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Religious events for the week of May 15


The Biker Worship Center will meet from noon to 1 p.m. May 23 at Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. Those arriving early may purchase breakfast and participate in fellowship. Call Buzz at (352) 799-1165.

Love Your Neighbor ministry needs nonperishable food, toiletries, paper goods for its weekly dinner, pressure-treated lumber to build wheelchair ramps, volunteers for emergency repairs and dependable vehicles, preferably pickups. Call (352) 428-9275.

Habitat for Humanity of Hernando County, 19450 Cortez Blvd., is seeking churches willing to participate in its Apostle's Build program. The program will combine the efforts of the churches to build a home for the Kyle family. The churches will coordinate designated building days for their congregations and also support a fundraising event this summer at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. Youth groups from the churches will volunteer at the event to earn free admission. Call Debbie Prescott, community resources director, at (352) 398-6175 or send an e-mail to


Christ the King Full Gospel Worship Center, 5111 Commercial Way, has joined with the Somebody Loves You ministry to offer a food pantry from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays at the church. Donations of canned goods are requested and may be brought to the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays or during services at 6 p.m. Saturdays and at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. For more information, call (352) 596-5366.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., is accepting registration for its voluntary pre-k program for the 2010-11 school year. There is no charge for the half-day program for children whose fourth birthday is on or before Sept. 1. Services are also provided during the hours before and after the program. Call (352) 683-7013. Also, the church will host a Florida-friendly landscaping workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday. Florida Yards and Neighborhoods coordinator John Korycki will teach nine Florida-friendly principles and tell how people can implement the techniques in their yards. To register, call (352) 683-2010.

Spring Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2300 Osowaw Blvd., is sponsoring Medical Day on May 22. Services are at 9:15 (Sabbath school) and 11 a.m. (divine worship). The speaker, Kurt Blackmon from Tampa General Hospital, will speak on "Optimal Health in the 21st Century."

Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd., is offering a food pantry to the needy from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Call (352) 683-9731.

Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, has welcomed a new associate pastor-administrator. Pastor Bill Wilson will preach at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday and will share the pulpit with Senior Pastor Chuck Fightmaster in the future. In addition, Wilson and his wife, Beverly, will help provide counseling and teach Bible classes. Also, the church will present the Gulf Ridge Quartet in concert at 7 p.m. May 28. The program will include Gaither songs and old gospel favorites. There is no admission charge; an offering will be taken. Call (352) 683-2863.

First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will have an open house for its Respite Room, in honor of Older Americans Month, from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Lunch will be provided, and a hand bell group will perform. The weekly respite program is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and is for people with memory challenges, such as dementia or Alzheimer's disease. It gives caregivers an opportunity to have some relief from their care giving. Call (352) 683-2600.

Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., will present gospel singer Jerry Gilmore in concert at 6 p.m. June 5. The concert will include traditional, Southern gospel, contemporary, and praise and worship music. There will be an ice cream social afterward. There is no charge; an offering will be taken. Call (352) 596-0080.


Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, is collecting beans, rice, oil, peanut butter, clothing and hygiene products for shipment to the church's missionary contact in Gonaives, Haiti, to be distributed to those in need. Bring items for donation to Building A at the church from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (352) 596-1388.

Information may be e-mailed to Gail Hollenbeck at, faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to: Hernando Times, Religion Calendar, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline is 10 working days before the event or reservation deadline. Items cannot be published if the time, date, physical address, ticket price, contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.

Religious events for the week of May 15 05/14/10 [Last modified: Friday, May 14, 2010 3:34pm]
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