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Cricket match to raise money for India Mission

By TIMES WIRES
Published July 1, 2007


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ST. PETERSBURG

Northside Baptist Church will host an exhibition cricket match to raise money for a missions trip to India. The match will take place at 11 a.m. July 7 at Northside Christian School, 7777 62nd Ave. N. The game will feature players from local cricket clubs, many with international experience.

Ten members of the church will leave for Chennai, India, on July 26 and return on Aug. 10. While in India, they will team up with the Hindustan Bible Institute to work at a children's home, provide Bible education and offer other services.

The price for the cricket match is $2. A concession stand will be offered, with all proceeds going toward the trip.

PINELLAS PARK

California abbot to speak at church

The Middle Way Buddhist Association will present a lecture by the Venerable Jian Hu, abbot of the Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale in California, from 7 to 9 p.m. July 9. On July 10 he will participate in a question and answer session and the "Three Refuges" ceremony.

The abbot, whose work includes teaching classes and conducting meditation retreats, is frequently invited to give lectures and conduct retreats in the United States and overseas.

The program will take place at the Chinese Community Church, 4600 78th Ave. N. For information, call Lily at (941) 306-3358, Tom at (727) 455-1056 or go to the Web site mwbuddhist.org.

[Last modified June 30, 2007, 23:24:25]


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