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Religion Calendar for April 26

United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd., will present the South Shore Community Handbell Ensemble in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday. A $5 donation is requested at the door. For information on this and other concerts, contact Jeff Jordan, the church musical director, at (813) 634-2539.

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United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, is helping recycle old cell phones. Drop off phones and accessories between 9 and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, or at Sunday services. For information, contact Larry Piechoski at (813) 634-7062.

Cornerstone Baptist Church, 818 N Parsons Ave., Brandon, will serve free coffee to southbound motorists driving by between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Fridays through the end of May. Call (813) 689-3325.

Destiny Church, 2322 11th Ave. SE, Ruskin, will present Dr. David Scott Nichols, author of Fifty Signs of the End Times, at 7 p.m. May 1. Call (813) 645-3337.

New Hope Worship Center, 803 W Mahoney St., Plant City, hosts a Corporate Prayer Hour from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturdays. Call (813) 757-6123.

Faith Christian Center, 207 New Hope Road, Brandon, invites young men age 12 to 25 to a Cutting it Raw barbershop at 9 a.m. Saturday. Haircuts are $5. Call (813) 651-2201.

Congregation Beth Shalom, 706 Bryan Road, stages Mitzvah Day on Sunday. Families will gather for breakfast and then fan out into the community to do good deeds. Planned activities include: playing bingo with residents of Delaney Creek Lodge assisted-living facility, a sing-along with residents of Emeritus Assisted Living, hosting a game day for kids at A Kid's Place,sorting donations for Hillsborough County Family Partnership and providing assistance at RVR Horse Rescue in Riverview. On site, members will participate in a blood drive, make greeting/support cards for families affected by cancer, collect candy for the troops and plant a vegetable garden to help support the food pantry. For information, call (813) 681-6547.

First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 N Knights Ave., invites all to a Bible study meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Sundays . Christianity Explored is a seven-week examination of who Jesus is and what it means to follow him. Participants are encouraged to attend a free spaghetti dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. before each class session. For information or to register, call (813) 689-4161 or email vicki@fumc

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church of Sun City Center, 1015 Del Webb Blvd., will present a spring recital at 4 p.m. Saturday. Call (813) 645-1521.

Tampa Trifecta: Tampa Jewish Family Services will present the fifth annual Tampa Trifecta: An Evening of Food, Wine and Auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday. The event features 16 area restaurant and wine establishments. Proceeds will benefit TJFS core programs, including a community food bank, counseling and financial assistance programs. The event is presented by Gary and Phyllis Gould and the Gould Family Philanthropic Fund, and will be held at Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 W Swann Ave. Tickets are $125 for the 5 p.m. Patron Cocktail Party and main event or $50 for the 6 p.m. event alone. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling (813) 960-1848.

The South Hillsborough Ministerial Association invites all to participate in a Community Sing at 7 p.m. Monday. This month's host church is St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, 106 11th Ave. SE, which will provide a musical prelude at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to bring a contribution of finger food. Support interdenominational worship of Christ through music. For information, call Chuck Collins at (813) 787-6844.

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Religion Calendar for April 26 04/25/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:01pm]
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