Monday, January 22, 2018
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Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connections, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, is accepting reservations for a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane.

The speaker, Pat Clark of Jupiter, will ask and answer the question, "What do you do when your life unravels in 30 minutes or less?" The feature will be "Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!" by Quilters of the Nature Coast. The menu will include white lasagna, garden salad and Key lime pie.

The cost is $14.50; all women are invited. For reservations, call (352) 556-4658 or (352) 684-9265 by Tuesday.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Brooksville will show the award-winning movie Gasland Part II as its first First Sunday presentation for 2014-15 at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Brooksville Women's Club, 131 S Main St.

The Oscar-nominated film examines the process of fracking, calling it "the most important environmental issue facing us today."

Spring Hill

New Beginnings Life Center Church handed out more than 400 book bags at its recent giveaway. The church also welcomed more than 50 children participating in its Health/Field Day earlier this month.

"Olympian John Capel came out and placed the medals on each child's neck," said Susan Liverpool from the church. "It was such a pleasure to give back to the community — such thankful expressions of gratitude from not just the parents but from the kids, also."

First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will offer DivorceCare from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for 13 weeks on Wednesdays beginning next week.

Each session will begin with a short video, followed by group discussion. The class is designed to help participants deal with the challenges of divorce and share ways to rebuild a life and move forward. There will be free child care. You do not have to be a member of the church to attend. The course is free.

Contact Dennis Gomas at (352) 556-3131 or [email protected] Call the church at (352) 683-2600.

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.

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