Religion briefs

Published May 26, 2007

Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road: The seventh annual Buddhist birthday celebration is at 6 p.m. today. The program features chanting, meditation and Indian dancing. An international vegetarian dinner is afterward. Call 536-9241.

Suncoast Bible Presbyterian Church, 975 County Road 1, Palm Harbor: Dr. Gary Cohen, a retired Army chaplain, author and lecturer, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. A dinner is afterward. Visitors welcome. Call 787-2086.

Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road: The Rev. Abhi Janamanchi's sermon at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be "War and Remembrance." The service will include a special tribute to members who died in past years. Call 531-7704 or visit www.uuclearwater.org.

Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road: The Rev. Leddy Hammock's sermon at the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be on "Full-Time Heroes and Part-Time Angels." Call 531-0992 or visit www.housebuiltonlove.com.

Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, 201 Sixth Ave. S, Safety Harbor: Resident teacher Kadam Lucy James will present an introduction to meditation from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday. The class will include two guided meditations and a short talk and is suitable for beginners. Suggested donation is $9; $5 for students and those on limited income. Call 979-9770.

Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin: The Rev. Melissa Leath will be the guest speaker at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. After the service, she will be available for intuitive counseling. For appointments, call the church at 734-0635.

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 1842 Burrell Road, Odessa: On the eve of Memorial Day, the Rev. Alec Craig will ask "Has this once-vibrant observance lost its power?" at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Call (813) 792-1622.

Skycrest United Methodist Church, 2045 Drew St., Clearwater: Patriotic songs and prayers in observance of Memorial Day and Pentecost Sunday, which ends the season of Easter and commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Call 446-2218.

Showshannah Ministries, 20967 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater: A free meeting is 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.showshannahministries.net.

Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater: Five teenagers who participated in the "March of the Living" in April will talk about their experiences at 8 p.m. Friday during Shabbat service. The annual march brings Jewish teenagers from all over the world to Poland on Holocaust Memorial Day to march in silent tribute from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Israel Memorial Day and Independence Day. Call 531-5829 or visit www.templebnaiisraelclw.org.


Clearwater Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1445 Lake-view 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.