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Religion briefs

By Times Staff Writer
Published January 5, 2008



Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. Call 727 733-3606 or visit

- Late Nite Catechism, a comedy that takes audiences back, sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully, to the children they once were, at 7:30 p.m. today in the Conmy Center. General seating, $35; with wine and cheese $50. Box office hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the parish office and 1 p.m. Sundays in the Conmy Center. Call (727) 733-3606, ext. 279.

Christian Science

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

- Sunday services at 11 a.m.

- Wednesday testimony meetings at 6:30 p.m.


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

- Comedy night with Charles Marshall at 7 p.m. today. Tickets $10. Call the ticket office (727) 733-5475 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit


Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St., Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 510-6153 or visit

- The acclaimed Brass Roots Trio will perform "Reflections of Peace," a tapestry of gospel, jazz and contemporary sacred music woven with scripture and poetry, at 7 p.m. Jan. 13. Trio members are Rosetta Senkus Bacon, piano; Douglas Lundeen, French horn, and Travis Heath, trumpet and flugelhorn.


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

- Kabbalat Shabbat services with Rabbi David Weizman at 6:30 p.m. Fridays.

- Shabbat services at 9 a.m. Saturdays.

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 led by Rabbi Baseman.

- Sunday at the movies featuring the Israeli film Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi at 2 p.m. Sunday. Free.

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

- Contemporary worship service at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays.

- Traditional worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Missouri Ave., Largo. Call (727) 585-9969 or visit

- Feast of Lights candlelight Epiphany service at 7 p.m. Sunday with carols, stories, choir music and a Baroque ensemble. Child care available.


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.

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

- Sunday worship services: 8:15 a.m. traditional; 9:45 a.m. blended; 11:15 a.m. family.

- Saturday worship services: 6:30 p.m. contemporary; 8 p.m. young adult contemporary.


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

- Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m.


The Breakfast Club at the Salvation Army Community Worship Center, 1625 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 538-9889 or visit

- Grand Ole Opry star George Hamilton IV in concert 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 9. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.


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.


Christ Community Presbyterian Church, 2310 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 530-1770 or visit

- "Bravehearts - Learning to Love with Abandon," a two-day event for women Jan. 11-12 with author, speaker, counselor and professor Sharon Hersh.

First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin. Call (727) 733-2318.

- Gayle Hill will lead a discussion of Tony Dungy's book Quiet Strength at 7 p.m. Sunday in the church library.

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

- Contemporary casual worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. Blended worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary.

Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-3001 or visit

- An Epiphany "Service of Lights" at 10:15 a.m. Sunday. The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will provide music for the worship service and extended musical prelude and postlude. Dr. Becky Burton's sermon will be "Rise and Shine."

- A four-week program, "Reading the Bible with a Map," beginning at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 with Dr. Betty Tutton of St. Petersburg College.

- A Celtic music concert featuring "The Brigadoons" from Ontario, Canada, at 3 p.m. Jan. 13. The kilted members will entertain with singing, dancing, fast fiddling and toe tapping music. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free will offering.

Unitarian Universalists

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

- The Rev. Meg Barnhouse's sermon at the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundaywill be "How to Disagree Passionately and Peacefully."

- Barnhouse, a singer, songwriter and humorist, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at the door are $15.


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

- The Rev. Leddy Hammock's sermon will be on "Beginning Again" at the 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services.

- The Youth of Unity will lead a "Treasure Mapping" event to re-envisioning the new year at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Courtyard Cafe. Freewill offering.

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

- Spiritual leader Elsie Huebner will address "Dream Big in 2008" at the 10 a.m. Sunday service.

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

- tHealing 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

- Sunday worship services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

- Concert with Fred Bogert and Greg Tamblyn at 7 p.m. Jan. 13.

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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