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Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) meets at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave. in Dunedin from 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays from October to May and every first and third Sunday from June to September. Call (727) 372-6382.


Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, offers Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. preceded by coffee fellowship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Drew Willard is the pastor. Adult Bible study is at 9 a.m. The church offers a prayer shawl group that meets from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays to knit, learn to knit or crotchet prayer shawls and chemo caps for those in need. An all-you-care-to-eat blueberry pancake breakfast is planned from 7:45 to 11 a.m. April 5 in Leek Fellowship Hall. Call (727) 937-1520.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, offers Mass twice daily at 8 and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses is at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. There is a Vietnamese Sunday Mass at 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is at 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday. Adoration vigils are at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday. Call (727) 938-1974.


St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, will celebrate Easter Tide each Sunday for the next seven weeks with the traditional teachings that follow Easter in prayer and sermons beginning at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. There is a Friday service at 11 a.m. each week. Christian education and child care are at 10 a.m. Sundays. Call (727) 863-8560 or visit the Web site

Grace Bible Church, 9403 Scot St., presents the documentary video drama Voice of the Martyrs, the story of eight American teens who visit the underground church in Vietnam, during 6 p.m. services each Sunday during April. There will be time for discussion, information and prayer after each video segment. Call (727) 863-2747.

Lakewood Church of God, 12637 Pony Lane, offers worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Children's church is during the morning worship. There is a Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the church offers a club for teens. The pastor is David Parham. Call (727) 856-1770.

Immaculate Conception Old Roman Catholic Church, 8531 Bolton Ave., a traditional Catholic Church, offers masses at 9 a.m. Sundays and at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Some daily masses are in Latin and the Sunday mass is in English. Call (727) 819-3788.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., offers a contemporary Music and Majesty service at 6 tonight. On Sunday, there will be services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Adult Bible class and Sunday school are at 9:45 a.m. Call (727) 863-6446.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, offers services at 9, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Call (813) 949-7173 or visit the Web site at

New Port Richey

First United Methodist Church, 5901 Indiana Ave., will host the United Methodist Women at

1 p.m. Tuesday. A development fund official from the Lakeland office will be the guest speaker. The Lydia Circle will host. Call (727) 842-7674.

First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6561 Circle Blvd., offers Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Children's worship is during the 11 a.m. service. On Wednesdays there is a fellowship supper at 5 p.m. and activities for all ages from 5 to 8 p.m. Dr. Guy S. Sanders III is the pastor. Call (727) 849-4210 or visit the Web site at

Community Congregation Church of the United Church of Christ, 6533 Circle Blvd., offers a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. There will be an anthem by the choir and coffee hour after the service. The Women's Fellowship will hold their semi-annual This 'n

That Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Call (727) 849-1943.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, offers a hymn sing at 10:15 a.m. Sundays with regular worship service at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Paul Richards message for this Sunday is: "When Blind Eyes Are Opened." Round Table will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays and Coffee Fellowship at 9 a.m. Thursdays. Call (727) 849-4905.

River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The pastor is Bishop Ron Peeples. Call (727) 849-2762 or visit the Web site at

Covenant Christian Church, 6813 Indiana Ave., offers worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays. The the Rev. Pastor Bob Panariello's sermon for Sunday is "Connected." The church offers a men's ministry meeting at 9 a.m. Saturdays, women's ministry at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month and services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prayer Warriors meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays and the Institute of Ministries meet at 7 p.m. Fridays. Call (727) 842-4566.

Family of Faith Church, which meets at the Colonial Hills Civic Center, 3852 Prime Place, is a full Gospel believing congregation. Worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and Bible study and Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Call (727) 204-1881 or visit the Web site at

Love is for Eternity Ministries, 7511 Little Road, Bldg. C, offers Christian recovery, growth and support groups each week. There are groups for alcoholics, an Al-Anon group, Biblical 12-step groups for all addictions and a parents' support group. Call (727) 847-0222 for times and dates or visit the Web site at

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, offers worship services at 8 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school and Bible classes are at 9:30 a.m. The church also offers a 5 p.m. Saturday service. Call (727) 849-4418.

First Church of the Nazarene, 5342 Avery Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., morning worship at 10:45 and evening worship at 6 each Sunday. The church has a Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Call (727) 849-3998.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., offers the Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. each Saturday with services at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school classes are during the 9 a.m. service. A healing service is at 10 a.m. each Thursday with Bible study afterward. The Rev. Raymond E. Dage also conducts a Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Annunciation Feast Day will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Call (727) 849-4330.

Joyful Spirit Lutheran Church, 8812 Old County Road 54, will host the Spring Forum meeting of Church Women United at 9:30 a.m. Friday. There will be a continental breakfast and Tahira Mughni will speak on the faith, beliefs and myths of Islam and women in Islam. Bring non-perishable food for the food pantry. Call Ann Marie Kreger at (727) 849-2464 or the church at (727) 376-0919 or visit the Web site at

Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, offers services at 8:10, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The pastor is Bill Strayer. Call (727) 376-7733 or visit the Web site at


Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, offers a service at 11 a.m. each Sunday with a coffee discussion group at 10 a.m. Children's activities and childcare also begin at 10 a.m. Call (813) 792-1622.

Port Richey

Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, offers a message "Yearning for Truth: The Silent Self" by the Rev. Barbara Williams at 10 a.m. Sunday. Call (727) 848-7702.

Congregation Beth Tefillah, a Conservative house of worship that meets at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, offers a Passover Second Night Seder on April 20. There will be Passover services beginning April 18 and ending April 27 with Yizkor. Call (727) 847- 3814 for costs and times. Shabbat services are at 8 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. There is an Oneg Shabbat and Kiddush after each service. The first Friday of each month is a Family Shabbat. Sunday school lessons through bar/bat mitzvah age is offered each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and adult Hebrew lessons are at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Al Goldberg, the spiritual leader of the congregation, teaches a rabbi's adult education class at 11 a.m. each Monday. Call (727) 847-3814.

Calvary Chapel Pasco, 6454 Ridge Road, offers contemporary worship and Bible teaching at 10:30 a.m. Sundays with children services at the same time. The church also has Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday and a 7 p.m. worship service Wednesdays. Call (727) 534-1626.

Salvation Army Corps and Worship Center, 7745 Ridge Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and a morning worship service at 11 each Sunday. Call (727) 815-8539.

Saint Leo

Benedictine Sisters of Florida Holy Name Monastery, 33201 State Road 52, invites people of faith to join them in Bread for the World offering of letter prayer service at 7:30 p.m. April 7. The service will include scripture, song and a time for letter writing. Churches across the nation are taking up letter offerings and pushing for more and better poverty-focused development assistance-funding for programs in the nation's budget. Call (352) 588-8320.


Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue, 4320 Bay to Bay Blvd., offers Hebrew classes for both beginning and intermediate students. Led by Israeli native D. Michael Michael, the courses begin April 5. The beginner's class is at 3 p.m. with the intermediate class at 4:15 p.m. Cost is $40 plus $15 for beginner's class materials. Call (813) 831-5673 or visit the Web site at

Tarpon Springs

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, offers a Shabbat evening service at 8 p.m. every Friday with a member-hosted Oneg afterward. On the last Friday of each month there will be Simcha Shabbat with blessings for those who are celebrating special days including birthdays, anniversaries, new homes and new children. Saturday Morning Shabbat services and the study of the weekly Torah portion are at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. Call (727) 938-9000.


Chabad of West Pasco, which meets at Trinity College, 2430 Welbilt Blvd. in Room 203 on the second floor, offers bi-weekly Torah studies at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month. The Chabad also offers a Jewish Women's Circle. Call (727) 376-3366 for times and dates.


First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., offers worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. The Rev. John Caster is the pastor. Call (813) 782-7412.

Please send religion story ideas and religion notes to Michelle Jones at [email protected] or fax to (813) 684-2457 or call (813) 685-2200. Correspondence can also be mailed to Michelle Jones at P.O. Box 558, Valrico, FL 33595.


Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, offers a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. today hosted by the Men's Group. Cost is $3 for all-you-can-eat regular or buckwheat pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee or tea. The women of the church will have a bake sale during the breakfast. The Second Chance Thrift Shop at the church will hold a half price clothing sale on Thursday. Call (727) 856-5000.

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