Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Hernando County religion calendar for Feb. 26 and beyond

Brooksville

Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W, will raise funds for an upcoming mission trip by hosting an ice cream social from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. A sundae with toppings will cost $5; all-you-can-eat sundaes are $10. Sunset, a barbershop quartet, will provide entertainment.

The proceeds will be combined with money generated by other fundraisers to enable eight members to travel to Panama, in partnership with Lutheran Hour Ministries International Missions, for a week of Christian outreach.

For information about the trip, call the church at (352) 796-8331.

Spring Hill Aglow International will host its third annual Pray for Our Nation event from noon to 1 p.m. March 8 in front of the historic Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N Main St., Brooksville.

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 Dittmar.

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. March 7 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 8.

"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. "Those and anything else ranging from jewelry and clothes to tools and furniture may be left at the church."

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.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brooksville will host Cathy Harrelson from the Gulf Restoration Network at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Brooksville Woman's Club, 131 S Main St. Harrelson will discuss the health of the area's water resources, the work of her organization and upcoming proposals in the Florida Legislature.

Over the past year, the church has launched a series of movies, presentations and discussions on the topic. Call (352) 293-4697.

Spring Hill

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., will host folk/rock songwriter and worship leader John Tibbs at 7 p.m. Friday in Xavier Hall.

The event will be presented in a coffeehouse setting. Admission is free; an offering will be collected. For information, call (352) 686-9954, ext. 204, send email to [email protected] or visit johntibbsmusic.com online.

Also, the church's Council of Catholic Women is accepting items for its upcoming spring sale between 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays in classrooms 5 and 6. No televisions, computers, printers or clothing are needed. Call (352) 796-0550 or (352) 684-1670.

Spring Hill Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 235 Cobblestone Drive, will host Forgiven, a Christian gospel trio, at 6 p.m. Sunday. The group has sung with the Gaithers and Weatherfords and has recorded several albums. Call (352) 683-0587.

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 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.

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