Love Your Neighbor ministry needs cookbooks to sell, nonperishable food, toiletries, paper goods for its weekly dinner, pressure-treated lumber to build wheelchair ramps, volunteers for its emergency repairs program, and dependable vehicles (preferably pickup trucks). Call (352) 428-9275.
Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St., will present Christian recording artist Josh Wilson from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. The first 100 people will receive a special edition Summer Cruise 5 T-shirt from Joy FM.
The Biker Worship Center will meet from noon to 1 p.m. June 27 at Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. Those arriving early may purchase breakfast. Services will be at noon every Sunday beginning Aug. 2. Call Buzz at (352) 799-1165.
Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 13460 Olympic Village Lane, will have a Hawaiian luau with food, fun, games and prizes from 5 to 8:30 p.m. June 26 in Marty Hall. Call Emily Thomas for the $12 presale-only tickets at (352) 650-0307.
Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., will offer "Saddle Ridge Ranch" vacation Bible school for children age 4 through fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Call (352) 796-4969, stop by the church or visit fepcb.org/Vacation_Bible_School/ to register.
First Baptist Church of Brooksville, 420 Howell Ave., will offer "Saddle Ridge Ranch" vacation Bible school for children who have finished kindergarten through fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Call (352) 796-6791 to register. The church also will present Christian recording artist Shaun Groves in concert and leading worship at the 10:45 a.m. service June 27. Groves has been nominated for seven Dove awards and has toured the world with artists including Bebo Norman, Jars of Clay and Michael W. Smith. The event is free.
Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, will offer "Backstage Pass: All Access" vacation Bible school for children age 4 through those who have completed fifth grade. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 2 to 6. Register, beginning July 1, by e-mailing the names and ages of children to [email protected] Call (352) 799-5462.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 14236 County Line Road, Hudson, is offering "Vacation Bible School: 2010 Praise Party" for all ages, including adults, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. July 12 to 15. Call (727) 856-8336.
Hope Youth Ranch and Learning Academy, 17933 East Road, needs a donated modular building that can be put on its property to house more students. The nonprofit organization provides therapeutic care and housing for teenage girls and a school open to the community. Hope Ranch Learning Academy is a Florida-registered school for students needing special education in Pasco and Hernando counties. Part of the curriculum for both of these endeavors is training in riding and caring for horses, known as equine-assisted therapy. Call (727) 232-0119.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St., will offer a free, one-day vacation Bible school program from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 26. "SonQuest Rainforest" will include Bible stories, games, songs, snacks, lunch and arts and crafts. Parents may join their children at 4:45 p.m. for dinner. Call (727) 856-9567 or (352) 796-4066 to register.
Ridge Manor United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., will offer its vacation Bible school program, "High Seas Expedition," to children ages 3 through 11 from 9 a.m. to noon July 12 to 16. A floating finale featuring a water slide will be presented on the last day. Advance registration is required; space is limited. Call (352) 583-3770. Reminders will be given to those who have registered.
Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., will offer "Saddle Ridge Ranch" vacation Bible school to children age 3 to fifth grade from 8:45 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday. Register at northcliffeonline.org or call (352) 683-5882.
Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, will offer "Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palace" vacation Bible school to children ages 4 to 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Register at (352) 683-2082 or (352) 686-5087.
Spring Hill Bible Church, 15449 Spring Hill Drive, will offer "SonQuest Rainforest: Parables of Jesus" vacation Bible school to children ages 4 through sixth grade from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will also be a program specifically designed for youth in grades 7 to 12 called "TruthQuest." Each night, teens will compete in various games in a team format and will have a Bible challenge time. Call (352) 544-5644 or visit springhillbible.org.
Hope Community Bible Church, 13241 Spring Hill Drive, will offer "Saddle Ridge Ranch" vacation Bible school to children in kindergarten through fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon June 28 to July 2. Call (352) 686-6020.
Spring Hill Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 235 Cobblestone Drive, will offer "High Seas Expedition" vacation Bible school to children ages 4 to 12 from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. July 19 to 23. Call (352) 683-0587 to register in advance, or register at 6 p.m. on the first day.
Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., is offering a food pantry to the needy from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Call (352) 683-9731.
First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, offers the Respite Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays for people caring for those with memory challenges, such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease. The program gives caregivers an opportunity to have some relief from their work. Call (352) 683-2600.
St. Andrew's Thrift Shop, 2301 Deltona Blvd., will be closed on Saturdays through August. It will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays. Call (352) 686-1114.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, distributes free bread, clothing and other personal necessities from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays in the church parking lot. Call John Stramiello at (727) 808-4096.
Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, will host an open house sponsored by its Angel Food Ministries from noon to 2 p.m. June 26. The free event offers a tour of the delivery and service area and a cookout. Call (352) 686-4612.
Christ the King Full Gospel Worship Center, 5111 Commercial Way, will offer "Smile: Jesus Loves You" vacation Bible school for children ages 5 to 10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2 to 6. Children attending every night will receive a Trailmaker backpack for school. Register at (352) 596-5366; space is limited.
Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, is collecting beans, rice, oil, peanut butter, clothing and hygiene products for shipment to the church's missionary contact in Gonaives, Haiti, to be distributed to those in need. Bring items for donation to Building A at the church from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (352) 596-1388.
Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, will offer Bible school to children ages 3 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The theme is "Baobab Blast: Faith and Relationships Grow Together With Others." Call (352) 597-1456.
Information for the Religion Calendar may be e-mailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected], faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to: Hernando Times, Religion Calendar, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline is 10 working days before the event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, physical address, ticket price, contact person and phone number are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.