Bell Shoals Baptist Church will host Military Appreciation Sunday on April 13 to honor those who serve and the families who support them. The celebration will feature uplifting music and guest speaker Steve Russell, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who will tell his story about the capture of Saddam Hussein. Services will be held at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the Bell Shoals Baptist Church Worship Center, 2102 Bell Shoals Road, Brandon. For more information, go to www.bellshoals.com or call 689-4229, ext. 229.
Christ Community Church, 1310 John Moore Road, Brandon, marks its 30th anniversary with KidFest, a free family event from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be game booths, a climbing wall, a bouncy house, face painting and concessions. Visit www.cccbrandon.org or call the church office at (813) 685-6786.
United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd., holds services at 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. each Sunday.
First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 N. Knights Ave., presents Don Moen, a contemporary praise author and singer, in concert at 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 and may be purchased at the church or the Family Christian and LifeWay Christian Stores in Brandon. The church also offers ballroom dancing lessons from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Thursday at the Brandon Boys and Girls Club. Call 689-4161 or visit www.
fumcbrandon.org for details.
Unitarian Universalists of Sun City Center meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Beth Israel Synagogue, 1115 E Del Webb Blvd. Call 633-0396.
Congregation Beth Shalom of Brandon, 706 Bryan Road, a traditional Reform Jewish congregation, holds weekly Shabbat services at 7:45 p.m. every Friday. Call 681-6547 or visit www.beth
South Brandon Baptist Church, 4929 Bell Shoals Road, offers "Radically Excited About the Lord" Friday nights. A 7 p.m. session is for high school seniors through people up to age 30; worship is 8:30 p.m.
Friendship Baptist Church, 1511 El Rancho Drive, Sun City Center, offers Sunday and Wednesday Bible study, a women's mission union and information on interpreting for the deaf. Call 633-5950.
The Tree of Light Metaphysical Awareness and Worship Center, 209 Elrod Drive, Brandon, presents alternative healing, spiritual development and a monthly healing circle. Sunday services are 7:30 p.m. Call 689-1751.
Concerned Action InChrist offers family camping night, Sunday services, free hot meals every Saturday at Church of the Nazarene in Brandon, and a prayer and share group. Call 689-9552.
Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E Brandon Blvd., has a weekly Bible study from 9:25 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Call 737-2015.
First Baptist Church of Brandon's Women's Ministry holds a Bible study Tuesday mornings, and Wednesday and Thursday. The church is at 216 N Parsons Ave., Brandon. Call 689-1204 or visit www.fbcbrandon.org.