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Published February 10, 2007



St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1401 W Country Club Drive: The food pantry is open at 9 a.m. the third Saturday. Call Chuck Angel at 465-8330. Recipients remain anonymous. Call 489-4889.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran, 9425 N Citrus Springs Blvd.: Women of the ELCA will host St. Timothy and Good Shepherd Lutheran for its Invitational Luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday. The deadline to sign up is Sunday. Call 489-5511.


Heritage Baptist, 2 Civic Circle: The coffee house has been canceled. There will be a mission conference Sunday through Wednesday with missionaries from West Africa, India and Peru. Call 746-6171.

Beverly Hills Community, 88 Civic Circle: The church food pantry will distribute food from 11 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month. To qualify, recipients must be a Beverly Hills resident with identification. Call 746-3620 to make a reservation. There will be an initial registration for each recipient. There will be an "all you can eat" spaghetti supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday open to the public. Donation is $6 and may be paid at the door.

Unity Church of Citrus County, 2628 Woodview Drive: Dr. Scott Olson, head of CFCC philosophy and humanities depart, and Richard Hite, master of ancient instruments, will present a two-hour workshop at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 17. Bring a dish to share. There will be a pet blessing ceremony at 10 a.m. Feb. 24. Bring your pet or its photo. Call 746-1270.


First Presbyterian, 1501 SE U.S. 19: Our Father's Table ministry offers a meal at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. There will be a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. today. The cost is $5 adults and $3 children. Call 795-2259.

St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 9870 W Fort Island Trail: The Food Pantry offers bags of groceries from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. daily in the administration building. Call 795-2176.


First Baptist Church of Hernando, 3790 E Parson's Point Road: A work day is at 9 a.m. today. There will be a covered-dish supper and Valentine's Party at 6 p.m. Call 726-6734 or visit

Hernando United Methodist, 2125 E Norvell Bryant Highway: UMW will host its annual tea from noon to 3 p.m. today. The cost is $7 adults, $3.50 teens and under 12 free. Call 726-0398 or 726-7245.

Good Shepherd Lutheran, 439 E Norvell Bryant Highway: If you are a caregiver and would like some free time, call for an application to bring your loved one to the Caregivers Ministry from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Fridays. Call 746-7161.


Christian Women of Homosassa, meeting at Southern Wood Country Club, 1500 Corkwood Blvd.: The next brunch at 9 a.m. Tuesday will highlight Valentine's Day with Kathleen Eiland helping ladies make cards, Alana Roos singing and An Parrish speaking. For reservations and directions, call Chita at 382-2989.

St. Thomas the Apostle, 7040 S Suncoast Blvd.: There will be a special Mass for couples married 25 years or more in honor of World Marriage Day at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. A luncheon will follow at Patrick's Restaurant. Call 628-7000.


First Christian Church, 7030 W Grover Cleveland Blvd.: There will be a Faith Promise Rally Friday through Monday. Today's activities begin with a men's missionary breakfast at 8 a.m. and a women's salad lunch at noon. Harold Armstrong, president of Florida Christian College, will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday followed by a potluck meal where guests can visit with the missionary speakers. Call 628-5556.

Faith Baptist, 6918 S Spartan Ave.: The annual missions conference will be Wednesday through Feb. 18. Larry Bishop, missionary at large serving through Rural Home Missionary Association, will be the keynote speaker. Missionaries from Africa and Portugal will also speak. Weekday meetings are at 7 p.m.; Sunday is at 9:45 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. A potluck dinner and fellowship will be after the morning service, and a luncheon will be after the evening service. Call 628-4793.


Inverness Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 960 S U.S. 41: The food pantry is open from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. All men are invited to a breakfast at 9 a.m. today. Paul VanLeeuwen will share his testimony. Call 726-1480 or visit

St. Margaret Episcopal Church, 114 N Osceola Ave.: The food pantry is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Feed My Sheep provides a hot meal for the needy at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. There is a men's breakfast and workday at 8:30 a.m. today. All Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts are invited to attend the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday in uniform. Call 726-3153.

First Presbyterian Church, 206 Washington Ave.: Men's Fellowship will meet at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The Mattox family will host a hayride, campfire, potluck at their ranch at 3 p.m. Feb. 17. Call for information on softball teams. Call 637-0770.


"Crosspoints" airs on WYKE TV-47 [channel 16 on cable] at 7 a.m. Sunday and is repeated at 9:30 p.m. Monday and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday with host Suzanne Koerner.

Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 2540 Norvell Bryant Highway: SOS ministry to the needy is available from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Call 527-0052.

Please send information for the Religion Calendar to Gail Hollenbeck, Citrus Times, 301 W Main St., Inverness, FL 34450-4743. Include the church address and phone number. News must be received by Tuesday in the Inverness office and by Monday in the Crystal River office before the Saturday it is to run. It may also be faxed to 860-7320.

[Last modified February 9, 2007, 19:36:37]

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