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Religion briefs

Published April 21, 2007


Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road: The Rev. Millie Rochester's sermon will be on "Art as a Source of Spiritual Inspiration" at the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services. Singers/songwriters Ellis Paul and Antje Duvekot will present a concert at 8 p.m. in the Octagon Arts Center on the church campus. Tickets are $21 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, and free for children 14 and younger. Call 531-7704 or visit

Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road: The Rev. Leddy Hammock's sermon will be on "Love Grows Back" at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services. Both will feature selections by guest musician Sloan Wainwright. She will present a concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the church cafe. Tickets are $20 at the door and $15 in advance at the Unity bookstore. Call 531-0992.

Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin: Shirley Newman will speak on "Legacy" at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. Call 734-0635 or visit

St. John's Episcopal Church, 1676 S Belcher Road, Clearwater: The church's annual "Mass on the Grass," an outdoor celebration of the Eucharist, will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by a parish picnic. Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be provided. Bring a side dish, dessert or salad to share, as well as blankets and chairs. All are welcome. Call 531-6020 or visit

Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1014 Pennsylvania Ave., Clearwater: Celebrate Homecoming and Friends Day with a praise service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday and a worship service at 11 a.m., followed by a meal. Call 446-6137.

Chabad of Pinellas County, 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor: The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute is offering a six-lesson course on "Flashbacks in Jewish History: How Our Past Informs Our Future." The lesson topics include Cultures in Collision - Israel vs. Greece and Rome, Jewish exile, anti-Semitism in medieval Christian Europe, the downfall of Spanish Jewry and the revival of European Jewry. The course will be offered from 7:30 to 9 p.m. for six Mondays beginning Monday and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. for six Tuesdays beginning Tuesday. The course is $80 for individuals, $150 for couples. Textbooks are included. For more information, call Rabbi Shalom Adler at 789-0408 or e-mail The course also is offered at the Chabad Jewish Center in St. Petersburg starting Monday evening.

Showshannah Ministries, 20967 U.S. 19, Clearwater: A program on the "New School of the Prophetic Torch" with minister Ann D. Finkelman will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Radisson Hotel-Clearwater Central. Showshannah Ministries is an end time prophetic ministry. Call 799-1181.

First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo: The annual "Growth in Faith" retreat is planned for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Guest speaker will be Katie Brazelton, author of the Pathway to Purpose for Women series of four books. Cost is $35 for adults, $25 for students. Call 393-8853 or visit Tickets are available at the church's Charis Christian Bookstore.

Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater: Find out what happens when the Godfather's daughter marries a Jewish mama's boy. Rosie & Ira's Comedy Wedding Show is an interactive play in which the audience is the guest of honor at the wedding ceremony and reception. Showtime is 7 p.m. April 28 at the synagogue. Tickets are $60 a person. Call 531-5829 or visit

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