Tuesday, May 22, 2018
News Roundup

Religion calendar for May 31 and beyond

The Crossing Church, 3058 College Ave., Ruskin, celebrated its building grand opening May 12. Service times are 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. To learn more about the church, attend Meet the Crossing at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit crossingonline.org/southshore.

Hope Lutheran Church, 2001 N Park Road, Plant City, announces its summer worship schedule with a traditional service at 9:15 a.m., a family Bible hour at 10:30 a.m. and Spanish worship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays. A contemporary service is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (813) 752-4622. Also, register now for Kingdom Rock, a vacation Bible school that begins July 29. Families who register early will receive a free music CD. Register at hope.ctsmember connect.net. Call (813) 752-4622.

United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W, will present a stage parody, A Palm Tree Home Companion Radio Show, at 6:30 p.m. today in the New Life Enrichment Center. Tickets are $10 and include a dessert buffet and beverages. Call (813) 634-2539.

Eastside Baptist Church, 1318 E Calhoun St., will sponsor an Old Time Sing-along for seniors at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The event is free. Bring a covered dish. If you plan to attend with a large group, call (813) 754-2681.

Building an Intentional Marriage, a marriage conference, will take place June 7 and 8 at Harborside Church, 2200 Marshall St., Safety Harbor. Topics will include communication, conflict, intimacy and core values. Cost per couple is $150. Child care is available by reservation for $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. To register for the conference, visit harborsidechurch.org.

Shiloh Baptist Church, 1104 Carson St., Plant City, invites youths to register for Colossal Coaster World, a vacation Bible school beginning June 16. For more information, call (813) 752-8345. Also, the church offers a Zumba class from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

Grace United Methodist Church at FishHawk, 5708 Lithia Pinecrest Road, seeks vendors for a Christmas in July Church Bazaar planned from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27. Organizers need arts and crafts, food, produce and home and personal product vendors. The fee for a space is $25. The deadline for reserving a booth is June 15. Space is limited. For more information and an application, contact event organizer Vickie Casso at (813) 681-6583 or [email protected]

United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, has partnered with Manatee Memorial Hospital to sponsor a Life Line Screening event June 26. 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 by 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 helpinghands forhealth.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.

The Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave., invites all to a Family Bingo Night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Cost to attend is $10 for adults, $5 for children or $20 for a family of four or more. The event will include games, pizza and a sundae bar. Participants must register by Wednesday. For more information, call (813) 229-2695.

Please send your religion news to Sarah Whitman at [email protected]

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