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.
Church Office Administrator: Position available at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church. Contact Rich Wachunis at RWachunis@gmail.com or call 941-792-3141.
Scholarship Sunday: Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, 10 a.m. Sunday, 18 scholarships given of $1,400 from Chapel Scholarship Fund to Bradenton students Nicholas Cahill, Freddy De La Torre, Robert Hicks; Holmes Beach students Tracy Schaller and Emma Carper; and Longboat Key students Asia Diaz and Savannah Shield, among others. Longboat Island Chapel will also provide baby gifts for Cyesis program for pregnant teens at Riverview High School, Sarasota, who take their babies to school while continuing high school education. Place baby equipment, toiletries, clothes, shoes and books for babies and children in the sanctuary. Information: Chairwoman Nathalie Treonis, 941-387-7712.
The Rev. Suzi Schadle: Center for Spiritual Living-Manatee (A Science of Mind Community), 4200 32nd St. W. Bradenton, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Tim Hamm performing, refreshments. Information: 941-756-0400.
Mother's Day Worship: Roser Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., all moms receive a gift, refreshments, 10 a.m. Sunday, May 10, Children and Youth Church School, nursery for infants and toddlers. Information: 941-778-0414.
Free Movie: Family of God United Methodist Church, 5601 16th Ave. E., Palmetto, showing "The Mission," 6 p.m. May 13, free.
Democracy Now Educational Forum: The Social Justice Committee of The Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and Occupy Bradenton, 322 15th St. W., Bradenton, free, 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, with DVD from "Democracy Now" with Amy Goodman interviewing Noam Chomsky on the Iran nuclear deal, Isis, Israel goals and U.S. support and the Ukraine. Discussion to follow. Light refreshments. Information: 941-746-0067 or email@example.com.
Manatee County Ministries Association: Blake Medical Center on 59th Street West in Bradenton, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, speakers include Sharon Burke, chaplain with Bridges for America, and Don Gangnagle and Ashley Spradley with "Salt and Light Productions," complimentary lunch. Information: Herb McMillian, 941-812-1923 or hmcmillian.
Feast of the Ascension: The Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, celebrates with Masses at 7:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, the Feast of the Ascension always falls on the 40th day after Easter and is one of seven principal feast days of the Episcopal Church, a $10 parish dinner follows 6 p.m. Mass, tickets can be purchased at redeemersarasota.org. Information: 941-955-4263.
Appalachian Trail: Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch, Greg Fisher discusses 25 years hiking the trail. 6:30 p.m. Friday. Information: 941-753-9365.
Salvation Army Evening of Hope with Tim Tebow: Bayside Community Church, 15800 E. State Road 64, Bradenton, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 15.
Angels in Jewish Tradition: Membership Committee of Temple Emanu-El Jewish Community Outreach Program with Rabbi Brenner Glickman, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, at Courtyard Marriott, 8305 Tourist Center Drive, free, RSVP by May 13. Information: 941-371-2788, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jacobite Band: Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, with the "Piping Hot" Jacobite Band, 16-piece First Brass of Sarasota ensemble and Riverview High School Highland Dancers featured along with Sharon Scott. The concert will honor the fallen and veterans. Wally Neef, a wounded veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, will appear, tickets $15 advance, $20 at door. Information: 941-928-0296.
All Gods Children Preschool: Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch, now accepting registration, classes June 22-Aug. 7. Information: 941-739-2776.
Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church: 7461 Prospect Road, Sarasota, Men's adult Bible study, 7 a.m. Wednesday; 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 Fellowship Hall. Information: 941-355-2798.
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.; meetings for children, youth and adults, 6:30 p.m.; and free Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage class for adults, 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays, with Pastor Tony Miller and his wife, Hydie Miller. Information: 941-794-1776.
Center for Spiritual Living (A Science of Mind Community): 4200 32nd St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-756-0400.
Chabad House: Weekly Shabbat services, 5712 Lorraine Road, 7 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. Saturday followed by buffet Kiddush, 11 a.m.-noon Congregation. Chabad Hebrew School, 9:30 a.m.-noon Sunday. Falafel with Yoav, noon-1 p.m. second Sunday of every month, $5 all you can eat. 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 the Rev. Shari Sumrall, all welcome. Information: 941-751-5683.
Ellenton United Methodist Church: Will open Thrift Shoppe from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, off Leffingwell Avenue and U.S. 301 North behind the United Methodist Church. Information: 941-729-6802.
First Baptist Church of Ellenton: 1707 36th Ave E., Palmetto, 10:45 a.m. worship. Information: 941-722-4376.
First Baptist Church of Palmetto: worship and Bible study 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sundays at 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.
Harvest United Methodist Church: 14305 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch, 6:48 p.m. services Thursday and 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Information: 941-907-7333 or welcometoharvest.org.
Lakewood Ranch Ladies Devotional Hour: 9:45 a.m. Thursdays, Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. Information: 941-727-3789.
The Living Lord Lutheran Church: 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch, will have three worship services on Sunday, 8:00, 9:15, and 10:45 am. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. and the nursery is open from 8 am to noon. New member classes 6:30 p.m. April 29 and May 6. Tai chi class 9:15 a.m. every Monday. Information: 941-753-9365.
Manatee United Baptist Church: 1501 Seventh Ave. E., Bradenton, 8 a.m. first Saturday women's prayer breakfast, 8 a.m. Saturday men's prayer breakfast, 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 United Methodist Church: 315 15th St. E., Bradenton, first Saturday of the month women's prayer breakfast 8 a.m., second Saturday men's prayer breakfast 8 a.m., 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services with Pastor Sharon Davis. Information: 941-746-0101
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. Information: 941-355-4729.
Oasis Church: Services at Braden River Elementary, 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.
Oneco United Methodist: Services at 2112 53rd Ave. E., 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sundays, 9 a.m. Sunday school. Information: 941-755-5943.
Orthodox Catholic: The Synod of Governing Bishops for the Holy Orthodox Catholic Church, opening of 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 appointment. Information: 941-954-0330.
Palma Sola Presbyterian Church: 6510 Third Ave. W., 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.
Roser Memorial Community Church: Nondenominational services at 10 a.m. Sunday, 512 Pine Ave., church school for children, nursery for infants and toddlers. Information: 941-778-0414, email email@example.com or go to roserchurch.com.
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: Christ United Methodist Church, 5512 26th St. W., Room 3, Bradenton, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, 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.