Religion calendar

Published May 5, 2007


Holiday United Church of Christ, 4826 Bartelt Road, offers a sermon by the Rev. Drew Willard on "A New Heaven and a New Earth" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. There is an adult Bible Study at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, and children's Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Coffee fellowship is at 10 a.m. Call 727 937-1520.

The Baha'i Center of Pasco County, located in a strip mall behind Buddy Freddies Restaurant, 1136 U.S. 19, presents Trish Irons, of Tampa, at 7:15 p.m. May 12. Her topic is: "The Wholeness of Reality and Our Spirituality." Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Call (727) 992-6445.


St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 15801 U.S. 19, welcomes the Rev. Fred Scharf as honorary assistant priest. He and his wife, Vera, have been away for a year while he as been serving at Good Shepherd Church in Venice. On Sunday, Scharf will celebrate the Mass at the 8 and 10 a.m. services. A reception is planned after services. Call (727) 863-8560 or visit the Web site at www.stmartinshudsonfl.org.

St. Michael Archangel Church, 8014 State Road 52, hosts the Secular Franciscan Order of the Holy Spirit Fraternity at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. People looking for a deeper walk with the Lord are invited to attend. Ongoing Formation is held at 10:30 a.m. May 12. All meetings are held in the Parish Center. Call (727) 868-4369 or (727) 868-5390.

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, presents a lecture by Dr. Robert Coughenour, "The Family Tomb of Jesus, " at 1:30 p.m. May 11 in the Music/Lecture Hall of the church. The lecture will be a discussion on the recent book and documentary, which alleges that the tomb of Jesus and his family have been found. The lecture by Coughenour, an author, archaeologist, pastor and professor, will be presented by the Adult Education Committee of the church. Call (727) 863-5646.

Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 12321 Canton Ave., offers a contemporary "Music and Majesty Service" at 6 tonight. Sunday services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Communion will be celebrated. Bible classes are offered a 9:45 a.m. The Quilters will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday to work on quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Call (727) 863-6446.

First United Methodist Church, 13123 U.S. 19, will have registration for the SHARE food program from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Registration is required including $18 in cash or food stamps, plus two hours of community service. Call (727) 868-4575.

Land O'Lakes

Myrtle Lake Baptist Church, 2017 Riegler Road, presents Sons of the Father in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 949-5516, ext. 9100.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 20735 Leonard Road, presents the message "Church Without Walls" by the Rev. Gil Kuehn at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A benefit dinner for Audrey White, who has ALS, is from 5 to 6:30 tonight. Names are being submitted for a Mother's Day Tribute. A listing, in honor of or in memory of, will be a part of Mother's Day. Call (813) 949-7173.

New Port Richey

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 5326 Charles St., hosts the Sacrament of Confirmation for the Clearwater Deanery at 1 p.m. May 12. The Right Rev. Dr. Dabney T. Smith, coadjutor, will confirm young people and adults from the 14 churches in the Clearwater Deanery. A reception will be held in the church parish hall after the service. The church offers the Holy Eucharist at 5:30 p.m. each Saturday, and services are at 7:30, 9 and 11 a.m. each Sunday with nursery available at the 9 and 11 a.m. services. A Healing Service is at 10 a.m. each Thursday with a Bible study afterward. Call (727) 849-4330.

Calvary Chapel Worship Center, 6825 Trouble Creek Road, offers three Sunday services at 8:10, 9:45 and 11:15 a.m. as well as midweek adult and children's services. Call (727) 376-7733 or visit the church's Web site online at www.ccwc.org.

Tarpon Springs

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, a Reform Jewish Synagogue, 3374 Keystone Road, offers Shabbat evening services at 8 p.m. every Friday. A member-hosted Oneg is after each service. Shabbat morning services and Torah study are held at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of each month. On Sunday there will be a picnic after the last day of religious school at 9 a.m. The Sisterhood Shabbat is planned for 8 p.m. May 11. Call (727) 736-1494.

Please send religion story ideas and religion notes to Michelle Jones at mjones721@tampabay.rr.com or fax to (813) 684-2457 or call (813) 685-2200. Correspondence can also be mailed to Michelle Jones at P.O. Box 558, Valrico FL, 33595.