Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the gym. Food will be available. Call (352) 796-4969.
Courts of Praise Deliverance Ministries, 15444 Wiscon Road, will host the marriage conference, "Licensed to Love," from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The theme will be sexual healing. Workshops by Pastor and Mrs. Dell Barnes will include "Turn up the Heat" and "Decoding My Love Language," with a panel discussion called "Stop, Hit and Run." Special music will be presented by Parris and Lavern Gunn. Admission is free. The conference is open to those who are married or engaged. Call (352) 263-5766 or send email to [email protected]
First United Methodist Church, 109 Broad St., has begun a project by its United Methodist Men organization in conjunction with People Helping People in Hernando County. Each Sunday, worshipers will be able to place grocery items in a shopping cart in the narthex that will be distributed to children through their schools.
Items may include easy-to-open cans or packages of items such as cereal bars, canned chicken, tuna, deviled ham, beans and wieners, Vienna sausage, ravioli with meat, packets of crackers, crackers with cheese or peanut butter, raisins, nuts, applesauce, pudding snack packs, canned soups, juice boxes or pouches or shelf stable milk boxes. Nonperishable items for adults are also welcome.
The women's ministries of Cornerstone Baptist Church are selling tickets for an all-day women's conference with actor and author Lisa Whelchel at the church, 1100 W Highland Blvd., on Saturday. Whelchel, who is known for her role as Blair on the TV show The Facts of Life and who recently starred in Survivor: the Philippines, will share her personal story and lead Bible studies on "This Is My Story" and "Friendship for Grown-ups." Tickets are $25, which includes a box lunch, and may be purchased through the church office or iTickets.com. Call (352) 726-7335.
Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., will offer a nine-week course teaching Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University plan beginning Feb. 18. The course runs for an hour and a half each week and includes instruction on money management. To reserve a seat or for information, call Richard Poe at (352) 608-4022.
Also, the church is sponsoring a trip to Tropicana Field to watch the Tampa Bay Rays play the Houston Astros on June 20. Tickets are on sale and include bus transportation. The cost is $40, which includes a $20 nonrefundable deposit. Call George Nelson at (352) 688-9961.
The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a discussion and talk by Tony Ballard from Tampa, "Understanding the Power of Love," at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation is available. Call (352) 666-7280.
Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter will have a breakfast meeting with music and a message beginning at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 17 at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The cost for an optional breakfast is $8.50. Call (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182 if you plan to attend.
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., will begin a DivorceCare program at 7 p.m. Thursday, continuing on Thursdays for 13 weeks. Meetings will be in Room 7; there is no cost. Topics will include "What's Happening to Me?" "Road to Healing," "Facing Anger, Depression and Loneliness," "Financial Survival," "New Relationships" and "Forgiveness." Call (352) 686-9954, ext. 409.
First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, is selling tickets for a concert by five-time Grammy winner Larnelle Harris at 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (352) 686-9114 or purchase through iTickets.
Also, the church 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.