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Religion calendar and briefs


Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8220 Wesley Drive, will have a gospel sing with the Gulf Ridge Quartet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Nicholson Center. Call (352) 799-1644.

Eden Baptist Church, 22308 Lake Lindsey Road, will celebrate its 168th anniversary with a special service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The event will include special music by the Eden choir. A home-cooked, covered-dish dinner will follow. Eden Baptist was constituted in September 1845. The current sanctuary was built in 1958. Call (352) 796-3855.

Faith Fellowship Church, 19255 Campground Road, will host the Gulf Ridge Quartet at 11 a.m. Oct. 27. The concert is free; an offering will be collected. Call (352) 754-9330.

Spring Hill Bible Church members will have a garage sale to benefit 65 children living at the Live by Faith orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 2490 Broad St., at the entrance to the Sylvan Grove community. Items to be sold include tools, furniture, toys, clothing, yard implements and electronics. Jean-Francois Desmarais, a church member, visited the orphanage and another recently and plans to return in December. He will also visit Amachuma, Bolivia, early next year to perform outreach ministry at a hospital. For questions, call Desmarais at 352-540-5031.

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Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will have a Simchat Torah service, including Yizkor, at 8 p.m. Monday. Call (352) 686-7034.

Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter will have a breakfast meeting at 8:45 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be Lanette Escabar, author of A Journey Behind Prison Walls. The cost for breakfast is $8.50. Call (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182 if you plan to attend.

First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will offer a special class for seniors featuring area professionals who will speak about topics such as finances, living arrangements and death beginning at 10 a.m. today in Classroom 2.

• The church will have a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in its Light House building. Vendor spaces cost $15. Donations of furniture, appliances and tools to sell are welcome.

• Local author, teacher and artist Jacque Coffee, who wrote Your Gung-Ho Life, will be the guest speaker for the United Methodist Women meeting at 9 a.m. Monday.

Call the church at (352) 683-2600.

Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at, faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar and Briefs, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline for calendar items is two weeks before the event or reservation deadline. If your church/organization has news of interest to the community, briefly state the news. Information cannot be published if the time, date, exact street address, cost, contact person (first and last names) and phone number are missing. For questions, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.