Religion calendar

Published January 27, 2007


The Biker Church will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Those who arrive early can eat at the breakfast buffet for $5. Everyone is welcome. Call Buzz at 799-1165 or Chris at (352) 398-9542.

First Baptist Church of Brooksville, 420 Howell Ave., will host a concert of classical music at 7 p.m. Feb. 2, headlined by Christopher Cooley, pianist; Tes Remy-Schumacher, cellist; and violinist Judy Lee. Cooley, a native of the Tampa area, now lives in New York, where he has performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Remy-Schumacher, a native of Cologne, Germany, and Lee, who was born in Edina, Minn., have played major venues in the United States, Italy, Austria, England, Russia, Germany, Japan, South Africa, Korea, Australia and Singapore. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken. Call 796-6791 or go online at www.fbcbrooksville.org.

Grace Brethren Church, 6259 Faber Drive, will present Dane Bailey, "the Singing Auctioneer," at 11 a.m. Sunday. Since entering Grace Theological Seminary in 1975, Bailey has been traveling, ministering and entertaining at churches, conferences and other gatherings, as well as on radio and television. Recently he sang at Pageant of Peace, an annual event at the national Christmas tree on the Ellipse near the White House. Since 2001, he has been a full-time singer and recording artist, with seven records and a live concert video. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken. Information also available at www. singingauctioneer.com.

Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church, 20200 Manecke Road, will present Naomi and the Segos at 7 p.m. today. After 49 years of full-time ministry, the group continues to create popular gospel around the world. In addition to 200 dates a year, the group makes regular appearances on the Bill Gaither Homecoming videos, at the National Quartet Convention, and at the Southern Gospel Music Fan Fair. Naomi has been named "The First Lady of Gospel Music" by the Grand Ole Gospel Reunion, is a recipient of the J.D. Summer Living Legend Award, and also is a member of the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken. Call (813) 689-4381 or 238-7940.

Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8168 Jasmine Drive, will have its Pioneer Kids Club from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. There will be games, a bouncy and make-your-own sundaes for children 4 years old through sixth grade. Also, the church will present the Collingsworths gospel musical family in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken. For information about either event, check the billboard at Redbud Lane and State Road 50/50A or call 799-3066.


St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, will continue its "I'm A Christian - But How Did I Get Here?" lecture series at 2 and 7 p.m. each Monday in the music/lecture hall of the Family Life Center. Pastor Whitledge will talk about how the Christian church developed from its New Testament roots, how people became a distinctive part of that church and how its faith is unique. Each Monday will feature a different lecture. Everyone is welcome. Call (727) 862-5646. Also, the Merry Marks organization will have its 18th annual rummage sale from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4 in the Fellowship Hall behind the church. Call (727) 863-5646. In addition, Russ Abrams, retired professor emeritus from the State University of New York at New Paltz, will present a lecture, "History Through Houses," at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 in the music/lecture hall.

Antioch Fellowship Baptist Church, will present Rosemary Reed-Miller of Washington, D.C., author of Threads of Time, The Fabric of History, from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Regency Oaks Community Center, 4445 Breakwater Drive, off U.S. 19. The book offers profiles of African-American dressmakers and designers from 1850 to the present. For information and to RSVP, call Judy Woodson at 592-5159 or Charlene Johnston at 666-4867.

Holy Angels Church, an ecumenical Catholic Community, will conduct a charismatic healing service at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. The speaker will be Patricia R. Springstead, a registered nurse, of M.D. Crafters/ESP Botanicals, who will share her inspirational story and talk about how she created her own line of natural skin products. Call 232-2702.

Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd., will have its "Road to Recovery" Christian 12-step recovery program at 7 p.m. each Friday. The program is based on the "Celebrate Recovery" model, which offers healing for addictive behaviors, hangups and hurts. In addition, at 6 p.m. Sunday, David O'Neill, a nationally acclaimed trumpet soloist, will talk about how drug addiction affected his professional career. The program is free. For information call 683-5882 or go to www.nbchurch.org.

The Baha'is of Hernando County will offer the "Tranquility Zone," a place of rest, reflection and spiritual refueling, with inspiring words and soothing music, at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Refreshments will be served. Transportation is available. Call Dori Peloqouin at 666-7280.


Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 County Road, will have its "Celebrate Recovery" Christ-centered 12-step program from 7 to 9 p.m. each Friday in Building D. The program helps people heal from hurts, hang-ups, habits and everyday living problems. Separate groups for men and women. Call 596-1388.

Send information for the Religion Calendar to Jean Johnson, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613 or fax to 684-6027. The deadline is 10 working days before the event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price, contact person or phone number are missing. Call 754-6112 and leave a message.