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Jimmie Black: Singer and songwriter Jimmie Black will lead worship at 7:30 tonight at Shoresh Messianic Synagogue, 4320 Bay to Bay Blvd. Free. Call (813) 831-5673.

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Quaker meeting: The Religious Society of Friends meets at 10 a.m. Sundays, 1502 W Sligh Ave. Call (813) 253-3244.

Hebrew reading course: Congregation Rodeph Sholom offers a basic Hebrew reading course for beginners and adults wanting to participate in services, 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday through November, 2713 Bayshore Blvd. Free. To register, call (813) 837-1911.

Introduction to Buddhism: Katsel Dharma Center offers a free introduction to Buddhism at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the center, 4822 Limerick Drive. Call (813) 436-9920.

Singles Bible study: First Baptist Church of Tampa offers a Bible study class for college students and young professionals at 6 p.m. Sundays, 302 W Kennedy Blvd. Call (813) 251-2425.

Class on the Koran: Children ages 5 to 16 are taught how to read and memorize the Koran in accordance with tradition during "Dar ul Uloom," 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Monday to Thursday at the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area, 7326 E Sligh Ave. Cost is $50 a month. Registration is open. Call (813) 628-0007 or visit

Bible discussion: Sacred Heart Catholic offers a Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Parish Hall, 509 N Florida Ave. Call (813) 229-1595.

Women's Bible study: The Bible Study Fellowship offers an inter-denominational women's Bible study on the Gospel of John at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, 3723 Bay to Bay Blvd. Call (813) 253-5314.

Scholar's forum: Learn about the similarities and differences of world religions including the sacred stories of the Tanach, New Testament and Koran in the forum "Sacred Stories, Holy Books," 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Franciscan Center, 3010 Perry Ave. Cost is $20 including lunch. Register by Oct. 23. Call (813) 229-2695.

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South Tampa religion briefs 10/15/09 [Last modified: Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:30am]
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