Religion calendar and briefs
Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, is offering an all-day Back to School Bash on Thursday and Friday. It includes a Low Ropes Initiatives course for groups with a minimum of 24 people for $7.50 per person, or an overnight event at a cost of $29.95 per person, which includes two meals, the rope course, a hayride and popcorn. Call (352) 796-4097.
Christian Life Assembly of God, 13065 Jacqueline Road, will host an 11-day Lands of Jesus and Moses Tour to Israel Nov. 4-14. The cost is $3,895 and includes walking where Jesus traveled in Israel as well as Petra and the land of the Hebrews' wilderness journey. An informational meeting for those interested will be at 7 p.m. Friday. Call (352) 597-1139.
The Antioch Fellowship Baptist Church Women in Ministry will host their 10th annual Roseabell Smith Evangelistic Tea/Luncheon at 11 a.m. Saturday at Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd. The theme will be "Prayer: Unleashing the Power of Prayer" from James 5:16. There will be door prizes and games during the free event. Those attending are invited to wear a favorite hat to participate in a hat contest. Call (352) 684-8989 for reservations.
First Baptist Church, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, will have an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Sept. 28. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door or by calling (352) 683-2863 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays. Proceeds will support church youth activities.
Destiny Baptist Church offers a prayer and Bible study at 11 a.m. each Thursday at United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Call (813) 334-0593 or (352) 688-9595.
Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will have a Sukkah raising at 5 p.m. today. Bring something to hang in the Sukkah, help construct the booth, enjoy songs and prayers and a free chicken dinner that will be served at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. Call (352) 686-7034 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., offers DivorceCare at 7 p.m. each Thursday in Room 7. Topics to be discussed include "What's Happening to Me?" "Road to Healing," "Facing Anger," "Depression and Loneliness," "Financial Survival," "New Relationships" and "Forgiveness." There is no cost to attend. Call (352) 686-9954, ext. 409, or (352) 683-9666.
The Guild of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church will host its annual raffle auction beginning at noon Oct. 5 at Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. The $7 entrance ticket may be purchased at the door and includes beverage, dessert and 25 raffle chances. Food will be available for purchase. Call Sandra Hreczuck at (727) 862-4084.
Jesus Cares Ministries is in need of an office desk with a chair and 10 white folding tables with 20 folding chairs for its new Life-Vida Training Center education ministry. Call the Rev. Luis Leon at (352) 942-4063 for pickup.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at email@example.com, 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.