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. Email announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yard Sale Benefit: Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Rd. W., indoor yard sale, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Household items, furniture and office supplies. Proceeds benefit church or will be used for camp scholarships. Information: 941-794-6229.
Pancake Breakfast: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st St., Sarasota, pancakes and sausage, 9 a.m. Saturday, in
Fellowship Hall. Author Barry Ladd will discuss physicians. Call 941-355-4729 to sign up.
Torah Studies: The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Saturday, discover the mystical meanings and lessons behind ancient stories. Free. Information: Rabbi Mendy Bukiet, 941-752-3030.
Halacha Class and Havdallah: The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, one hour before Shabbat's completion Saturday, Rabbi Mendy Bukiet teaches Jewish law followed by weekly Havdallah ceremony. Free. Information: 941-752-3030.
Center for Spiritual Living: Mary Alpaugh will speak at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Center for Spiritual Living-Manatee, 4200 32nd St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-750-8815.
High Holy Days: Temple Beth El, 4200 32nd St. W., Bradenton, all welcome. Services by Rabbi Harold Caminker, Cantor Alan Cohn and soloist Deborah Suta include:
Kever Avot Service: Temple Beth El's Garden of Abraham, 4 p.m. Sunday, graveside service at cemetery at Skyway Memorial Gardens, ancient Jewish custom. All welcome
Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre Service, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3; 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, including Yizkor
Healing/Music Service, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct.4
Havdallah and Neilah: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4
Erev Shabbat and Sukkot: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10
Erev Shabbat and Simchat Torah, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, opening night of new program "Sing Out Shabbat program
Talmud Classes: The Chabad House, 5712 Lorraine Road, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, explore the Talmud and its laws in its original text, $45 book fee. Information: Rabbi Mendy Bukiet, 941-752-3030.
International Food Festival: Peace Presbyterian Church, 12705 E. State Road 64, Bradenton, 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, public invited, bring dish from your favorite country. Information: Call Pastor Elizabeth Deibert, 941-753-7778 or e-mail edeibert First Baptist Church of Palmetto, 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, featuring comedians John Branyan and Michael Smalley, part of Date Night Florida, which encourages married couples to date to enrich their relationship, tickets $30 per couple. Information: datenightcomedytour.com.
Church Women United of Manatee County: Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 3 monthly meeting, speaker Vanessa Morris of Selah Freedom, public invited, refreshments served, free will offering taken. Information: Call Sandra Holley at 941-721-3377.
High Holidays: Congregation Ner Tamid, 4802-B 26th St. W., Bradenton, with Cantor Joey Spinella and rabbinic associate Rena Morano leading services:
Kol Nidrei, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3
Yom Kippur and Yizkor: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4
Ne'ilah and Break the Fast: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4
Simchat Torah: 10 a.m. Saturday. Oct. 18 with Ashley Manevitch's Bat Mitzvah.
Bloodmobile: Palmetto Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3307 10th St. W., 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, community welcome. Information: 954-294-6034.
Yom Kippur: Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, conducted by Rabbi Brenner Glickman, rendition of Kol Nidrei. Information: 941-371-2788.
Glenn Rasmussen Piano Concert: Faith United Methodist Church, 7215 First Ave. W., Bradenton, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, Rasmussen, who holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Juilliard School has been music sirector at Faith Church since 2007, free, good will offering. Information: 941-794-8067
Blessing of Animals: St. Mary Magdalene, 11315 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch, 10 a.m. Oct. 4, Father Jim Hedman will bless animals, bring leashes. Information: 941-751-5048.
Center for Spiritual Living: The Rev. Suzi Schadle will be guest speaker, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, Center for Spiritual Living-Manatee, 4200 32nd St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-750-8815.
Family, Faith, Food & Fun: Palma Sola Presbyterian Church 4F program, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 6-6:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 8, Oct. 22 and Nov. 19) simple supper, $4/adult, $10 family including up to two adults and two children, under-2 free; 6:30-6:40 p.m. praise and worship; 6:45-7:45 p.m. classes, nursery provided. RSVP: 941-792-3141.
135th Church Anniversary: Oneco United Methodist Church, 2112 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton, 10 a.m. Oct. 19, all welcome. Information: 941-755 5943.
Communitywide Child Safety Event: Peace Presbyterian Church, 12705 State Road 64, Bradenton, near Lakewood Ranch, 5:45 p.m. optional free dinner, 6:30 p.m. safety event, must pre-register by Oct. 10 to attend. RSVP: Call Brenda Zofrea, 973-800-3501 or email email@example.com with name, phone, number of adults and children.
Women's Fall Conference: Woodland Community Church, 9607 E. State Road 70, Bradenton,
Nov. 7-8. Information: woodlandministries.com/women.
France Trip: Pastor Indy Dennis, Palma Sola Presbyterian Church group tour to Taize, Chartres, Tours, Orleans and Paris, April 10-19. Information: 941-792-3141 or 941-228-2916.
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church: 7461 Prospect Road, Sarasota. GriefShare Group, 5:30 p.m. Mondays, national experts in grief therapy share tips, DVD videos and $15 for workbook. Men's adult Bible study, 7 a.m. Wednesdays, Women's adult Bible study, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Wayman L. Still Building; 4:15 p.m. Saturday Bible study followed by contemporary worship at 5:30 p.m. Adult Bible study, 9:15 a.m. Sunday in Church Fellowship Hall. Information: 941-755-3798 or go to beautifulsaviorlcms.com.
Bible Baptist Church: 1720 Sixth Ave. W., Palmetto, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school, worship 11 a.m. Sunday.
Bradenton First Church of the Nazarene: 1616 59th St. W., traditional blended worship 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday; contemporary, 11 a.m.; Bible Study classes, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; and meetings for children, youth and adults, 6:30 p.m. Information: 749-7982.
Chabad House: Weekly Shabbat services, 5712 Lorraine Road, 7 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by buffet Kiddush. Chabad Hebrew School, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Sunday. Information: Rabbi Mendy Bukiet, 941-752-3030.
Christian Life Center: Monthly breakfast, 3607 U.S. 301 N., $5, includes biscuits and gravy, pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, juice and coffee. Monthly from 8-10 a.m., first Saturday. Services 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Thrift Shoppe in Fellowship Hall 9 a.m.-noon each Friday, 8-11 a.m. first Saturday each month. Information: 941-729-6802.
Church of Light: Christian Spiritualist, 2408 43rd Ave. W., Bradenton, 10 a.m. worship Sunday, 7 p.m. candle lighting Thursday, with Rev. Shari Sumrall, all welcome. Information: 941-751-5683.
Church of the Redeemer: Genesis adult education class, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, led by the Rev. Richard Marsden, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 6:30-8 p.m. every Monday. Information: redeemersarasota.org or 941-955-4263.
First Baptist Church of Palmetto: worship and Bible study 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays at First Baptist Church of Palmetto, 1020 Fourth St. W. Information: 941-722-7795.
Happy Gospel Church at The Ranch: Regular worship will be at 9 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Thursdays, 5215 Lorraine Road, Bradenton. Information: Call 941-756-6942 or go to happygospelchurch.com.
Lakewood Ranch Ladies Devotional Hour: 10 a.m. Thursdays at Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Information: 941-727-3789.
Living Lord Lutheran Church: 11120 State Road 70 E., Lakewood Ranch. Morning service times at 8, 9:15 and 10:45 Sunday. Sunday school during 9:15 service. Nursery 8 a.m. to noon. Weekly Men's Ministry Group resumes 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Information ministry: 941-753-9365. Other church matters: Leslie Johnson, 941-981-3529.
Manatee Baptist Church: 1501 Seventh Ave. E., Bradenton, 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. Sunday worship services with the Rev. Steve Aaron. Information: 941-748-2339 or 941-723-3454.
Manatee County Meditation Group: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 322 15th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-915-1454.
Northminster Presbyterian Church: 10:30 a.m., 3131 61st St., Sarasota. At 9 a.m., Dick Murphy leads Sunday School at 9 a.mn. for 14 weeks starting Sunday, Sept. 14, in Fellowship Hall. Information: 941-355-4729.
Oasis Church: Services at Braden River Elementary School, 6125 River Club Blvd., Lakewood Ranch, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Sunday, with Pastor Steve Coad and his wife, Kristin Coad. Information: 941-677-8838.
Orthodox Catholic: The Synodowwf Governing Bishops for the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church announced the opening of its new church temporarily at 2700 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 11B, Sarasota. The Rev. Archbishop Jacob Longacre is first pastor. All seven sacraments will be available in the Orthodox Form by making an appointment, 941-954-0330.
Palma Sola Presbyterian Church: 6510 Third Avenue West, Bradenton, 9 a.m. Dawning with Children's Chapel, 10 a.m. Fellowship and Sunday School, 11 a.m. traditional service with Pastor Indy Dennis. Nursery provided. Alzheimer's Support Group, 2:30 p.m. third Wednesday each month in the Media Center/Library. Information: 941-792-3141 or go to pspchurch.org.
Parrish United Methodist Church: 8:15 a.m. Sunday worship, 9:45 a.m. CrossLight, 11:11 a.m. blended worship and 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 12180 U.S. 301 N., Parrish. Thrift cottage open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays at 12210 U.S. 301 N., Parrish. Information: 941-776-1539.
Peace Presbyterian Church: A congregation of the Presbyterian Church USA, 12705 State Road 64, Lakewood Ranch, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday services. Information: 941-753-7778. The Robin Williams Memorial Group: Living Gracefully with Mental Illness, new adult education class starting at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14. Information: The Rev. William Clough, 941-751-1703.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church: Father Glen Graczyk, 1010 24th Ave. W., Palmetto, 10 a.m. Sunday service. Attend Spanish service with Father Dick Lampert, 1 p.m. Sunday. Information: 941-722-5292.
Stillpoint House of Prayer: Intercessory-prayer workshop groups at 1608 14th St. W. Contemplative-prayer groups at 11 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Spanish Bible study and prayer and rosary group meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Information: 941-748-6835 or 941-795-0130.
Temple Beth El: a reform congregation, conducts Erev Shabbat services at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Shabbat services with Torah study at 10 a.m. Saturday, 4200 32nd St. W., Bradenton. Religious school classes three Sunday mornings a month and Hebrew school classes Wednesday afternoons by Susie Konicov. Information: 941-755-4900.
Temple Emanu-El: Sisterhood Mitzvah Knitting Group, 10 a.m. second Tuesday of each month, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota. Knitters, crocheters welcome. Craft blankets, caps and booties for babies. Serving needy families or expectant mothers in Israel. Information: 941-755-4900.
Transitions Support Group: The Revs. Dee Graham, Marilyn Johnson and Don Thompson lead 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ United Methodist Church, 5512 26th St. W., Room 3, Bradenton, and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday at University of South Florida, 5840 26th St. W., Campus Ministry/Chapel, Bradenton. Information: 941-739-7103 or 720-0519.