Great Life Church, 7321 Sunshine Grove Road, will host a women's conference, "It's Time," at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 and 8:30 a.m. Oct. 12. The speakers will be pastors Ellen Bilsborough and Liz McGuinness. Music and worship will be led by the Great Life Church Worship Team and Singers. Preregister at greatlifechurch.com/itstime for reserved seating or call (352) 293-7673. There is no registration fee; an offering will be collected. Breakfast and a beverage will be offered for $6 Saturday morning.
Jericho Road Ministries has announced that all used merchandise will be 50 percent off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its Sunrise Plaza store, 31170 Cortez Blvd. Call (352) 799-2912.
Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, has announced that Derek Atkinson, 34, is its new lead pastor. Atkinson, along with his wife, Holly, and young daughter, Caroline, recently moved to Spring Hill after serving at Lawrence Wesleyan Church in Lawrence, Kan., for the past eight years.
Former pastor Jim Keller, who retired at the Wesleyan District Conference in July, is currently working as a supply pastor for the district.
Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., will have its annual bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5. There will be infant, children's and kitchen handmade goods, along with white elephant items. There will also be a silent auction for a handmade queen-size quilt. Light lunch will be available. Call (352) 596-0080.
First Baptist Church, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door or by calling (352) 683-2863 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays. Proceeds will support church youth activities.
The Guild of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will host its annual raffle auction beginning at noon Oct. 5 at the Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. The $7 entrance ticket may be purchased at the door and includes beverage, dessert and 25 raffle chances. Food will be available for purchase. Call Sandra Hreczuck at (727) 862-4084.
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.