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Holiday

The Baha'is of Pasco County, who meet at the Pasco Baha'i Center behind Buddy Freddie's Restaurant, 1136 U.S. 19, will have a meeting at 7:30 tonight. Sharon Miller will discuss "Tools for Increasing Spiritual Awareness." Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Call (823) 383-6613.

Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, offers Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. preceded by coffee fellowship at 10. The Rev. Drew Willard is the pastor. The church offers a prayer shawl group that meets from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays to knit or to learn to knit and to crotchet prayer shawls and chemo caps for those in need. Call (727) 937-1520.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 4843 Mile Stretch Road, offers two daily masses at 8 and 9 a.m., Monday to Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday. Weekend masses are at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday and on Sunday at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Reconciliation mass at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday. Call (727) 938-1974.

Community United Methodist Church, 3214 U.S. 19, offers a contemporary worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sundays. The Christian contemporary band RED-X is featured. A traditional service is at 11 a.m. with Sunday school at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and a Bible study group meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. The pastor, the Rev. Dan Campbell, will speak on the missions of the church. The United Methodist Women will have a luncheon and fashion show at noon Feb. 16. Call (727) 842-4068 for tickets. None will be sold at the door. Call (727) 937-3268.

Hudson

First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, offers a Festival of Choirs Concert at 4 p.m. Feb. 17. Choirs from First United Methodist Church of New Port Richey, King of King's Lutheran Church, St. Martin's Episcopal and First United Methodist Church of Hudson will participate. A love offering will be taken. Call (727) 866-6178.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, offers worship services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday and at 11 a.m. Fridays. Call (727) 863-8560 or visit stmartinshudsonfl.org.

Lakewood Church of God, 12637 Pony Lane, offers worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Children's church is during the morning worship. There is a Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday and the church offers a club for teens. The pastor is the Rev. David Parham. Call (727) 856-1770.

Immaculate Conception Old Roman Catholic Church, 8531 Bolton Ave., a traditional Catholic Church offers masses at 9 a.m. Sundays, and at 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Some daily masses are in Latin and the Sunday mass is in English. Call (727) 819-3788.

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, offers worship services at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays with a fellowship hour after each service. Sunday school for children is at 10:45 a.m. A nursery is available for all services. Programs during Lent begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday and continuing through March 11. Presbyterian clergy from the Tampa Bay area will make presentations on the theme "Tell Me The Stories of Jesus." A pancake breakfast is from 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 16 in the church Fellowship Hall. The cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children and includes buttermilk pancakes, (all you can eat) and coffee, juice, eggs, sausage or ham and syrup. Call (727) 863-5646.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., offers a contemporary Music and Majesty service at 6 tonight. On Sunday, services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with adult Bible class and Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. The quilters meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday to work on quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Call (727) 863-6446.

Lutz

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, offers a sermon by the Rev. Ross Engel on "Bread Needs Something on It" for the 9, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday. A Valentine's Dinner/Dance is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 16 with Steve Bobick at the keyboard. Also, at 8 a.m. on Feb. 16 an outside church clean-up is scheduled. Call (813) 949-7173.

New Port Richey

Living Word Church, 5151 Rowan Road, presents the Growing Great Families Conference at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 17. Speakers Bob and Patty Fischer, who specialize in family and marriage issues, will be the guest speakers. Call (727) 845-8877 or visit livingwordnpr.com.

Community Congregational Church, 6533 Circle Blvd., will celebrate United Church of Christ Women's Week at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Dr. Jean Simpson, the regional conference minister of the Florida Conference, will preach. Call (727) 849-1943.

The Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, offers a catered dinner and casual worship service each Wednesday during Lent. The church pastor, the Rev. Philip Hollins, will lead the services. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and the service at 6:40. The cost is $7 for ages 11 and older and $4 for children ages 3 to 10 with a maximum cost of $25 per family. Call (727) 372-7203 for reservations.

Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Road, will have rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Feb. 16. Presented by the Asbury United Methodist Women, the sale will support local and international charities. Call (727) 842-8136.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, offers a hymn sing at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays with regular worship service at 10:30. The guest speaker on Sunday will be Elder Elinore Geer, clerk of the session. Dr. Paul Richards is the pastor. Round table will meet at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday and coffee fellowship is at 9 a.m. Thursday. Call (727) 849-4905.

River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, presents a Fire and Glory Crusade with John Kilpatrick, pastor of the Brownsville Revival, at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 and 19. Holly Noe, a missionary to Ecuador, will minister at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 17. The church offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 10:30 a.m. Sundays and at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The pastor is Bishop Ron Peeples. Call (727) 849-2762 or visit riverofpraisechurch.com.

Covenant Christian Church, 6813 Indiana Ave., offers worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays. The pastor is the Rev. Bob Panariello. The church offers a men's ministry meeting at 9 a.m. Saturdays, women's ministry at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month and services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Prayer Warriors meet from 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays and the Institute of Ministries meet at 7 p.m. Fridays. Call (727) 842-4566.

Family of Faith Church, which meets at the Colonial Hills Civic Center 3852 Prime Place, is a full Gospel believing congregation. Worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and Bible study and Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Call (727) 204-1881 or visit fofchurch.com.

Love is for Eternity Ministries (L.I.F.E.), 7511 Little Road, Bldg. C, offers Christian recovery, growth and support groups each week. There are groups for alcoholics, an Alanon group, biblical 12-step groups for all addictions and a parents' support group. Call (727) 847-0222 for times and dates or visit loveisforeternity.com.

The Women's Connection, which meets at the Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., offers a celebration of Sweet Friendship Day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday. Anna England will share how she found a rose garden at the end of a rocky path. Karen's Gifts featuring Fenton glassware, Thomas Kinkade art and Vera Bradley purses will be offered at the meeting. Cost is $14 and includes lunch. Call Betty at (727) 376-2757 by Sunday (Feb. 10) to reserve a place. Nursery is available upon request.

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, offers worship services at 8 and 11 a.m. Sundays Sunday school and Bible classes are at 9:30 a.m. The church also offers a 5 p.m. Saturday service. Call (727) 849-4418.

First Church of the Nazarene, 5342 Avery Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., morning worship is at 10:45 and evening worship is at 6 each Sunday. The church has a Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Call (727) 849-3998.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., offers the Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. each Saturday and services are at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday with nursery available at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Church school is at 9 a.m. A Healing service is at 10 a.m. each Thursday with a Bible study afterward. The Rev. Raymond E. Dage also conducts a Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays. The Episcopal Church Women will meet at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 in the Parish Hall after the service. A silent auction will be held during the meeting and attendees may bring a brown bag lunch; coffee and dessert will be served. Call (727) 849-4330 or (727) 372-9546.

Joyful Spirit Lutheran Church, 8812 Old County Road 54, offers contemporary services at 8 and 9:15 a.m. and a traditional service at 11:15 a.m. each Sunday. At 6 p.m. Feb. 16 the Jacobs Brothers will be in concert. This group has traveled millions of miles, produced more than 50 albums and hosted many international tours since 1962. Admission is free; however a love offering is suggested. The Rev. Jerry Nordsiek is the pastor of the church. Call (727) 376-0919 or joyful-spirit.org.

Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, offers three worship services at 8:10, 8:45 and 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. The pastor is Bill Strayer. The book of Revelation is studied during the 7 p.m. Thursday service. Call (727) 376-7733 or visit ccwc.org.

Odessa

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, offers a service at 11 a.m. each Sunday with a coffee discussion group at 10 a.m. Children's activities and childcare also begin at 10 a.m. Call (813) 792-1622.

Port Richey

Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, offers a talk on "A Complaint Free World: Changing Our Language" at 10 a.m. Sunday. At 9 a.m. there is a healing serving in the chapel. Call (727) 848-7702.

Congregation Beth Tefillah, a Conservative house of worship, that meets at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive, offers Shabbat services at 8 p.m. on Fridays and at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. There is an Oneg Shabbat and Kiddush after each service. The first Friday of each month is a Family Shabbat. Sunday school lessons through Bar/Bat Mitzvah age is offered each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and adult Hebrew lessons are at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Al Goldberg, the spiritual leader of the congregation teaches a rabbi's adult education class at 11 a.m. each Monday. Goldberg will participate in the Four Chaplains program at 2 p.m. Sunday at American Legion Post 79 in New Port Richey. Call (727) 847-3814.

Calvary Chapel Pasco, 6454 Ridge Road, offers contemporary worship and Bible teaching at 10:30 a.m. Sundays with children services at the same time. The church also has Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday and a 7 p.m. worship service on Wednesdays. Call (727) 534-1626.

Salvation Army the Corps and Worship Center, 7745 Ridge Road, offers Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and a morning worship service at 11 a.m. each Sunday. Call (727) 815-8539.

St. James the Apostle Catholic Church, 8400 Monarch Drive, will have SHARE food registration and distribution from 9 to 10 a.m. today. Bring $18 in cash or an EBT card for $36 to $40 worth of food. Volunteering is encouraged. Donations are needed. Call (727) 849-2254 or (727) 226-2854.

Tarpon Springs

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, offers early Shabbat services at 6:30 p.m. the first Shabbat of each month with a potluck dinner afterward. Other Shabbat evening services are at 8 p.m. every Friday with a member-hosted Oneg afterward. On the last Friday of each month there will be Simcha Shabbat with blessings for those who are celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, new homes, new children, grandchildren and other simchas. Saturday Morning Shabbat services and the study of the weekly Torah portion are held at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. Mitzvah Sunday will be celebrated on Feb. 24. Donations to Menorah Manor will be presented during a visit from 2 to 4 p.m. Call (727) 938-9000.

Trinity

Hope United Methodist Church, 2200 Little Road, presents a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 16. Furniture, electronics, kitchenware, books, tools, clothes and baby items of some of the articles offered. Call (727) 808-0938.

Chabad of West Pasco, that meets at Trinity College, 2430 Welbilt Blvd. in room 203 on the second floor, offers biweekly Torah studies at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month. The chabad also offers a Jewish Women's Circle. Call (727) 376-3366 for times and dates.

Zephyrhills

Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54, offers a series of short contemporary dramas called "The Games People Play" during Lenten services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The skits will deal with loneliness, making life's choices and finding the answers to life. Services begin at 7:30 p.m. A soup dinner is offered prior to each service at 6:30 p.m. The church is offering an open-invitation to married couples to renew their wedding vows during a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 17. Pastor Scott Linder said those who wish to participate should call the church by Thursday. The service is open to all and will be a part of a Christian communion service blending traditional and contemporary elements. Call ((813) 973-2211.

Zephyrhills Alliance Church, 6351 Fort King Road, is sponsoring the Alpha Course from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays continuing through April 16. This course will provide answers to many questions about the Christian life. Sessions begin with dinner, with a 45-minute video and group discussion afterwards. The course is free and child care is available. Call (813) 782-8865 to register.

First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., offers worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays, with Sunday school at 9:45. The Rev. John Caster is the pastor. Call (813) 782-7412.

Please send religion story ideas and religion notes to Michelle Jones at mjones721@tampabay.rr.com or fax to (813) 684-2457 or call (813) 685-2200. Correspondence can also be mailed to Michelle Jones at P.O. Box 558, Valrico, FL 33595.

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