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Pasco religion events calendar, Feb. 7

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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


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 through May and the first and third Sunday from June through September. Call (727) 372-6382.


Community United Methodist Church, 3214 U.S. 19, contemporary service at 9:30 a.m., traditional service at 11 a.m. Sundays. (727) 937-3268 or

First Baptist Church of Holiday, 4807 Mile Stretch Drive, offers a concert by the Dartts at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (727) 937-3041.

Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., coffee fellowship at 10 a.m. A prayer shawl group meets from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays to knit, learn to knit or crotchet prayer shawls and chemo caps for the needy. Today there is a blueberry pancake breakfast from 7:45 to 11 a.m. Cost is $3. (727) 937-1520.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, Mass at 8 and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses are at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. A Vietnamese Mass is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Reconciliation is at 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday. Adoration vigils are at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Lady's Guild will have a baby shower to benefit SOLVE at noon Tuesday. Games, prizes and refreshments are planned. Donations of all types of baby items are needed, especially diapers. (727) 938-5215 or the church at (727) 938-1974.


Beacon Baptist Church, 13343 Fivay Road, presents "Bible Prophecy: Is Our Time the End Time?" at 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. each night beginning Monday through Wednesday at the church. (727) 863-2149.

Word of Life Full Gospel Assembly, 12106 Parkwood St., will host the "Women of the Word Saturday Brunch" from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today. Jean Garland is the guest speaker. She and her husband Tim will celebrate the church's revival at 7 p.m. tonight and at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday. (727) 863-1230.

Grace Bible Church, 9403 Scot St., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 10:50 a.m. Sundays. (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. Thursdays with 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. today and Monday, Wednesday and Feb. 14 and 16. Cash, money orders or food stamps are accepted. The delivery date is between 8 and 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. The Rev. William Dopp will preach on "Finding the Faith Once Again" on Sunday as the church continues the celebration of the Epiphany. (727) 863-8560 or

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. The youth will be involved in this Sunday's 11 a.m. service. 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 quilters' meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday. (727) 863-6446 or

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. The annual rummage sale is from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the fellowship hall. The sale will include furniture, baked goods, snacks and a continental breakfast and lunch. (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

Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, meeting at Tree Frog Yoga, 1920 Oak Grove Blvd., 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. 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

New Port Richey

St. Andrew's Orthodox Church, 4633 Glissade Drive, services 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 start a series on Family Relationship beginning at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 15. 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.

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. On 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. Feb. 15. (727) 845-8877 or

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. A fellowship supper at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and activities for all ages from 5 to 8 p.m. (727) 849-4210 or

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, Sunday service at 10:15 a.m. with Dr. Paul Richards as 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/limited income). (727) 797-9770 or go online to

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. (727) 849-2762 or online at

Covenant Christian Church, 6813 Indiana Ave., service at 10 a.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Pastor Bob Panariello's message this Sunday is "Spring or Spirit?" 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, 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

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

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. On Sunday, Pastor Robert Steinke will preach on "Going My Way?" (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 have a card party and salad bar luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. Monday. Cost is $6 per person. Call (727) 849-4330 for reservations.

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

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 and the choir will present an anthem sing. (727) 849-1943.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 8320 Old County Road 54, will hold its annual parish mission at 7 p.m. nightly beginning Monday through Wednesday. Father James Kubicki, national director of the Apostleship of Prayer will present "The Eucharist: A Mystery to be Lived." (727) 372-8600.

Trinity Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, presents the third in a series of concerts at 3 p.m. Sunday with a performance by the Hudson Middle School Jazz Band. This band has earned straight superior ratings for the past 11 years and will perform standards like Count Basie, Glenn Miller, The Beatles, the Kingsmen and Bill Haley and the Comets. An offering will be collected with 50 percent going to the band. (727) 372-7203.


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

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

Port Richey

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. Tuesday. The topic is "Dealing Head-On with Resistance." This technique uses a unique form of acupressure in helping members stimulate energy meridian points to balance and clear energy blocks. Jeanne Ranger will facilitate the workshop. (727) 848-7702.

St. James the Apostle Centrum, 8400 Monarch Drive, will host a luncheon card party at 11:30 a.m. Thursday presented by the Ladies Auxiliary Knights of Columbus. Lunch is at noon for $6. (727) 842-6239 or (727) 849-2464.

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. Feb. 15. 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 Feb. 15. 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 a luncheon and entertainment by clowns afterward. This is free, however 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. Spiritual leader Al Goldberg teaches a rabbi's adult education class at 11 a.m. Mondays. (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. The pastor is the Rev. Bill Strayer. (727) 534-1626 or

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

Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Lane, 10:30 a.m. service Sundays. (727) 856-2948.

Spring Hill

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.

St. Petersburg

The Church of God of the Union Assembly, 4751 46th St. N, services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 525-6961.

Tarpon Springs

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd., service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Zen mediation at 10 a.m. Saturdays. The women of the church meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday monthly to sew quilts for Ethiopian AIDS orphans. Materials and sewing machines provided. Masterworks of Sound and Sight will present the first concert of the 2009 season at 2 p.m. Feb. 15. The piano trio of Jeffrey Smick, Laura Smith and Olga Glick will perform music by Rachmaninoff, Bach, Kreisler and Beethoven. After the concert there will be a wine and cheese reception. (727) 937-4682 or

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, Shabbat service at 8 p.m. Fridays with a member-hosted Oneg afterward. Rabbi Cyrus Arfa conducts services the first and third Fridays with additional services on the other Fridays. Religious school and Hebrew school from 9 to noon Sundays, and from 11 a.m. to noon on the first and third Sunday, the rabbi will conduct adult B'nai Mitzvah classes. On the first and third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon the rabbi will hold Shabbat Torah services. Bring a bag lunch. (727) 938-9000.


Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, offers Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday service at 11:15 a.m. (352) 567-0081.


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

Wesley Chapel

Grace Community Church, meets at Wiregrass High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., services at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays with upbeat music and multimedia elements. At 6 p.m. Sunday, a 6-week study for couples starts. It's called "Fireproof My Marriage." (813) 994-9363 or

Wesley Chapel Church of the Nazarene, 34106 S.R. 54, presents a concert with Canadian harpist Edward Klassen at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The pastor of the church is Paul Burdick. (813) 780-7600.


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 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. On Feb. 14 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

Zephyrhills Alliance Church, 6251 Fort King Road, is sponsoring the Alpha Course (simple answers to Christian questions) beginning Wednesday and running for 11 consecutive Wednesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Sessions begin with dinner. Free, but registration is required. (813) 782-8865.

Please send religion story ideas and religion notes to Michelle Jones at 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.

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