Friday, December 15, 2017
News Roundup

Hernando religion calendar and briefs

Brooksville

Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, south of Spring Lake, is offering a "Mission Possible" camp for kids ages 4 to 6 Sunday through Tuesday for $149 and for ages 7 to 18 from Sunday through July 19 for $299. The overnight camp offers full-course meals and access to counselor-supervised activities. Call (352) 796-4091 by Monday to register. Visit lakewoodretreat.org.

Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., will offer Kids Kamp "Super Heroes" to kids entering first grade up to age 12 from July 17 to 20. The cost is $130 for the overnight camp. Also, the church will offer the seminar "GPS to a Joyful Marriage" from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20. There is no fee; lunch will be available for $8. Call (352) 796-3685 to register. Visit rpm-ministry.com. Read Sandee Lester's blog at GPStoajoyfulmarriage.com.

Spring Hill

St. Andrew's Upscale Thrift Shop, 2301 Deltona Blvd., will have its used furniture expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 and 20 in Krysher Hall. The items are in good to excellent condition.

Jesus Cares Ministries will host a free leadership training event, Life-Vida Leadership Training Center, beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday through 7 p.m. Saturday at Microtel Hotel, 4881 Commercial Way. Meals will not be provided. Call (352) 942-4063.

Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter will have a breakfast meeting at 8:45 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be Kitty Kleisath, author of In God's Hands and co-founder of Shekinah Ministries of Tampa. The cost for breakfast is $8.50. Call (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182 if you plan to attend.

The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a discussion and talk by Walter Klein, "Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?" at 7 p.m. Friday at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation is available. Call 666-7280.

Spring Hill Christian Academy, 3140 Mariner Blvd., is offering a camp for children from ages 4 through sixth grade from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 2. Before and after care is also available. There will be indoor and outdoor games, a playground, arts and crafts, board games, Bible devotions, and math and reading sessions. Snack periods, as well as breakfast and lunch, will be provided. Costs range from $50 to $95, depending on a child's age and length of stay. Register at the school or send email to [email protected] Call (352) 650-4331.

First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, is offering summer camp from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through August 16 for children age 4 through sixth grade. Indoor and outdoor activities, Bible stories, pizza days, trips, music and crafts are offered in a Christian environment. The cost is $75 per week for the first child, $70 for a second child and $65 for additional siblings. Register at the church office or call Pat Wolfarth at (352) 683-2600, ext. 2016. Also, the church is offering "Youth Mid-week Meltdown" for children in sixth grade and older from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays in the Light House building. Activities include Bible study, recreation and games, refreshments and themed events. Youths should bring a Bible. The church's 60-member Chancel Choir, under the direction of minister of music Robert McBain, is singing at 10:15 a.m. Sundays throughout the summer. Those who love to sing or play an instrument are welcome to join the summer choir by coming to practice at 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Those participating do not have to be church members.

Weeki Wachee

Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, north of Weeki Wachee, will host its free "Everywhere Fun Fair" program for children ages 4 (must be potty-trained) to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through July 19. Register by Sunday by calling (352) 597-1456. The church is currently meeting for Sunday morning worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall while the sanctuary is restored. A move back into the main building is scheduled for later this summer.

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 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) or phone number are missing. For questions, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.

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