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Pasadena Baptist Church, 35845 Clinton Ave., will offer Cosmic City Vacation Bible School for children age 4 through adult from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. There are games, Bible classes and snacks. The pastor is the Rev. James Douglas. For transportation, call (352) 567-4354, (352) 567-7556 or (352) 424-0830.

Church of God in Christ, 14626 Seventh Street, hosts the annual Dade City District Convention Monday through Friday. On Monday, the convention begins with a musical at 7:30 p.m. There will be a continental breakfast from 9 to 9:30 a.m. with prayer from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. There will be activities for all ages from 10 a.m. to noon with lunch served at 12:30 p.m. Each night services are at 7:30 p.m. with dinner after the Friday session. Call Elder Mitchell Davis at (813) 996-4168.


Baha'is of Pasco County, who meet in a strip mall behind Buddy Freddie's restaurant at 1136 U.S. 19 in Holiday, will have a meeting of the minds at 7:30 tonight. Youths from various communities in the Southeast will present an introduction to the Baha'i faith. The youth are in Pasco County for three weeks as part of a summer literacy service project. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Call (813) 383-6613.

Community United Methodist Church, 3214 U.S. 19, offers a contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. and a traditional worship service at 11 a.m. Sundays. The Rev. Dan Campbell is the pastor. Call (727) 937-3268 or visit the Web site at

Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, offers Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. preceded by coffee fellowship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Drew Willard is the pastor. His sermon for this Sunday is "Growing Together." The church offers a prayer shawl group that meets from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays to knit, learn to knit or crotchet prayer shawls and chemo caps for those in need. Call (727) 937-1520.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, offers Mass at 8 and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Mass is at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday and at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. There is a Vietnamese Mass 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. Call (727) 938-1974.


Lakeview Baptist Church, 11010 Tami Trail, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sundays. There is a Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and on Thursdays the church has a food pantry open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free clothes available. A social worker is on site for advice on how to locate various agencies for help. A Bible group meets at 7:30 a.m. each Thursday at Jeannie's III. Harry "Bucky" Buckwalter is the pastor. Call (727) 457-5154.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, offers services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. There is Sunday school and nursery during the 10 a.m. service. The Rev. William Dopp is the rector and senior pastor and the Rev. Fred Scharf is the associate pastor. Dopp will preach on having a Free Faith Lift for the Summer in a series of sermons through summer. There is an 11 a.m. Friday service each week. Call (727) 863-8560 or visit

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

Immaculate Conception Old Roman Catholic Church, 8531 Bolton Ave., a traditional Catholic church, offers Mass at 9 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays and at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Masses are at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month and are held in conjunction with healing prayers for cancer victims, survivors, family and friends. Some daily Masses are in Latin and the Sunday Mass is in English. Call (727) 819-3788.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., offers a contemporary Music and Majesty service at 6 tonight. On Sunday, there will be services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Adult Bible class and Sunday school are at 9:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at all three worship services. The quilters will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday to work on quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Call (727) 863-6446 or visit the Web site at hopeluther

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, offers worship at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. There is a fellowship hour after each service for conversation and refreshments. Call (727) 863-5646.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, offers services at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Call (813) 949-7173 or visit the Web site


Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, offers a service at 11 a.m. each Sunday with a coffee discussion group at 10 a.m. Children's activities and childcare also begin at 10 a.m. Call (813) 792-1622.

Port Richey

First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey, 7540 Ridge Road, offers Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The pastor is the Rev. Reid Isenhart. Messages during July will be based on the Greatest Generation, with members of that generation participating in the services. Call (727) 849-1898.

King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, offers a blended service at 9:30 a.m. Sundays with elements of both contemporary and traditional styles through the summer. Pastor Howard Nielsen leads a Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Mondays. Call (727) 868-5744.

Congregation Beth Tefillah, a conservative house of worship that meets at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, offers Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. There is an Oneg Shabbat and Kiddush after each service. The first Friday of each month is a Family Shabbat. Sunday school lessons, through bar/bat mitzvah age, are offered each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and adult Hebrew lessons are at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Al Goldberg, spiritual leader of the congregation, teaches a rabbi's adult education class at 11 a.m. each Monday. Call (727) 847-3814.

Calvary Chapel Pasco, 6454 Ridge Road, offers contemporary worship and Bible teaching at 10:30 a.m. Sundays with children's services at the same time. The church also meets for prayer at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and for a 7 p.m. worship service Wednesdays. Call (727) 534-1626 or visit the Web site at

Salvation Army Corps and Worship Center, 7745 Ridge Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and a morning worship service at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Call (727) 815-8539.

Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, presents Richard Hite, a licensed therapist sharing his talent and knowledge of ancient spiritual teaching from around the world through the use of gongs. He believes the musical instruments invoke the presence of angels and other benevolent spirits. He will introduce his program at 10 a.m. Sunday during the morning celebration and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted. Call (727) 848-7702.

Tarpon Springs

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd., offers a service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. The showing of the George Inness Jr. paintings and the Zen meditation group has been suspended unt until the fall. The women of the church meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to sew quilts for Ethiopian AIDS orphans. Materials and sewing machines are provided, and there is a time out for a shared lunch. Call (727) 937-4682 or visit

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, offers a Shabbat evening service at 8 p.m. every Friday with a member-hosted Oneg afterward. On the last Friday of each month will be Simcha Shabbat with blessings for those who are celebrating special days including birthdays, anniversaries, new homes and new children. Saturday morning Shabbat services and the study of the weekly Torah portion are at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. The sisterhood's semi-annual Mah Jongg Tournament is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Ballroom of Aston Gardens, 12951 W Linebaugh Ave. in Tampa. Cost is $25 per person and includes a continental breakfast and lunch plus door prizes. Call (812) 926-7926 to reserve a place. The synagogue's phone number is (727) 938-9000.


Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, offers a Jam Session from 3 to 6 p.m. every Saturday at the Gathering Place at the church. Singers and musicians welcome. The sessions will continue throughout the summer. Call (352) 567-0081.


Chabad of West Pasco, which meets at Trinity College, 2430 Welbilt Blvd. in Room 203 on the second floor, offers bi-weekly Torah studies at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month. The Chabad also offers a Jewish Women's Circle. Call (727) 376-3366 for times and dates.


St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 5855 16th St., offers a craft group from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays to work on quilts for nursing homes, shorts and dresses for Haiti, lace angels for Hospice House and items to sell in the church boutique to help support community programs. Call (813) 782-1202.

First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., offers worship services at 10 a.m. Sundays with Sunday school for adults at 8:30 a.m. and for children at 9 a.m. Communion is served the first Sunday of each month. A Bible study group meets at 7 p.m. each Wednesday and the food pantry is at 10 a.m. the second Thursday of each month. Supper Club meets at local restaurants the second Saturday of each month. A Neighborhood Party is scheduled for 4 p.m. July 26 with games, a bouncy castle, slide, face painting and food and drinks. The Rev. John Caster is the pastor. Call (813) 782-7412.

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Religion happenings in Pasco County 07/18/08 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 4:21pm]
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