, 7509 Van Dyke Road, Odessa. Call (813) 920-5180. Also, the Rev. Alec Craig gives a talk called Easter in the Garden of Eden at 11 a.m. at Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalist Church, 18412 Burrell Road, Odessa. Call (813) 792-1622.

Religion calendar

Buddhist meditation: Cate White teaches a class called Meditations for Relaxation at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Soul Mirror, 2025 W Bearss Ave. $9. France Roy teaches a class called Meditations for a Clear Mind at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lotus Pond, 6201 Lynn Road. $9. For both classes, call (727) 797-9770.

Men's Bible study: The group meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Victory Tabernacle, 4411 Kelly Road. Call (813) 886-8247.

12 Steps and the Bible: Use the same 12 steps as AA to find a path to spirituality from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Wellspring United Methodist Church, 10701 Sheldon Road. Call (813) 854-4630.

Questions about Catholicism? Be part of the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults inquiry meetings, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, at St. Timothy Catholic Church, 17512 Lakeshore Road, Lutz. The meetings are for adults interested in becoming Catholic. (813) 968-1077, ext. 244, or DeaconJerry@sainttims.org.

Bible study: Meet up for "spiritual relaxation" and discussion at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Keystone Presbyterian Church, 7509 Van Dyke Road, Odessa. Call (813) 920-5180.

Send religion information to North of Tampa, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618; fax to (813) 269-5310; call (813) 269-5316; or e-mail northtampa@sptimes.com two weeks before the event.

Easter events, North Tampa religion calendar 04/09/09 [Last modified: Thursday, April 9, 2009 4:30am]

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