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Religion briefs

By Times Staff Writer
Published October 27, 2007


Assembly of God

Dunedin Assembly of God, 885 Lake Haven Road. Call 727 733-7205.

- Worship services 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. First Sunday of the month communion, second Sunday lunch follows morning service. Open to public.

- Children's church 10:30 a.m. Sundays.


Calvary Baptist Church, 110 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 441-1581.

-The Breakfast Club Gathering featuring the Browns at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. Doors open at8:45 a.m. $8 donation includes continental breakfast and concert. Call (727) 538-9889 or visit

Crossroads Baptist Church, 2276 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 784-2371 or visit

- Trunk or Treat community event from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday with a bounce house, 12-foot slide, climbing wall, obstacle course, carnival games, hayride, hot dogs, popcorn, candy and drinks. Free.

Skycrest Baptist Church, 125 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 791-7107 or visit

-Trunk or Treat celebration 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the campus parking lot with a 22-foot slide, face painting, crafts, food and a hay ride.


St. Brendan Catholic Church, 245 Dory Passage, Clearwater. Call (727) 443-5485.

-Children's Halloween party from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday with candy, games, magicians, music, hot dogs, soda, cotton candy and costume prizes. Admission $2 for children. Accompanying adults free.

Light of Christ Catholic Church, 2176 Marilyn St., Clearwater. Call (727) 441-4545.

- Annual Holly Festival from 3 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2 and 3 with crafts, books, jewelry, plants, grandma's kitchen and needlecrafts. A spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3, $6 adults and $3 children.


Holy Apostles Church, Catholic Charismatic Rite, 1605 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Call (727) 734-2035.

- Charismatic prayer group 7 p.m. Tuesdays.

- Liturgy 6 p.m. Saturdays.

- Community liturgy 9:30 a.m. Sundays.


Central Christian Church, 1200 Keene Road S., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-0988.

- Family fall festival from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Games, a bounce house and slide, food and trick or treat around the parking lot.


Chapel-by-the-Sea, 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach. Call (727) 446-0430 or visit

- Rev. Don Erickson, chaplain at Tampa General Hospital and part-time chaplain at Gulfside Regional Hospice in Dade City, is presenting a series based on the book The Jesus Sutras in the chapel conference room. 9 a.m. Sunday and Nov. 4.

Kirk Community Church, 2686 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Call (727) 733-9305 or visit

- Trunk or Treat Halloween celebration with games, face painting, a moon walk, pizzaand drinks.

Lakeside Community Church, 475 East Lake Road N, East Lake. Call (727) 942-0229 or visit

- Worship services 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

- Solomon's Porch young adult worship 8 to 9 p.m. Fridays.

North Bay Community Church, 3170 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater.Call (727) 796-0071 or visit

- Annual fall fest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 with bands, concessions, face-painting, arts and crafts, thrift shop, children's art area, silk flower arrangements, leather goods, brass items, bake sale, cake walk, dunk tank and more. Open to the public.

- Worship at 10 a.m. Sundays.

- Youth group 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sundays.

- Bible study 10:45 a.m. and7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.


Congregation Beth Shalom, 1325 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-1418 or visit

- 50th anniversary celebration Nov. 2-4. Special Kabbalat Shabbat service 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Shabbat service 9 a.m. Nov. 3 and dining, dancing and entertainment that evening at 7 p.m. Time capsule family event at 10 a.m. Nov. 4, followed by a performance and dance lesson by Shalhevet Israeli Dance Troupe from New York City and a light brunch.

- Shabbat services with Rabbi David Weizman and Torah cantillation: 6:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays.

- Lox n' Learn 10 a.m. first Thursdays of the month with Rabbi Weizman. Discussion on various issues in modern Jewish thought and contemporary events.

-Temple Ahavat Shalom, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 785-8811 or visit

- A musical celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday led by Cantor Deborah Jacobson and featuring guest singers and musicians, followed by a light dairy dinner.

- Kabbalat Shabbat service 6 p.m. first Friday of the month.

- Sabbath eve services 7:30 p.m. Fridays.

Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-5829 or visit

- Shabbat service 8 p.m. Fridays led by Rabbi Arthur Baseman with cantorial intern Jennifer Duretz.

- Shabbat morning service 10:30 a.m. Saturdays led by Rabbi Arthur Baseman.

-Young Israel-Chabad of Pinellas County, 3696 Fisher Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 789-0408 or visit

- A course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute on Israel: The Land and the Spirit from 7:30 to 9 p.m. for six Mondays starting Monday and six Tuesdays 9:30 to 11 a.m. starting Tuesday. Course is $70 a person, $130 a couple. Participants age 30 and younger are free.

- Beginning Nov. 4, evening services at 7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.

- Kabbalat Shabbat services 6:30 p.m. Fridays.

- Shabbat morning service 9:30 Saturdays.


Bethel Lutheran Church, 3166 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 799-3010.

- Moms Ministry 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 407 Saturn Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-7718.

- Reformation Day worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

- Picnic celebrating Reformation Sunday 1 to 4:30 p.m. at Philippe Park, Shelter 7, Safety Harbor, with food, games, clowns, activities and a vesper service.

- Prayer study 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays.

- Study of the book of Acts 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesdays.


Congregation Ohr Chadash, a Messianic synagogue, 3190 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call (727) 726-1472 or visit

Erev shabbat services 8 p.m. Fridays.


Mount Moriah AME Church, 722 S Disston Ave., Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 938-0873.

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.


First Church of the Nazarene, 1875 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 536-1498.

- Community Trunk or Treat Halloween celebration 6:30 to8:30 p.m. Wednesday with costume contests, hay rides, free food and candy.


Pentecostal Lighthouse Church, 2801 County Road 1, Dunedin. Call (727) 727-1222.

Food pantry 5 to 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month.


First Presbyterian Church, 255 Fifth Ave. S, Safety Harbor. Call (727) 726-2014 or visit

Sunday worship: 9 a.m. contemporary service in the Fellowship Hall and 10:30 a.m. blended style service in the sanctuary.

Northwood Presbyterian Church, 2875 State Road 580, Clearwater. Call (727) 796-8090 or visit

Wednesday and You dinner program 6 p.m. Nov. 7 and 14. $4 a person.

St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 705 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Call (727) 734-5493.

Church and Synagogue Library Association meeting at 9 a.m. Nov. 1. Speaker will be Lynne Faimalie. Planning to attend? Call (727) 785-3096.


Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, Odessa. Call (813) 792-1622 or visit

Celebrating Dia de los Muertos at the 11 a.m. Sunday service.

Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road. Call (727) 531-7704 or visit

- Book sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.

- Rev. Abhi Janamanchi's topic will be You Cannot be Religious in General at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services.

- Loving Kindness meditations noon to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays.


Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-0992 or visit

- Rev. Leddy Hammock's sermon will be on Waking Up in the Castle at the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services. Everyone is invited to dress in Halloween garb.

Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin. Call (727) 734-0635 or visit

- Rev. Aaron Moore will be the speaker at the 10 a.m. Sunday service.

- A Course in Miracles 10 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays.

- Healing Center: By appointment. Participants are trained in the Pilgrimage integrative healing process.

Unity Church of Palm Harbor, 1960 Tampa Road. Call (727) 784-7911 or visit

- Youth Halloween costume party at 12:15 p.m. Sunday with games, tattoos, doughnut bob, crab races, worm relay, cupcake walk and prizes.

- Worship services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays.

-  New Testament Interpretation classes Noon or 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 20.

Send religion news to Chris Cosdon by mail to 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756, by fax to (727) 445-4119 or e-mail to

[Last modified October 26, 2007, 21:20:17]

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