By LEA IADAROLA
© St. Petersburg Times, published March 3, 2001
FREE FOOD: St. Christopher's Episcopal Church offers free food at Cafe Cristo from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from 5:15 to 6:15 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the church, 6211 Memorial Highway, Tampa. Cafe Cristo offers multiple entrees on Saturdays and soup, salad, pizza and sandwiches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The food is free. Call (813) 884-7166.
SPEAKER: Clair Mel First Assembly of God presents Jerry Goff, a top Christian performer, who will speak and perform at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday at the church, 2415 78th St. S, Tampa. The event is free. Call (813) 626-0087.
DRAMATIST AND HUMORIST: Faith Outreach Center features Mac McConnell, a Christian dramatist and humorist, who will present a one-man drama on the life of Nicodemus, the original "Nic at Night" at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the center, 7607 Sheldon Road, Tampa. Admission is free. Call (813) 887-3354.
DRAMA: Bread of Life International Deliverance Ministries presents the New Life Drama Company, who will perform skits at 7 p.m. on Sunday at the church, 6209 Dale Mabry Highway S, Suite B, Tampa. The skits are free. Call (813) 839-6262.
CONCERT: Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa presents Madeline "Maddie" MacNeil with Hot Flash!, a traditional folk harmony trio, in concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at the UU Dome, 11400 Morris Bridge Road, Tampa. The cost is $10 at the door. Call (813) 625-2688.
MOVIE NIGHT: The Franciscan Center features the film Brother Sun, Sister Moon, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at the center, 3010 Perry Ave., Tampa. Those attending should register three days in advance and bring a brown bag dinner the night of the event. The film is free, but donations will be accepted. Call (813) 229-2695.
WOMEN'S PROGRAM: The Franciscan Center hosts "Women's Spirituality for Mid-Life and Beyond" from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 12 at the center, 3010 Perry Ave., Tampa. The registration deadline is Wednesday and the cost is $25 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Call (813) 229-2695.
WOMEN'S RETREAT: St. John the Divine Episcopal Church hosts a "Lenten Retreat for Women" from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the church, 705 Ninth St. SE, Ruskin. The registration deadline is Sunday and the cost is $10 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and box lunch. Call (813) 645-1521.
FREE COUNSELING AND ACTIVITIES: Concerned Action Inchrist offers free counseling orientations from 7 to 9:15 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at Sadie Park, 502 Sadie Park St., Brandon. CAI will also host "Bowling Balls Away" from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday at Oakfield Lanes, 1001 Oakfield Drive, Brandon. The counseling orientations and bowling are both free. Call (813) 689-9552.
YARD SALE: The Missions Department of the University Church of God hosts a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the Family Life Center, 10948 Central Ave., Tampa. The sale will benefit a mission trip going to work with "Emma's Kids," an orphanage in Africa. Call (813) 933-3991, ext. 27.
PIONEER CLUB: St. John's United Methodist Church hosts Pioneer Club meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday at the church, 5120 Mendenhall Drive, Tampa. Designed for children in preschool to the 12th grade, the program offers religious activities with the opportunity to earn badges. Call (813) 876-2381.
- Send information for the Religion Calendar to Lea Iadarola c/o the Times, 1000 N Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL, 33602. Or fax it to (813) 226-3381.
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