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    Religion briefly


    © St. Petersburg Times, published April 14, 2001

    EASTER BAKE AND CRAFTS: The Wesley Girl's Circle of the Community United Methodist Church invites you to an Easter crafts and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Manahan Hall at 207 Buckingham Ave. E, Oldsmar. Lunch will be available. Call (813) 855-3026.

    EASTER SERVICE AND BREAKFAST: Attend a Community United Methodist Church and Mount Pleasant Church sunrise Easter service at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in R.E. Olds Park, Shore Drive, Oldsmar. The Rev. Chris Schmidt will preach. Following the service, breakfast will be served in Community United Methodist's Manahan Hall, 207 Buckingham Ave. E, Oldsmar. Afterward, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services will be held. Call (813) 855-4070.

    EASTER AT ST. BRENDAN: Special Easter masses will be at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at St. Brendan Catholic Church, 245 Dory Passage, Clearwater. Everyone is welcome. Call (727) 443-5485.

    CHRISTIAN CONCERT: The Orange County Supertones, a band that has "opened" for the pope and Billy Graham, will play at a Loud and Clear Dance Party USA, with special guests Switchfoot and Relient K at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Grind Arts Cafe and Student Center, 32676 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Call (727) 726-0202.

    HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY: Congregation Ohr Chadash, a Messianic synagogue, will hold a Yom HaShoah commemoration (Holocaust remembrance day) at 8 p.m. Friday as part of its regular Sabbath service. Participants will recall the horror of the Holocaust, and remember the millions who died during that time. There also will be an opportunity to view Arbeit Macht Frei, an original work of art by David Barlow who was inspired by a visit to the Dachau concentration camp. The synagogue is at 3190 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call (727) 726-1472.

    EGG HUNT: Countryside Christian Center will sponsor its first annual Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at the center, 1850 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. The hunt will feature 56,000 candy-filled eggs, prizes, games, a moon walk, music and food. Call (727) 799-1618.

    EASTER SERVICES: Countryside Christian Center will celebrate Easter with several services: 6:30 p.m. tonight, and 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at the center, 1850 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 799-1618.

    EASTER PAGEANT: Palm Harbor Christian Center will host an Easter sunrise pageant called "Jesus' Life, Death and Glorious Resurrection" at 6 a.m. Sunday at the center, 2100 Alt. U.S. 19, Palm Harbor. Bring a lawn chair and a blanket. Call (727) 789-5433.

    SERVICES WITH MUSIC: Lutheran Church of the Palms invites you to Easter services featuring special choir music at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2250 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Call (727) 784-4119.

    WOMAN'S FORUM: The Woman's Institute will offer a free forum called "Learning From Your Body's Wisdom" led by Harvey Pearlman, a body talk practitioner, and Susan List Mike, M.D., at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Bahai Center at Clearwater, 2898 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 789-0125 ext. 4624.

    SPRINGFEST: Springfest 2001 at Seminole United Methodist Church featuring Easter egg hunts, a car exhibit, petting zoo, pony rides, a moon walk, prizes, hay rides, games will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church, 5400 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Call (727) 391-9781.

    SUNRISE SERVICE: The Church of the Isles United Church of Christ will hold an Easter sunrise worship at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Indian Rocks Beach Nature Preserve. It will feature music from the Church of the Isles praise band. At 8 a.m., an Easter breakfast will be served. Other services will be at 9:40 a.m. and 11 a.m. A children's egg hunt will be at 10:15 a.m. The church is at 200 24th Ave., Indian Rocks Beach. Call (727) 595-1038.

    50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: The Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater will celebrate their golden anniversary with a concert at 8 p.m. tonight, a "Spring Flower" service led by the Rev. Abhi Janamanchi Sunday morning, and an anniversary service at 4 p.m. Sunday featuring guest Denny Davidoff of the Unitarian Universalist Association. A reception will follow. The church is at 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 531-7704.

    BEACH CONCERT: Christian rock, gospel, soul and blues will be the highlight of the Morality Revolution from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Rockaway Pier, Clearwater Beach. On the bill is local artist Steve Nicholson who will perform songs from his album, This House is on Fire. Also, don't miss a tae kwon do demonstration by the Sell Team. Free. Call (727) 530-3438.

    BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP: The Caring Committee with help from the Hospice of the Florida Suncoast will begin a six-week series of bereavement support group meetings, at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 531-5829.

    YOM HASHOAH OBSERVANCE: Temple B'nai Israel will host a Holocaust remembrance service featuring the film Through Their Eyes -- Children Witness the Holocaust at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the temple, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater. Following the service, there will be a procession of Torah scrolls to the temple's Holocaust monument. Survivors will light candles. Call (727) 531-5829.

    EASTER AT CHAPEL-BY-THE-SEA: An outdoor sunrise service will be at 7 a.m. Sunday at Chapel-By-The-Sea, 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach. Regular Sunday services will be at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Call (727) 446-0430.

    EASTER AT CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH: Celebrate Easter with a "Great Vigil of Easter" at 5 p.m. today, and at a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday on the dock behind Calvary Episcopal Church, 1615 First St., Indian Rocks Beach. Regular services will be at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Call (727) 595-2374.

    "SONRISE" SERVICE: St. Paul United Methodist Church will hold a "SonRise" service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo.

    DINNER AND STUDY: Enjoy dinner and Bible study class every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, corner of Patricia Avenue and Union Street, Dunedin. The cost for the dinner is $2.50 per person, or $5 per family. Call (727) 733-2956.

    EASTER WEEKEND AT CHRIST THE KING: You are invited to participate in any Christ the King Easter services, including an Easter Eve service at 5:30 p.m. today, an Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, regular Easter services at 8:15 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. Also, there will be an Easter breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. The church is at 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo. Call (727) 595-2117.

    EGG HUNT: St. Alfred's Episcopal Church will hold an Easter egg hunt at noon Saturday at the church, 1601 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Following the hunt, lunch will be served. Bring a pot luck dish. Call (727) 785-1601.

    CHILDREN'S EASTER CELEBRATION: The Rev. John Hiers will tell children the story of Christ's life and resurrection and the Royal School of Church Music Choristers, Handbell Choir and Parish Choir will play music during a service from 5 to 6 p.m. today at Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 701 Orange Ave., Clearwater. At 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, enjoy choral Eucharist celebrations featuring Easter music. Call (727) 447-3469.

    EASTER MORNING: There will be an Easter sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Palm Harbor, 1960 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor. Call (727) 784-7911.

    EASTER AT ST. ANDREWS: At 9:30 a.m. enjoy a contemporary Easter celebration, or observe Easter in a more traditional service at 11 a.m. at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 705 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin.

    CHRISTIAN RODEO: The Holy Rollin Rodeo meets at 7 p.m. Saturdays in the Odd Fellows Lodge at 438 E Lemon St. Tarpon Springs. This is a gospel sing featuring old-time country, pop and jazz sounds. Performers who wish to participate should bring an instrument. Free. Call (727) 934-5038.

    EASTER AT ST. ALFRED'S: A Holy Eucharist service will be at 5 p.m. today, and a sunrise Easter service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Afterward, Holy Eucharist services will be at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday. Call (727) 785-1601.

    BEAD DEMONSTRATION: The Fiber Arts & Crafters will host a bead demonstration at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Alfred's Episcopal Church, 1601 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. Coffee will be served. Call (727) 785-1601.

    WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: A representative from the American Cancer Society will talk about the Relay for Life fundraiser at the Wonderful Wednesday luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 639 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. Free. Call (727) 733-4125.

    EASTER AT GOOD SAMARITAN: Good Samaritan Episcopal Church will offer a Holy Saturday Vigil of Easter service at 7 p.m. Saturday, and a Holy Communion sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. Sunday. Following the sunrise service, there will be two additional Holy Communion services at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The church is at 2165 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 461-1717.

    - Information for Religion Briefly should be mailed to Eileen Schulte, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756 or sent by facsimile to (727) 445-4119. The e-mail address is Please include the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) and a contact person and phone number. The deadline is the Monday prior to the Saturday publication.

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