Monday, May 21, 2018
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Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W Platt St., announces a pastoral change. Pastor Matt Horan's last Sunday at the church is June 16. The Rev. Danny Bennett will replace Horan. He comes to the church from Clearview United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, where he served for three years. Bennett is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Duke Divinity School. His wife Amber teaches at Jefferson High School. Call (813) 253-5388.

St. John's Episcopal Church, 906 S Orleans Ave. An entrepreneurs group meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. For more information, call (813) 259-1570 or visit stjohnstampa.org.

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.

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 Cason St., Plant City, invites youths to register for Colossal Coaster World, a vacation Bible school that begins 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.

The Tampa Jewish Community Center & Federation, 13009 Community Campus Drive, offers a senior adult current events discussion group on alternate Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information on the schedule, call (813) 264-9000. A registration form is available at jewishtampa.com under "Upcoming Events."

First Baptist Church of Tampa, 302 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, holds a family dinner every Wednesday at 5 p.m., followed by Bible study. For more information, call (813) 251-2425.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 509 N Florida Ave., Tampa, holds a divorced and separated support group from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call (813) 229-1595.

Relevant Church, 1704 N 16th St., invites all to Discover Relevant, a time to meet with pastors and learn more about the church, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays. Call (813) 242-4800.

South Tampa Fellowship, 97 Biscayne Ave., offers a singles service, 97 West, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (813) 251-1515.

Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, 3723 Bay to Bay Blvd., hosts a weekly dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (813) 837-1541.

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