Religion Week Calendar

Published: Saturday, February 1, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 31, 2003 at 11:14 p.m.
  • "Ultimate Shabbat": Today's events begin at 10 a.m. at the Lubavitch Jewish Center, 2021 NW 5th Ave. (five blocks north of the stadium). Shacharit, Torah reading, Mussaf followed by Kiddush. Torah Class at 4 p.m. and presentation, "A Jew on Wall Street," by Steve Eisenberg. Ultimate Havdallah: Live New York Jewish music and Israeli style and falafel snacks at 8 p.m. Family Weekend: Shabbat dinner 7:30 p.m. Friday, and a brunch for UF students and their parents, 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. (336-5877)
  • Gospel Sing: The Sunshine State Quartet at 7 p.m. tonight at North Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Alachua. The Rev. Edwin A. Gardner invites everyone to this performance by one of Florida's most outstanding male quartets. (386-462-3317 or 380-0699)
  • Building a Culture of Peace and Non-violence starts with Networking for Peace, 7 p.m. tonight at University United Methodist/Emmanuel Mennonite Church, featuring a talk by John Stoner, Coordinator of Every Church A Peace Church. On Sunday, Stoner teaches adult Sunday school class and preaches at Emmanuel Mennonite. (377-6577)
  • Being a Jewish Woman: Unravel the myths and truths of Torah's views on feminism, 9 p.m. Sunday. Lubavitch Jewish Center, 2012 NW 5th Ave. Presented by Chanie Goldman.
  • Charles Billingsley, former lead singer for Newsong and worship leader for Jerry Falwell's Thomas Road Baptist Church, helps Trinity Baptist celebrate its 19th Homecoming; 9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible study, 10:45 a.m. worship service. The church is on Highway 21, 2-1/2 miles south of Keystone Heights. (473-7261)
  • Children's Choral Festival: More than 100 voices, including choristers from First Presbyterian, Holy Trinity Episcopal, First United Methodist, St. Augustine and the Gainesville Youth Chorus, under the direction of assistant professor Kimberly VanWeelden of Florida State University, 4 p.m. Sunday at Holy Trinity Episcopal, 100 NE 1st St. Child care provided. (378-1527)
  • Nascar Legend Bill Elliott, 7 p.m. Monday at Trinity Baptist Church, 800 Hammond Blvd., Jacksonville, to discuss the upcoming racing season and his faith in Christ. Elliott's No. 9 Evernham Dodge will be present, and a drawing will be held for NASCAR memorabilia. (904-596-2400)
  • First Central Baptist Association will convene for an extra day session at 10 a.m. Tuesday at New St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Lake City, the Rev. Anthony White, Pastor.
  • Mid-Life: The Search for the Authentic Spiritual Self, women's seminar 7-9 p.m. Thursday led by counselor Joan B. Frazier, at Marywood Retreat Center, Jacksonville, $8. (904-287-2525 or 888-287-2539)
  • Radical Praise, Worship and Revival Ministry, Fresh Anointing Ministries, The Destiny of a Prophetic, Radical Generation, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Gainesville Girls Club, 2101 NW 39th Ave. For more information, call Russ and Yvonne Rutler 336-6216 or 256-5060, or e-mail to
  • The Jody Brown Indian Family, in concert 7 p.m. Friday at Eden Baptist Church, and The Floridians in concert, 7 p.m. Feb. 8; child care provided; two miles north of Hawthorne on CR 219 A. (352-481-2958)
  • "Working Across Religious Lines to Promote Peace": Will Finnin of Southern Methodist University speaks at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Hospice House, 4200 NW 90th Blvd. Call Eve MacMaster, 377-6577, or e-mail to
  • Majid Naini, "Mysteries of the Universe and Rumi's Discoveries of the Majestic Path of Love," service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9; workshop at 1:30 p.m., $20, at the Seraphim Center, 309 NE 39th Ave. Visit or call 373-3133.
  • Basso Thomas Paul presents a solo vocal concert with pianist Boaz Sharon, UF School of Music, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 300 SW 2nd Ave. Featuring ballads by Schubert, Maurice Ravel, Faure and Cole Porter. Free-will offering accepted. (378-1527)
  • Rev. William Sinkford, national president of the Unitarian Universalist Association, visits the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Sunday, Feb. 9. Part of the church's 50th fellowship anniversary. (377-1669)
  • Christian Mediation: The Practice of Silent Prayer in the Modern World, a retreat, Feb. 21-23 led by Gene Bebeau and Elizabeth Hillman, at Marywood Retreat Center, Jacksonville. Cost: $143 private room, $121 double, $71 commuter. Advance registration required. (904-287-2525 or 888-287-2539)
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