Published May 24, 2008


Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), meets at the Scottish American Society Hall, 917 Louden Ave., 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.


Community United Methodist Church, 3214 U.S. 19, offers a contemporary service at 9:30 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Dan Campbell is the pastor. Call (727) 937-3268 or visit the Web site at

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 this Sunday is "Sermon on the Mount." The church offers a prayer shawl group that meets from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays to knit and learn to knit or 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 Mass at 8 and 9 a.m. Monday through Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Mass is at 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday and at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. There is a Vietnamese Mass at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Reconciliation is at 3 and 7 p.m. Thursday. Adoration vigils are at 11 a.m. Monday to Friday. Call (727) 938-1974.


St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, will honor those who have served our nation, past and present, at the Annual Patriots Day, the day before Memorial Day. Patriotic music and prayers for the men and women of the Armed Services will be offered. A parish lunch is scheduled after the 10 a.m. service. Another service is at 8 a.m. with Sunday school and nursery during the 10 a.m. service. The Rev. Fred Scharf is the pastor. There is a Friday service at 11 a.m. each week. Call (727) 863-8560 or visit

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. Sundays and 9 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Some daily Masses are in Latin, and the Sunday Mass is in English. Call (727) 819-3788.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., offers a contemporary Music and Majesty service at 6 tonight. On Sunday, there will be services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Adult Bible class and Sunday school are at 9:45 a.m. Holy Communion will be served at all three worship services. On June 1, there will be a "Hoe-Down" at noon with a catered meal. Call (727) 863-6446 or visit the Web site at

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, offers worship at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, Pastor Gruebel's message is: "A Memorial Reminder Amidst the Weeds." The adult Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. and the youth meet at 10:45 a.m. There is a fellowship hour after each service for conversation and refreshments. Call (727) 863-5646.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, offers services at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. This Sunday, the Rev. Ross Engle will give a message on "Letters from War." Matt Ellrod will sing a solo with the same title. Vacation Bible School is June 16-20 with the theme of "Veggie Tales: the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything." Call (813) 949-7173 or visit the Web site at

New Port Richey

Iglesia de Dios, Ciudad Refugion, which meets at the River of Praise Church, 5320 Palmetto Road, offers Spanish speaking services at 1:30 p.m. Sundays and at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for Bible study and prayer. The pastor is Jose Perez. Call (813) 766-7826.

First Baptist Church of New Port Richey, 6561 Circle Blvd., offers Sunday school for all ages at 9:45 a.m. and worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Children's worship is during the 11 a.m. service. On Wednesdays, there is a fellowship supper at 5 p.m. and activities for all ages from 5 to 8 p.m. Guy S. Sanders III is the pastor. Call (727) 849-4210 or visit the Web site at

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4125 U.S. 19, offers a hymn sing at 10:15 a.m. Sundays with a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Paul Richards is the pastor and his sermon this week is "Jonah: God Works Through His Reluctant Followers." Roundtable meets at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. 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. and 6 p.m. Sundays. There is a 7 p.m. Wednesday service with classes for all ages. 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 for Sunday is: "Wouldn't It Be Great?" 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 meets 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

Love is for Eternity Ministries, 7511 Little Road, Building C, offers Christian recovery, growth and support groups each week. There are groups for alcoholics, an Al-Anon 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

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, offers a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school and Bible classes are at 9:30 a.m. This Sunday, the church will hold its annual Community Memorial Day picnic beginning at 11:30 a.m. There will be a water slide, food, games and bingo. Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. worship service, and Pastor Robert Steinke's sermon is "In God's Hands." 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 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. 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 with services at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Sunday school classes are during the 9 a.m. service. A healing service is at 10 a.m. each Thursday with Bible study afterward. The Rev. Raymond E. Dage also conducts a Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Call (727) 849-4330.

Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, offers services at 8:10, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday plus midweek adult and children's ministries. The pastor is Bill Strayer. Call (727) 376-7733 or visit the Web site

Community Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 6533 Circle Blvd., offers a worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays. There will be coffee hour after the service. The pastor is the Rev James Wood. Call (727) 849-1943.

First United Methodist Church, 5901 Indiana Ave., will host the United Methodist Women at noon June 7. It is a potluck picnic hosted by the executive board. Call (727) 842-7674.

Asbury United Methodist Church, 4204 Thys Road, will host a free seminar, "The Road to Healthy Aging" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4. Information on depression, Alzheimer's, fall prevention, medication, nutrition and exercise will be distributed. There will be free blood pressure and medication consultation with a registered pharmacist. Presenters are Pat Sovonick, PhD, LMSH; Pam Healy, RN, BSN; Mike Lenox, registered pharmacist; and May Ouan, physical therapist. Lunch will be provided. Call (727) 514-4770.


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

King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, offers a praise service at 8:30 a.m. Sundays with a traditional service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Howard Nielsen leads a Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Mondays. Shut-ins and homebound members of the community, along with their caregivers, are invited to a Praise Service at 11:30 a.m. Monday followed by lunch and entertainment. There is no charge; however an offering will be taken. Call (727) 868-5744 for reservations.

Congregation Beth Tefillahisa conservative house of worship that meets at the Jewish Community Center, 9841 Scenic Drive. Shabbat services are offered at 8 p.m. Fridays and 9:30 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, are offered each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., and adult Hebrew lessons are at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Al Goldberg, spiritual leader of the congregation, teaches a rabbi's adult education class at 11 a.m. each Monday. The Women's Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Annual Congregational Meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. June 1, and all members are urged to attend. Call (727) 847-3814.

Calvary Chapel Pasco, 6454 Ridge Road, offers contemporary worship and Bible teaching at 10:30 a.m. Sundays with children's services at the same time. The church also meets for prayer at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and for a 7 p.m. worship service on Wednesdays. Call (727) 534-1626 or visit the Web site at

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.

Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, will host a gathering of metaphysical healers, intuitives and psychics from noon to 5 p.m. June 7. Invited to the fair are providers offering such services as reiki, reflexology, emotional freedom technique (EFT Healing), tarot and other card readers and psychic and holistic healings and readings. There will be books, jewelry, spirit art, Kirlian photography and other items for sale. Admission is free and visitors will pay for the services and products they wish to acquire. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Call (727) 848-7702.

Tarpon Springs

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd., offers a service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. This religion is a centuries-old, free-thinking liberal religion that is guided by shared values rather than a particular dogma or creed. The church is the home of the George Inness Jr. paintings, one of which has been displayed in the Louvre Museum. The women of the church meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month to sew quilts for Ethiopian Aids Orphans. Materials and sewing machines are provided, and there is a time out for a shared lunch. Call (727) 947-4448 or visit the Web site at

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, offers a Shabbat evening service at 8 p.m. every Friday with a member-hosted Oneg afterward. On the last Friday of each month 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 at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. The annual Congregational meeting is at 10 a.m. June 1 and all members are urged to attend. Rabbi Moch will conduct Adult Hebrew classes and Torah Topics at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. respectively on June 3. Call (727) 938-9000.


Trilby United Methodist Church, 37504 Trilby Road, offers a Jam Session from 3 to 6 p.m. every Saturday night at the Gathering Place at the church. Singers and musicians are welcome. The sessions will continue through the summer. Call (352) 567-0081.


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


First Presbyterian Church, 5510 19th St., offers worship services at 10 a.m. Sundays with Sunday school for adults at 8:30 a.m. and for children at 9 a.m. The Rev. John Caster is the pastor. Call (813) 782-7412.

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