Religion

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 jajones1@bradenton.com. 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

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