Religion calendar and briefs
Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, is offering an all-day Back to School Bash any weekday through Sept. 20. It includes a Low Ropes Initiatives course for groups with a minimum of 24 people for $7.50 per person, or an overnight event at a cost of $29.95 per person, which includes two meals, the rope course, a hayride and popcorn. Call (352) 796-4097.
Faith Fellowship Church, 19255 Campground Road, will host a free gospel sing from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday. People attending may sing or play an instrument, or just listen. A karaoke machine is available. All ages are welcome, and light refreshments will be served. Anyone planning to play an instrument should arrive by 1:30 p.m. Call (352) 796-6589 or (352) 754-9330.
Christian Life Assembly of God, 13065 Jacqueline Road, will host an 11-day Lands of Jesus and Moses Tour to Israel from Nov. 4 to 14. The cost is $3,895 and includes walking where Jesus traveled in Israel as well as Petra and the land of the Hebrews' wilderness journey. An informational meeting for those interested will be at 7 p.m. Friday. Call (352) 597-1139.
Spring Hill Church of the Nazarene, 235 Cobblestone Drive, will host "Back to Church Sunday" at 11 a.m. Sunday. The event seeks to reach people who once attended church but currently do not. There will be special music along with a message involving children and teens. Call (352) 683-0587.
First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will offer a free movie night for adults, featuring the film Madagascar 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. A hamburger, chips and beverage will be available for $1. Free popcorn and coffee will be served, and child care with children's activities will be available. Reservations for child care and dinner are required. No reservations are needed for the movie, which will begin at 6:45 p.m. Call (352) 683-2600, ext. 0.
Destiny Baptist Church now offers a prayer and Bible study at 11 a.m. each Thursday at United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Call (813) 334-0593 or (352) 688-9595.
Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will celebrate High Holy Days, including Kol Nidre services at 8 p.m. Friday and Yom Kippur services at 10 a.m., noon and 4 p.m. Saturday. A Yom Kippur children's service is at 1 p.m. For planning purposes, call if you plan to attend. A meal following the last Yom Kippur service will be available at a cost of $10 for adults and $5 for children under 13; family rates are available. Reservations are required for the meal. Call (352) 686-7034. Child care will be available upon request for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services. There will be a Sukkah raising at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 with a free chicken dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations are required.
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., offers DivorceCare at 7 p.m. each Thursday in Room 7. Topics to be discussed include "What's Happening to Me?" "Road to Healing," "Facing Anger," "Depression and Loneliness," "Financial Survival," "New Relationships" and "Forgiveness." There is no cost to attend. Call (352) 686-9954, ext. 409, or (352) 683-9666.
The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a talk and discussion by Barbara Loeding, "How to Create a Happy Society," at 7 p.m. Friday at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation is available. Call 666-7280.
Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter will have a breakfast meeting at 8:45 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be Judy Lawson, an author and retired professor from Trinity College. The cost for breakfast is $8.50. Call (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182 if you plan to attend.
Jesus Cares Ministries is in need of an office desk with a chair and 10 white folding tables with 20 folding chairs for its new Life-Vida Training Center education ministry. Call the Rev. Luis Leon at (352) 942-4063 for pickup.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 12 working days 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, physical address, ticket price, contact person (first and last names) and phone number are missing. For questions, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.