Religion Almanac: Nov. 2, 2013

November 2, 2013 

The Shireys will appear In concert 6 p.m. Sunday, Happy Gospel Church, 1915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton.

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Church of the Redeemer in Sarasota: Overseen by the Rev. Richard Marsden, director of Children's Christian Formation Jacki Boedecker and Deacon in Charge of Ministry to Youth David Bumsted, classes, study, prayer and fellowship activities each week for 1,900-member parish. The Rev. Ralph McMichael to speak during annual All Saints' Institute series of worship services and fellowship gatherings held Nov. 1-3, open to the public. The Church of the Redeemer is at 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Go to call 941-955-4263.

Northminster Breakfast: At 9:30 a.m., Saturday, 3131 61st St., Sarasota. Guest speaker Mark Chait of the Benderson Corp. will discuss the new rowing facility and the new shopping center at University and Interstate 75. RSVP at 941-355-4729. Pancakes and sausage to match your appetite.

Inspirational Music: Vocalist, musician and entertainer Karen Klarich, 7 p.m. Saturday, open to the public at Family of God United Methodist Church, 5601 16th Ave. E., Palmetto. For the last seven years, Klarish has been performing jazz at the Anna Maria Island Beach Café in Holmes Beach and elsewhere. Information: Mary Wiser 941-722-7065.

Spaghetti Dinner: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, Father Flynn Hall, Ninth Street East and Magellan Drive, Sarasota, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Spaghetti and meat balls, salad, dessert and beverage, adults, $8, children 6-12, $4, under-6, $2, takeout available. Information: 941-755-1826.

My Hope for America: Video with Billy Graham, Bradenton First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., 6 p.m. Sunday, Public invoted. Information: 941-794-1685, ext. 105 or email

Adventures in Membership: Anyone interested in becoming a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St., Sarasota, 11:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Fellowship Hall. Light lunch included. Information: 941-355-4729.

Happy Gospel 39th Church Anniversary: 10 a.m. Sunday, Pastor Bill Bailey speaks, Adam Crabb is special musical guest. Lunch follows service in the fellowship hall, 1915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. Everyone welcome. Love offering received. Information: 756-6942.

The Shireys: In concert 6 p.m. Sunday, Happy Gospel Church, 1915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. Love offering. Information: 756-6942.

Sisterhood Fashion Show: Temple Emanu-El elegant afternoon of fashion, food, and friends while raising money for religious school scholarships, noon Sunday, 151 McIntosh Road in Sarasota. Intergenerational fashion show with designs from Cache Boutique, raffle prizes and table shopping from vendors including Arbonne, Stella & Dot, Thirty-One Gifts, Mahjong and Wendy's Accessories & Design. Lunch, mimosas, and dessert will be served. Tickets $25 for Temple Emanu-El Sisterhood members, $36 for guests, children grades four through seven is $18. Free babysitting and a pizza lunch will be provided for children in grades three-under with advance reservation. Information and babysitting reservations: Event chairwoman Melissa Howard, 587-8166 or sisterhoodfashionshow Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11120 State Road 70 E., Lakewood Ranch, will receive new members at all three services. Two 6:30 p.m. intro classes Wednesday Nov. 6 and Nov. 13. Fill out new member information sheet, return to the church office. Information: 752-9365.

Lunch with the Rabbi: Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, noon Wednesday, . Join Rabbi Brenner Glickman for socializing and conversation on current events and topics of Jewish interest. Bring a brown-bag lunch; homemade dessert will be provided. Information: 371-2788.

New Member Invitation: Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch, at all three services. Classes at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 13. Information: 752-9365.

Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee: Poet Philip Terman, 7 p.m. Thursday, 580 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. In his fourth collection of poems, "The Torah Garden," Terman explores the meaning of being a Jew in America. Tickets are $5. Information: 941-371-4546, ext. 107.

75th Commemoration of Kristallnacht: Featuring Holocaust survivor Kurt Marburg's harrowing story of his family's flight from Nazi Germany to America and his frontline infantry duty in Europe for the U.S. Army as an alien soldier in the death camps, noon Friday, Al Katz Center, 713 S. Orange Ave., Sarasota, $7 per adult, $3 per student; includes a light kosher meal with vegetarian options and discussion materials. All veterans free. RSVPs required: 941-313-9239.

Christmas Gift Fair and Pancake Breakfast: The Church at Bradenton, Family Life Center, 8 a.m. -2 p.m., Nov. 9. 2520 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Enjoy a pancake breakfast and then shop the booths of local artisans. Items offered include jewelry, quilts, woodworking, repurposed items and gift items for the young and not-so-young. Sponsored by the Youth and the Prayer n Squares Quilt Ministry of The Church at Bradenton. Information: 941-792-3462.

Christmas Boutique: Circle of Hope of Faith United Methodist Church, 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 9, 7215 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Free coffee and homemade cookies, craft demonstrations and make crafts, handmade gifts for sale. Proceeds support Solve House of Bradenton to help mothers and babies. Information: 941-586-0789 or 941-792-1747.

Adult Sunday School: Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road in Sarasota, 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 10. Learning and discussion session focused on instilling Jewish values in children and families facilitated by Rabbis Brenner and Elaine Glickman. Open to the community with a $10 donation requested. Information: 941-379-1997.

Let Freedom Ring -- A Veteran's Day Tribute: Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Concert with combined choirs, instrumentalists, Honor Guard, "Ring Sarasota" under direction of Rick Holdsworth, emcee Marianne Barnebey.

Donations of toiletries and non-perishable food items accepted for Manatee Operation Troop Support. Freewill offering. Information: 941-792-3141 or

Tribute to Veterans: Longboat Island Chapel, 10 a.m. Nov. 11, featuring the Rev. Dr. Vincent Carroll, retired captain U.S. Navy, on "My War Experience in Vietnam, Panama, and Bosnia." Lunch will follow. Tickets are $10. RSVP: 941-383-6491.

Sisterhood Mitzvah Knitting Group: Temple Emanu-El, 10 a.m. Nov. 12, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Socialize while crafting blankets, caps and booties for babies. Handmade creations donated to needy families and expectant mothers. Bring knitting needles or crochet hook and - if desired - a favorite pattern and yarn. Patterns and yarn will also be provided. Information: 941-379-1997.

Lunch Bunch: At Whetstone Restaurant at Manatee Technical Institute Campus on State Road 70, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14, meet at 11 a.m. at Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch, to carpool or on campus at 11:30 a.m. Limited to 30 people. Sign up in the narthex or call the church 941-753-9365.

Veterans Shabbat: Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, honoring Jewish servicemen and servicewomen. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, in the Temple sanctuary, blessing offered to all veterans by Rabbi Brenner Glickman. Information: Ethel Gross, 941-388-7899.

Yard Sale: Good Shepherd Church of the Brethren, 6323 13th St. Ct. E., Bradenton, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16. Information: 941-752-7966 or 941-758-0988.

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