Religion Almanac: June 20, 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

The Jackson Southernaires Concert: Happy Gospel Church @Bradenton, 1915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton, 7 p.m. Saturday, love offering. Information: 941-756-6942.

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 followed by "Perception and Reality" workshop. Information: 941-756-0400.

Mozart for Children: Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, five-week summer offering for children ages 4-6, learn about the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, led by Malacy Wilson, between the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Starts at 10:10 a.m. Sunday. Information: or 941-955-4263.

Lord, Teach Us to Pray: Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, five-week adult class led by the Rev. Charleston Wilson, between the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Starts at 10:10 a.m. Sunday1. Information: or call 941-955-4263.

Art and Prayer: Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, five-week summer program led by Charlotte Smith and Joanna Clendenin between the 9 and 11 a.m. services. Starts at 10:10 a.m. Sunday. Information: or 941-955-4263.

Vacation Bible School: Trinity Lutheran Church, 2200 26th St. W., Bradenton, free for children pre-K through fifth grade, 6-8 p.m. June 21-25, music, crafts, skits, snacks, scripture. Closing celebration and cookout 5:30 p.m. June 27. Registration: or go to

J-316 Soccer Camp: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3011 19th Ave. W., Bradenton, June 22-26, sign up Monday. Information: 941-748-2848

Journey of a Transgender Person of Faith: Faith United Church of Christ, 4850 State Road 64 E., Bradenton, affirming video study of the life of a UCC clergyperson who is a transgender man, 9 a.m. Sunday, June 28 and July 12, 26, 7 p.m. Tuesday June 22 and July 28. Information: The Rev. Brian Bagley-Bonner,, 941-746-8890. Any questions are accepted, hostility is not.

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.

Vacation Bible School: Providence Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 4455 30th St. E., Bradenton, 8:45 a.m.-noon, June 24-26, pre-school through fifth-grade, Pre-registration at Information: 941-301-9403.

Free Pancake Breakfast: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3011 19th Ave. W., 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27. Information: 941-748 -2848 or

Vacation Bible School Adventure: Bradenton First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., "Thailand Trek" for children 4 years to fifth grade, eat Thai treats, enjoy Bible adventures, sing and play games nightly, 6-8:30 p.m. June 29-July 3. Information: 941-794-1685.

Ditchfield Family Singers: Tabernacle Church, 4141 DeSoto Road, Sarasota, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, July 5, patriotic anthems and songs. Information: 941-355-8858.

Speaker Frank Towers: Three-day workshop "From Liberation to Displacement: The Holocaust's Unknown Legacy," 5910 Cortez Road, Bradenton, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 13-15, $36 or $10 for educators and students. Information: 941-313-9239.

Youth Camp: Bradenton First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., July 20-24, at Lake Placid Camp Conference Center, 90 miles east of Bradenton, $190, round-trip bus transportation provided. Information: 941-794-1685 or go to

Farewell Shabbat: Temple Beth El, 4200 32nd St. W., Bradenton Rabbi Harold Caminker has accepted the pulpit at the Jewish Congregation of Venice after six years in Bradenton, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 24 and 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 25. Information: 941-755-4900.

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Land Tour: Senior teaching elder Harry Morgan plans 10-day tour of Holy Land, Oct. 18-28, with Pastor Jerry Hunter of Greenville Alliance Church in Greenville, Pa., and guide Mark Sugarman. Information: Call 941-729-6600 or email


Al Katz Center: 5910 Cortez Road W., Cortez Professional Plaza, Bradenton, Jewish learning classes, programs and events open to the community; mentoring and resources on Jewish topics, including: rituals, traditions, history, Holocaust education and holidays; advocacy for Jewish and non-Jewish elders in guardianships. Information: 941-313-9239.

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. Chabad Hebrew School of the Arts: Chabad of Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch, 5712 Lorraine Road, 9:30 a.m.-noon Sundays, ages 4-13, membership not required. Information: Rabbi Mendy Bukiet, 941-752-3030. CHS is now accepting new students. Call 941-284-6390 or email Chanie 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 N., 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, 9:15, and 10:45 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. and the nursery is open from 8 a.m. 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.

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 service 10 a.m. Sunday, 512 Pine Ave., church school for children, nursery for infants and toddlers. 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 Facebook.