Religion calendar and briefs
Marriage counselors Rick and Sandee Lester, from Grace World Outreach Church, have announced a new arm of their ministry. With the help of sponsors, the nonprofit ministry will purchase a facility in Central Florida where couples can go to restore or refresh their marriages. For information about the Resurrection Acres retreat ministry, visit resurrectionacres.com or call (352) 556-3104.
A "Free Family Movie Night" will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The movie is The Fifth Quarter. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A concession will be available. For information, call (352) 942-4220
Praying Hands at St. Andrew's Daycare and Preschool is now open on the campus of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. The state-licensed day care offers a nurturing Christian environment for children 2 years old and up from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Education is interspersed with playtime. Call school director Brenda Mendoza at (352) 683-7013.
About 400 people attended a free event at New Beginnings Life Center Church on Aug. 17. Along with burgers, hot dogs and cotton candy, more than 300 book bags were given away. "We were just so blessed to be able to continue giving school supplies, even after we ran out of book bags," said Susan Liverpool, church publicist and youth director.
Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will celebrate High Holy Days, beginning with Rosh Hashana services at 8 p.m. Sept. 4 and 10 a.m. Sept. 5. Kol Nidre services will be at 8 p.m. Sept. 13, and Yom Kippur services will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 14, with a memorial service at 4 p.m. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted. For planning purposes, call if you plan to attend. Call (352) 686-7034. Child care will be available upon request for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services.
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., will offer DivorceCare at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Room 7 for 14 weeks beginning Sept. 5. Topics to be discussed include: "What's Happening to Me?" "Road to Healing," "Facing Anger," "Depression and Loneliness," "Financial Survival," "New Relationships" and "Forgiveness." There is no cost to attend. Call (352) 686-9954, ext. 409, or (352) 683-9666.
First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, offers a children's art program for grades 1 to 5 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and for K3 to K5 from 6:15 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday in Burns Hall. Dinner will be available at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall for $5 for adults and $1 for children. Call (352) 683-2600.
Nativity Lutheran Church has announced the arrival of Pastor Sally Cook, who will serve as interim pastor beginning Sept. 9. Pastor Kristin Wee, who served the church as senior pastor for eight years, retired Sunday.
Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, will begin three classes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4. GriefShare is a support group for those with a loved one who has died. The cost is $16 for a workbook. DivorceCare offers support for those separated or divorced. The cost is $16 for a workbook. Celebrate Recovery offers a 12-step Christ-focused recovery program for those dealing with a hurt, habit or hang-up. The cost is $5 for a workbook. Separate groups are available for men and women for the recovery group. Child care for each of the three classes is provided at no cost for infants to kindergarten age. Classes are available for elementary- to high school-age children. Dinner is served at 5 p.m. every Wednesday. Call (352) 596-1388.
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 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.