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The Church of God in Christ, 14626 Seventh St., will celebrate its annual Family Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. A plaque will be given to the family with the largest number of family members and friends in attendance. Another plaque will be given to the family with the largest financial contribution. Dinner will be served after the service. (813) 996-4168.


Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) meets at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays from October through May and the first and third Sunday from June through September. (727) 372-6382.


Community United Methodist Church, 3214 U.S. 19, contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. and traditional service at 11 a.m. Sundays. (727) 937-3268 or

Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., coffee fellowship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Drew Willard's sermon is "A Better World A'Coming." All you can eat pancake breakfast from 7:45 to 11 a.m. Jan. 3. $3. A prayer shawl group meets from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays to knit, learn to knit or crotchet prayer shawls and chemo caps for the needy. (727) 937-1520.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, Mass at 8 and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses are at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday and 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. A Vietnamese Mass is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Reconciliation is at 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday. Adoration vigils are at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday. (727) 938-1974.


Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, offers a 75 percent off sale on Jan. 2 and 3 at the church's Second Chance Thrift Shop. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (727) 856-5000.

Grace Bible Church, 9403 Scot St., 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 10:50 a.m. Sunday worship. (727) 863-2747.

Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 9525 Hudson Ave., 5 p.m. Saturday service, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday services, 10:20 a.m. Sunday school. (727) 376-0919.

Lakeview Baptist Church, 11010 Tami Trail, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 10:45 a.m. Sunday service. Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays with free clothes available. A social worker is on site for advice on locating agencies for help. (727) 457-5154.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays, 11 a.m. Fridays. Sunday school and nursery are during the 10 a.m. service. (727) 863-8560 or

Lakewood Church of God, 12637 Pony Lane, services 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Children's church is during the morning worship. Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesday, and there is a club for teens. (727) 856-1770.

Immaculate Conception Old Roman Catholic Church, 8531 Bolton Ave., a traditional Catholic church, Mass 9 a.m. daily. Mass 7 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly with healing prayers for cancer victims, survivors, family and friends. Some daily Masses are in Latin; Sunday Mass is in English. (727) 819-3788 for Mass schedule for Holy Days of Obligation.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., a contemporary Music and Majesty service 6 p.m. Saturdays. Services 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Adult Bible class and Sunday school are 9:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at all three services. (727) 863-6446 or

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, traditional services 8 and 11 a.m. Sundays, fellowship hour 9 a.m. and noon. A contemporary service called Fusion 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday combining the contemporary and traditional. Fellowship 10:30 a.m. The regular schedule will resume Jan. 4. (727) 863-5646.

Word of Life Full Gospel Assembly Church, 12106 Parkwood St., hosts the Women of the Word luncheon and ministry from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 3.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, services 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. (813) 949-7173 or

Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, meeting at Tree Frog Yoga, 1920 Oak Grove Blvd., 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday with American Buddhist teacher Angela Plumley. The class Resisting the Urge to Retaliate will present an introduction to meditation from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. The class will include two guided meditations and a short talk, and is suitable for beginners. Everyone welcome. Donation is $9, or $5 for students/limited income. (727) 797-9770 or

New Port Richey

Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 6209 Congress St., Hanukkah celebration 5 p.m. today. There will be songs, dancing, games and potato latkes as the congregation lights the 10-foot Menorah. Free. (727) 375-7502.

St. Andrew's Orthodox Church, 4633 Glissade Drive, service 10 a.m. Sundays. The liturgy is in English. Homemade pierogis are for sale most Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (727) 847-9900.

Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 8812 Old County Road 54, services 8, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school 10:20 a.m. (727) 376 0919.

Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, service 8:25 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, blended service 10:45 a.m. Children's church meets during both services with Sunday school for all ages 9:35 a.m. There are programs for children, teens, men and women at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 845-8877 or

Under His Wings Fellowship, 5008 Grand Blvd., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., pastries and coffee 10:30 a.m., worship 11 a.m. Sundays. Youth's Pioneer Club 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Journey through the Bible (adult Bible study) 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Men's Bible study group 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday monthly. (727) 389-8898.

Iglesia de Dios, Ciudad Refugion, which meets at the River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, Spanish services 1:30 p.m. Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for Bible study and prayer. (813) 766-7826.

First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6800 Trouble Creek Road, services 9 and 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Sundays, Sunday school 9 a.m., children's worship and another Sunday school during the 10:30 a.m. service. A fellowship supper at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and activities for all ages from 5 to 8 p.m. (727) 849-4210 or

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, Sunday service 10:15 a.m. Guest speaker will be Elinore Geer, clerk of session. The Bell Choir meets at 1 p.m. Mondays, the Chancel Choir at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. (727) 849-4905.

Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, meeting at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, a meditation evening with teacher Sasha Bartunek from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. The class Resisting the Urge to Retaliate is an introduction to meditation from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition. Cost is $9 ($5 for students and those on limited income). (727) 797-9770 or

River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., services 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays with classes for all ages. (727) 849-2762 or

Covenant Christian Church, 6813 Indiana Ave., service 10 a.m. Sundays and 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Pastor Bob Panariello's message this Sunday is "What did you get for Christmas?" The church offers a variety of ministries and services during the week including Prayer Warriors from 7 to 8 p.m. and the Institute of Ministries at 7 p.m. Fridays. (727) 842-4566.

Family of Faith Church, which meets at the Colonial Hills Civic Center, 3852 Prime Place, service 10:45 a.m. Sundays, Bible study and Sunday school 10 a.m. (727) 204-1881 or

Love Is for Eternity Ministries, 7511 Little Road, Building C, has Christian recovery, growth and support groups weekly. There are groups for alcoholics, an Al-Anon group, biblical 12-step groups for all addictions and a parents' support group. (727) 847-0222 or

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, service 5 p.m. Saturday is contemporary, Sunday services 8 and 11 a.m. traditional Lutheran. Fellowship from 9 to 10 a.m., Sunday school and Bible classes 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion is served during the 11 a.m. service. (727) 849-4418.

First Church of the Nazarene, 5342 Avery Road, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., service 10:30 a.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 849-3998.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, services at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school 9 a.m. St. John, Apostle and Evangelist Feast Day will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today and the Feast Day of the Holy Innocents on Monday at 10 a.m. The feast of the Holy Name at 10 a.m. Thursday and the Epiphany is at 10 a.m. Jan. 6. (727) 849-4330. (727) 849-4330.

Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, services 8:10, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sundays. The church offers a variety of midweek services for men, women, youth and children plus Missionette Girls Club and Royal Rangers. Call (727) 376-7733 or

Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 6533 Circle Blvd., service 10 a.m. Sundays. (727) 849-1943.


Iglesia Catolica del Rito Antioqueno (Ortodoxa Gnostica), 2008 Chesapeake Drive, Mass in Spanish at 1 p.m. Sundays. Exorcism, baptisms and marriages are performed on request. (813) 926-2800 or

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, service 11 a.m. Sundays with coffee discussion group 10 a.m. Child care and youth religious education classes 10 a.m. (813) 792-1622 or

Port Richey

Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, offers a Life of Prayer course beginning Jan. 11 and continuing on the second Sunday of each month through July 12. Classes are at noon. Cost is $10. The Handbook of Positive Prayer is the required text. Reservations required. (727) 848-7702.

The Prayer House, 7935 Ranch Road, services 10:30 a.m. Sundays, Bible study 7 p.m. Tuesdays. A Victorious Women's meeting and Men's Prayer study are 7 p.m. Thursdays. All denominations welcome. (727) 808-7887.

First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey, 7540 Ridge Road, service 10:30 a.m. Sundays. (727) 849-1898.

King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, blended service at 9 a.m. Sundays. Child and adult Sunday school 10 a.m. Pastor Jerry Straszheim leads a Bible study 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. (727) 868-5744.

Congregation Beth Tefillah, a conservative house of worship that meets at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, offers Shabbat services 8 p.m. Fridays, 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Oneg Shabbat is after Friday services and Kiddish (light meal) after Saturday services. A Family Shabbat is the first Friday monthly. Sunday school lessons through bar/bat mitzvah age are at 9:30 a.m. and adult Hebrew lessons at 10 a.m. Sundays. Spiritual leader Al Goldberg teaches a rabbi's adult education class at 11 a.m. Mondays. On Friday at 6:30 p.m. there will be a dairy Shabbat dinner. $3 per person or $5 per family. Reservations required. (727) 847-3814.

Calvary Chapel Pasco, 6454 Ridge Road, contemporary worship and Bible teaching 10:30 a.m. Sundays with children's services at the same time. Prayer at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 7 p.m. service Wednesdays. Pastor Bill Strayer is teaching the book of Proverbs at each Sunday morning service. Thursdays he is teaching the book of Revelation. (727) 534-1626 or

Salvation Army the Corps and Worship Center, 7745 Ridge Road, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., service 11 a.m. Sundays. (727) 815-8539.

Shady Hills

Shady Hills United Methodist Church, 15925 Greenglen Lane, 10:30 a.m. service Sundays. (727) 856-2948.

Spring Hill

Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., religious school classes for ages 4 to 16 from 9 a.m. to noon Sundays. Shabbat services 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. Saturdays. (352) 686-7034.

St. Petersburg

The Church of God of the Union Assembly, 4751 46th St. N, services 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesdays. (727) 525-6961.

Tarpon Springs

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd., service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Zen mediation at 10 a.m. Saturdays. The women of the church meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday monthly to sew quilts for Ethiopian AIDS orphans. Materials and sewing machines provided. (727) 937-4682 or

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, Shabbat service at 8 p.m. Fridays with a member-hosted Oneg afterward. The last Friday monthly is Simcha Shabbat with blessings for those who are celebrating special days including birthdays, anniversaries, new homes or new children. Saturday Shabbat services and Torah study at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday monthly. Religious school and Hebrew school from 9 to noon Sundays. An accelerated Hebrew Program is 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Tot Shabbat will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. today. (727) 938-9000.


Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, Jam Session from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Singers and musicians are welcome. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday services at 11:15 a.m. (352) 567-0081.


Chabad of West Pasco, Jewish Women's Study Circle at 7:30 p.m. every other Tuesday. Biweekly classes on the book of Tanya at 7 p.m. 3012 Starkey Blvd., New Port Richey. Call (727) 376-3366 for dates and location and to RSVP. (727) 376-3366 or

Wesley Chapel

Grace Community Church meets at Wiregrass High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays with upbeat music, a message and multimedia elements. No service Sunday. Families are encouraged to plan a family service at home or visit the Web site at for devotions, resources and ideas for home worship. Regular services resume on Jan. 4. (813) 994-9363


First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., services 10 a.m. Sundays, Sunday school for all ages 8:30 a.m. Communion served the first Sunday monthly. Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesdays, food pantry 10 a.m. the second Thursday monthly. Supper Club meets at area restaurants the second Saturday monthly. (813) 782-7412 or

Please send religion story ideas and religion notes to Michelle Jones at or fax to (813) 684-2457 or call (813) 685-2200. Correspondence can also be mailed to Michelle Jones at P.O. Box 558, Valrico FL 33595.

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