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Religion calendar

Published March 31, 2007



Beverly Hills Community, 88 Civic Circle: The food pantry distributes 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 a community Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. April 8 next to the Beverly Hills Recreation Center pool. There will be doughnuts and coffee afterward. 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 Rev. Edward Flanagan, a Franciscan priest, will preach at 8 a.m. Masses and a mission at 7 p.m. April 23 to 25, and also preach at the weekend Masses April 21-22. The theme will be "Awakening Our Faith in Challenging Times." Call 746-2144.

Congregation Beth Sholom, 102 Civic Circle: Holocaust Remembrance Day will be observed at 2 p.m. April 15 in S.J. Kellner Auditorium. The first half of the program will be a tribute to the 6-million Jews imprisoned and killed in prison camps. The second half will commemorate Israeli Independence Day. The community is invited. Refreshments will be available. Call 746-5303.

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


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: 3 and younger, 4 to 7 and 8 to 10. Refreshments will be served. No one goes without a prize. Women of ELCA will meet at 9:30 a.m. April 11. Call 489-5511.


St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 9870 W Fort Island Trail: The Food Pantry offers 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 community Easter egg hunt and picnic will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today on the church grounds. Tickets are $3. Call 795-3148 or visit

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 an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Sign up for the Celebrate Creativity workshop from 9 a.m. to noon April 17. A $3 fee covers materials. Call 795-2259.

St. Benedict Catholic Church, 455 S Suncoast Blvd.: Bishop Robert N. Lynch will install the Rev. Michael Suszynski as pastor at 5 p.m. April 14. A reception in Hilgert Hall will be after the Vigil Mass. Call 795-4479.


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 today. There will be a soup supper and Communion at the Cross at 6 p.m. Thursday, a Good Friday service at 6 p.m., and an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 and continental breakfast at 8. A cantata and worship service begins at 10 a.m. April 8. Call 746-7245.

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. There will be a community Easter egg hunt for children age 2 to 12 with prizes and refreshments at 10 a.m. April 7. Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 p.m. with Holy Communion. Good Friday services are at noon and 7 p.m. Easter services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Call 746-7161.

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


Crosspoints airs on WYKE-TV Ch. 47 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 the Rev. Dairold Rushing. He will talk about the resurrection of Jesus.

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.


First United Methodist Church, 8831 W Bradshaw St.: The thrift shop is open from 9 a.m. to noon 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


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, and a selection of hot tea, muffins and cookies. Call the cafe at 726-1383. Call the church at 726-1480 or visit

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

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. Maundy Thursday service with Holy Eucharist and foot washing will be at 7 p.m. Good Friday services will begin with Stations of the Cross at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and a community service with seven local pastors preaching on the Seven Last Words of Christ from noon to 3 p.m. Holy Saturday Easter Vigil is at 7 p.m. Call 726-3153.

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

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.

[Last modified March 30, 2007, 20:00:31]

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