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Religion briefs

By Times Staff Writer
Published March 1, 2008


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Baptist

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

- Sunday worship service 10:30 a.m.

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

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

Buddhist

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

- Adult meditation classes 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays.

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

Catholic

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

- "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.

Christian

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

- 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 www.christianscienceintarponsprings.org.

- Sunday services at 11 a.m.

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

Community

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

- 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 www.docksidecommunitychurch.com.

- 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 www.kirkchurch.com.

- 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 www.clearwaterdisciples.org.

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

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

Episcopal

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

- 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 www.stalfred.org.

- 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 www.stjohnsclearwater.org.

- Wednesdays: noon Holy Eucharist and healing.

- Saturdays: 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist.

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

Jewish

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

- 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 www.bnaiemmunah.org.

- 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 www.ahavatshalom.org.

- 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 www.tbiclearwater.org.

- 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 www.yichabad.com.

- 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.

Lutheran

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

- 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 www.christthelordlutheranchurch.org.

- 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 www.firstlutheran.ij.net.

- 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 www.firstlutheran.ij.net.

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

Messianic

Congregation Ohr Chadash, a Messianic synagogue, 3190 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call (727) 726-1472 or visit www.ohrchadash.org.

- Erev Shabbat services 8 p.m. Fridays.

Methodist

East Lake United Methodist Church, 2801 East Lake Road, East Lake. (Call (727) 784-9250 or visit www.eastlakeumc.org.

- 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 www.fumc-clw.com.

- 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 www.dunedinfumc.org.

- 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 www.phumc.net.

- 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.

Nazarene

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.

Pentecostal

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.

Presbyterian

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 www.fpcdunedin.org.

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

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

- 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 www.trinityclearwater.org.

- 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 www.spiritoflifeuu.org.

- 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 www.uuclearwater.org.

- 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 www.uutarpon.org.

- 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

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

- 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 www.unitydunedin.org.

- 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 www.unitychurchofpalmharbor.org.

- 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 cosdon@sptimes.com.

Go for Baroque Early Music fest

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

- 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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