St. CharlesSt. Charles Knights of Columbus Council 5399 will hold a breakfast from 7:45-10:30 a.m. June 12 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Parish Center, 21505 Augusta Ave, Port Charlotte. Breakfast will include scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, juice and coffee and all you can eat plain, chocolate chip, or fruit pancakes. Adults are $8 and children 8 and under are $3. In honor of Fathers’ Day, Fathers eat free. The public is invited.
Vacation Bible SchoolSpark Studios, Vacation Bible School at Liberty Community Church, 2759 Wylam Drive, North Port (on Veterans Blvd. between Orlando and Harbor), will be 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 13-17. This is a free event for children age 4 through sixth grade. Register at libertycommunity.church, or contact director Trish Stancil at 941-456-1959.
Vacation Bible SchoolGulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte (Gulf Cove), offers Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 13-17, for kids aged 4 through fifth grade. For more information, visit GulfCoveChurch.com or call 941‑979‑9927. Forms should be returned by June 9. Registration is limited to 60 children.
Vacation Bible SchoolSt. Francis of Assisi Church, 5265 Placida Road, Englewood, is hosting Vacation Bible School “God’s Wonder Lab.” Open to children first to sixth grade, 9 a.m. to noon June 20-24. Register at www.sfoachurch.com or call 941-697-4899 and press 3.
Calling all singersBion Cantorum, a nonprofit vocal ensemble, is seeking singers for a July 3 concert. Rehearsals will continue Tuesday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Punta Gorda, 25250 Airport Road, Punta Gorda. For more information, contact Jean Finks at 941-626-1070, Joan Byron at 941-661-1553 or Denny Ausman at 941-204-2900.
Christ Community United Methodist Church Thrift Store, 27000 Sunnybrook Road, Harbour Heights, is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Find household items, clothing, furniture and much more! Proceeds support outreach programs for the community. For more information call the church office at 941-629-1593.
Closet of Hope at Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte, offers free clothing for children and adults of all ages. The closet is open from 9:30 a.m. to noon the first and third Saturday of each month (except holidays). People must present a photo ID at the door which reflects their residence in Charlotte County or in Englewood, North Port or Venice in Sarasota County. Clothing donations are accepted when the Closet is open.
Crafty Ladies of Gulf Cove United Methodist Church don't meet in June and July, however their hand-crafted items remain available for purchase by calling MaryEllen at 941-697-6384 for an appointment. Thursday hours of 9-11:30 a.m. will resume Aug. 4 in Oaks Cove, the small building behind the church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte.
Crafty Ladies of Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, will sell items from 9-11:30 a.m. Thursdays (except holidays) at Oak’s Cove, the small building behind the church. Call MaryEllen at 941-697-6384 to make an appointment for another day. Email GulfCoveUMC@gmail.com; website GulfCoveChurch.com.
Jesus Loves You Ministry Thrift Store, 1734 Cedarwood St., Port Charlotte, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Jesus Loves You Ministry provides mobile outreach to the homeless in the area.
St. David’s Thrift Shop, at 485 Indiana Ave., Englewood, is looking for volunteers. Volunteer hours are flexible. Call Helen Diaguila at 941-474-1047. The St. Vincent de Paul Resale Shop/St.Max is at 17753 Toledo Blade Blvd. Port Charlotte.
Men’s prayer breakfastFellowship Church of Englewood is having its monthly men’s prayer breakfast from 8-9 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month at 140 Rotonda Blvd., Rotonda. For more information, call 941-475-7447.
Choir, bell ringersBurnt Store Presbyterian Church’s traditional choir meets at 5 p.m. Thursdays for practice at the church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. The contemporary choir meets at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Bell ringers meet at 4 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call 941-639-0001 email email@example.com or go to www.bspconline.org
Project Phoenix looking for volunteers
Project Phoenix is a nonprofit organization that runs a resale store at 36 Dearborn St., Englewood. It works with local outreach programs and churches in the area. The resale store is short on volunteers. It is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 978-479-8289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Wintergarden Presbyterian, 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte, drive through food pantry is open from noon-4 p.m. Thursday.
• Free food will be given away from 4-5:30 p.m. every Thursday in a drive-thru manner at Community Life Center, 19048 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-629-0999.
• Free baked goods will be given away between 9:30-10:15 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Praise Tabernacle, 18350 Edgewater Drive, Port Charlotte. For more information, call 941-766-9995.
• The Seventh-day Adventist Community Center has a food pantry open every Thursday from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 1655 Taylor Road, Punta Gorda. For more information, call 941-916-1332.To submit religious news, email email@example.com. Submissions will be edited for length. Announcements will run on a space-available basis. To purchase an ad to guarantee a spot in the paper for an event, call Display Advertising at 941-206-1000.