Religion Almanac: Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Mark Dubbeld Family Concert: Happy Gospel ChurchBradenton, 1915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton, 6 p.m. Sunday, love offering. Information: 941-756-6942.
Mark Dubbeld Family Concert: Happy Gospel ChurchBradenton, 1915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton, 6 p.m. Sunday, love offering. Information: 941-756-6942.

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Halloween: Northwest Baptist Church, 7913 Ninth Ave. NW, Bradenton, free food, gifts, fun inflatable obstacle course and candy 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-795-7029 or go to

Trick or Trunk: Palma Sola Presbyterian Church parking lot, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, family fun, bounce house, candy and food. Information: 941-792-3141.

Night of Light: The Tabernacle Church, 4141 DeSoto Road, Sarasota, free, non-scary family alternative to Halloween from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, theme is "Clowns, Costumes and Candy," petting zoo, crafts, pony rides, archery, hayrides, inflatable bounce houses, giant slide, inflatable obstacle course, wrecking ball, soccer goal, kiddie train, carnival games, sweet treats, vendors such as Chick-fil-A, Taco Truck, Sno-cones and barbecue. Outreach Ministry will provide free groceries and clothing for those in need. Information: 941-355-8858 or go to

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Autumn Book Study: Faith United Church of Christ, 4850 State Road 64 E., Bradenton "Living at God's Speed, Healing in God's Time" by Chaplain Charles Sidoti and Rabbi Akiva Feinstein, beginning 9-10:15 a.m. Sunday, and 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday through December, open to all, Information: 941-746-8890 to sign up in advance by Oct. 15 deadline.

Annual Fall Yard Sale: Oneco United Methodist Church 2112 53rd Ave. E., across from Oneco Elementary, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 6-7, food and drinks.

Ware's Creek Boys Concert: Palma Sola Presbyterian Church 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 4 p.m. Nov. 8, barber shop-style gospel music, free will offering, reception to follow. Information: 941-792-3141.

Speaker Dr. Louie Bustle: Bradenton First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., Bradenton, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 8, Bustle is director of Nazarene Missions International, special recognition of veterans, too. Information: 941-812-1923.

Latin Dance Night: The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 8, learn from Dynasty Dance

Club instructors, feast on Latin cuisine and wine, $18 per RSVP or $25 at the door. Information: Email or

Kristallnacht Commemoration: First public performance at Jewish Federation of Sarasota/Manatee, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, at Federation Campus. Information: or call 941-355-8011.

Speaker is Judge Charles Davis: Bradenton First Church of the Nazarene, 1616 59th St. W., Bradenton, retired appeals court judge, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11. Davis is chairman of the General Board of the Nazarene denomination with more than 2 million members. He will also speak at Manatee County Ministers meeting at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12. Information: 941-755-4271.

Hope for the Holidays: Manatee United Church, 315 15th St. E., Bradenton, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 14, Reclaiming Hope, Recreating Tradition workshop on coping with change, loss and transition during holiday season, facilitated by Pastor Sharon Davis, licensed mental health counselor. Information: 941- 746-0101.

Rummage Sale: St Mary's Episcopal Church, 1010 24th Ave. W., Palmetto, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 14, homemade bake sale and other items such as clothing and furniture. Information: 941-722-5292.

Hope for the Holidays: Manatee United Methodist Church, 315 15th St. E., Bradenton, workshop on coping with change, loss, and transition during holiday season, facilitated by Pastor Sharon Davis, licensed mental health counselor, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 14. Information: 941-746-0101.

Holiday Craft Fair: Roser Community Church, 512 Pine Ave. in Fellowship Hall, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 14, lunch available, bake sale, volunteers needed. Information: 610-253-3839 or go to

Don and Jadene Boot Concert: First Baptist Church of Ellenton, 1707 36th Ave. E., Palmetto, 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 15. Information: or call 941-722-4376.

Art and Soul Course: Rosh Chodesh Society, women's division of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, seven-session series for women drawing on seven art forms -- painting, music, literature, dance, architecture, clothing design, and culinary arts -- allowing students to gain a deeper appreciation of these seven art forms and how they can be applied to enhance our daily lives, Chanie Bukiet of Chabad of Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch will teach Tuesdays starting Nov. 17. Information: Go to

Our Daily Bread: Living Lord Lutheran Church, 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch, collecting hygiene items for the needy. Donations go directly to Our Daily Bread for distribution. Suggested items are travel-size shampoo, toothpaste, soap, toothbrushes and combs. Drop gifts at the church 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays. Information: 753-9365.

Volunteers Needed: Sarasota County Jail Nite Ministry, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, for more than 100 inmates, volunteers needed. Information: Call Tom Kema 941-756-2322.


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, contemporary services 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Sanctuary and 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Fellowship Hall; 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. traditional services Sunday in Sanctuary, contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Adult Bible study, 4:15 p.m. Saturday and 9:15 a.m. Sunday in Fellowship Hall, 9:15 a.m. Sunday school in Fellowship Hall. Men's at 7 a.m. and Women's at 10 a.m. Bible study Wednesday in Wayman Still administration building. No charge and community invited to all. 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.

Braden River Presbyterian Church: 5150 Peridia Blvd. E., Bradenton, 9 a.m. Sunday contemporary and 10:30 a.m. traditional services with the Rev. Glenn Buzbee. Information:

Center for Spiritual Living (A Science of Mind Community): 4200 32nd St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-756-0400.

Centro Restauracion Pacto Eterno Ministries: 2204 58th Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-932-0984 or 941-840-8664 or go to Pastor Jhonatan Zambrano.

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.

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.

Church of Christ in Cortez: 12111 45th Ave., Cortez, new minister Bruce Hudson, hear him at Bible study 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by 11 a.m. worship and and at 7 p.m. Bible study Wednesday. All welcome. Information: 941-545-6760.

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

Living Lord Lutheran Church: 11107 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch, Christian education classes age 4 through grade five, fellowship, music, Bible verses and stories, activities and crafts, 8-9:15-10:30 a.m. service Sundays. Sunday school at 9:15 and nursery open 8 a.m.-noon. Pastor Jeff Gross, Bible study 1 p.m. Wednesday. Information: 941-753-9365.

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. Book Club 11 a.m. second Monday monthly. "Faith and Doubt Q&A" dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, study at 6:35 p.m. 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.

Redeemer Lutheran Church: 6311 Third Ave. W., 7 p.m. choir Wednesday and 10 a.m. Sunday, quilters 9-11 a.m. Thursday, 12:30 p.m. women's Bible study, also collecting items for Thanksgiving baskets for Family Promise. Information: 941-792-5990.

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.

Sarasota Jewish Chorale Rehearsal: Jewish Federation Campus, Sarasota, 7 p.m. Thursday at Hecht School, eager for new singers for 17th season, Ability to read music preferred, all voice parts an faiths welcome. Information: 941-355-8011 or go to

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.

Trinity Lutheran Church: 2200 26th St. W., Bradenton, BibleSong Forming Strong Faith Families intergenerational faith formation series with songs, art, scripture and more, 10-10:50a.m. every Sunday.

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.