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Religion briefs

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 14, 2007



Clearwater Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1445 Lakeview Road. Call 727 448-6427.

- Sabbath school 9:30 a.m. Saturdays.

- Worship 11 a.m. Saturdays.


First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call (727) 595-3421 or visit

- Worship 6 p.m. Saturdays and9 a.m. Sundays.


Parbawatiya Buddhist Center, 201 Sixth Ave. S, Safety Harbor. Call (727) 797-9770 or visit

- Adult meditation classes 10 to11:30 a.m. Sundays.

- Children's meditation classes 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays.


St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo. Call (727) 595-4610 or visit

- Saturday Vigil 4 and 5:30 p.m.

- Sunday Mass 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Teen Mass 5 p.m.

- Bethlehem Centre offers non-denominational activities Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call Lois at 596-9394.

St. Patrick Catholic Church, 1507 Trotter Road, Largo. Call (727) 584-2318 or visit

- Pastor's class at 7 p.m. Mondays.

- Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults 7 p.m. Thursdays in the conference room.


Crossroads Christian Church, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call (727) 584-8601 or visit

- Men's Prayer Breakfast 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday

- Sunday worship: 9 a.m. traditional, 10:30 a.m. contemporary.

Immanuel Chapel, 7100 142nd Ave., Largo. Call (727) 531-3891 or visit

- Holiday Bazaar 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday with crafts, flea market and boutique. Lunch is available.

Suncoast Community Church, 12855 110th Ave. N, Largo. Call (727) 501-0281 or visit

- Women's Ministry at 7 p.m. Friday with Darcie Gill from Voice of the Martyrs.


St. John's Episcopal Church, 1676 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-6020 or visit

- Holy Eucharist 5 p.m. Saturdays.

- Holy Eucharist 8 a.m. Rite I and10 a.m. Rite II on Sundays.

- Healing service noon Wednesdays.


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

- Shabbat services and Torah study 6:30 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. Saturdays.

- 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 Baseman.

- Torah study with Rabbi Baseman meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Focus is the book of Deuteronomy.


Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo. Call (727) 595-2117 or visit

- Saturday worship services5:30 p.m.

- Sunday worship services 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1644 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 462-8000 or visit

- Saturday worship 6:30 p.m.

- Sunday worship 8 a.m. and10:30 a.m.

- Senior youth worship and study9 a.m. Sundays.


Faith United Methodist Church, 403 First Ave. SW, Largo. Call 584-1411 or visit

- Celebration Assembly worship 8:45 a.m. Sundays.

- Worship 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. Call 585-4758 or visit

- Handicapable ministry 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays for developmentally challenged people.


Westside Church of the Nazarene, 11633 137th St. N, Largo. Call (727) 595-6338 or visit

- Worship 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays.


- Highland Presbyterian Church of Largo, 1885 Highland Ave. S. Call 584-1191 or visit

- Worship 10 a.m. Sundays.

Religious Science

Center for Conscious Living, 6152 126th Ave. N, Largo. Call (727) 538-0900 or visit

- Celebration worship service 10 a.m. Sundays.

- One Heart Hour service 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Led by a different minister each week and may include chanting, a lesson, silent meditation and singing.

Unitarian Universalists

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

-The Rev. Gail R. Geisenhainer's guest sermon at the 9 a.m. and11 a.m. Sunday will be "Grow Down to Grow Up: Transformation and Salvation in Religious Community."


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

- TheRev. Leddy Hammock's sermon will be on "Saying the Blessing" at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday.

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

Bible Fellowship Church, 4670 East Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 536-1641.

- Spiritual Empowerment Group with God's Got Friends ministry 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month.

- Talent Night with the Fun with God ministry 7:30 p.m. second Friday of the month. Bring poetry, songs, instruments and friends.

[Last modified November 13, 2007, 21:07:41]

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