Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 37015 Orange Valley Lane, continues a course in Financial Peace at 6:30 p.m. Sundays. This 13-week course ends April 5. (352) 567-8424 or shephillslc.org.
Beacon Baptist Church, 13343 Fivay Road, worship at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. (727) 863-2149.
Grace Bible Church, 9403 Scot St., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 10:50 a.m. Sundays. The Gospelmen will be in concert at the 10:50 a.m. service March 1. This group has been presenting the Gospel in song since 1985. (727) 863-2747.
Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 9525 Hudson Ave., 5 p.m. Saturday service, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services, Sunday school at 10:20 a.m. (727) 376-0919.
Lakeview Baptist Church, 11010 Tami Trail, Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., service at 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays, free clothes available. A social worker is on site for advice on locating agencies for help. (727) 457-5154.
Nature Coast Family Fellowship, 14832 U.S. 19 N, offers Angel Food packages for sale from noon to 3 p.m. Monday. Cash, money orders or food stamps are accepted. The delivery date is from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. Feb. 28. In March the ministry will offer allergy-free choices. (727) 721-4662 or (352) 650-7773.
St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. Fridays. Sunday school and nursery are during the 10 a.m. Sunday service. (727) 863-8560 or go online to stmartinshudsonfl.org.
Lakewood Church of God, 12637 Pony Lane, services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Children's church is during the morning worship. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday and there is a club for teens. (727) 856-1770.
Immaculate Conception Old Roman Catholic Church, 8531 Bolton Ave., a traditional Catholic church, Mass at 9 a.m. daily. Mass is at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly with healing prayers for cancer victims, survivors, family and friends. Some daily Masses are in Latin; Sunday Mass is in English. (727) 819-3788 for Mass schedule for Holy Days of Obligation.
Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., a contemporary Music and Majesty service at 6 p.m. Saturdays. Services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Adult Bible class and Sunday school are at 9:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at all three services. Women's Bible study at 9 a.m. Monday, and the Ladies Guild will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday. (727) 863-6446 or go online to hopelutheranchurch.freeservers.com.
St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, traditional services at 8 and 11 a.m. Sundays, fellowship hour at 9 a.m. and noon. A contemporary service called Fusion is at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. A pancake breakfast is planned from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 21 with all you can eat buttermilk pancakes, coffee, juice and eggs, with sausage or ham. Boy Scout Troop 79 will have a rummage sale during the breakfast. (727) 863-5646.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, services at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. (813) 949-7173 or holytrinitylutz.com.
Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, meeting at Tree Frog Yoga, 1920 Oak Grove Blvd., 6 to 7:30 p.m. The class will present an introduction to meditation from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition, includes two guided meditations and a short talk, and is suitable for beginners. Donation is $9, or $5 for students/limited income. (727) 797-9770 or MeditationInTampaBay.org.
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St. Andrew's Orthodox Church, 4633 Glissade Drive, service at 10 a.m. Sundays. The liturgy is in English. Homemade pierogis are for sale most Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (727) 847-9900.
First Assembly of God, 6310 Trouble Creek Road, will begin a series on family relationships beginning at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. At the end of the service husbands and wives will be invited to renew their vows. (727) 849-4407.
Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 8812 Old County Road 54, services at 8, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school is at 10:20 a.m. (727) 376-0919.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Road, offers a 12-hour Prayer Vigil from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The community is invited to participate. (727) 842-8136.
Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, service at 8:25 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, blended service at 10:45 a.m. Children's church meets during both services with Sunday school for all ages at 9:35 a.m. Wednesdays at 7 p.m. there are programs for children, teens, men and women. The Jacob Brothers of Dillsburg, Pa., will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. (727) 845-8877 or livingwordnpr.com.
Under His Wings Fellowship, 5008 Grand Blvd., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., pastries and coffee at 10:30 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. Youth's Pioneer Club is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Journey Through the Bible (adult Bible study) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Men's Bible study group is at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday monthly. (727) 389-8898.
Iglesia de Dios, Ciudad Refugion, which meets at the River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, Spanish services at 1:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for Bible study and prayer. (813) 766-7826.
First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6800 Trouble Creek Road, services at 9 and 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Sundays, Sunday school at 9 a.m., children's worship and another Sunday school during the 10:30 a.m. service. (727) 849-4210 or fbcnpr.com.
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, Sunday service at 10:15 a.m. Dr. Paul Richards is the pastor. The Bell Choir meets at 1 p.m. Mondays, the Chancel Choir at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. (727) 849-4905.
Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, meeting at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, a meditation evening with teacher Sasha Bartunek from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. The class: "Making Daily Life Meaningful - A Daily Practice" is an introduction to meditation from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. Cost is $9 ($5 for students and limited income). Call (727) 797-9770 or go online to MeditationInTampaBay.org.
River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays with classes for all ages. Call (727) 849-2762 or visit riverofpraisechurch.com.
Covenant Christian Church, 6813 Indiana Ave., service at 10 a.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Pastor Ray Peofrio's message this Sunday is "Catch the Fire." The church offers a variety of ministries and services during the week including Prayer Warriors from 7 to 8 p.m. and the Institute of Ministries at 7 p.m. Fridays. (727) 842-4566.
Family of Faith Church, which meets at the Colonial Hills Civic Center, 3852 Prime Place, service at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, Bible study and Sunday school at 10 a.m. (727) 204-1881 or fofchurch.com.
Love is for Eternity Ministries, 7511 Little Road, Building C, has Christian recovery, growth and support groups weekly. There are groups for alcoholics, an Al-Anon group, Biblical 12-step groups for all addictions and a parents' support group. (727) 847-0222 or loveisforeternity.com.
Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, service at 5 p.m. Saturday is contemporary, Sunday services at 8 and 11 a.m. traditional Lutheran. Fellowship from 9 to 10 a.m., Sunday school and Bible classes at 9:30 a.m. (727) 849-4418.
First Church of the Nazarene, 5342 Avery Road, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 849-3998.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, services at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school at 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist and a healing service are at 10 a.m. Thursdays with a Bible study afterwards. There is a Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays. The Episcopal Church Women will meet Thursday after the 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist and healing service. The speaker is Annette Nelson, Clearwater-Tampa Deanery director. Bring a bag lunch. (727) 849-4330.
Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, services at 8:10, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. The church offers a variety of midweek services for men, women, youth and children plus Missionette Girls Club and Royal Rangers. (727) 376-7733 or ccwc.org.
Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 6533 Circle Blvd., service at 10 a.m. Sundays. Bible study at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. The Rev. Bernice Powell Jackson, interim minister, will lead the service this Sunday. (727) 849-1943.
Iglesia Catolica del Rito Antioqueno (Ortodoxa Gnostica), 2008 Chesapeake Drive, Mass in Spanish at 1 p.m. Sundays. Exorcism, baptisms and marriages are performed on request. (813) 926-2800 or sarmarprofeta.org.
Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, service at 11 a.m. Sundays with coffee discussion group at 10 a.m. Childcare and youth religious education classes at 10 a.m. (813) 792-1622 or spiritoflifeuu.org.
Keystone Presbyterian Church, 7509 Van Dyke Road, offers a new members class at 10 a.m. Sunday entitled "What is Presbyterian?" The church book club will review Snow Falling on Cedars at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (813) 920-8552.
Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, offers a Life of Prayer course the second Sunday of each month through July 12. Classes are at noon. Cost is $10. The Handbook of Positive Prayer is the required text. Emotional Freedom Techniques Group Share is from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 24. The topic is "Releasing Stress and Anxiety." (727) 848-7702.
The Prayer House, 7935 Ranch Road, services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. A Victorious Women's meeting and Men's Prayer study are 7 p.m. Thursdays. All denominations welcome. (727) 808-7887.
First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey, 7540 Ridge Road, service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The church will present Fireproof, starring Kirk Cameron at 12:45 p.m. Sunday. Materials relating to the movie and The Love Dare will be available to purchase. Admission is a donation to the SPCA such as dog or cat food, leashes, collars, towels or other pet related items. (727) 849-1898.
King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, praise service at 8:30 a.m. and a liturgical service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school for children and Adult Cafe at 9:30 a.m. Interim Pastor Jerry Straszheim also leads a Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Pastor Joy Waters, dean of the Gulf Coast conference, will speak on Sunday. The church invites shut-ins and homebound members of the community, along with caregivers, to a praise service at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 with luncheon and entertainment by clowns afterward. Free, but reservations are required by calling (727) 868-5744 by Feb. 17.
Congregation Beth Tefillah, a conservative house of worship that meets at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, offers Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Oneg Shabbat is after Friday services and Kiddish (light meal) after Saturday services. A Family Shabbat is the first Friday monthly. Sunday school lessons through bar/bat mitzvah age are at 9:30 a.m. and adult Hebrew lessons at 10 a.m. Sundays. (727) 847-3814.
Calvary Chapel Pasco, 6454 Ridge Road, contemporary worship and Bible teaching at 10:30 a.m. Sundays with children's services at the same time. Prayer at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. service Wednesdays. (727) 534-1626 or ccpasco.org.
Salvation Army the Corps and Worship Center, 7745 Ridge Road, Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., service at 11 a.m. Sundays. (727) 815-8539.
Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Lane, 10:30 a.m. service Sundays. (727) 856-2948.
Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., religious school classes for ages 4 to 16 from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays. Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturdays. (352) 686-7034.
Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, offers Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday service at 11:15 a.m. (352) 583-2577.
Chabad of West Pasco, Jewish Women's Study Circle at 7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday. Bi-weekly classes on the book of Tanya at 7 p.m. 3012 Starkey Blvd., New Port Richey. Call (727) 376-3366 for dates and location and to RSVP. (727) 376-3366 or ChabadWP.com.
Grace Community Church, meets at Wiregrass High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., services at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays with upbeat music, a message and multimedia elements. (813) 994-9363 or ExploreGrace.com.
First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays, Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. Communion served the first Sunday monthly. Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. Today, the choir will hold a ham dinner with glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and strawberry shortcake. Cost is $8 for adults and $3 for children ages 4 to 12. The Deacon's Food Pantry is at 10 a.m. the second Thursday monthly. Supper Club meets at area restaurants the second Saturday monthly. The Rev. John Caster is the pastor. (813) 782-7412 or firstpcz.org.
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.