Jericho Road Ministries will host its 21st annual Christmas Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 24 at the First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. The free lunch, or delivery of a meal, is for anyone needing fellowship for the holiday. Those wanting to donate food for 600 meals, gift items or money for the event should call Janette at (352) 799-2912, Ext. 110 for a list of what’s needed. Donations also are needed for the ministry’s residents, and lists of needs are available. The deadline for money to purchase gifts is Dec. 17; deadline for items is Dec. 21.
Lake Lindsey United Methodist Church, 22400 Lake Lindsey Road, will offer a Christmas Cantata at its 11 a.m. service Dec. 16. “Gloria! Christmas Has Come” will be sung by the combined church choirs from Lake Lindsey and New Hope United Methodist Church in Istachatta. Call (352) 777-4319.
Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will have a rummage sale from noon to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16. Item drop-off will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15. Call Barb at (352) 345-8315.
Great Life Church, 14494 Cortez Blvd., will host a special Christmas Eve service from 5 to 6 p.m. Dec. 24. Call (352) 293-7673.
Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., will host Christmas at Northcliffe at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16. Date-specific free tickets are available at the church office and in the lobby. The family celebration will include fun-favorite and worshipful Christmas songs, big band arrangements by the church band, songs by guest soloists and the Celebration Choir and orchestra, and special guest artist Daniel Joiner on the piano. Also, there will be photos with Santa, family photos, crafts for kids and hot chocolate in the Family Life Center after the performances.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs must be in writing and may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected] or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar and Briefs, 3131 13th Ave. North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713. The deadline is two weeks before the event or reservation deadline. Include the time, date, exact street address, cost, contact person (first and last names) and phone number.