Religion Almanac: May 16, 2015

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

Sunset at the Beach Picnic: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 5 p.m. Sunday, May 17, bring a dish, folding chair and kite to covered shelter at Coquina Beach. Information:

The Rev. Maria Shamaya Clemente: Center for Spiritual Living-Manatee (A Science of Mind Community), 4200 32nd St. W., Bradenton, 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 17. Information: 941-756-0400.

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, bonnie Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, will preach during the 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Masses Sunday, May 17 and confirm 17 new youth and adult members. Information: 941-955-4263 or Solemn Evensong of spring: Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, 5:15 p.m. Sunday, May 17, soprano Rebecca Price. Information: 941-955-4263 or

Tales of Our Sages: Temple Emanu-El "Night of Jewish Learning," 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, May 23, Rabbis Brenner and Elaine Glickman will each teach one study session, homemade dairy desserts, interactive discussions, $18. Information:hrosent 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. Wally Neef, wounded veteran of the Battle of the Bulge, will appear, tickets $15 advance, $20 at door. Information: 941-928-0296.

One Lord, Faith, Church, Mission 2015 Festival of Prayer: Believers United in Prayer Across the Region, 1200 Glory Way Blvd, Bradenton, 3-6 p.m. Pentecost Sunday, May 24, Christian Retreat.

Library Talk Series: South Manatee Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 28, Karen Shrimpton on Tahirih -- The First Sufferagette. Information: 941-730-0117.

Flea Market: Bethel Baptist Church, 1805 30th Ave. W., Bradenton) 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, to raise monies for youth camp. Vendors can rent 10x10 space for $20 and keep proceeds from sales. Information: 941-746-1936.

"Summer Snow:" Bradenton First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., 6 p.m. Sunday, May 31, free family movie. Information: 941-812-1923.

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, four-part study on Satan, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; nine-week class on Islam, 9:15 a.m. Sunday; 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.

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: 3607 U.S. 301 North, Ellenton, 9:45 a.m. worship, Thrift Shoppe from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 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

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

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.

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church: 833 Magellan Drive, Sarasota, 8 a.m. Mass Monday-Saturday, 4 p.m. Saturday Mass, 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday Mass, reconciliation/confession 3-3:45 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-755-1826 or

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

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 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday, 512 Pine Ave., church school for children, nursery for infants and toddlers. Donation baskets will be on the tables. Information: 941-778-0414, email or go to

St. Mary's Episcopal Church: Father Glen Graczyk, 1010 24th Ave. W., Palmetto, 10 a.m. Sunday service. Attend Spanish service with Father William de la Torre, 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.

Westminster Presbyterian Church: 3011 19th Ave. W., 9 a.m. Bible study, 10:30 a.m. worship, 11:30 a.m. fellowship. Information: 941-748-2848 or