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Religion calendar

By Times Staff Writer
Published December 15, 2007



Lakeview Baptist Church, 1430 Belleair Road, Clearwater. Call 727 442-2661 or visit

- Exhibit of handmade giant Christmas cards 4 to 9 p.m. today, Thursday, Friday and Dec. 22 with a choir performance Thursday.

Christian Science

First Church of Christ, Scientist, 46 W Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 937-8379 or visit

- A Christmas carol concert at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Refreshments follow. Open to the public.


Crystal Cove Community Church, 6900 County Road 95, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 771-8600 or visit

- Annual free outdoor production of "the Living Nativity" complete with animals. The production is at 8 p.m. every Friday and Saturday in December.

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

- Terry Charles organ concert at 2 p.m. today. For information, visit


St. Alfred's Episcopal (Anglican) Church, 1601 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 785-1601 or visit

- special holiday service at 7 p.m. Sunday featuring readings and carols based on the nine lessons and carols service of King's College, Cambridge. Followed by a reception in Reister Hall.

Greek Orthodox

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 20 Pinellas Ave. N. Call (727) 937-3540 or visit

- Annual Christmas dinner for the elderly and those in need at noon and 5 p.m. Dec. 22 in the church hall next door to the cathedral.


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

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

- Shulamit Fagin will lead a meditation class Thursday and Jan. 17. He is a rabbinic chaplain at Bayfront Medical Center.

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

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

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

- Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Gary Klein at 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

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 by Rabbi Baseman.

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

- Evening services at 7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.

- Kabbalat Shabbat services 5:30 p.m. Fridays.

- Shabbat morning service 9:30 Saturdays.


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

- A Christmas break for parents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 22. Bring children ages 3-12 for crafts, games, cookie decorating and lunch. Cost is $10 and reservations required.


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.


East Lake United Methodist Church, 2901 East Lake Road, East Lake. Call (727) 784-9250 or visit

- Breakfast with Santa in the fellowship hall with pancakes, caroling and crafts from 8 to 10 a.m. Dec. 22. Breakfast is free. Bring a small child's toy to donate for those in need.

First United Methodist Church of Dunedin, 421 Main St. Call (727) 733-4139 or visit

- A Christmas cantata and dinner at 4 p.m. Sunday. The concert is free, dinner is $6 and $3.

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.

Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 785-7487 or visit

- Walk-through living nativity scenes from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. With music and narration and refreshments.


Global Family Fellowship, 2289 Hercules Ave, Clearwater. Call (727) 733-4600 or visit

- "Journey to Bethlehem," a one-act, outdoor walk-through drama set in Bethlehem the night of Jesus' birth. Presentation is 6 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday. Free to the public.


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

- Free lunch every second Sunday of the month following the 10:30 a.m. service. Public invited.

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.


Church on the Bayou Presbyterian Church, 409 Whitcomb Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 937-3795.

- Selections from an advent cantata from The Winter Rose by Joseph M. Martin will be performed during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services this Sunday and Dec. 23, as well as the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2100 Rainbow Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 446-6210 or visit

- A special worship service, "Joy in the Morning," at 7 p.m. Thursday for those who have experienced loss this year.

Unitarian Universalists

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

- "Holiday Joy," the 11 a.m. Sunday service with the Rev. Alec Craig will include carols, songs, readings and stories from around the world.

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

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

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

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd. Call (727) 937-4682 or visit

- Guest speaker Dr. Eric Rhodes will talk about "Three Wise Men - One a Girl" at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.


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 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.

- A youth-led candle-lighting service at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Peace Chapel.

- The Music Ministry will present "the Miracle and peace of Christmas" pageant at 7 p.m. Friday.

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

- Lore Raymond will talk about "Living a Life with No Regrets" 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

- The Rev. Robert Fortner's sermon will be on "Entertaining Angels" at the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday 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

[Last modified December 14, 2007, 21:27:28]

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