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 Freedom in the family
Anne Berg, retired Villages librarian, will lead a discussion of the book, Freedom in the Family, a true story by a mother-daughter team, Patricia Due and Tannanerive Due, on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m., at The nited Church of Christ, at The Villages, 12514 County Road 101, north of County Road 466 in Oxford.
Freedom in the Family is a poignant story of one family’s struggles and sacrifices during the ‘60s civil rights movement in Florida. It is not necessary to have read the book in order to attend.
All are welcome. For more information, please call the church at 748-9199 or e-mail the church office, UCCatvOffice@aol.com.
Homecoming at First Baptist
The public is invited to attend the 2013 Homecoming of The First Baptist Church of Wildwood on Sunday, March 3. This year’s theme is “Give Me That Old Time Religion”! Wear something old-fashioned if you want to add to the fun of the day! Sunday Connection will be at 9 a.m. and worship service will begin at 10 a.m. We will worship God through special music and be blessed with an inspiring message from God’s Word by Rev. Glen Money. Bro. Glen served at our church as Minister of Music and Youth from 1982 – 1984. After the worship service, everyone is invited to join us as we enjoy a potluck meal to-gether in our fellowship hall. First Baptist is at 402 Oxford Street in Wildwood, two blocks behind Wildwood City Hall. Our phone number is (352)748-1803.
Yard sale
New Hope United Methodist Church is having its annual yard sale Saturday, Feb, 16 to benefit the scholarship fund for members and friends of the church. The event will have slightly used items for sale, Homemade jellies and jams, and food to buy and eat. Come bring your friends and see are old wooden church that was es-tablished in 1830. It starts at 8 a.m. at 12725 Istachatta Rd., in Istachatta, next to Floral City. Any questions please call Linda at 352-601-3901.
Amplify Youth Group
Looking for something new in a New Year? Amplify Student Ministries is an active youth group at Oxford Assembly of God. Youth includes grades six through twelve. Amplify meets on Sunday evenings at 5:30 in the gym. Caution: Could be habit-forming! Call Youth Pastor Daniel Hahn 748-6124 for more information. Oxford Assembly of God is located on Hwy 301, just north of 466.
Blanket and clothing drive
St. Catherine’s United Methodist Church Blanket and Clothing Drive for Homeless Veterans runs through the month of February, accepting donations of blankets and men’s and women’s used clothing in good condition, at the church every Monday from 4 - 6 p.m. The church is on County Road 738B off of 301, approximately three miles south of Bush-nell. For pick up of donations or more information call Janet at 568-8554.
Fairway Christian Church
Come and enjoy the fun at Fairway’s game night on Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. No sign up required.
The Men’s breakfast will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16. The breakfast will be held at the Bridgeport Rec-reation Center in the Villages from 8-10 a.m. Bill Twaddell will be the program speaker. Sign up at Church or call 259-9305 by Feb. 10.
Financial help
Are those Christmas credit card charges coming back to haunt you? Do you stress out every month trying to figure out how to pay all the bills every month while think-ing it might be easier to squeeze blood out of a turnip? Do you dream of financial peace? Sumterville Assembly of God is offering a class to help you and your family have – Finan-cial Peace!. Sunday nights running for 9 weeks (through March 17) from 6 to 8. You can register on-line at http://www.daveramsey.com under Sumterville Assembly of God or call the church directly at 352-793-5922.
May 2013 be the year your family finds true Financial Peace.
True Woman 101
True Woman 101, an eight-week study on biblical womanhood is on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. to noon at The Refuge at Jumper Creek. The study is open to women of all faiths and provides practical help to live life as a woman of God. Meet other women with the same desire. A preschool attendant will be provided. The Refuge is at 4912 SE 7th Drive, Bush-nell. Those interested, please call 568-8400.
Support Group
Got peace? Celebrate Recovery, a biblical support program using “8 Recovery Princi-ples” meets on Monday nights at 6:30 at Oxford Assembly of God. With God’s grace, learn how to solve problems from hurts, habits and hang-ups, and become free from compulsive behaviors. Oxford Assembly of God is located on Hwy 301, just north of 466. You need not be a member of the church to attend. Child care is provided if notified in advance. For more info, email our counselor at spadg777@aol.com or call (352)748-6124.
Sunday Sing
In every month with five Sundays, Indian Hill Baptist Church opens its doors to the local community for a 5th Sunday Sing. Please join us as we worship our Lord with a mu-sical program followed by an opportunity to enjoy some great food and make new friends in our Fellowship Hall. Sunday School 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Worship Service at 11 a.m.
Prayer and worship
Prayer and praise worship services are every Sunday evening in the Microtel Meeting Room, Bushnell, doors open at 7 p.m. Prophetess Latwonda Slaughter and Pastor Eddie Slaughter, Triumphant in Christ Outreach Ministries Inc., Pinellas, will deliver the mes-sage. For more information call 568-2111.
Pray for nation
The Helping Hands Prayer Ministry of Bushnell Assembly of God invites the commu-nity to come and join us in prayer as we pray for our families, children, schools, churches, armed forces, our nation, our president, the sick and needy and those in the hospitals and nursing homes. Join us in changing our world through the power of prayer the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at Bushnell Assembly, 1451 W. C.R. 476, 793-3183. The ministry visits nursing homes and homes of sick and others on the first and third Thursday of the month.
Praying for Spiritual Awakening in America
We the people need to have a fresh encounter with God, and a reset of our priorities. We must pray for spiritual awakening in our community, for God’s presence and power in our homes and churches. While our elected leaders do matter, what matters far more is turning back to our Lord with prayer, repentance, and humility. Please join us each Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m., at Indian Hill Baptist Church as we seek God’s face and ask Him to heal our lives, our community, and our nation. Indian Hill is on the north side of C.R. 476 about five miles west of Bushnell.
Prayer group
Emmanuel Charismatic Prayer Group meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 5323 E C.R. 462, Wildwood. Everyone is invited to attend and experience the movement of the Holy Spirit, with song, praise and worship. For information call Terri DeMarco at 613-4366.