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Religious events planned in Hernando County


Faith Fellowship Church, 19255 Campground Road, will host a free Bluegrass Country Gospel Jam from 2 to 5 p.m. today in the fellowship hall.

People attending may sing, play an instrument or just listen. All ages are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Anyone planning to play an instrument should arrive by 1:30 p.m. Call (352) 796-6589 or send e-mail to

Great Life Church will have services at 7321 Sunshine Grove Road, in the auditorium of the Hernando County Realtors Association, beginning Sunday.

Pastors Steve and Ellen Bilsborough will conduct services at 10:30 a.m. each week. Children's church is available for children in kindergarten through Grade 5. Visit

Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., will be the host site for Youth with a Mission of Tampa's presentation of "Judah Ben-Hur," a theatrical concert, at 7 p.m. April 16. Admission is free; an offering will be collected. Visit or call (813) 508-3466.

First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., will have a pancake breakfast and rummage sale beginning at noon today. Proceeds benefit church ministries such as the Dawn Center and Mary's House. Call (352) 796-4228.

Suncoast Christian Church, 8449 Cobb Road, will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a worship service and communion at 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by brunch and a program with singing and sharing of memories. Call (352) 797-0401.

Vision Temple, 715 Daniel Ave., is having revival services at 7:30 p.m. nightly through April 30.

Speakers include ministers from Brooksville, Tarpon Springs, Spring Hill, Tampa, Sarasota, Titusville and Raleigh, N.C. Each speaker will speak for three nights. The theme is "Repent and Be Revived." Call (352) 277-2580.

Spring Hill

Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Boutique items, jewelry, books, clothing, shoes, purses, linens, household items, toys, glassware, gifts, furniture, kitchenware, crafts, yard items, tools, 8-foot folding tables and lumber will be for sale. Food and drinks will be available. Call (352) 596-0080.

Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 235 Cobblestone Drive, will host "Messiah in the Passover," a demonstration showing how Jesus fulfilled the ancient feast of Passover, at 7 p.m. Friday.

The service will be conducted by Ben Alpert of Chosen People Ministries and will begin with a traditional Passover Seder table. An offering will be collected. Call (352) 683-0587.

Aglow International will host a breakfast buffet at 8:45 a.m. April 18 at 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Brenda Sanders from Heart of God ministry will speak on "Empowerment of Women." The cost is $6.25; reservations are required. Call (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182.

Temple Beth David Jewish Center, 13158 Antelope St., will host Miriam's Seder at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Those attending will learn about the prophetess Miriam, enjoy singing and have a Seder meal. The cost is $18; reservations are required.

The temple's traditional Passover Seder will be at 6 p.m. April 19. The cost is $19 for adult members, $7 for children 12 and under and $50 for a family package. Nonmember costs are $22 for adults, $8 for children and $55 for families. Reservations and payment must be made before April 11. Call (352) 686-7034.

Antioch Fellowship Baptist Church will have a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. There will be free food, screenings and door prizes. Call (352) 688-6019 or (352) 650-9885.

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 13485 Spring Hill Drive, will provide a soup-and-sandwich lunch free to anyone in need from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday in its parish hall. Call (352) 688-0663.

Spring Hill Daishin Community, 5337 Moongate Road, is a new group that will practice Zen meditation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and will offer beginning meditation instruction for free from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturdays. Call (352) 610-4632 or send e-mail to

Journey Christian Center, 3233 Commercial Way, will have a garage sale, with items free to those in need, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Also, the church has begun a new, casual church service at 7 p.m. Saturdays. Called Ekklesia: The Gathering, the service is designed for those in their 20s and 30s. Information is available at

Spring Lake

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 27064 Church Road, will observe Dual Day on Sunday. The speaker at 11 a.m. will be evangelist Ruby Hadrey of Orlando; the speaker at 3 p.m. will be minister Anthony Capehart of Dade City. There will be a free dinner between services. Call (352) 796-4346.

Information for the Religion Calendar 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. Information cannot be published if the time, date, physical address, ticket price, contact person and phone number are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.

Religious events planned in Hernando County 04/08/11 [Last modified: Friday, April 8, 2011 4:07pm]
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