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


Simulcast: First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., Bradenton will join via live simulcast in the General Assembly Communion Service 10 a.m. June 28. The General assembly and Conventions of the denomination worldwide occur only once every four years and are being held June 23-July 13 in Orlando. Information: 794-1685.

A “Summer Solstice Seminar” will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 27, at the Center for Positive Living, 330 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Cost: $60. Information: 366-0275.

SHARE pick up will be 8:30-9:30 a.m. June 27 at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 792-3497.

Arts camp: Summer Worship Arts Camp, for children age 6-10, will be 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. June 29-July 10 at First United Methodist Church, 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, with dance, drama, music and crafts, Cost: $30 per week. Registration and information: 955-0935.

Vacation Bible School for children ages four through 12, will be 9 a.m.-12:45 p.m. July 1-3 at Lakewood Ranch’s Summerfield Park, Lakewood Ranch, hosted by Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church. A family program will be held 7 p.m. July 3. Information: (941) 301-9403.

Freedom: A Salute to American Liberty services will be 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. July 4 at Sarasota Baptist Church, 7091 Proctor Road, Sarasota, and 11 a.m. July 4, at 5600 Deer Drive, Sarasota.

Bible school: Vacation Bibe School for children age 3 through fifth grade will be held 9:30 a.m.-noon July 20-23 at First United Methodist Church, 104 Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Registration and information: 955-0935.


The Altar: 116 46th St. N.W., Bradenton, a start-up Assembly of God congregation in Bradenton, meets 7 p.m. Thursday and 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Information: 748-5265.

Aglow International/Bradenton Aglow: meets 9:30 a.m. second Saturdays at First Assembly of God, 1820 53rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 748-4420.

Preschool open enrollment: for 2009-10 Lighthouse Kids Preschool is being held at Braden River United Methodist Church, 5858 44th Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 748-4522.

Bible study: “Fireproof,” a Bible Study for married and unmarried couples, will be 9:45 a.m. Sundays at Braden River United Methodist Church, 5858 44th Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 745-1663.

Bible study: Class on Proverbs will be held 7 p.m. Mondays at Manatee United Methodist Church, 315 15th St. E., Bradenton. Information: 746-0101.

Beth Israel Messianic Synagogue: study on the Book of Revelation is held 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Peridia Office Park, No. 104, 3911 Golf Park Loop, Bradenton. Information: 730-2136.

For a complete listing of Religion Almanac events in both counties, go to the Religion area of our Web site.