New Hope Missionary Baptist Church is selling tickets for "2013 Phony Men Silly Women," to be presented at 4 p.m. May 4 at First Baptist Church, 420 Howell Ave. The speaker will be Pastor Freddie Hinson, Jr.; the host will be comedian Rod Z. Recording artist Thomas Ware will perform, along with others. Tickets cost $17. Call (727) 856-8336 or visit newhopembconline.org.
Faith Fellowship Church, 19255 Campground Road, will host a free gospel sing from 2 to 5 p.m. today. People attending may sing or play an instrument, or just listen. A karaoke machine will be available for CDs. All ages are welcome and light refreshments will be served. Anyone planning to play an instrument should arrive by 1:30 p.m. Call (352) 796-6589 or (352) 754-9330 or email [email protected]
Istachatta Baptist Church, 2807 Margon Drive, will have a homecoming celebration beginning with a church service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Those attending are asked to come in old-fashioned garb, such as bib overalls for men and bonnets for women. Bring a covered dish to share after the service. The Faith Trio will sing and Marvin Strickland will preach.
Ridge Manor Community Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., will have a movie night, sponsored by the Ritz small group, at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The movie is free; pizza will be available for $1 a slice from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The movie will be Part 2 of The Gospel of John. Part 3 will be shown April 15. Make reservations by calling Marie Locke at (352) 796-7925.
Hope Community Bible Church, 13241 Spring Hill Drive, will have a rummage and bake sale by its Alliance Women from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Call (352) 686-6020.
First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will host a flea market by the United Methodist Women and Men from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 16. There will be clothing, jewelry, furniture and household items. Interested vendors should call (352) 683-2467. There will also be a bake sale and refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds will go to charities.
Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will have its annual Jewish Food Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Food items available for purchase, to eat in or take out, will include stuffed cabbage, potato latkes, blintzes, hamantaschen, mandel bread, kugels and assorted baked goods. There will be Israeli dancing and a variety of vendors. Admission is free. Also, there will be a Jewish Film Festival, featuring the movie School Ties, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Donations will be accepted. The Sisterhood will celebrate the women of Passover and Jewish history with a seder for and by women at 5 p.m. Thursday. Admission is $18; reservations are required. The temple's traditional seder will be at 5 p.m. March 30. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children over 3, $25 for nonmember adults and $12.50 for nonmember children. Reservations are required. Call (352) 686-7034.
Information for the Religion Calendar may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at hern[email protected], faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline is 10 working days before the event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, physical address, ticket price, contact person (first and last names) and phone number are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.