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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary courses: Idlewild Baptist Church, 18371 N Dale Mabry Highway, will host a series of master of divinity and master of arts courses for the Tampa Extension of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Courses in Christian theology, prison epistles, Christian ethics and the New Testament will be offered beginning Aug. 20. For course dates, registration and tuition information, call (813) 264-8758.

Vendors sought for craft fair: Keystone United Methodist Church, 16301 Racetrack Road, Odessa, seeks vendors for its annual holiday craft fair Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To reserve a booth, call (813) 920-5153 or e-mail

Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Am: The group offers an Evening Book Club. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month. Call (813) 968-8511.

Parent's morning out program: Keystone United Methodist Church is accepting applications for its 2007-2008 program. Classes, for children 18 months to 3 years, is 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The cost is $20 per class; there is a nonrefundable registration fee of $25. The church is at 16301 Race Track Road in Odessa. Call (813) 920-5153.

Summer nights: The Youth Ministry at House of Prayer Church hosts the events on the first and third Saturday of each month during the summer. Highlights include praise and powerful words relevant to their generation, sports, fellowship, fun in the park and food.

Also, on the last Saturday of each month there will be a night out such as bowling, skating, laser tag or the beach. The church is at 710 Crenshaw Lake Road. Call (813) 994-5694.

Unitarian Universalist service: The worship service is at 11 a.m. Sundays at Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa. Coffee with conversation is immediately afterward. Children and youth attend the first 15 minutes of the service. Religious education is for children in first through 12th grades; child care is available for younger children. The church is at 11400 Morris Bridge Road. Call (813) 988-8188.

House of Prayer Church events: House of Prayer Church has special celebration services at 6 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month. The focus is on believing in God for a breakthrough in your health, finances, marriage or any area in your life.

A membership class is offered at 1:30 p.m. on the first, second and third Sundays of each month. Lunch and child care are provided. The church is at 710 Crenshaw Lake Road in Lutz. Call (813) 994-5694.

Traditional and contemporary services: Grace Lutheran Church of Carrollwood has contemporary worship services this summer at 9 a.m. Sundays and is led by the Spirits of Fire praise band and vocalists. Its traditional worship service is at 10:30 a.m. The church is at 3714 W Linebaugh Ave. Call (813) 961-8747.

Genealogy research: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers the free service at the Tampa Family History Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and 1-9 p.m. Thursdays. The center is at 7851 Lutz-Lake Fern Road. Call (813) 926-3596.

Invitation to Judaism: Classes are offered in a nurturing, low-key environment. Learn more about Judaism in sessions at 6:15 p.m. on Thursdays at Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road. Call (813) 962-6338.

TROOPS/Kids For Christ: The Youth Study Group called TROOPS, or Totally Relying on Our Perfect Savior, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Christ Church, a Cumberland Presbyterian Community in Lutz. The elementary youth group Kids For Christ meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Christ Church is at 19501 Holly Lane. Call (813) 909-9789.

Please send information for the religion calendar to St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618; fax (813) 269-5310; call (813) 269-5316; or e-mail The deadline is two weeks before the event.