Spring Hill Aglow International will host its third annual Pray for Our Nation event from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday in front of the historic Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N Main St.
Local pastors, law enforcement officers, teachers and Aglow members will pray for the military, government, schools, families and law enforcement. Music will be directed by Angela Ditmar. The public is invited.
First United Methodist Church, 109 Broad St., is accepting items for its annual Attic and Fresh Baked Goods Sale, which will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
"Items as small as a ring you no longer want or as large as a 12-foot freezer you no longer have room for — as long as it is clean, works and is generally in decent shape — are being sought," said Adon Taft.
Items may also be scheduled for pickup. Call the church at (352) 796-3363, Bob McClelland at (352) 796-3412 or Buddy Woods at (352) 799-0987.
Proceeds will go toward college scholarships awarded by the United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Men and to support several charitable organizations, including the Florida United Methodist Children's Home and the Dawn Center.
Istachatta Baptist Church, 28075 Mangon Drive, will host an Old-Fashioned Day and Homecoming from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. Those attending may wear old-fashioned outfits, including straw hats and bonnets, and bring a dish to share for dinner. Entertainment will be provided by the Paytons.
Foundations of Life Pregnancy Center-Hernando, a ministry of Catholic Charities, will hold a Banquet of Life and Silent Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The speaker will be Gus Lloyd, host of Seize the Day, a satellite radio program. Underwriters and table sponsors are being sought, as are items for the auction. Seating is $50 per person. Call (352) 686-9897, ext. 22, or send email to [email protected] Visit foundationsoflife.org.
The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a discussion and talk, "Navigating Two Worlds: Balancing the Spiritual and Physical," at 7 p.m. March 14 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation is available, and refreshments will be served. Call (352) 666-7280.
The Temple Beth David Sisterhood will have its 18th annual Food Festival from noon to 4 p.m. March 16. Admission is free. Food for sale will include homemade stuffed cabbage, blintzes, noodle kugel and potato latkes. The temple is at 13158 Antelope St. Call (352) 686-7034.
The Hope Community Bible Church Alliance Women will have their annual rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 14 and 15. The church is at 13241 Spring Hill Drive. Call (352) 686-6020.
The St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church Council of Catholic Women is accepting items for its spring sale between 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays in classrooms 5 and 6. No televisions, computers, printers or clothing are needed. The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 29 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 30. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The church is at 5030 Mariner Blvd. Call (352) 796-0550 or (352) 684-1670. Also, the council's Spiritual Adoption of Our Priests is having an appreciation dinner in honor of its priests at noon April 25 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Tickets cost $25. If you plan to attend, call (727) 485-3158 or (352) 683-1150.
Florida Cancer Affiliates, a medical oncology and hematology practice, has formed a spirituality and healing support group that meets once a month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 5500 Little Road, New Port Richey.
The first meeting is March 12. Membership is free; light refreshments will be served. All faiths are welcome. Call the local office at (352) 597-4998 or visit FloridaCancerAffiliates.com.
First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, is collecting donations of items for its United Methodist Women flea market on March 15. Items may be dropped off between 9 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays. No furniture, tools, televisions or electronics are needed. Call (352) 515-6664 or (352) 596-3442 with questions.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected], 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.