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Religion calendar for June 21 and beyond

Hope Lutheran Church on June 9 recognized recent graduates, including: Kara Lawson, Saint Leo University, second from left; Jason Pfeffer, University of South Florida, pictured with his father, the Rev. Dean Pfeffer; Skylar Smith, Plant City High; and Lauren Matthews, Plant City High, not pictured. At left is Lauren’s mom, Tena. At right is Brittany Arlow, director of Christian education and youth at the church.

Hope Lutheran Church

Hope Lutheran Church on June 9 recognized recent graduates, including: Kara Lawson, Saint Leo University, second from left; Jason Pfeffer, University of South Florida, pictured with his father, the Rev. Dean Pfeffer; Skylar Smith, Plant City High; and Lauren Matthews, Plant City High, not pictured. At left is Lauren’s mom, Tena. At right is Brittany Arlow, director of Christian education and youth at the church.

Bell Shoals Baptist Church, 2102 Bell Shoals Road, will host Celebrate America, a free indoor concert and family fun fest, beginning with live music at 5:30 p.m. June 30. A festival featuring 14 food trucks, games and sweet treats will follow at 7 p.m. For more information, call (813) 689-4229, ext. 708.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 3315 Bryan Road, Brandon, will host a men's retreat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and June 29. For more information, call (813) 689-6849.

Grace Bible Church, 1010 E Brandon Blvd., will host an Evangelism Workshop at 7 p.m. Thursday. Participants will view a Way of the Master video. For more information, call (813) 662-9622.

Destiny Church, 2322 11th Ave. SE, Ruskin, will host a family fun night at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The church will show the video Transformation, about intercessory prayer in America, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Also, children can register now for summer sports camps. For more information, call (813) 645-3337

The Pages of Life Book and Gift Shop, located on the campus of United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, is now open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays. The entrance to the shop faces 1210 Del Webb Blvd. For more information, call (813) 633-8595.

Bay Life Church, 1017 Kingsway Road, will host Kidapooloza, a vacation Bible school for elementary school children, Monday through Friday. To register, visit baylife.org. Also, the church will host a welcome lunch for potential new members July 21. For more information, call (813) 661-3696.

First Baptist Church of Brandon, 216 N Parsons Ave., is registering kids for summer sports camps and a KidZone Summer Spectacular. For more information, call (813) 689-1204.

Providence Baptist Church, 5416 Providence Road, Riverview, will offer a Spanish Ministry Fellowship at 10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call (813) 689-7127.

South Bay Church, 13498 U.S. 301, Riverview, offers a Haitian service at 1 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call (813) 677-0721.

Hope Lutheran Church, 2001 N Park Road, Plant City, recognized members of the congregation that graduated from either high school or college during the 2012-13 academic year at its Sunday morning service June 9. Among those recognized were Skylar Smith, who graduated sixth in her class from Plant City High and has received a President's Scholarship to Concordia University in Austin, Texas, and Jason Pfeffer, who graduated cum laude in December 2012 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from the University of South Florida.

United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, has partnered with Manatee Memorial Hospital to sponsor a Life Line Screening event on Wednesday. Life Line Screening has four screenings that cost $60 each, including stroke/carotid artery, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease. An osteoporosis risk assessment is $35. Life Line does not accept Medicare. Tests must be paid for individually or purchased in a package. Package 1 is four tests for $149. Package 2 is five tests for $159. Preregister to receive a $10 discount. Call toll-free 1-800-324-9458 or visit helpinghandsforhealth.com. Do not contact the church for registration. In addition, UCC is helping recycle old cellphones. Drop off phones and accessories between 9 and 5 p.m. weekdays or at Sunday services. For more information, call Larry Piechoski at (813) 634-7062.

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

Shiloh Baptist Church, 11014 W Cason St., offers a Zumba class from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (813) 752-8345.

Send your religion news to Sarah Whitman at sarahrothwhitman@gmail.com.

Religion calendar for June 21 and beyond 06/20/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 4:13pm]

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