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Religion briefs

Published May 19, 2007


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

All Saints Catholic Church, 2801 Curlew Road, Clearwater: The office of Pastoral Care of Migrants and Refugees, which operates under the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is having its annual meeting of the African and Caribbean National Consultants through Sunday. Call 789-1025.

Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road: The Revs. Abhi Janamanchi and Millie Rochester will speak on "Nurturing a Religious Life" at the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services. New members will be welcomed at both services, and Amy Carol Webb will be the guest musician. Call 531-7704 or visit

Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road: The Rev. Leddy Hammock's sermon will be on "The Silver Lining" at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services. Musician Tom Kimmel will perform at both services and will appear in a Unity Cafe concert at 7 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $15 in advance at the bookstore or $20 at the door. Call 531-0992 or visit the church at www.housebuilt

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, Odessa: The Rev. Alec Craig will discuss "For All That is Our Life" at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. All are welcome. Call (813) 792-1622.

Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater: Rabbi Arthur I. Baseman will lead a confirmation service at 7 p.m. Sunday. After the service, there will be a special oneg in honor of the 16 confirmands. Call 531-5829.

Congregation Ohr Chadash, 3190 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater: A special Shavuot observance is at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the synagogue. All are welcome. The Messianic synagogue, affiliated with the Union of Messianic Jewish Congregations, is composed of Jews and Gentiles who are committed to Jewish traditions and convinced that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. The synagogue has regular sabbath services at 8 p.m. every Friday. Call 726-1472 or visit

Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, 201 Sixth Ave. S, Safety Harbor: Buddhist meditation evenings at 8 p.m. Tuesday with American Buddhist monk Kelsang Sanden and at 7 p.m. Thursday with resident teacher Kadam Lucy James. The classes include two guided meditations and a short talk and are suitable for beginners. All are welcome. Suggested donation is $9; $5 for students and those on limited incomes. Call 797-9770.

Chabad of Pinellas County, 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor: Following the 9:30 a.m. Wednesday services, a dairy buffet including cheesecake and cheese blintzes. After the 10:30 a.m. reading of the Ten Commandments, there will be a special children's ice cream party. Call 789-0408 or visit

Showshannah Ministries, 20967 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater: A free meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday on the "New School of the Prophetic Torch." Showshannah Ministries is an end-time prophetic ministry. For more information, visit www.


Clearwater Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1445 Lakeview Road: A Dollar Thrift Shop is 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday. All items except the boutique are $1. Proceeds buy food given to the needy at the church community center. Call 446-6427.

Mount Moriah AME Church, 722 S Disston Ave., Tarpon Springs: A free meal is provided to anyone in need from 4 to 5 p.m. every Sunday. Volunteers should arrive by 2:30 p.m. The project is a joint effort of the church and Congregation B'nai Emmunah in Tarpon Springs. Call 938-9000.

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