Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 27064 Church Road, will have its annual homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Pastor Barbara Barnes from Apopka. Guests are invited to stay for dinner after the service.
Faith Fellowship Church in Christ Jesus, 19255 Campground Road, will host a free gospel jam from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. People attending may sing or play an instrument, or just listen. All ages are welcome, and light refreshments will be served. Anyone planning to play an instrument should arrive by 4:30 p.m. Call (352) 796-6589 or (352) 754-9330.
Brooksville United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St., will have its annual holiday bazaar, hosted by the United Methodist Women, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Items for sale will include a handmade queen-size quilt. There will also be a painting demonstration. Baked goods will be sold, and lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
St. Mary's Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 18810 Broad St., will have its annual craft and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 and from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 17. Call (352) 796-2792.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., will have a Christmas sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 in front of its Karen's Kit'n Kaboodle thrift shop, next to the church. There will be Christmas decorations, including artificial trees and wreaths and table decorations. There will also be clothing and other items. Call (352) 587-9504.
First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, has announced a new, improved website. It features easier access to church ministries and events, as well as Bible studies and information about books available through the church library. Find it at fumcsh.org.
Also, the church is packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which supplies gifts to needy children around the world. All boxes should be turned in to the church by Monday. A donation of $7 per box will assist with overseas shipping. To learn what items to include in a box, visit samaritanspurse.org.
The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a discussion and talk, "The Gap: Shrinking the Gap Between the Extremes of Wealth and Poverty," by Kalen Hammann at 7 p.m. Friday at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation is available, and refreshments will be served. Call (352) 666-7280.
Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will be used for outreach ministries within the church and community. Call (352) 686-4612.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women will have a fall bazaar from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in Xavier Hall at the church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. There will be handmade items and Christmas decorations, as well as bargains for men, women and children. Hot dogs, potato salad, baked goods and drinks will be available for purchase. Call (352) 683-9666.
Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd, will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Items for sale will include crafts, computers, printers, televisions, boutique, books, pictures, baskets, linens, glassware, toys, games, jewelry, mattress and box spring, furniture, pots and pans, dishes, yard, tools, clothing for all ages, shoes and purses. There will be food, drinks and baked goods for sale. Call (352) 596-0080.
Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, will offer "Grief Share: Surviving the Holidays" for those who have lost a loved one and need support during the holiday season. The class will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nov. 16 in Building B. The cost is $5. Refreshments will be served. Register and pay online at ccwildwood.com. Call (352) 596-1388, ext 224.
Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, will have a Junktique and Bake Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 and 16. Items for sale will include furniture, antiques, clothing, glassware, books, jewelry, toys, tools, appliances, linens and kitchenware. Refreshments will be sold. Call (352) 597-1456 or (352) 596-6472.
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.