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Religion briefs

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 20, 2008


Adventist

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.

Baptist

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

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

New Testament Baptist Church, 2050 S Belcher Road, Largo. Call (727) 536-0481 or visit www.ntbc.net.

- Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Buddhist

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

- Adult meditation classes 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday.

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

Catholic

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

- Saturday vigil 4 p.m. 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 www.stpatrick-largo.org.

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

- Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Christian

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

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

Pathways Community Church, 801 Seminole Blvd., Largo. Call (727) 397-4707 or visit www.pathwayscc.com.

- Sunday worship services at 9 a.m. with Pastor Bill Losasso; at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Losasso and deaf interpretation by Pastor Roy Price.

- Friday Night Live service at 7:15 p.m. with Pastor Losasso.

Episcopal

Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St., Indian Rocks Beach. (727) 595-2374 or visit www.calvaryirb.org.

- Holy Eucharist at 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays; 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

St. Dunstan's (Anglican) Church, 10888 126th Ave. N, Largo. Call (727) 581-1435 or visit www.stdunstansfl.com.

- Dr. William Picher will present a concert and accompany a silent movie on the organ starting at 7 p.m. Sunday. A reception will follow.

- Holy Eucharist, Rite I, at 7:30 a.m. Sundays; and Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10:15 a.m. Sundays.

- Holy Eucharist and healing service at 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

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

- Holy Eucharist 5 p.m. Saturdays.

- Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 8 a.m.; Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 10 a.m., Sundays.

- Healing service noon Wednesdays.

Jewish

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

- 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 www.tbiclearwater.org.

- Shabbat service 8 p.m. Fridays led by Rabbi Baseman with cantorial intern Jennifer Duretz.

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

- Torah Study: Rabbi Baseman leads a Torah class 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays.

- Conversational Hebrew: Practice conversations, and discuss Israeli history and current events with Cal Simon at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays.

Lutheran

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

- 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 www.firstlutheran.ij.net.

- 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.

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

- Sunday worship services with Holy Communion at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

- Saturday worship service 5:15 p.m.

- Lenten services through March 12: 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

Methodist

Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9530 Starkey Road, Seminole. Call (727) 391-0218 or visit www.aldersgate.com.

- Sunday worship services: 8 a.m, traditional; 9:30 a.m., contemporary; 11 a.m. traditional.

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

- 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 www.stpaulumc.org.

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

Nazarene

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

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

Other

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

- Warner Southern Collegiate Chorale will perform at the 11 a.m. Sunday service.

- Talent Night with the Fun with God ministry 7:30 p.m. second Friday of the month.

Presbyterian

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

- Sunday contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. in Don Airey Hall.

- Sunday traditional services at 10:30 a.m. in the main sanctuary.

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

- Worship services 10 a.m. Sundays.

Reformed

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

- Worship services at 10 a.m. Sundays, 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Religious Science

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

- Worship service 10 a.m. Sundays.

- One Heart Meditation Hour 7 p.m. Wednesdays, with the Rev. Skip Regan.

Unitarian Universalists

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

- A Strawberry Festival benefit at 7 p.m. Saturday co-sponsored by the Farm Workers Ministry and the church's social justice committee.

- The Rev. Abhi Janamanchi will address "Evolution vs. Intelligent Design - Here We Go Again" at the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services.

Unity

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

- The Rev. Leddy Hammock on "By Our Love" at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services.

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