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Religion calendar

By GAIL HOLLENBECK
Published March 31, 2007


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BROOKSVILLE

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

First Baptist Church of Brooksville, 420 Howell Ave., will present My Savior, My God at 7 p.m. Friday. The contemporary musical is by Aaron Shust, a popular worship leader at Atlanta's Perimeter Church. The Easter celebration tells the story of the final hours of Jesus in music and drama and the three people who knew him before his crucifixion and come to an understanding of who he really is after his resurrection, said Barbara Manuel, the church's director of music. Debbie Shaw is in charge of the drama portion of the production. There is no cost, and everyone is welcome. Call 796-6791.

St. Andrew's Ukrainian Catholic Church, 8064 Weeping Willow St., will celebrate the following observances: Liturgy of St. Basil the Great at 9 a.m. Sunday in English and at 10:30 a.m. in Ukrainian; Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 9 a.m. Friday, followed by the commemoration for deceased family members; Stations of the Cross, 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Call 688-1838.

Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church will have a Greek pastries bake sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the entrance of the Wal-Mart Supercenter, 13300 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Call Venus at 686-1199.

HUDSON

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, will offer the following Holy Week services: Maundy Thursday communion service at 7 p.m. Thursday; Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7 p.m. Friday; Easter Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m. April 8. A nursery attendant will be available at all services. Also, St. Mark's will continue the lecture series "I'm a Christian - But How Did I Get Here?" 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.

RIDGE MANOR

Ridge Manor United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. April 7 for children who have registered at the church office. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and cookies will be served. Call (352) 583-3770.

SPRING HILL

Baha'is of Hernando County will have its "Tranquility Zone," a place of rest, reflection and spiritual refueling with inspiring words and soothing music, at 7 p.m. April 13 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Call Dori Peloquin at 666-7280.

First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, will have an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. today for children who have registered. Family members and friends are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Also, summer camp for children in first through fifth grades will be conducted from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, May 31 through Aug. 17. There will be Bible lessons, singing, crafts, puppets, theme weeks, outdoor recreation and water days. Registration forms are available at the welcome center and in the church office. Call 683-2600.

Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive, will offer the last of its Lenten program, "Food and You," at 7 p.m Tuesday. Call 683-2082.

Journey Christian Center will have its Easter Extravaganza from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 on the grounds of Stage West Community Playhouse, 8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. Children will be divided into age groups to hunt for candy-filled eggs. The first hunt for the youngest children will begin at 9:30 a.m. In addition to door prizes, there will be games with prizes, food, drinks and cotton candy. Guests welcome. Call Bob or Linda at (352) 397-3635.

Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13 and 14. Items will include boutique and other clothing, linens, leather goods, furniture and tools. The bake sale will include doughnuts, hot dogs, sausages, sauerkraut, coffee and soda. Call 596-2762.

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. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church's Council of Catholic Women will celebrate its 25th anniversary at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court, at noon April 17 with a luncheon and fashion show. Tickets are $18. Call Florence at 683-1150 or Evelyn at 666-0875.

Temple Beth David will have its community Passover seder at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Wellington Country Club, 400 Wexford Blvd., off Mariner Boulevard. Rabbi David Levin and his daughter, Arlette, will lead the Haggadah service. A complete seder meal will be served. Call the office at 686-7034 or Sheila Friedman at (727) 856-7098.

The Hernando County YMCA, 1300 Mariner Blvd., will host its 18th annual outdoor Good Friday worship service at 8 a.m. Friday. Community spiritual leaders will include the Rev. Jerry Waugh, pastor of Northcliff Baptist Church, and the Rev. John Hensel, pastor of Christian Life Assembly of God

WEEKI WACHEE

Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 County Road, will have its "Celebrate Recovery" Christ-centered 12-step program from 7 to 9 p.m. each Friday in Building D. Separate groups for men and women. Call 596-1388.

Information for the Religion Calendar may be e-mailed to Gail Hollenbeck at hernandoreligion@gmail.com faxed to 754-6133 or mailed to: Hernando Times, Religion Calendar, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. 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. For information, call 754-6112 and leave a message.

[Last modified March 30, 2007, 21:34:36]


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