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Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 27064 Church Road, will celebrate its 137th anniversary with services at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and at 11 a.m. June 8. Dinner will be served immediately after the Sunday service; there is no charge. Call 799-4133.

Lakewood Retreat, a 119-acre Christian camp and conference center at 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, is accepting registration for its summer camp programs. Mini Camp, for grades 1 to 3, is June 8-10 and costs $179. Elementary Camp, grades 3 to 6, is June 8-13; the cost is $319. Junior High Camp, grades 6 to 9, is June 15-20; the cost is $319. Counselors guide campers in age-appropriate activities and provide times of quiet study and discussion. For information or to register, call 796-4097. Lakewood Retreat is also available for group and individual retreats, with cabin or motel-style lodging. Sunday dinner may be purchased for $8 at the retreat cafe from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The price of dinner includes grounds admission for the day. Visit for a list of activities available.

Freedom Fest, an annual Fourth of July celebration, will conduct auditions beginning at 10 a.m. today for people interested in opening for platinum-selling recording artist Matthew West on July 3 at Florida Classic Park, east of Brooksville. There has been a change of location; auditions to be a finalist for the opportunity to perform one song at the event will now be at the Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St. There is a $10 application fee. The competition is open to amateurs and is designed for soloists or duets using a CD or instruments that can be set up within the 10-minute allotted time. For information on scoring and to download an application, visit For information about the festival, visit or call Brian Brijbag at 796-6791.

First Baptist Church, 420 Howell Ave., will present Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University "get out of debt" program. The biblically based, video-driven, small-group study teaches families how to rid themselves of debt, build wealth and increase giving. The 13-week class runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. June 8. Course kits cost $100. Call 796-6791.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St., will offer vacation Bible school from 5:45 to 8 p.m. June 23-27. The program, for children in prekindergarten through fifth grade, with separate parent sessions, will be "From Me to We." There is a suggested donation of $5 per person or $15 per family for the week. For reservations, call 796-4066.


Spring Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2300 Osowaw Blvd., will offer vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16-20. The program, for children 5 to 12, will be "A Royal Adventure." Admission is free. Call 688-7578 to register; preregistration is not necessary.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., will offer Divorce Care at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 16, June 30, July 7, July 21 and Aug. 4 in the Krysher Hall library. The program offers help, hope and healing for those whose lives have been affected by divorce. No preregistration is necessary. Call 683-2010.

Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., will offer "Hope for the Grieving," a free, five-week seminar support group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through July 1. Call 683-5882 or send e-mail to to register. Also, gospel singer Dave Boyer will sing and share his personal testimony at the church's Road to Recovery anniversary celebration at 7 p.m. Thursday. There is no charge for the concert. A barbecue dinner will be available for $3.

First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, is taking reservations for summer camp for children who have completed kindergarten through fifth grade. The camp will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, June 9 through Aug. 15. Call 683-2600 for pricing information.

The Baha'is of Hernando County will host the "Tranquility Zone," a place of rest and reflection with inspiring words and soothing music, at 7 p.m. June 13 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation is available. Call 666-7280.

Information for the Religion Calendar may be e-mailed to Gail Hollenbeck at faxed to 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, place with address, ticket price, contact person or phone number are missing. For information, call 754-6112 and leave a message.

Hernando religion briefs 05/30/08 [Last modified: Friday, May 30, 2008 9:25pm]
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