Jericho Road Ministries has announced a sale at its Wiscon Thrift Store from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. All used merchandise will be 50 percent off. The store is at 16479 Wiscon Road.
Marriage counselors Rick and Sandee Lester of Grace World Outreach Church have announced the launch of a new arm of their ministry. With the help of sponsors, the nonprofit ministry will purchase a facility in Central Florida where couples can go to restore or refresh their marriages. For information or to donate toward Resurrection Acres retreat ministry or to schedule a fundraiser for the endeavor, visit resurrectionacres.com or call (352) 556-3104.
First United Methodist Church of Brooksville will have a groundbreaking for the Brooksville Common at 10 a.m. today in downtown Brooksville, adjacent to the church. Church officials and local church and community leaders will attend. The Rev. Gene Maddox and members of the church's event committee will officiate. There will be a musical tribute by Brian and Julie Wall, and the Methodist district superintendent, John Power, will offer a prayer. The common will be constructed on property adjacent to the church and will provide a parklike setting with benches and tables, offering a place for people to gather for lunch, drink coffee or relax and meditate. Call (352) 796-3363.
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., will offer DivorceCare at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for 14 weeks beginning Sept. 5. Sessions will be in Room 7. Topics 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.
First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, offers a children's art program for children in Grades 1-5 from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and for children in K3 to K5 from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Burns Hall. A dinner will be available at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall at a cost of $5 for adults and $1 for children. Call (352) 683-2600.
Jesus Cares Ministries is seeking furniture and office equipment for its new Life-Vida Training Center education ministry. Call the Rev. Luis Leon at (352) 942-4063 for pickup.
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