Religion briefs

Published January 13, 2007

PRAYER RETREAT: Our Lady of Grace, 6 Roosevelt Blvd., will host a contemplative prayer retreat with the Rev. Bill Sheehan from Monday through Wednesday. The workshops are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with a private question-and-answer session after each workshop; there is a Mass at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Call 746-2144.

CARWASH: The teen ministry of Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 960 S Highway 41, Inverness, is having a carwash from 8 a.m. to noon today. The cost is $5. Call 726-1480.

CONCERT: The Mast Brothers will be in concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian of Inverness, 206 Washington Ave. There is no charge; an offering will be taken. Call 637-0770.

REVIVAL: Evangelist Joe Mark will conduct revival services Jan. 21-26 at Faith Baptist Church, 6918 S Spartan Ave., Homosassa Springs. Services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. weeknights. There will be special music during each service. Call 628-1147.

RUMMAGE AND PASTRY: The St. Michael's Greek Orthodox Church Ladies Philoptochos annual rummage and Greek pastry sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 27. The church is at 4705 W Gulf to Lake Highway, Lecanto.

AUCTION: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Women's Club will host a Chinese auction at 11 a.m. Wednesday, 550 U.S. 41 S, Inverness. There is free coffee and cake, and a light lunch is available. Admission includes 20 tickets and costs $3. Call Marilyn Blackburn, 344-4197, or Carolyn Edge, 637-5568.

WORLD RELIGION DAY: It will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 at Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 W Woodview Lane, Beverly Hills. The event is sponsored by the Baha'i Community and the Interfaith Council. Program speakers will represent several different faiths. A question-and-answer period is afterward. Gisela Robles, from the Dominican Republic, will perform musical selections.

NEW CHURCH CELEBRATION: First Baptist of Inverness will host a celebration and dedication of its new church with an open house from noon to 4, dinner at 5 and service at 6 p.m. on Jan. 20. The next day, Jan. 21, there will be a 9 a.m. worship celebration, 10:30 Sunday school, noon dinner on the grounds and 2 p.m. dedication service with special guests. All are invited. The church is at 550 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. Call 726-1252.

'MR. DRAMA': Trevor Thomas will perform at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at Cornerstone Baptist, 1005 Hillside Court, Inverness. Thomas combines music, monologues, poems, sketches and mime to create an unforgettable worship experience for the believer and a picture of salvation for the lost. Call 726-7335.

EVANGELIST DAN HAWTREE: He will host revival meetings at 10 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Baptist Church, 2289 N McGee Drive, Hernando. Call 726-1095.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: First United Methodist Church of Dunnellon, 21501 W Highway 40, is hosting an "all you can eat" spaghetti dinner with seatings at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. today. Cost is a $5 donation for adults [$6 at the door] and $3 for children 10 and under. For tickets, call (352) 489-4026. Proceeds will be used for mission projects.

THRIFT SHOP: The thrift shop of First United Methodist Church of Homosassa seeks donations of high-quality goods, including housewares, toys, small appliances, books and clothing. Hours for the shop are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Wednesday. The church is at 8831 W Bradshaw St. Call 628-4083.

SPAGHETTI SUPPERS: Beverly Hills Community Church will resume spaghetti suppers from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in Jack Steele Hall, 82 Civic Circle. The donation is $6 per person. Call 746-3620.

LIVING SINGLE AGAIN: This new ministry for those who have been divorced or widowed meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at First United Methodist Church, 3896 S Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness. Call facilitator Jerry Carmichael at 344-4612 or the church at 726-2522. Visit www.livingsingleagain.com.

DINNER: There will be a chicken biscuit dinner sponsored by Floral City Methodist Church, 8478 E Marvin St., from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Jan. 27. Carry-out service available. Donation is $7. Call 344-1771 or 726-9200.

If you have any religion news, please mail the details to Gail Hollenbeck, Citrus Times, 301 W Main St. Inverness, FL 34450, or fax to 860-7320 by Tuesday for the following Saturday. Include the name, street address and phone number of the church or organization.