Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Hernando religion calendar for Oct. 30

Brooksville

Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, announced the acquisition of an additional 16 acres between the campground and the lake. "We thank God and all those who donated toward this purchase," said Bud Goodwin, director of the facility."

Jericho Road Ministries will take 50 percent off all merchandise from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at its Sunrise Thrift Store, at 31170 Cortez Blvd. in Ridge Manor West. Call (352) 799-2912.

Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., will have a harvest festival from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday. The free family event will include games, rides and candy. Call (352) 796-3685.

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. Nov. 9. Items for sale include a handmade queen-size quilt and baked goods. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spring Hill

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. Nov. 8 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation is available, and refreshments will be served. Call 666-7280.

Christian Life Assembly of God, 13065 Jacqueline Road, will have its free annual Harvest Fest from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. There will be games, inflatables, a gladiator joust, a dunk tank, candy, prizes and a drama presentation. Call (352) 597-1139.

Hope Community Bible Church, 13241 Spring Hill Drive, will have Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. There will be free hot dogs and bottled water. Parents can sign up for a door prize: a family movie night at the Beacon, valued at $60. Call (352) 686-6020.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., will have Trunk or Treat beginning at 6 p.m. today in the parking lot. There will also be games in the parish hall. Call (352) 587-9504.

Spring Hill Baptist Church, 3140 Mariner Blvd., will have a free Family Fall Festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. There will be games, inflatables and Trunk or Treat. Call (352) 683-5685.

Spring Hill Bible Church reports raising $2,100 at its recent garage sale to benefit Haitian orphans. "It was a great success," said Jean-Francois Desmarais, who organized the event. Desmarais plans to return to the orphanage in Haiti in December.

Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 9. Proceeds will be used for outreach ministries. Call 686-4612.

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women will have a fall bazaar from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 9 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 in Xavier Hall at the church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. There will be handmade items and Christmas decorations. 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. Nov. 8 and 9. Items for sale will include crafts, computers, televisions, books, pictures, baskets, linens, glassware, toys, games, jewelry, furniture, pots/pans, dishes, yard, tools, clothing, shoes and purses. Food, drinks and baked goods will be available to buy. Call (352) 596-0080.

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.

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