St. John's Episcopal Church, 200 S. Brooksville Ave., will have a Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 in the church yard. Cats, dogs, rescue pets, horses and other pets are welcome. Snacks for pets will be provided. Also, the church will offer a free spaghetti dinner at 5 p.m. Oct. 8, after a free 3 p.m. organ concert by church organist Harlan Ayers, a member of the American Guild of Organists. The dinner will include homemade meatballs and sauce, salad and desserts. Reservations are required by Oct. 4 by calling (352) 796-9112.
St. Mary's Our Lady of Sorrow Catholic Church, 18810 U.S. 41, will have its annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30. Call (352) 796-2792 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Great Life Church, 14494 Cortez Blvd., will host its Rain Conference, a free annual women's event that encourages women in their faith with music and guest speakers, at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and at 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Find information, sign up and get tickets online at rain2017.com. Call (352) 293-7673 or send email to [email protected]
True Grace Church has welcomed Ken Matey as its pastor. The church now meets at 12:30 p.m. Sundays at VFW Post 10209, 4736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Call (407) 385-9832.
Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., has announced the following High Holy Days services schedule: Kol Nidre, 8 p.m. Sept. 29; Yom Kipper morning service, 10 a.m., Yizkor, 12:30 p.m., Yom Kipper afternoon service, 4:30 p.m. and Break-the-fast, 6:45 p.m. Sept. 30. Reserve a free seat at (352) 686-7034.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs must be in writing and may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected] or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar and Briefs, 13045 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline is two weeks before the event or reservation deadline. Include the time, date, exact street address, cost, contact person (first and last names) and phone number.