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Hernando religion calendar for Nov. 13-Dec. 12


First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., will have a pancake breakfast and rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon today. Proceeds benefit the church food pantry, the Dawn Center and Mary's House. Call (352) 796-4228.

First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St., will have its annual bazaar and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sale items include wreaths, ornaments, American Girl doll clothes, towels, aprons, baby items, linens and pillows. The Attic Treasure section includes craft supplies, craft and cookbooks, linens and housewares. All proceeds benefit the food pantry and scholarship fund. Call (352) 796-3363.

True Holiness Church of Jesus Christ, 15500 Wiscon Road, will provide a Thanksgiving Day meal to those in need and those not wanting to eat alone from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Nov. 25. To make a donation or a reservation, call (352) 279-8313 or (352) 279-5837.

Shine the Light Ministries is looking for donations and volunteers to help feed 200 people at the Hickory Grove Mobile Home Park, 1305 Howell Ave., on Nov. 24. To help, call (352) 279-3449 or (352) 232-0655.

New Journey Church, 709 W Jefferson St., will host a yard sale, bake sale, cookout and carwash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today as part of Nature Coast Technical High School's Children's Crusade. All proceeds will be used to provide Thanksgiving meals to families in Hernando County.

St. Anthony Council of Catholic Women will present a "Miss Garden of Eden" beauty pageant at 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at Heffernan Hall, 20428 Cortez Blvd. In this whimsical farce, the audience will be the judge. A cash bar will be available. Tickets cost $16 and include dinner and the show. Call for tickets at (352) 796-2096 or (352) 238-8868.

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 27064 Church Road, will celebrate homecoming with a service at 11 a.m. Sunday. A free dinner will be served after the service. Call (352) 796-4346.

Faith Fellowship Church, 19255 Campground Road, will host a free Bluegrass Country Gospel Jam from 2-5 p.m. today in its newly remodeled fellowship hall. People attending may sing or play an instrument, or just listen. All ages are welcome, and a turkey dinner will be served. Anyone planning to play an instrument should arrive by 1:30 p.m. Call (352) 796-6589 or send an e-mail to

Love Your Neighbor, which serves a free dinner every Sunday, will have a Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who is hungry at 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. Donations of frozen turkeys are urgently needed. Call (352) 428-9275 or (352) 428-9434 or bring a turkey to Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St.


Word of Life Fellowship, 13247 Word of Life Drive, will present a new production of Sights and Sounds of Christmas, Wednesdays through Sundays, Nov. 26 to Dec. 12. Tickets range from $6 for children through $28 for adults. Group, senior and student rates are available. Lunch and dinner meals are available for purchase. Call toll-free 1-877-412-8687 or visit


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St., will have a flea market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Proceeds will help the Lutheran Women's Mission League provide assistance to various missions worldwide, U.S. troops overseas, the food pantry and projects in the community. There will be food, clothing, kitchen items, books, tools, furniture and other items.

Spring Hill

Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., is collecting shoeboxes filled with small gifts for children that will be distributed to needy children throughout the world through Operation Christmas Child. The deadline for receiving shoeboxes is Sunday. Call (352) 683-5882.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., will have its annual Canterbury Creative Fayre from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. Hernando People of Passion, Quality Guitars and Musicians Supply, and the Giggling Mermaid Artisan and Enclave Shop will offer displays, demonstrations and lessons in art, crafts and music. Local author Jerry Cowling will share tales, and both indoor and outdoor areas will be filled with dance, art, drumming and classical, sacred and popular music. Also, the church will present a fashion show at 11 a.m. Nov. 23 in the parish hall. Fashions are from Bealls Department Store. There will be food and prizes. Tickets cost $10. Call the church at (352) 683-2010.

Spring Hill Bible Church, 15449 Spring Hill Drive, will show the Christian film The Star of Bethlehem at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 26. The documentary walks the viewer through biblical and historical clues that reveal the significance of the astronomical event that reportedly occurred at Christ's birth. The film and popcorn will be offered at no charge; an offering plate will be made available for donations. Call (352) 544-5644.

St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., will provide meals to those in need and those who do not want to eat alone on Thanksgiving. To make a donation toward the delivered meals or to attend a sit-down meal at noon Nov. 25, call (352) 683-9666, ext. 416, and leave a message. Also, the church's DivorceCare support group will host "Surviving the Holidays," a free event for people who are divorced or separated to learn practical suggestions and guidance for handling the stresses of the holiday season, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 9 in Classroom 1 at the Cabrini Center. Call (352) 686-9954, ext. 409.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, will provide a meal to those in need from 3-6 p.m. Nov. 24. A service will follow at 6:30 p.m. Free tickets are available during food pantry hours from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and 9-11 a.m. Thursdays.

Springs of Life Family Church, 19832 County Line Road, will provide Thanksgiving meals to those in need at 10 a.m. Nov. 23. To register or to donate a turkey, call (352) 238-8690.

Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, will have a Thanksgiving dinner open to the community from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 20. There is no charge and reservations are not necessary. Donations will be accepted. Call (352) 683-2863 before 1 p.m. weekdays.

Starting Pointe Church and the Hernando YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., are accepting canned food items to be used in holiday meal baskets. Cash or check donations will also be accepted. Call (352) 428-9241 or send e-mail to

Christ the King Church, 5111 Commercial Way, is accepting donations to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to the needy. Call (352) 596-5366.

Faith Baptist Church, 175 Springtime St., will present the Gulf Ridge Quartet at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Call (352) 686-5060.

Information for the Religion Calendar may be e-mailed to Gail Hollenbeck at, 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 and phone number are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.

Hernando religion calendar for Nov. 13-Dec. 12 11/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, November 12, 2010 6:50pm]
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