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Religion briefs

By Times Staff Writer
Published March 1, 2008



Emmanuel Community Church, 1150 County Road 1, Palm Harbor. Call 727 789-1800 or visit

- Sunday worship service 10:30 a.m.

North Dunedin Baptist Church, 1595 Michigan Blvd. Call (727) 734-3811 or visit

- Sunday first worship at 9 a.m., traditional service at 11 a.m.


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.


Holy Spirit Ecumenical Catholic Church, 1140 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Clearwater. Call (727) 709-1542 or visit

- "Soup and Bread Evenings" during Lent on Fridays through March 14 in the parish hall. A meatless soup and whole grain bread served at 6:30 p.m., followed at 7 by a Eucharistic holy hour of healing and peace in the chapel.


Generations Christian Church, 2795 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 934-5903 or visit

- A concert featuring young singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes at 7 p.m. March 8. Tickets in advance or at the door are $10.The concert is a fundraiser for First Christian Academy.

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.


Chapel-By-The-Sea, 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach. Call (727) 446-0430 or visit

- The Rev. Herbert Freitag discusses Jesus' parables and what they may have meant in relation to the social and political attitudes of the time. At 9 a.m. Sunday and March 9 in the chapel conference room. Call the church to reserve a seat.

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

Dockside Community Church, 1218 new York Ave., Dunedin. Call (727) 733-2480 or visit

- Concert featuring Dale Hammond and Chris Cross at 8 p.m. today. Dinner at 7 p.m. Both free.

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

- Saturday worship service at 5:30 p.m.

- Family friendly professional wrestling: 7:30 p.m. March 7.

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

- Terry Charles organ concert at 8 p.m. March 7 and 2 p.m. March 8. For tickets, call (727) 733-5475 weekdays.

Disciples of Christ

Central Christian Church, 1200 S Keene Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 446-0988 or visit

- Worship service at 10:15 a.m. Sundays.

- Nearly New Thrift Shop open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.


Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 3200 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 796-5514 or visit

- Worship services at 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays.

- Spanish Bible study 11:45 a.m. Sundays.

- Breakfast at 9 a.m. Sundays. Visitors and children age 2 and younger free.

- Healing Eucharist 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

St. Alfred's Episcopal Church (Anglican), 1601 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Call (&27) 785-1601 or visit

- Saturday worship 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite I).

- Sunday worship: 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite I); 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite II).

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

- Wednesdays: noon Holy Eucharist and healing.

- Saturdays: 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist.

- Sundays: 8 and 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist.


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.

Congregation B'nai Emmunah, 3374 Keystone Road, Tarpon springs. Call (727) 938-9000 or visit

- Basic Hebrew reading 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays with Rabbi Stephen Moch.

- The Book of Genesis 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesdays with Rabbi Moch.

- Kabbalat Shabbat services 8 p.m. Fridays.

- Shabbat morning services second Saturday of the month beginning at 9:30 a.m. with Torah study.

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

- An evening with spiritual leader, author and scholar Rabbi Joseph Telushkin at 8 p.m. Monday. His topic will be on "Being a Good Person in a Complicated World." General admission is $18.

- Words of Song: Cantor Deborah Jacobson leads a one-hour class the first Thursday of the month through May in psalms, prayer and the effect of music on prayer.

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

Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-5829 or visit

- Conversational Hebrew with Cal Simon at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays.

- 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.

- Baseman Early Childhood Center open house and early registration noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.

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

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

- Shabbat morning service 9:30 Saturdays.

- A Talmud class at 9 a.m. Sundays with Rabbi Shalom Adler.

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


Bethel Lutheran Church, 3166 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 799-3010 or visit

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

- Moms Ministry 9:30 a.m. first and third Thursdays each month.

- Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, 2045 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 441-8239 or visit

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

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.

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

- The 11th annual Auction for Education at 7:30 p.m. March 8 with silent and live auctions, food, live entertainment and dancing.


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, 2801 East Lake Road, East Lake. (Call (727) 784-9250 or visit

- Sunday worship services: 8:15 a.m. traditional; 9:35 a.m. praise and worship; 11 a.m. traditional.

First United Methodist Church, 411 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-5955 or visit

- The 36-voice Chamber Singers from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., in a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 4 of sacred and secular music from around the world. Free.

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

- Sunday worship services: contemporary at 9 a.m., traditional at 11 a.m.

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 a.m. family.

- Wednesday worship services: 6:30 p.m. contemporary and 8 p.m. young adult contemporary.


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

- The Fanny Crosby Story, a musical drama, will be presented at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the church. Crosby, who was blind since infancy, wrote more than 8,000 Christian hymns. Freewill offering.


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

- Sunday worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 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 of the Reconciler, 915 Drew St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-0946.

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

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

- Worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

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

- Kids Kottage grand opening festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8 on the church grounds.

- Casual contemporary service at 9 a.m. Sundays in Fellowship Hall.

- Blended service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary.

Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2001 Rainbow Drive, Clearwater. Call (727) 446-6210 or visit

- Contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. Sundays.

- Parents Night Out 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 7.

- Middle school movie night 7 to 10 p.m. today in Trinity Theater.

Unitarian Universalists

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

- The Rev. Alec Craig will present "Five Poems" at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.

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

- The Rev. Abhi Janamanchi's sermon will be on "An Abundant Faith" at the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Tarpon Springs, 230 Grand Blvd. Call (727) 937-4882 or visit

- James Connors, principal cellist of the Florida Orchestra, and pianist Franz Mantini will perform in concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, followed by a wine and cheese reception. Free but donations accepted.


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

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

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

- The Rev. Mary Moore will be the guest speaker 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

- Worship services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at Sundays.

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

Go for Baroque Early Music fest

Church of the Good Shepherd, 639 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. Call (727) 733-4125 or visit

- Sunday services: 8 a.m. Holy Communion (Rite I), 10 a.m. Holy Communion (Rite II) family service with choir, followed by light lunch.

- Spiritual Drumming with Shannon Ratigan following the 10 a.m. Sunday service.

- The Clearwater Choral Scholars with Bryce Westervelt, tenor, in a concert at 7:30 p.m. March 7 of Celtic music and the works of Bach and other composers in the first concert of the Go For Baroque Early Music Festival.

[Last modified February 29, 2008, 21:49:32]

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