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Published Feb. 16, 2008


Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) meets at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave. in Dunedin from 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays from October to May and every first and third Sunday from June to September. Call (727) 372-6382.


Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, offers Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. preceded by coffee fellowship at 10 a.m. The Rev. Drew Willard is the pastor, and his sermon for this Sunday will be "Tattooed with Love." The church will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 23. The church offers a prayer shawl group that meets from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays to knit or 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 at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. There is a Vietnamese language Sunday Mass at 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is at 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday through March 15. Adoration vigils are at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday with the First Friday vigil from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (727) 938-1974.


Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52, will have a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23. Hosted by the Men's Group, the menu will include scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, biscuits and gravy, orange juice and coffee or tea and all the regular or buckwheat pancakes you can eat for $3 per person. The women of the church will have a bake sale at the same time. Call (727) 856-5000.

First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, offers a Festival of Choirs Concert at 4 p.m. today. 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 the Web site at

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 David Parham. Call (727) 856-1770.

Immaculate Conception Old Roman Catholic Church, 8531 Bolton Ave., a traditional Catholic Church, offers Mass at 9 a.m. daily. Some daily Masses are in Latin, and the Sunday Mass is in English. A Wednesday Mass is set for 7 p.m. with a soup supper at 5 p.m. On Fridays, the Stations of the Cross begin at 3 p.m. followed by the Novena to the Miraculous Medal. This schedule continues through the Friday before Palm Sunday. 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. Nursery is available for all services. The church offers a series of programs during Lent at 7 p.m. Tuesdays 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 set from 8 to 10 a.m. today in the church Fellowship Hall. Cost is $3 for adults, $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. A Lenten Midweek service is at 4 and 7 p.m. Wednesday. The sermon title will be "Impossible Tears - Jesus Promises Grief will Turn to Joy." A soup and sandwich supper will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Call (727) 863-6446.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, offers services at 9, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Forward in Remembrance is the title of Ross Engle's message for this Sunday as the church reflects on the 60th anniversary of the ministry by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in Florida. A Lenten soup and sandwich supper is offered each Wednesday during Lent at 4:45 p.m. with a service before at 4 p.m. and after at 7 p.m. People at the Cross is the theme for each week. Call (813) 949-7173.

New Port Richey

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

Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, presents the Bay Area Saxophone Quartet at 3 p.m. Sunday. Two of the quartet's members are moving away, so this may be the last time they perform together. The church offers a catered dinner and casual worship service at 6 p.m. each Wednesday during Lent. The Rev. Philip Hollins, pastor of the church, will lead the services. Cost is $7 for age 11 and older and $4 for children age 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 hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. 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. Sundays with regular worship service at 10:30 a.m. Paul Richards sermon this Sunday is "You Are Never Too Old To Listen To God." Round table meets at 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays and coffee fellowship is at 9 a.m. Thursdays. 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. Monday and Tuesday. Holly Noe, a missionary to Ecuador, will minister at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. 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 the Web site at

Covenant Christian Church, 6813 Indiana Ave., offers worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays. The pastor is the Rev. Bob Panariello. His sermon this Sunday is "Above Not Under, Rise Above it All." 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 the Web site at

Love is for Eternity Ministries (LIFE), 7511 Little Road, Building C, offers Christian recovery, growth and support groups each week. Call (727) 847-0222 for times and dates or visit the Web site at

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 at 10:45 and evening worship 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 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 Bible study after. 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. Thursday in the Parish Hall after the service.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 tonight, the Jacobs Brothers will be in concert. Admission is free; however a love offering will be taken. The Rev. Jerry Nordsiek is the pastor of the church. Call (727) 376-0919 or visit the Web site at

Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, offers three worship services at 8:10, 9:40 and 11:15 a.m. 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 the Web site at


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, continues talks 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. Fridays and 9 a.m. 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. 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 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. Feb. 23. Bring $18 in cash or an EBT card for $36 to $40 worth of food. Volunteering encouraged. Donations 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 after. 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 celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, new homes, new children, grandchildren and other simchas. Saturday Morning Shabbat services and the study of the weekly Torah portion are at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. Mitzvah Sunday will be celebrated Feb. 24. Donations to Menorah Manor will be presented from 2 to 4 p.m. Call (727) 938-9000.


Hope United Methodist Church, 2200 Little Road, presents its annual rummage sale with something for everyone from furniture to clothes to tools from 8 a.m. to noon today. Call (727) 808-0938.

Chabad of West Pasco, that meets at Trinity College, 2430 Welbilt Blvd. in Room 203 on the second floor, offers bi-weekly Torah studies at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month. Call (727) 376-3366 for times and dates.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9016 Fort King Road, presentsThe Testament, a free movie that depicts Jesus and his ministry in Jerusalem and his visit to the ancient Americas as told in the Book of Mormon, at 7 p.m. Feb. 23. A potluck dinner is served at 6 p.m. Call (813) 780-7053.

Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Road 54, offers a series of short contemporary dramas: 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. A soup dinner is offered before each service at 6:30 p.m. Call (813) 973-2211.

Zephyrhills Alliance Church, 6351 Fort King Road, is sponsoring the Alpha Course from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through April 16. This free course provides answers to many questions about Christian life. Sessions begin with dinner, a 45-minute video and group discussion after. 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.

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