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Religion calendar

By MICHELLE JONES
Published January 27, 2007


ARIPEKA

Aripeka Baptist Church, 18731 Aripeka Road, south of County Line Road, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m.-4p.m. Friday and Saturday to benefit Hope Children's Home. Call Louise at (727) 863-7834.

HOLIDAY

Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, offers the sermon "The Bottom Line" by the Rev. Drew Willard at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with children's Sunday school at the same time. Coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m. Call (727) 937-1520.

HUDSON

First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, will celebrate Ash Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 21. The Rev. Richard C. Schmidt, senior minister, will bring a mediation preceding Communion. The United Methodist Church celebrates an open table with people of all faiths served. Call (727) 868-6178.

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, presents Paul Saik in concert at 3 p.m. March 3. The Christian recording artist will perform various styles of music from Broadway to opera. Saik is artist in residence at Brentwood United Methodist Church in Nashville. Advance tickets for $6 are available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Tickets are $8 at the door. Call (727) 853-5646.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Faith Lutheran Church, 5443 Sunset Road, gathers for worship at 5 p.m. today and at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Communion will be served at the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Roy Lidbom will preach on the topic of "Who Says" at all the services. Sunday school is at 9:30 for all ages. Call (727) 849-4418.

PORT RICHEY

Unity Truth Center, 5844 Pine Hill Road, offers a Meditation and Healing service in the chapel at 9 a.m. Sunday. At 10 a.m. the Rev. Barbara Williams will talk on "How To Get Out of A Mess." She will offer a spiritual solution to difficult situations and teach on how to become a channel of the good that God wants for everyone. Call (727) 848-7702.

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. Saturdays. Call (727) 347-3814.

TARPON SPRINGS

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, offers Shabbat Evening Services at 8 p.m. every Friday. A member-hosted Oneg is after each service. Shabbat morning services and Torah study are held at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. Call (727) 938-9000.

WESLEY CHAPEL

Grace Community Church, meeting at Kids R Kids in Meadow Point, 1540 Mansfield Blvd., is organizing a joint food drive in the days leading up to Super Bowl Sunday. Members are joining forces with more than 17,000 communities, schools and faith-based organizations to participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring. This is youth led and is designed to fight hunger and poverty in local communities. The PTA of Wesley Chapel Elementary School will accept cans of soup and nonperishable food at the school, 30243 Wells Road, through Feb. 2. The youth of Grace Community will have a carwash from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 4 at the church's meeting place. All proceeds will benefit the Pasco County Food Bank. In lieu of church services Super Bowl Sunday, members will focus on a morning of community service beginning at 9 a.m. Call (813) 994-9363.

Please send religion story ideas and religion notes to Michelle Jones at mjones721@tampabay.rr.com 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.