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Day-long healing prayer seminar scheduled

A seminar on healing prayer will be presented by Barbara Spoto McGowanFeb. 24, at Sacred Heart Church, Florida Avenue at Twiggs Street in downtown Tampa.

McGowan is director of the Tampa Ecumenical Prayer Team, a lay ministry comprised of men and women from several denominations in Tampa. McGowan has made presentations in 1987, 1988 and 1989 to the southeastern regional conferences of the Order of St. Luke, the ecumenical organization devoted to healing that is supported by most denominations.

Registration for the seminar begins at 9 a.m. and costs $3. Topics include "The Presence of Jesus," 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and "Power and Process of Healing Power," 11 a.m. to noon. Participants should supply their own lunch for the noon to 1 p.m. break. Drinks will be provided. From 1 to 3 p.m., prayer teams will be available for ministry.

A nursery will be provided during the seminar. For reservations, call 229-1595.

Calvary Baptist

The Laceys will be in concert at 7 p.m. today at Calvary Community Baptist Church, 3104 Bryan Road, Brandon. The Lacey Family Band consists of Elaine Lacy on bass guitar; Larry Lacey on drums; David McMillian on banjo, guitar, mandolin and dobro; and Wayne Lacey, family patriarch, on guitar.

The Laceys are celebrating 25 years in gospel music this year.

For information on the concert, call 654-4329.

St. John's Episcopal

A Third World Meal and video presentation about missionary work at St. John's Episcopal Church is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The event is being presented by Carl Saalbach and other staff of the Hunger Elimination Action and Resources Training Center in Lake Wales.

Tickets are $2, with $1 going to the center and the other $1 to the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief. St. John's is at 906 S Orleans Ave. For information, call 259-1570.

First United Methodist

The Rev. H. Eddie Fox, a Nashville, Tenn., preacher and director of

evangelism for the World Methodist Council, will conduct a three-day

revival/renewal series beginning Sunday at the First United Methodist Church of Brandon. The series theme is "New Life in Christ."

After serving pastorates in Virginia and Tennessee, Fox was chief staff executive of evangelism for the 9.7-million member United Methodist Church in the United States.

First United Methodist Church of Brandon is at 121 N Knights Ave. For information, call 689-4161.

Temple Heights

Ray and Ann Gibbs will minister through music during the 6 p.m. service Sunday at Temple Heights Baptist Church, 8406 46th St. Ray Gibbs is a former tenor with the Metropolitan Opera in New York. The couple met at the Santa Fe Opera where Ann was performing, and began their music ministry in 1983.

For information on the concert, call Suellyn Husted at 988-5143.

St. Andrews's United Methodist

The singing group New Dawn will be in concert 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 3315 Bryan Road in Brandon. New Dawn is a group of 11 young people from throughout the United States, Canada and Scotland. An offering will be taken. For information, call 689-6849.

First United Methodist

A 10-week course based on Kenneth Haugk's book Christian Caregiving - A Way of Life begins Monday at First United Methodist Church of Seffner. The class will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. each Monday in the library at the church, Kingsway Road at Seffner Avenue.

Haugk is founder of the Stephen Series system of lay caring ministry and is an ordained minister and a clinical psychologist.

The class will be taught by the Rev. Duane Meier, assistant pastor.

Each session will be a combination of lecture, discussion and practice of caring skills.

A registration fee of $5 covers the cost of the text and other supplies. For information, call 689-3513.