Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., will offer a meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m. before a free movie on Aug. 15. The Spanish-style dinner will include Spanish chicken and rice, a beef empanada, salad and a drink. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10. The film will be God's Not Dead, starring Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo and Dean Cain. Refreshments will be sold at intermission. Call by Wednesday to reserve a dinner at (352) 796-3685.
Courts of Praise Deliverance Ministries, 15444 Wiscon Road, will have a youth rally at 3 p.m. Aug. 17 for members to pray for students. "There are many backpack and school supply giveaway programs, but we decided we would pray over students as they go back to school so they will have a successful year," said Pastor Dell O. Barnes Sr. "We hope parents will bring their students so we can pray for them." Students of any age from all schools, including colleges and universities, are welcome. Call (352) 263-5766.
First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will host a free "Getting Back in the School Groove" festival from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. There will be bounce rides, face painting, haircuts for school-age children, eye examinations and games. There will also be new socks and underwear given away and refreshments. Children who attend Hernando schools and who are accompanied by an adult will receive a free backpack with school supplies. Sponsors are the Couples and Family Ministries of the church, Devereux Kids and other community partners. Call (352) 683-2600.
New Beginnings Life Church will offer a Health-Field Day from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Deltona Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. The event is free and will include information about topics such as dental work, mammograms, alternative medicine, chiropractic services, acupuncture and the prostate gland. Nutrition questions will be answered. There will be games such as a three-legged race, an egg and spoon race, a sack race and track and field events.
There will be a book bag giveaway for students from noon to 4 p.m. that day at the church at 3350 Commercial Way.
Messages or questions may be left at (352) 686-8888 or (813) 380-5453.
Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter will have a breakfast meeting at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 18 at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Nadine Wenkle Roar will speak about her life with God in control. The cost for an optional breakfast is $8.50. Call (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182 if you plan to attend.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.