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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.


First Baptist Church, 4807 Mile Stretch Drive, presents the Weatherfords in concert at 10:30 a.m. March 2. Call (727) 937-3041.

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 and his sermon for Sunday will be "Who Is They?" The church will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon today. A prayer shawl group 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 through 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. There is a Vietnamese language Sunday Mass at 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday through March 15. Adoration vigils are at 11 a.m., Monday to 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. today hosted by the Men's Group. The menu will be scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, biscuits and gravy, orange and coffee or tea and all the regular or buckwheat pancakes you can eat for $3. The women of the church will have a bake sale at the same time. Call (727) 856-5000.

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 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. 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 March 14, 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. A 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." 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 will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday to work on quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Call (727) 863-6446.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, offers services at 9, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., the Stephen Ministry, a worldwide organization of well-trained listeners who act as care givers for those facing crises, will be commissioned. A Lenten soup and sandwich supper is offered each Wednesday during Lent at 4:45 p.m. with a service at 4 and 7 p.m. "People at the Cross" is the theme for each week. Call (813) 949-7173 or visit the Web site at

New Port Richey

First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6561 Circle Blvd., presents the Gospelmen in a free concert at 6 tonight. There will be strawberry shortcake available to purchase after the concert to benefit the children's ministries of the church. Call (727) 849-4210.

Community Congregation Church of the United Church of Christ, 6533 Circle Blvd., offers worship services at 10 a.m. with coffee hour after the service. The church offers a Lenten worship service at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call (727) 849-1843.

The Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, offers a catered dinner and casual worship service 6 p.m. each Wednesday during Lent. The Rev. Philip Hollins, pastor of the church, will lead the services. The cost is $7 for ages 11 and older and $4 for children 3 to 10 with a maximum cost of $25 per family. On March 2 from 3 to 4 p.m., the church will present a program of classics by the Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet. This quintet has performed throughout the Tampa Bay area since 1979. The cost is $5. Call (727) 372-7203 or visit the Web site at

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 on Sunday is "Quenching Spiritual Thirst." Round table meets at 10:45 a.m. Wednesdays and coffee fellowship is at 9 a.m. Thursdays. Church Women United will celebrate World Day of Prayer at 2 p.m. March 7. This year the service, "God's Wisdom Provides New Understanding," was written by women of Guyana. Men and women of all faiths are invited. Call (727) 849-4905.

River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, 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. Pastor Bob Panariello. His sermon on Sunday is: "You Are Gorgeous, You Children of God." 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, 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 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 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 Feast of St. Matthias the Apostle will be celebrated Sunday. Call (727) 849-4330.

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. The Commandment 11 Concert is 7 p.m. March 1. This is a free concert of contemporary Christian music. The Rev. Jerry Nordsiek is the pastor. 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. 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 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 child care also begin at 10 a.m. Call (813) 792-1622.

Port Richey

King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, offers a free program of oldies, favorites, seasonal and humorous songs by the Men's Jubilee Chorus under the direction of Henry Fletcher and accompanied by Joan Geschke at 4 p.m. March 8. After the concert, the church's annual spaghetti dinner takes place. The cost is $5 for adults and children under age 10 are free. Call (727) 868-5744.

Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, continues talks on "A Complaint Free World: Mastery" at 10 a.m. Sunday with a celebration of a complaint-free life. 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. 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 special days including birthdays, anniversaries, new homes and new children. 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 this Sunday. Donations to Menorah Manor will be presented during a visit from 2 to 4 p.m. Lunch with the Rabbi is at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call (727) 938-9000.


Chabad of West Pasco, which 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 Jewish Women's Circle. Call (727) 376-3366 for times and dates.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 9016 Fort King Road, presents The 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 tonight. 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 prior to 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. 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 afterward. 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 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.