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Religion calendar: April 18-30


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Love Your Neighbor needs unused cookbooks to sell at its weekly farmers market. To donate cookbooks or to see the cookbook display, visit the Love Your Neighbor table from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in front of the Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N Main St. Call (352) 428-9275.

First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., will host a free Christian music concert, with free food, from 7 to 9 p.m. April 24. Performers will include Potters Clay, the Community Gospel Choir and the Contemporary Worship Band. Call (352) 796-4228.

Allen Temple A.M.E. Church, 824 Leonard St., will have its annual Dual Day service at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. The morning speaker will be Pastor John D. Williams Sr.; the evening speaker will be the Rev. Wilbur Bush.

St. Andrew Romanian Orthodox Church will have a church picnic and barbecue to bless the grounds of the future site of the church from noon to 6 p.m. April 24 at 7439 Fort Dade Ave. Food will be available for a donation and will include mititei (hamburgers), carnati (sausage), sarmale (stuffed cabbage), potato salad, baked beans, baked goods and a beverage. Call (352) 799-0181.


Hope Youth Ranch and Learning Academy, 17933 East Road, is seeking the donation of a modular building that can be put on its property to house more students. The nonprofit organization provides therapeutic care and housing for teenage girls and a school that is open to the community. Hope Ranch Learning Academy is a Florida registered school for students needing special education in Pasco and Hernando counties. Part of the curriculum for both of these endeavors is training in riding and caring for horses, known as equine assisted therapy. Call (727) 232-0119.

Spring Hill

Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., will be a host site for Beth Moore's "So Long, Insecurity" live simulcast event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24. Tickets cost $10. All women are invited to attend. Lunch is not included in the price of the ticket; there will be a lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. Call (352) 683-5882.

Christ the King Full Gospel Worship Center, 5111 Commercial Way, has joined with the Somebody Loves You ministry to offer a food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the church. Donations of canned goods are requested. Call (352) 596-5366.

First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will have a luncheon, sponsored by the United Methodist Women, at noon today in the fellowship hall. The theme will be "Reminisce: The Way We Were." Entertainment will be by the Just Us duo. Both men and women are invited; cost is $12. Call (352) 683-2600.

Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., will have a free Spring Kids' Karnival from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be cotton candy and popcorn, games, inflatable bouncers and slides, face painting, a clown, balloon animals and music by DJKue. Call (352) 683-4870.

Hope Community Bible Church will have a rummage/yard sale fundraiser for the InsideOut Student Ministry for an upcoming mission trip to Mexico from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24 at the Whiting Insurance Agency, 11270 Spring Hill Drive. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and popcorn will be sold. Call (352) 683-6940.

Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, will present the Hernando Hills Hi-Lites in concert at 7 p.m. April 30. The group will perform songs from its Stage West show, including Georgia, This Is My Country and Give My Regards to Broadway. Shawn and Jessica Doolittle, founders of the Kids Helping Kids charity, will perform, and the D'Lites Quartet will give renditions of spirituals and other selections. Admission is free; an offering will be taken. Call (352) 683-2863 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Spring Hill Bible Church, 15449 Spring Hill Drive, will show the film No Greater Love at 6:30 p.m. April 30. The movie is about despair, forgiveness, redemption and understanding the meaning of the sovereignty of God. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. An offering will be taken. Call (352) 544-5644.

Weeki Wachee

Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, is collecting beans, rice, oil, peanut butter, clothing and hygiene products for shipment to the church's missionary contact in Gonaives, Haiti, to be distributed to those in need. Bring items for donation to the church, Building A, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (352) 596-1388.

Information for the Religion Calendar may be e-mailed to Gail Hollenbeck at, faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline is 10 working days before the event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, physical address, ticket price, contact person or phone number is missing. For information, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.

Religion calendar: April 18-30 04/16/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 16, 2010 8:13pm]
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