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Pasco religion: Calendar of religious services and events


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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.


Community United Methodist Church, 3214 U.S. 19, offers a contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The traditional service is at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Dan Campbell will preach at both services. The first of three meetings for a new member class will be in the church parlor from 9 a.m. to noon May 10. Call (727) 937-3268 or visit the Web site at

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. The Rev. Charles Sheffield of Spring Hill will serve as the guest preacher. 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. The Men's Fellowship will serve and all-you-can-eat blueberry pancake breakfast from 7:45 to 11 a.m. today in the Leek Fellowship Hall. Cost is $3. Call (727) 937-1520.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, offers Mass at 8 and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Mass is at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday and at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. There is a Vietnamese Mass at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Reconciliation is at 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday. Adoration vigils are at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday. The Lady's Guild of the church will meet at 11 a.m. May 13 for a Mass for the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima. After Mass a potluck luncheon will be at the Family Life Center with a main course of chicken prepared by the guild. A business meeting will be after lunch. Call (727) 938-1974.

Baha'is of Pasco County, which meets at a strip mall behind the Buddy Freddy's Restaurant, 1136 U.S. 19, will have a Meeting of the Minds on May 10 with Nancy Rykwalder as guest speaker. She is a Bahai and a financial analyst and will discuss practical concepts of money, applicable to one's daily life. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. with the talk at 7:30 p.m. Call (813) 383-6613.


St. Michael Catholic Church, 8014 State Road 52, will host the Ladies Guild at noon Friday. There will be a Mass and crowning with a luncheon and general meeting. This is the last meeting of the season. Call (727) 862-1127.

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, will present an overview of First Thessalonians with geographic and historical context that helped shape the Gospel of early Christians at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Dr. Robert Coughenour, author, archeologist, pastor and professor, will present the lecture under the sponsorship of the Adult Education Committee of the church. The event is free. Call (727) 863-5646.

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

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 Mass at 9 a.m. Sundays and 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. Holy Communion will be served at both worship services. Call (727) 863-6446 or visit the Web site at

Land O'Lakes

Christian Social Services, 5514 Land O'Lakes Blvd., presents the New York Singing Cop, Daniel Rodriguez, in a charity concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church of Land O'Lakes, 6209 Land O'Lakes Blvd. Tickets are $20. Call (813) 995-3533.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, offers services at 9, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The Rev. Gil Kuehn's message for Sunday is "Up, Up and Away." A Mother's Day Family Dinner, cooked by the men, is planned for May 10 and the Little Lambs Preschool will have a Morning Tea for moms and grandmothers at 11 a.m. Friday. Call (813) 949-7173 or visit the Web site

New Port Richey

Iglesia de Dios, Ciudad Refugion, that meets at the River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, offers Spanish speaking services at 1:30 p.m. Sundays and at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for Bible study and prayer. The pastor is Jose Perez. Call (813) 766-7826.

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 a.m., 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. Guy S. Sanders III is the pastor. Call (727) 849-4210 or visit the Web site at

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, offers a hymn sing at 10:15 a.m. Sundays with a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Paul Richards is the pastor and his sermon this week is "Gideon: The Committed Few Are Enough." Holy Communions will be shared. Roundtable meets at 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays. 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. and 6 p.m. Sundays. There is a 7 p.m. Wednesday service with classes for all ages. 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 pastor is the Rev. Pastor Bob Panariello. His sermon for Sunday is: "Knees, Hearts, Hands, Wings." 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 meets at 7 p.m. Fridays. Call (727) 842-4566.

Family of Faith Church, that 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, Bible study and Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Call (727) 204-1881 or visit the Web site

Love is for Eternity Ministries, 7511 Little Road, Building 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

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. Five people will receive the Rite of Confirmation at the 11 a.m. service. New church officers will be installed at all three services this weekend. 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 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. 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. Bishop Dabney Smith will perform the sacrament of Confirmation for those who have completed confirmation classes on Sunday. Call (727) 849-4330.

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

Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 6533 Circle Blvd., offers a worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays. There will be an anthem by the choir and coffee hour after the service. The pastor is the Rev James Wood. Call (727) 849-1943.

First United Methodist Church, 5901 Indiana Ave., will have the United Methodist Women's Memorial Service, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The Dorcas Circle will sponsor the service. Call (727) 842-7674.


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

King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, offers a praise service at 8:30 a.m. Sundays with a traditional service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Howard Nielsen leads a Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Mondays. Call (727) 868-5744.

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 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, 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's services at the same time. The church also meets for prayer at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and for a 7 p.m. worship service on Wednesdays. Call (727) 534-1626 or visit the Web site at

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

Tarpon Springs

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd., offers a service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. This church is the home of the George Inness Jr. paintings. The women of the church meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to sew quilts for Ethiopian AIDS Orphans. Materials and sewing machines are provided, and there is a time out for a shared lunch. Call (727) 947-4448 or visit the Web site at

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. Saturday morning Shabbat services and the study of the weekly Torah portion are at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. The members of the congregation will celebrate the congregation's membership into the Union of Reform Judaism at 8 p.m. Friday. Rabbi Linda Joseph, acting director of the Southeast Region of the union will be in attendance. Also on Friday, the congregation will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel and honor the 2008-5758 recipients of the Person or Persons of the Year Award. Call (727) 938-9000.


Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, offers a Jam Session from 3 to 6 p.m. every Saturday night at the Gathering Place at the church. Singers and musicians are welcome. Call (352)567-0081.


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.

Wesley Chapel

Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54, offers a fashion show from 1 to 3 p.m. May 10. There will be food, exhibits and activities to strengthen mother-daughter relationships. Cost is $10. Call (813) 973-2211.


First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., offers worship services at 10 a.m. Sundays with Sunday school for adults at 8:30 a.m. and for children at 9 a.m. The Rev. John Caster is the pastor. Call (813) 782-7412.

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Pasco religion: Calendar of religious services and events 05/02/08 [Last modified: Friday, May 2, 2008 3:50pm]
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