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Religion notes for July 12 and beyond

First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 N Knights Ave., recently welcomed the Rev. Roberto Chaple as its associate pastor in charge of Hispanic ministries. Chaple, who holds a master's degree in English, helped form the Methodist Evangelical Seminary in Cuba. Chaple previously served at churches in Mexico and in West Palm Beach. He most recently worked as an associate pastor at Sun City Center United Methodist Church. The church also welcomes his wife, Yamiley, and twin 17-year-old sons, David and Daniel. For information on the church's Hispanic ministry, call (813) 689-4161.

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Bay Life Church, 1017 Kingsway Road, Brandon, will have a garden work day from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Also, stop by for a free blood pressure screening Sunday. For information, call (813) 661-3696.

Motion Church, 7710 Old Big Bend Road, Riverview, will host Discover Motion, an introduction to the church experience, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Also, Discover Your Place, a tutorial of volunteer positions available, will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. July 21. Call (813) 434-0763.

River of Life Christian Center, 6605 Krycul Ave., Riverview, will present Christian pop artists Anthem Lights and Justus in concert Aug. 16. Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.riveroflifechristian

First Baptist Church of Brandon, 216 N Parsons Ave., is registering kids for summer sports camps and a KidZone Summer Spectacular. For information, call (813) 689-1204.

South Bay Church, 13498 US 301, Riverview, offers a Haitian service at 1 p.m. Sundays. Counseling groups for those struggling with addiction, grief or other life crisis meet at 7 p.m. Mondays. Register now for vacation Bible school to take place August 5-9. For more information, call (813) 677-0721.

Legacy Church, 2702 Causeway Center Drive, will offer a couples class, Defining the Relationship, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning this week. Cost to register is $60 per couple or $30 per individual. A workbook is included. Registration deadline is July 10. For more information, call (813) 770-5443.

New Hope Worship Center, 803 W Mahoney St., Plant City, hosts a Corporate Prayer Hour from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturdays. Call (813) 757-6123.

Shiloh Baptist Church, 11014 W Cason S., offers a Zumba class from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (813) 752-8345.

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Religion notes for July 12 and beyond 07/10/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 3:27pm]
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