The Tampa Bay Holocaust Memorial Museum and Educational Center has created the Krystallnacht Fund in response to the recent rash of African-American church burnings in the South. The fund is named for Krystallnacht, the Night of Shattered Glass, when the Nazis destroyed German Jewish shops and homes before the start of World War II.
The center also is seeking interested members of the Jewish community to help rebuild one or more of the destroyed churches this summer. For information, call the Holocaust Center at 392-4678.
Lutherans prepare to install
Clearwater senior pastor
CLEARWATER _ St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 407 S Saturn Ave., has called the Rev. Priit Rebane as its new senior pastor. Rebane will lead his first service Sunday with a formal installation service Aug. 25.
Rebane, a native of Estonia whose family fled communism in 1944, has pastored at several Florida churches and most recently served at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Charlotte.
He and his wife, Judith, have two grown sons.
New Largo minister also
pursuing doctoral studies
LARGO _ First United Methodist Church, 403 First Ave. NW, called the Rev. Delbert J. King as its new minister June 12.
A native of Mesopotamia, Ohio, King has taught school and held secular jobs while ministering at churches in Florida. He most recently ministered at a church in Keystone Heights and also is pursuing doctoral studies through an in-career program at Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburg, Ind. He and his wife, Maureen, have three daughters.