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Religion calendar: June 26-Aug. 6

Brooksville

The Love Your Neighbor ministry needs cookbooks to sell, nonperishable food, toiletries, paper goods for its weekly dinner, pressure-treated lumber to build wheelchair ramps, volunteers for its emergency repairs and dependable vehicles, preferably pickups. Call (352) 428-9275.

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 buy breakfast and participate in fellowship. Services will be at noon every Sunday beginning Aug. 2. Call Buzz at (352) 799-1165.

First Baptist Church of Brooksville, 420 Howell Ave., will present Christian recording artist Shaun Groves in concert and leading worship at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. Groves has been nominated for seven Dove awards and has toured the world with such artists as Bebo Norman, Jars of Clay and Michael W. Smith. The event is free.

Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, will offer "Backstage Pass: All Access" vacation Bible school to children age 4 through those who have completed fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 2-6. Register, beginning Thursday, by e-mailing the names and ages of children to theoffice@cbible.org. Call (352) 799-5462.

Hudson

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 14236 County Line Road, Hudson, is offering a "Vacation Bible School 2010 Praise Party" for all ages, including adults, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. July 12-15. Call (727) 856-8336.

Hope Youth Ranch and Learning Academy, 17933 East Road, needs a donated modular building that can be put on its property to house more students. The nonprofit organization provides therapeutic care and housing for teenage girls and a school open to the community. Hope Ranch Learning Academy is a Florida-registered school for students needing special education in Pasco and Hernando counties. Part of the curriculum for both of the endeavors is training in riding and caring for horses, known as equine-assisted therapy. Call (727) 232-0119.

Masaryktown

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St., will offer a free, one-day vacation Bible school program from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. "SonQuest Rainforest" will include Bible stories, games, songs, snacks, lunch and arts and crafts. Parents may join their children at 4:45 p.m. for dinner. Call (727) 856-9567 or (352) 796-4066.

Ridge Manor

Ridge Manor United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., will offer its vacation Bible school program, "High Seas Expedition," to children ages 3 through 11 from 9 a.m. to noon July 12-16. A floating finale featuring a water slide will be presented on the last day. Advance registration is required; space is limited. Call (352) 583-3770. Reminders will be sent to those who have registered.

Spring Hill

Hope Community Bible Church, 13241 Spring Hill Drive, will offer "Saddle Ridge Ranch" vacation Bible school to children in kindergarten through fifth grade from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Call (352) 686-6020.

Spring Hill Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 235 Cobblestone Drive, will offer "High Seas Expedition" vacation Bible school to children ages 4 to 12 from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. July 19-23. Call (352) 683-0587 to register in advance, or register at 6 p.m. on the first day.

Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., offers a food pantry to the needy from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Call (352) 683-9731.

First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, offers the Respite Room from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays for people with memory challenges, such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease. The program gives caregivers a break from their duties. Call (352) 683-2600.

St. Andrew's Thrift Shop, 2301 Deltona Blvd., will be closed on Saturdays through August. It will be open 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays. Call (352) 686-1114.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive, distributes free bread, bagels, pastries, clothing and personal necessities from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays in the church parking lot. Call John Stramiello at (727) 808-4096.

Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, will host an open house sponsored by its Angel Food Ministries from noon to 2 p.m. today. The free event offers a tour of the delivery and service area as well as a cookout. Call (352) 686-4612.

Christ the King Full Gospel Worship Center, 5111 Commercial Way, will offer "Smile: Jesus Loves You" vacation Bible school for children ages 5 to 10 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 2-6. Children attending every night will receive a Trailmaker backpack for school. Register at (352) 596-5366.

Faith Baptist Church, 175 Springtime St., will host the Gulf Ridge Quartet in concert at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Call (352) 686-5060.

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, offers free soup and sandwich for everyone in need from noon to 2 p.m. July 8 in its parish hall. Call (352) 688-0663.

Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Ave., is offering a Bible-based program, "Summertime Fruit," for children from pre-K through sixth grade from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Children will learn Bible teachings and memorize Bible verses. Call to register at (352) 683-2863 or (352) 584-6945. The church is also offering a study, "The Maximized Manhood," for men 18 or older at 9 a.m. on the third Saturday. A free breakfast is included. Call Peter Beranger at (352) 442-4026 to reserve your meal for July 19.

The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a talk by Miranda Peloquin, "Major Figures in the Baha'i Faith," at 7 p.m. July 9 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation available. Call 666-7280.

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 Building A at the church from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (352) 596-1388.

Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, will offer vacation Bible school to children ages 3 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The theme is "Baobab Blast: Faith and Relationships Grow Together With Others." Call (352) 597-1456.

Information for the Religion Calendar may be e-mailed to Gail Hollenbeck at hernandoreligion@hotmail.com, 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: June 26-Aug. 6 06/25/10 [Last modified: Friday, June 25, 2010 8:10pm]
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