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Religion calendar for the week beginning March 27


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The Biker Worship Center will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. Those arriving early may purchase breakfast and participate in fellowship. Also, there will be an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. April 4 at the Farm, 19234 Lake Lindsey Road, a quarter mile east of U.S. 98. Call Buzz at (352) 799-1165 about the service. For information about camping at the sunrise service site, call (352) 796-7391. It is recommended that those attending the service bring a chair.

St. Katherine's Society of Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church will have a Greek Bake Sale for charity from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Sam's Club, 13360 Cortez Blvd. The money raised by selling spanakopita, baklava, koulourakia and other cookies and pastries will be used for soldiers, the Dawn Center and other community needs. Also, the church will have a Palm Sunday Seafood Fest at 13460 Olympic Village Lane at noon Sunday. The food will include New England clam chowder, shrimp on the Barbie El Greco, Southern-style crab cakes, salads, desserts and a beverage. Tickets are $6 for children and $12 for adults. Call (727) 505-8556.

The Islamic Center of Hernando County, 6307 Barclay Ave., will have an open house at its new mosque from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. Refreshments will be provided. Modest dress is requested. Information on Islam will be available.

Christian Life Assembly of God, 13065 Jacqueline Road, will have a Splish Splash Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The event will feature "Water Wars," an interactive water contest; a super slide; an inflatable Slip 'n Slide and a Toddler Zone. There will be snow cones, corn dogs, water and sodas. Wristbands to participate cost $7, or $5 if purchasing five or more. Spectator bands cost $2. The church also will host Lydia's Marketplace, an arts and craft fair, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10. The fair is open to community artists and crafters. Sites will include a table and two chairs; electricity will be provided, if requested. Set-up will be available after 6:30 a.m. Call (352) 597-1139.

Faith Fellowship Church, 19255 Campground Road, will host a free country gospel jam from 2 to 5 p.m. April 3 in the fellowship hall. People attending may sing or play an instrument, or just listen. All ages are welcome, and light refreshments will be served. Anyone planning to play should arrive by 1:30 p.m. Call (352) 796-6589 or send e-mail to

Second Chance Restoration Ministries, 19235 Cortez Blvd., will have a Free Day for the needy beginning at 10 a.m. April 3. Clothing, shoes, toys and electronics are among the items being given away. Call (352) 585-6083.


Word of Life Bible Institute, 13241 Word of Life Drive, will present Jesus: Behold the Man in matinee and evening performances today through April 3 at the Harry Bollback Performing Arts Center. The Broadway-style musical drama uses a cast of more than 150 students and faculty members to portray the story of the life of Jesus Christ. Tickets range from $5 to $24. Meals are available. Call toll-free 1-877-412-8687.

Ridge Manor

Ridge Manor United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., will have its fourth annual Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. There will be music, puppets, games, food, face painting, a cake walk and live bunnies to see for children from toddlers to 11 years old. Call to register at (352) 583-3770. The event is limited to 100 children.

Spring Hill

First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will have Spring Break Camp from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 5 to 9 for children age 4 to sixth grade. The cost is $75 for the first child; siblings receive a discount. Call (352) 683-2600.

Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., will be a host site for Beth Moore's So Long, Insecurity live simulcast event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24. Tickets cost $10. All women are invited to attend. Lunch is not included in the price of the ticket; there will be a lunch break from noon to 1 p.m. Call (352) 683-5882. Also, the church will host a free Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. until noon April 3. There will be a petting zoo, face painting, balloons and an egg hunt.

New Song Worship Center, 6001 Deltona Blvd., will conduct a Christian Passover seder at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The event will include music and dinner and will explain the basis for the church's communion service. Bring a salad to share after the seder. Children are encouraged to attend. Reservations are required; call (352) 686-4000.

Spring Hill Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 235 Cobblestone Drive, will present comedian/musician Tim Lovelace in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. Lovelace has been featured on several Gaither videos as well as his own video, Laughin' with the Lovelaces. There is no admission; an offering will be taken. Call (352) 683-0587.

Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will observe Passover with a traditional seder at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Rabbi David Levin will lead the Haggadah service, followed by a dinner of gefilte fish, matzo ball soup, baked chicken, red potatoes, carrots, dessert and beverages. The cost ranges from $7 to $55, depending on the number of people. Call (352) 686-7034 for reservations.

Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, will host Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt beginning with a pancake breakfast at 9 a.m. April 3. Free tickets are required and may be picked up at the church office between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Children ages 1 to 10 are welcome to participate in the hunt and enjoy food with their parents. Bring a camera for pictures. Call (352) 683-2082.

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 11200 Elgin Blvd., will mark Holy Week and Pascha with Palm Sunday Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Sunday; a Holy Wednesday Unction service at 6 p.m. Wednesday; Holy Thursday Liturgy at 6 p.m. Thursday; Good Friday Vespers at 6 p.m. Friday; Holy Saturday Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. and Candlelight Procession and Resurrection Matins at 9:30 p.m. April 3; Pascha Liturgy and the blessing of Paschal food baskets at 9:30 a.m. April 4, and Bright Monday Liturgy at 6 p.m. April 5. Call (352) 686-6050.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., will have its annual Easter egg hunt at 9:30 a.m. April 4 on the church grounds. Easter sunrise service will be at 6 a.m., and Festival Eucharist will be at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Call (352) 683-2010.

Bridge Christian Life Center, 7029 Pinehurst Drive, will present an Easter message and special contemporary and traditional Easter music at 10:45 a.m. April 4. Call (352) 683-2863.

The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a free talk, "The Power of Positive Thinking and the Law of Attraction," at 7 p.m. April 9 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation is available. Call 666-7280.

Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., will host a fashion show and luncheon at noon April 7 in the fellowship hall. Titled "The Magic of Broadway," the show will feature fashions for women and men from Bon Worth, modeled by church members. There will be door prizes, entertainment featuring a professional clown and music. Tickets are $12 and may be reserved by calling (352) 683-4870 or (352) 596-4576.

Weeki Wachee

Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, is collecting beans, rice, oil, peanut butter, clothing and hygiene products for shipment to the church's missionary contact in Gonaives, Haiti, to be distributed to those in need. Bring items for donation to the church, Building A, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Call (352) 596-1388.

Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, will have a Maundy Thursday service with holy communion at 7 p.m. Thursday. A Good Friday Tenebrae worship service will be at 7 p.m. Friday. Festival worship with holy communion will be at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and breakfast will be served by the youth at 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 4. Call (352) 597-1456.

Information for the Religion Calendar may be e-mailed to Gail Hollenbeck at, faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to: Hernando Times, Religion Calendar, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline is 10 working days before the event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, physical address, ticket price, contact person and phone number are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.

Religion calendar for the week beginning March 27 03/26/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 26, 2010 5:19pm]
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