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By GAIL HOLLENBECK
Published March 24, 2007


BEVERLY HILLS

Beverly Hills Community, 88 Civic Circle: The church food pantry will distribute food to Beverly Hills residents from 11 a.m. to noon and 6 to 7 p.m. the last Tuesday of each month. Call 746-3620 to make a reservation a week ahead. There will be an Easter egg hunt for children of all ages at 10 a.m. April 7 at the church.

Our Lady of Grace, 6 Roosevelt Blvd.: The Christian Kitchen will serve its next meal to those with reservations at noon Tuesday. Offerings will be accepted. Call 270-3393.

Unity Church, 2628 Woodview Drive: Services this month will include discussion regarding the fifth annual Season for Non-Violence. New members service will be Sunday. Call 746-1270.

CITRUS SPRINGS

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.: There will be Lenten worship and Communion at noon and 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday, a 7 p.m. Good Friday service with Holy Communion, and worship services with Holy Communion at 8 and 10:45 a.m. on Easter. There will be an egg hunt at 10 a.m. April 7, rain or shine. There will be safe areas for three groups: 0-3 years, 4-7 years and 8-10 years. Refreshments will be served. No one goes without a prize. Call 489-5511.

CRYSTAL RIVER

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 healing and wholeness service after the 11 a.m. service Sunday. Wear your name tag and receive a free gift. Sign up for the Celebrate Creativity workshop from 9 a.m. to noon April 17. A $3 fee covers materials. 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.

Crystal River United Methodist, 4801 N Citrus Ave.: A series of sermons for Lent will conclude Sunday. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with a Bible study for Lent at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. A community Easter egg hunt and picnic will be from 1 to 5 p.m. March 31 on the church grounds. Tickets are $3. Call 795-3148 or visit www.crumc.com.

DUNNELLON

Peace Lutheran, 7201 S Highway 41: A light supper will be served at 6 p.m. with a Lenten service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 489-5881.

HERNANDO

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. Midweek Lenten services begin with a potluck supper at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. There will be a community Easter egg hunt for children age 2 through 11 with prizes and refreshments at 10 a.m. April 7. There will be a salad luncheon for sister congregations at noon Tuesday, and Craft and Share will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Call 746-7161.

Hernando United Methodist Church, 2125 E Norvell Bryant Highway: The story of Easter and a treasure hunt will be from 10 a.m. to noon March 31. There will be a soup supper and Communion at the Cross at 6 p.m. April 5, a Good Friday service at 6 p.m. April 6, and an Easter sunrise service at 6:30, a continental breakfast at 8, and a cantata and worship beginning at 10 a.m. April 8. Call 746-7245.

First Baptist of Hernando, 3790 E Parson's Point Road: There will be an egg hunt and hot dog cookout from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31. Easter services include a sunrise service at 7 a.m. in the parking lot with a breakfast and a worship service at 11 a.m. featuring the Easter cantata "Calvary's Story." Call 726-6734 or visit www.fbchernando.com.

HOMOSASSA

First United Methodist Church, 8831 W Bradshaw St.: The thrift shop is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and Saturday. All children, youth and adults are invited to "Lift Off! Soaring to New Heights with God," a vacation Bible school program from 6 to 9 p.m. June 11-15. Call 628-4083 or visit www.1umc.org.

INVERNESS

Inverness Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 960 S U.S. 41: The food pantry is open from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursdays. Holy Grounds Cafe is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and serves Barnie's coffee and cappuccino, a selection of hot tea, muffins and cookies. Call the cafe at 726-1383. Call the church at 726-1480.

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. Wednesdays. Call 726-3153.

First Presbyterian Church, 206 Washington Ave.: After school programs begin at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to assist middle school students with schoolwork. The church will host a free breakfast with the Easter Bunny and egg hunt from 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 7 for children through fifth grade. Make reservations by calling 637-0770.

First Baptist Church, 550 Pleasant Grove Road: The church will host an egg hunt for children age 3 through fifth grade from 1 to 3 p.m. April 6. Bring a basket to collect the eggs. Call 726-1252.

St. Raphael's Orthodox Church, 1277 N Paul Drive: There will be Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Palm Sunday, Bridegroom Matins at 4:30 p.m. April 2 and 6:30 p.m. April 3, Holy Unction Healing service at 5 p.m. April 4, Vespers with 12 Gospels at 6:30 p.m. April 5, Vespers with Burial service at 3 p.m. April 6, Matins of Holy Saturday at 7 p.m., Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. and Nocturn and Matins of Holy Pascha at 7 p.m. April 7, Pascha Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. [Agape meal will follow] and Vespers at 3 p.m. April 8. Call 726-4777.

Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1005 Hillside Court: Easter service is at 10:30 a.m. April 8 at Citrus High School cafeteria. Call 726-7335.

LECANTO

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. This week's guest is Pastor Kevin Ballard of Vineyard Christian Fellowship.

Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 2540 Norvell Bryant Highway: SOS ministry to the needy is available from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays. A Lenten study is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 527-0052.

OCALA

Mishkan Congregation, 6675 SE Maricamp Road: There will be a Last Supper/Passover Seder at 6:30 p.m. April 7 at the Quality Inn. Call for reservations at (352) 687-4434.