Jericho Road Ministries is in need of volunteers interested in serving the needy. Call (352) 799-2912, ext. 101, for information. Also, purchasing items from the ministry's thrift stores helps provide funding for food, clothing and shelter. The stores are at 16479 Wiscon Road, Brooksville; 31170 Cortez Blvd., Ridge Manor; and at 5260 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Contributions are welcome.
Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will host a special Shabbat Weekend, Friday through Sunday. A traditional Shabbat dinner and service will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 13. There is no charge for prospective members. Call (352) 686-7034 for reservations. The temple will also host a Shabbat morning service and Kiddush lunch beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday and an open house at the temple at 1 p.m. Sunday, where visitors will meet members and Rabbi Lenny Sarko and also tour the religious school facility. There will be children's activities, school registration and a dessert buffet for visitors to make their own sundaes.
Florida Cancer Affiliates, a community-based medical oncology and hematology practice, is forming a spirituality and healing support group that will meet once a month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 5500 Little Road, New Port Richey. The next meeting will be Aug. 7. Membership is free; light refreshments will be served. All faiths are welcome. Call the local office at (352) 597-4998 or visit FloridaCancerAffiliates.com.
First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, is offering summer camp from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 16 for children age 4 through sixth grade. The cost is $75 per week for the first child, $70 for a second child and $65 for additional siblings. Register at the church office or call Pat Wolfarth at (352) 683-2600, ext. 2016.
Also, the church is seeking free, used musical instruments and instrumentalists who are interested in playing and learning to improve their skills. Call (352) 610-9363.
The church is offering Youth Mid-week Meltdown for children in sixth grade and older from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through the start of the school year in the Light House building. Activities include Bible study, recreation and games, refreshments and themed events. Participants should bring a Bible.
The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a talk and discussion, "Kids Making a Positive Difference in the Community and the World," at 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. An ice cream social with root beer floats will follow the meeting. Transportation is available. Call (352) 666-7280.
Spring Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2300 Osowaw Blvd, will offer "Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God" to children ages 5 and older from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Aug. 9. Register for the free program by calling (352) 799-3066.
Jesus Cares Ministries will host "Pastor's Breakfast: A Call to Unity" at 9 a.m. Saturday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The event will include fellowship and prayer among church pastors and leaders. Call (352) 942-4063 by Thursday if you plan to attend.
Also, the ministry is seeking folding chairs and tables, bookshelves, a desk, two office chairs, room dividers, computers, a lawn mower and window blinds for its new Life-Vida Training Center education ministry.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected], 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.