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Religion briefs

By CHRIS COSDON, Times Staff Writer
Published December 12, 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

- Adult meditation classes 10 to 11:30 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 nondenominational 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.


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.

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 service 10:30 a.m. Saturdays led by Rabbi Baseman.


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 worship service 8:45 a.m. Sundays.

- Worship service 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. Call 584-8165 or visit

- Healing prayer service 3 p.m. Sunday in the Schultz Chapel.

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

- Community prayer service 3 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Schultz Chapel.


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.


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

- Worship services 10 a.m. Sundays.


Grace Christian Fellowship, 901 Ridge Road SW, Largo. Call (727) 584-1015 or visit

- Noted guitarist, vocalist and recording artist Phil Keaggy will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. He is often called one of the top fingerstyle guitarists. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, $10 children age 11 and younger.

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 the Rev. Skip Regan.

Unitarian Universalists

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

-The Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed's sermon at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be "Christmas at 114 S Street" in Washington, D.C., where his great-grandmother lived and where he still spends Christmas.


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

- The Rev. Leddy Hammock's sermon will be on "Ready for Christmas?" at the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services. The Unity Youth Ministry will present a Christmas pageant at the 11 a.m. service. Both services will feature Sue K. Riley and Raina Randolph with the Unity Clearwater Music Ministry.

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


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.

-"Living Nativity" 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly Dec. 19-22. Walk through events surrounding Christ's birth.

[Last modified December 11, 2007, 22:55:52]

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