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Religion briefs

Published December 30, 2006


Dade City

Church of God in Christ, 14626 Seventh St., will celebrate Annual Family Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. A plaque will be presented to the family with the largest number of relatives and friends in attendance. A second plaque will be given to the family with the largest financial contribution. Families can participate in both. Dinner will be served after the service. Call 813 996-4168.


Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., offers a contemporary Music and Majesty Service at 6 tonight and a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:45 a.m. Call (727) 863-6446.

First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, will host the United Methodist Women unit meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday in Howard Hall. The guest speaker is Angela Littlefield, director of the Women's Shelter for Homeless Women. The shelter is one of the many local missions the UMW supports. Call (727) 868-6178.

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, offers services at 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday with fellowship after both services. Nursery attendants are available. Call (727) 863-5646.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, offers classes about the Gospel of Luke beginning Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. This series will continue for three weeks on Fridays, beginning Jan. 5. Call (727) 863-8560.


Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, will have a guest speaker, Daphni Willard, who will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Her subject is "Searching for the Lamb." Coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m., and there is children's Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. The Men's Fellowship will have an all-you-can-eat blueberry pancake breakfast from 7:45 to 11 a.m. Jan. 6. Donation is $2.50. Call (727) 937-1520.

Community United Methodist Church, 3214 U.S. 19, will have a blended worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Nancy Dougherty, assistant for small group ministries, will speak on "Listening to God Changes Our Life Direction." Call (727) 937-3268.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, offers a sermon on resolutions, focusing on the new year, by Pastor Gilbert Kuehn at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Call (813) 949-7173.

New Port Richey

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, will welcome the new year at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Roy Lidbom will speak about being "More Than Conquerors in 2007." Sunday school and Bible classes are at 9:30 a.m. Call (727) 849-4418.

The Presbyterian Church of Seven Springs, 4651 Little Road, offers a flu clinic by the Pasco County Health Department at 10 a.m., Jan. 12. Registration is required by signing up at the church office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday prior to the clinic. Cost is $25, and is covered by Medicare. For private insurance coverage, receipts will be given to submit to insurance companies. Call (727) 372-7203.

First Christian Church, 6219 River Road, will host Pastor Richard Greene at 7 p.m. Jan. 7. He will share his vision of building his church in Maryland as a replica of Noah's Ark. He and his wife Lottie travel around the world sharing this end-time message.

Women's Connection of New Port Richey, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., for a program titled Island in the Sun with Betty Smith speaking on "A Kaleidoscope of Hope through the Storms of Life." There will be a fashion show by Consignment Clothes Connection and lunch will be served for $13.50. Call (727) 376-2757 for reservations.

Port Richey

King of Kings Lutheran Church, 10337 U.S. 19, will have worship services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Call (727) 868-5744.

Congregation Beth Tefillah, which meets at the Jewish Community Center of West Pasco, 9841 Scenic Drive, offers Shabbat services at 8 p.m. each Friday in the Rose Siegal Berkowitz Sanctuary at the center. Services are also at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Call (727) 347-3814.

Spring Hill

Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 235 Cobblestone Drive, will feature a special concert with the gospel singing trio Forgiven at 6 p.m. Jan. 7. Cloid and Debbie Baker have appeared with the Gaithers and the Weatherfords prior to forming their group in 1988. The third member of the trio, Gayle Tackett, also sang with the Weatherfords and appeared on the Gaither's Homecoming series. Call (352) 683-0587.

St. Leo

Holy Name Monastery, 33201 State Road 52, offers Eucharist and Morning Praise at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and a New Year's Eve prayer service at 7:30 p.m. On New Year's Day, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Eucharist and Morning Praise are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Call (352) 588-8320.

Tarpon Springs

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, offers Shabbat services at 8 p.m. every Friday. A member-hosted Oneg follows each service. Call (727) 938-9000.

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.

[Last modified December 29, 2006, 22:33:49]

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