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Hernando County religion calendar and briefs


Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd., will offer its vacation Bible school program, "Babylon," to children age 4 through sixth grade from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 30 through Aug. 2. The children's program will be at 3 p.m. on Aug. 3 and conclude with a cookout for the children and their families at 5:30 p.m. Families will be invited to visit the marketplace, where the children will have seen shopkeepers showing their wares throughout the week, and the palace where Daniel lived, along with the Royal Animal Courtyard and the food court. Children should preregister for the free program by calling (352) 799-3066 to obtain a registration form.

Brooksville Christian Church, 6197 Broad St., will offer "Kingdom Chronicles" vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. Monday through July 26. For details, call youth minister Joey Emrick at (865) 250-4528 or senior minister Mike Harshman at (352) 258-6440 or the church office at (352) 796-3221.

Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., will offer the seminar "GPS to a Joyful Marriage" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. There is no fee; lunch will be available for $8. Call (352) 796-3685 to register. Visit Read Sandee Lester's blog at

Ridge Manor

First Lutheran Church of Ridge Manor, 30419 Park Ridge Drive, will host vacation Bible school for children ages 4 to 12 beginning with a light meal at 6 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2. There will be crafts and Bible study activities. Call the church on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at (352) 796-8898.

Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., is offering "God's Backyard Bible Camp Under the Stars" for children age 4 through sixth grade from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through July 26. The free program includes music, games, video stories, snacks and outdoor games. Call (352) 583-3770 and leave a message.

Spring Hill

Antioch Fellowship Baptist Church, 3031 Landover Blvd., will offer vacation Bible school to all ages from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Monday through July. The free program offers fun, food and Bible study. Call (352) 684-8989.

Florida Cancer Affiliates, a community-based medical oncology and hematology practice, is forming a spirituality and healing support group that will meet once a month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 5500 Little Road, New Port Richey. The next meeting will be Aug. 7. Membership is free; light refreshments will be served. All faiths are welcome. Call the local office at (352) 597-4998 or visit

First Baptist Church of Spring Hill, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, will offer "Colossal Coaster World" vacation Bible school to children ages 4 to 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday through July 26. Snacks will be served; parents are welcome to stay. Children will learn how to face fears and place their trust in God. Call from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays to register for the free program at (352) 683-2863.

St. Andrew's Upscale Thrift Shop, 2301 Deltona Blvd., will have its used furniture expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Krysher Hall. The items are in good to excellent condition.

Spring Hill Christian Academy, 3140 Mariner Blvd., is offering camp for children from K4 through sixth grade from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 2. Before and after care is also available. There will be indoor and outdoor games, a playground, arts and crafts, board games and other themed activities, along with Bible devotions and math and reading sessions. Snack periods, as well as breakfast and lunch, will be provided. Costs range from $50 to $95, depending on a child's age and length of stay. Register at the school or send email to Call (352) 650-4331.

First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, is offering summer camp from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 16 for children age 4 through sixth grade. Indoor and outdoor activities, Bible stories, pizza days, trips, music and crafts will be offered in a Christian environment. The cost is $75 per week for the first child, $70 for a second child and $65 for additional siblings. Register at the church office or call Pat Wolfarth at (352) 683-2600, ext. 2016.

Also, the church is offering Youth Mid-week Meltdown for children sixth grade and older from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Light House building. Activities include Bible study, recreation and games, refreshments and themed events. Youths should bring a Bible.

The church will have its Clean and Feed Car Wash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Bring a nonperishable food item or cash donation, and the church youth will clean your car as a community service project.

Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., welcomed the Rev. Arlinda Burks on July 7 as its new senior pastor. The church's pastor for the past six years, the Rev. John L. Hay Jr., has been appointed senior pastor at Live Oak United Methodist Church.

Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will host a Shabbat dinner and service beginning at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 13. There is no charge for prospective members. Call (352) 686-7034 for reservations.

Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at, 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 12 working days 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, physical address, ticket price, contact person (first and last names) and phone number are missing. For questions, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.

Hernando County religion calendar and briefs 07/16/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 11:53am]
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