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Religion briefs

By Times Staff Writer
Published November 28, 2007



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

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

- Worship service 11 a.m. Saturdays.


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

- Worship services 6 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. Sundays.


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

- "Enjoying Life Through Buddhist Meditation" at 7 p.m. Friday with Gen-la Dekyong, national spiritual director of the New Kadampa Tradition in the United States and resident teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center in New York, at Palm Harbor Unity Church, 1960 Tampa Road.


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. Topics vary.

- 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

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


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 and 10 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.


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

- Saturday worship services 5:30 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 services 6:30 p.m.

- Sunday worship services 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

- Senior youth worship and study 9 a.m. Sundays.


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

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

- Worship service 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 persons.


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

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


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.


Christ Presbyterian Church, 3115 Dryer Ave., Largo. Call (727) 584-8695 or visit

- Rev. Dr. Stephen Heinzel-Nelson of New Jersey, who previously served at Christ Presbyterian, will be honored at the Sunday services as part of the church's 50th anniversary celebrations.

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

- Worship services 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 Meditation Hour 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Prayer and meditation led by Rev. Skip Regan.

Unitarian Universalists

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

- Rev. Dr. Mark D. Morrison-Reed's sermon at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be "Perversity of Diversity - Diversity has become the UU Grail. What is it we are really seeking."


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

- Sunday worship services are at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Unity Band plays at both services.

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

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