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Religion calendar

By TIMES STAFF
Published May 4, 2007


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An evening of comedy: The Big Picture, a popular local band, will open for Joel Chasnoff, a New York comedian. He will appear at Congregation Beth Am, 2030 W Fletcher Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The communitywide event is cosponsored by Congregation B'Nai Emmunah of Tarpon Springs. Admission is $18 per person. Call 813 968-8511.

Student choir musical: The student ministry at Carrollwood Baptist Church will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday. The musical, SonPower 2006 Making History, will challenge you to live your life so that God will be honored in all you do. The church is at 5395 Ehrlich Road. Call (813) 962-3214.

Dinner/Shabbat service: Temple Ohev Shalom, 6460 Tampa Palms Blvd., will host the event starting with dinner at 6 p.m. May 11. The traditional kosher Shabbat meal will be prepared by JoEl's and will include drinks and dessert. The cost is $15 for Temple members, $20 for nonmembers and $10 for children. Reservations are requested by May 7. There also will be a children's service along with Rabbi Mordechai Levy conducting the traditional evening service at 7:15 p.m. Mail checks to Temple Ohev Shalom, P.O. Box 46155, Tampa, FL 33647. Call (813) 977-2429.

Unitarian Universalist service: Worship service is at 11 a.m. Sundays at Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa. Coffee with conversation is immediately afterward. Children and youth attend the first 15 minutes of the service. Religious education is for first- through 12th-graders; child care is available for younger children. The church is at 11400 Morris Bridge Road. Call (813) 988-8188.

Bible-Based Fellowship Church: Bible-Based Fellowship Church, 4811 Ehrlich Road, hosts "The Jump Off" at 7:30 p.m. every Friday. The event is an interactive, down-to-earth service for young adults that focuses on talk about everyday issues and dealing with them in a Christian way.

The church also hosts SAMAR, an evening of poetry, singing, interpretive dance, live music, fellowship, preaching and more. The open mike talent showcase is 7:30 p.m. every fourth Friday of the month. Admission is $5 at the door. Call (813) 264-4050.

House of Prayer Church events: House of Prayer Church has special celebration services at 6 p.m. Sundays. The focus is on believing in God for a breakthrough in your health, finances, marriage or any area in your life. A "Knowing Your Purpose" class is offered at 1:30 p.m. on the first and second Sundays of each month. Lunch and child care are provided. The church is at 710 Crenshaw Lake Road in Lutz. Call (813) 994-5694. Call (813) 994-5694.

Traditional and contemporary services: Grace Lutheran Church of Carrollwood has traditional worship service at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sundays. The contemporary service starts at 9:45 a.m. and is led by the Spirits of Fire praise band and vocalists. The church is at 3714 W Linebaugh Ave. Call (813) 961-8747.

Troops/Kids For Christ: The Youth Study Group called TROOPS, or Totally Relying on Our Perfect Savior, meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Christ Church a Cumberland Presbyterian Community in Lutz. The elementary youth group Kids For Christ meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Christ Church is at 19501 Holly Lane. Call (813) 909-9789.

Please send information for the religion calendar to St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618; fax (813) 269-5310; call (813) 269-5316; or e-mail ntampa@sptimes.com two weeks before the event.

[Last modified May 3, 2007, 07:04:23]


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