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Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave. in Clearwater, will continue its 2006-07 concert season with the 11-member Jubilation Ringers, under the direction of Sue Napier, performing holiday music throughout the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service and again at a public concert at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary. The bell choir features 72 bells in five octaves and three octaves of chimes. An offering will be taken at the concert. Call 446-3001.

St. Brendan Catholic Church, 245 Dory Passage, Island Estates, Clearwater, will have a Christmas fair from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. It will include home-baked goods, holiday crafts and gifts, handmade scarves and afghans, jewelry, American Indian art and photography, and Austrian jewelry. Call 443-5485.

Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road, will feature Christmas Myth Busters, a Youth of Unity holiday pageant, at the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Call 531-0992.

Unitarian Universalists Church of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road: At the 9 and 11 a.m. services Sunday, the Rev. Abhi Janamanchi will give a sermon titled The Historical Jesus, addressing the question "Who was Jesus?''

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, Odessa: Dr. Rene Remeseir will lead a lay service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday exploring the topic of euthanasia. At 9:45 a.m., Helen Kerwin will lead a discussion on peace. Call (813) 792-1622 or visit www.spiritoflifeuu.org.

St. Luke Catholic Church, 2757 Alderman Road, Palm Harbor, will offer breakfast with St. Nicholas from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today in the assembly room. The pancake fundraiser is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Palm Harbor. Cost is $10 for a family of four. Individual prices are $3.50 for adults and $2.50 for children. Call 787-8146.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 705 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, will host the Dunedin Community Chorus as it presents a holiday concert, "Sing Holiday Alleluias!" at 3 p.m. Sunday. The program will include a variety of music. An offering will be accepted. Call 298-3286.

Highland Presbyterian Church, 1855 Highland Ave. S, Largo, invites the public to the "Calm Before Christmas" - meditation and Christmas music this Monday through Friday, followed by lunch and a musical program. Hours: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Call the church at 584-1191.

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, 3374 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, will have a Hanukkah party at 7 p.m. Wednesday with latkes, soup, salad and dessert. Bring a new children's toy to be donated to Jewish Family Services for distribution during Hanukkah. Call 938-9000.

Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater, has a new program for families with children of all ages, "Dinner and a Story," with storyteller and puppeteer Emily Harris, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The cost of $5 includes dinner and supplies for making a puppet after the story. For reservations and information, call 532-3829.

Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road, will offer Take a Walk Through Bethlehem, a musical featuring the Unity Band and Youth Choir, at 7 p.m. Friday. An offering will be taken and refreshments served. Call 531-0992.

Faith United Methodist Church members will host a "Santa Meet, Eat and Greet" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Barrington Terrace Assisted Living Residence, 333 16th Ave. SE, Largo. Enjoy holiday music and refreshments, and have a free photo of your child taken with Santa. Call (727) 345-4740.

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Clearwater Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1445 Lake-view Road, includes A Dollar Thrift Shop, open from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. All items are $1 except for the boutique. Proceeds buy food for the needy. Call 446-6427.

Mount Moriah AME Church, 722 S Disston Ave., Tarpon Springs, serves a free meal from 4 to 5 p.m. every Sunday. Volunteers should arrive by 2:30 p.m. The project is a joint effort of the church and Congregation B'nai Emmunah in Tarpon Springs. Call 938-9000.

E-mail religion news to cosdon@sptimes.com, fax to (727) 445-4119 or mail to Chris Cosdon, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756.

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