Religion briefs

Published February 10, 2007

Sacred dance workshop: Renee Handtke, leader of the King's Court Ministry in Jacksonville, will speak at 1 and 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at New Beginnings Fellowship, 2577 N Florida Ave., Hernando. At 3 p.m. she will facilitate a dance workshop in Sacred Dance. Call Pastor Pam Burke at 613-1162.

Country concert: Floral City United Methodist will host a concert with country western signer George Hamilton IV at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Dessert will be served after the concert. There is no admission fee; an offering will be taken.

"Kids Club" meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday afternoons for children K through sixth grade. Activities include games, crafts and Bible stories. A light supper is afterward.

The church is at 8478 E Marvin St. Call 344-1771.

Beth Moore study: First Baptist Church of Inverness will begin a 10-week Beth Moore ladies Bible study, "Believing God," at 6 p.m. Wednesdays beginning this week. Child care will be provided. Call 726-1252 to sign up or stop by the office at 550 Pleasant Grove Road.

Women's retreat: North Oak Baptist will host a Beth Moore women's video retreat, "Loving Well," from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17. The study will help in dealing with people who are a joy to love and others who are difficult to love. The conference is $15 and includes lunch. The church is at the corner of N Elkcam Boulevard and N Citrus Springs Boulevard in Citrus Springs. Call 746-1500 or (352) 489-1688.

Free piano concert: Pianist Bryan Popin will present a free concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist of Inverness, 550 Pleasant Grove Road. An offering will be taken. Visit www.bryanpopin.com or call 726-1252.

Valentine fellowship: Mount Olive Missionary Society will host a free Valentine Day "Treats for the Sweets" fellowship from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a short program and dinner for all who attend. For transportation, call the church at 563-1577 or 465-6141. The church is at 2105 N Georgia Road, Crystal River.

Gospel group: First Baptist of Hernando, 3790 E Parson's Point Road, will host the gospel singing group Delivered at 5 p.m. Feb. 24. Call 726-6734.

Music and monologue: St. Timothy Lutheran, 1070 N Suncoast Blvd, Crystal River, will host author and humorist Jonathan Richard Cring and conductor Janet Clazzy for an evening of music and monologue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. There will be readings from one of Cring's books and original music performed by Clazzy on the oboe and WX-5 wind machine. An offering will be taken, and copies of the author's books will be available. Call 795-5325.

Yard sale fundraiser: Church Without Walls is asking for donations for a yard sale fundraiser. Proceeds will go to the "Feed the Hungry" and other support ministries.

The church is also hosting a golf fundraiser at 8:30 a.m. April 14 at Citrus Hills Golf Club. If you, your business or your organization would make a tax-deductible contribution as a hole sponsor of $50 or more, call 344-2425. Donations or gifts to be auctioned are also welcome.

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.