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Religion calendar

By JEAN JOHNSON
Published March 17, 2007


BROOKSVILLE

Brooksville Wesleyan Church, 8168 Jasmine Drive, will have its Pioneer Kids Club from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. It features games and make-your-own sundaes for children 4 years old through sixth grade. Call 799-3066.

St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 8064 Weeping Willow St., will have the following observances: Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 9 a.m. each Friday through April 6, followed by the commemoration for deceased family members. Stations of the Cross, 6:15 p.m. each Wednesday and Friday through April 6; Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, each Sunday through April 6 at 9 a.m. in English and at 10:30 a.m. in Ukrainian. Also, the church will have Mass at 9 a.m. Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of Charlotte Murrin's death. Murrin was the founder of Miss Charlotte's Suzuki Strings. Call 688-1838.

Gulf Ridge Park Baptist Church, 20200 Manecke Road, will present the Darts in concert at 7 tonight. The quartet writes its own gospel music and offers a variety of musical styles, including traditional, Western, Southern, country, African, South American, Caribbean, Hawaiian, contemporary jazz, bluegrass and polka. Darts songs include God on the Mountain, The Last Sunday and Your Blesser Ain't Never Been Blessed. The group travels full time performing about 200 concerts a year in churches, schools, concert halls, fairs and prisons. The concert is free, but an offering will be taken. Call Eugene Coburn at 238-7940.

Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 27064 Church Road, will have a revival at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The speaker will be evangelist Ruby Archie Madrey from Orlando. Call Delois Taylor after 8 p.m. at 796-4346.

Ridge Manor United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., will offer a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. March 30. Dinner will include salad, dessert and drinks. Takeout will be available. Call (352) 583-3770. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children through age 10.

HUDSON

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, will offer a pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. today. Friends, neighbors and relatives are invited. The cost is $3 for adults and $1 for children. Also the church will offer Lenten services at 7 p.m. each Tuesday through March 27; speakers will discuss the theme "Who is Jesus?" The programs will follow the format of an old-fashioned prayer meeting. The lecture series "I'm a Christian - But How Did I Get Here?" will continue 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. Call (727) 862-5846.

SPRING HILL

First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will have an Easter egg lunch and egg hunt at 11 a.m. March 31. Children through fifth grade are invited, and family members and friends are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. To preregister, call 683-2600.

Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, will continue its Lenten program, "Food and You," at 7 p.m. each Tuesday during Lent. Next week's instructor will be Jill Dale, a raw-food enthusiast. Call 683-2082.

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. Call 863-5882 or go to www.nbchurch.org.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd., will have its annual fashion show and luncheon at 10 a.m. today. Tickets are $10. The church also will sponsor a car wash from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday. Contributions will be donated to the youth summer camp fund. In addition, the church will host "Walking the Mourner's Path," a national Christian bereavement ministry, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays through March 24. Christian clergy are welcome to participate in this training program of guidance and empowerment. The cost is $250, which includes materials and lunch each day. Call Janet Moorman at 200-7422 or Pastor Shanda Mahurin at 683-2010 or visit www.mournerspath.com. Also, St. Andrew's will host Dabney Smith, the newly consecrated bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, on March 25. Smith will preach and celebrate the morning services, teach adults and teens at 9:30 a.m. and speak at noon in the parish hall. Call 683-2010.

Temple Beth David will have its community Passover seder at 6 p.m. April 3 at the Wellington Country Club, 400 Wexford Blvd., off Mariner Boulevard, Spring Hill. Rabbi David Levin and his daughter, Arlette, will lead the Haggadah service. A complete seder meal will be served. Tickets are $16.50 for adult members and $5.50 for children 12 and younger. Tickets are $19.50 for nonmember adults and $7.50 for nonmember children. The deadline for reservations is Friday. Call the office at 686-7034 or Sheila Friedman at (727) 856-7098.

WEEKI WACHEE

Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, will have its "Celebrate Recovery" Christ-centered 12-step program from 7 to 9 p.m. each Friday in Building D. There are 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.