Religion almanac: Feb. 28-March March 6

Religion Almanac, a roundup of local religious events open to the public, is published weekly in Faith & Values. Deadline for news releases is noon Monday for the Saturday edition. Send them to Faith & Values, Bradenton Herald, 11121 S.R. 70 E., Bradenton, FL 34202, fax them to 751-3384 or e-mail to Service times are listed separately in the church directory; support groups are listed Tuesdays in Health & Fitness; club meetings are published Fridays in the Neighbors section. The list of ongoing events runs in alphabetical order by name of church or group, in rotation, as space permits.


n Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, is offering a support group for caregivers of loved ones with memory loss, lead by Mimi Horitz, RN and pastoral care assistant, 11 a.m.-noon beginning Feb. 25 and will continue every other Wednesday. Information: 383-6491.

n Bethel Baptist Church, 1805 30th Ave. W., Bradenton, presents jazz harpist Greg Buchanan 6 p.m. March 1. A Southern Gospel Extravaganza will be held 6:30-10 p.m. March 7. Cost: $18. Information: 746-1936.

n First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th Street W., Bradenton, presents the Hoppers in concert, 6 p.m. March 1. Information: 794-1685.

n Happy Gospel Church, 1915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton, presents artist and comedian Trevor Thomas 6 p.m. March 1, followed by a covered dish dinner. Grammy and Dove award winner Jason Crabb will be in concert 7 p.m. March 4. Information: 756-6942.

n Inquiring Minds, Anna Maria Island’s ecumenical and cross denominational study group, will begin a new series, titled “The Story of the Bible,” 4-5:30 p.m. March 3 and continue Tuesdays through April 1 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

n A workshop, lead by Rev. Ron Hooker from Columbus, Ohio, reviewing Henri Nouwen’s classic work: “The Wounded Healer” will be held 10 a.m.-noon March 4 and March 11 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

n Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 322 15th Street W., Bradenton, will host share-a dish and preview an Awesome Auction 6:30 p.m. March 6. The Awesome Auction will be held 12:20 p.m. March 8. Information: 746-0067.

n Celebrate a Cowboy Purim with Congregation Ner Tamid, 7 p.m. March 6 at the Lakeside Clubhouse, 3817 40th Ave. W., Bradenton, followed by a pot roast dinner. Cost: $10 for members. Reservations and information: 755-1231.

n Jazz in the Chapel series will be held 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 8 at the First Methodist Church, 104 Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, featuring the JCR Jazz Trio and guest Bill Carmichael. Information: 955-0935.

n Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Drive, Longboat Key, presents political scientist and journalist Herbert Waltzer, 2 p.m. March 8. Information: 383-3428.

n Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, will have services 8 p.m. March 13 and 10 a.m. March 14 with guest speaker, author and lecturer Blu Greenberg, on the topic “The Bible’s Women and What They Teach Us.” Information: 383-3428.

n The C.G. Jung Society of Sarasota presents “Jung’s Message for the 21st Century: Transforming the Spirit in Matter,” with J. Gary Sparks 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Cost: $10 for members. Information and reservations: 312-9062.

n Bethel Women’s Ministries of Bethel Baptist Church, 1805 30th Ave. W., Bradenton, invites all ladies to their “High Tea” 2 p.m. March 14 with guest speaker Michelle Tellone. Cost; $10 Information: 746-1936.

n SHARE sign up will be held 10:30-11:30 a.m. March 14 at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 792-3497.

n Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 322 15th Street W., Bradenton, presents pianist Eleanora Lvov in concert, 4 p.m. March 15. A reception will follow. Information: 746-0067.

n Congregation Ner Tamid, “Jewish Living and Learning Sunday School for children ages four-14 meets 9 a.m. Sundays by appointment, at Lakeside Clubhouse, 3817 40th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 755-1231.