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Religion briefs

Published April 28, 2007


St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo: The Mount Carmel Community Development Corporation of Mount Carmel Baptist Church is presenting its annual charity banquet, "Performing Arts Past, Present and Future, " at 6 p.m. today at the St. Paul United Methodist Church Christian Life Enrichment Center. Entertainment will include the Alumni Singers, Markus Smith & Deonna Ball Dance Team and Life Force Amari Dancers. Tickets to the semiformal event are $50. Call 447-4461.

Showshannah Ministries, 20967 U.S. 19, Clearwater: A buffet breakfast at 10 a.m. today, followed by a two-hour session of praise, worship and teaching with minister Ann D. Finkelman at the Radisson Hotel-Clearwater Central. Showshannah Ministries is an end-time prophetic ministry. Tickets at the door are $12. Call 799-1181.

Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road: The Rev. Abhi Janamanchi will discuss the question "Why Do We Congregate?" at the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services. Call 531-7704 or visit

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 407 S Saturn Ave., Clearwater: Farewell receptions are planned for Pastor Joe Schularick at 10 a.m. and noon at the church. Schularick is leaving to become a youth pastor in Minnesota. Call 446-7718.

Calvary Open Bible Church, 11 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater: The 10:30 a.m. Sunday service will feature the Rev. Frankie Johnson and the Calvary Prison Ministry. All are welcome. Call 462-2566 or 726-4253.

First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo: Christian singer and songwriter Babbie Mason will be the featured guest artist at a "Singin' the Hymns - A Night of Praise" at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Worship Center. Call 595-3421 or visit

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 409 S Old Coachman Road, Clearwater: The Pinellas Ladies Prayer Committee is having its annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. May 3 in Matheos Hall. The Rev. Anthony Ballestero is the keynote speaker, and his wife, Kim, will be the featured singer. Tickets are $20. Reservations are required by Monday. Call Jo Davis at 447-3113 or Karen Beard at 443-6167 or register online at www.pinellas

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 407 S Saturn Ave., Clearwater: Church Women United of Central Pinellas will celebrate May Friendship Day at 6 p.m. May 4 at the church. Cost is $6 for dinner. Call 461-1541.

Unity Church, 2465 Nursery Road: At 7 p.m. Sunday, a candlelighting prayer vigil sponsored by the Pinellas County (Florida) Interfaith Coalition to Save Darfur will be held on the grounds of Unity Church. Presiding at the program in observance of the Global Day for Darfur will be the Rev. Leddy Hammock, Unity minister; Rabbi Arthur Baseman, Temple B'nai Israel; and the Revs. Abhi Janamanchi and Millie Rochester, minister and associate minister, respectively, of Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater. Call Unity Church at 531-0992 or visit

Dunedin Community Church, 2686 Bayshore Blvd.: The Christian bands Providence and Overtones will play in concert at The Kirk of Dunedin at 7 p.m. May 19. Cost is $5 at the door. Call 733-9305.

[Last modified April 27, 2007, 22:48:09]

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