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Religion calendar

Published February 3, 2007



St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 8014 State Road 52, hosts the Secular Franciscan Order, a fraternity that provides help for a deeper spiritual walk. The meeting is the first Sunday of each month and this month's meeting is at 12:30 p.m. Sunday . An ongoing formation meets on the second Saturday of each month. This month's meeting is at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10. Call 727 868-4369 or (727) 863-5390.

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, will begin a series of teachings on the Anglican Heritage of the Episcopal Church at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. Weekday classes will be at noon Fridays and will cover the history, with the Sunday messages addressing the nature of the union of Christians who trace their roots to the Church of England. Call (727) 863-8560.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., offers a contemporary service at 6 p.m. today and a worship service at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. and Communion will be served during all services. Call (727) 863-6446.

First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, offers a registration for the SHARE food program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 10. This program requires registration, $18 in cash or food stamps plus two hours of community service. The church celebrates Ash Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 21. The Rev. Richard C. Schmidt, senior minister, will bring a meditation 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, offers a lecture titled "History through Houses" by Russ Abrams, retired professor emeritus from the State University of New York at 7 p.m. Thursday. Abrams has won many awards for his photographs and will show pictures of historic houses and mansions that reflect trends in the architecture of the Northeast. Paul Saik will be 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, Tenn. 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.


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.


Grace Community Church, meeting at Kids R Kids in Meadow Pointe, 1540 Mansfield Blvd., will have a youth car wash from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday 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. Meeting at 9 a.m. and they will separate into action. They will meet at 9 a.m. and separate into teams to work off-site. Call (813) 994-9363.

Send religion story ideas and religion notes to Michelle Jones at or fax to (813) 684-2457 or call (813) 685-2200.

[Last modified February 3, 2007, 07:23:26]

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