Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 22319 Cortez Blvd., will host Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee Archie Watkins and his Smoky Mountain Reunion group in concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 31. The concert is free; an offering will be collected to support Lakewood Retreat's summer youth camp.
"I hope that many people will become more aware of and supportive of Lakewood as an asset to local ministries," said Bud Goodwin, administrator for the camp. "Archie is very supportive and has given several concerts for us over the past few years."
The concert will open with worship led by In Him. Call (352) 796-4097 or send email to [email protected]
Also, the church will host a women's Bible study that is open to the community from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday, beginning next week. The theme is "Becoming a Woman of Simplicity." Call (352) 799-3066.
Stable Faith Cowboy Church will have a special service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the rodeo arena at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St.
Those attending may remain in the saddle on their horses for the service. Bleacher seating will also be available, or attendees may bring a lawn chair. Call Pastor David Hope at (850) 508-1566.
The women's ministries of Cornerstone Baptist Church are selling tickets for an all-day women's conference with actor and author Lisa Whelchel at the church, 1100 W Highland Blvd., on Feb. 8. Whelchel, known for her role as Blair on the TV show The Facts of Life and who recently starred in Survivor: The Philippines, will share her personal story and lead Bible studies on "This is My Story" and "Friendship for Grown-ups." Tickets are $25, which includes a box lunch, and may be purchased through the church office or iTickets.com. Call (352) 726-7335.
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., will begin a DivorceCare program at 7 p.m. Feb. 6, continuing Thursdays for 13 weeks. Meetings will be in Room 7; there is no cost. Topics will include "What's Happening to Me?" "Road to Healing," "Facing Anger, Depression and Loneliness," "Financial Survival," "New Relationships" and "Forgiveness." Call (352) 686-9954, ext. 409.
First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, has tickets on sale for a concert by five-time Grammy winner Larnelle Harris at 7 p.m. Feb. 9. Call (352) 686-9114 or purchase through iTickets. Also, local author Jacque Coffee will be the guest speaker for the United Methodist Women at 9 a.m. Monday. Call the church at (352) 683-2600 if you plan to attend.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected], faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar and Briefs, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline for calendar items is two weeks before the event or reservation deadline. If your church/organization has news of interest to the community, briefly state the news. Information cannot be published if the time, date, exact street address, cost, contact person (first and last names) and phone number are missing. For questions, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.