Port Charlotte United Methodist Men will have their annual Yard Sale from 8 a.m.-noon today at the church, 21075 Quesada Ave. For more information, call 941-625-4356.
Trinity United yard and bake saleTrinity United Methodist Church will host a Yard and Bake Sale from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. today at 4285 Wesley Lane, North Port. Lunch is available. Inside displays: large variety of home goods, clothing and accessories. Outside displays: small furniture, tools, walkers, etc. For more information, call Wendy Wohlfahrt at 845-407-1087 or Leslie Cook at 941-223-6504.
First United Methodist Church’s Lenten ServicesFirst United Methodist Church invites all to join them for their annual Community Lenten Worship Series featuring ministers from several churches in the Charlotte County area. Each service will be held at noon in the church’s Historic Sanctuary, 507 W. Marion Ave, Punta Gorda. Lunch will be provided in the Church Fellowship Hall following each service. For more information, visit whatis1st.com.
The schedule is as follows:
• March 18: Rev. Bob Schoolcraft, from Friendship United Methodist Church in Punta Gorda
• March 25: Capt. Israel Roseno, currently serving with the Salvation Army of Charlotte County
• April 1: Rev. George Cooks, from First Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
North Port Community Lenten ServicesThe North Port Community United Church of Christ, 3450 S. Biscayne Drive, invites all to its Lenten Journey: “Walking With Jesus” led by Pastor Attila Szemesi. Soup Suppers will be at 5 p.m. with Lenten Study at 6 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: March 18 and April 18.
Holy Week services:
• Maundy Thursday Service: 7 p.m. April 9
• Good Friday is at 7 p.m. April 10
• Easter Sunday Service: April 12 with child care provided. All services are officiated by Rev. Szemesi. A Fellowship Hour follows the service.
Free Family Fun FestA free Family Fun Fest will be from noon-4 p.m. March 21 at Cavalry Assembly of God, 3279 Sherwood Road, Port Charlotte. There will be two bounce houses and dunk tank, free games and prizes, raffles, food trucks, live music, ALIVE Drama Team, Charlotte County Fire & EMS, honoring first responders, crafts and plants. For more information, call 941-625-4450.
Daryl Mosley in concertThe community is invited to attend a concert by singer, songwriter and storyteller Daryl Mosley at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Murdock Christian Church, 17500 Elmwood Ave., Port Charlotte. The concert is free to the public but a love offering will be taken. For additional information, contact Patty Lindley at 502-262-0428.
Spring CantataThe North Port Community United Church of Christ, 3450 S. Biscayne Drive, presents its Spring Cantata “Our Father” at its 10 a.m. March 22. worship service. Directed by area musician Kimberly Campos, the “Our Father” is a creative cantata by Peter Chopin which takes both the choir and the congregation on a musical and narrative journey through the Lord’s Prayer. The Rev. Attila Szemesi officiates. Child care is provided. All are are invited to the Fellowship Hour following the service.
Garden of Eatin’ grand openingWintergarden Presbyterian Church is holding a grand opening for its Garden of Eatin’ Community Garden and Food Forest from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. March 28 at 18305 Wintergarden Ave., Port Charlotte.
Chris Golden concertPastor Garry Clark of Fellowship Church of Englewood will be hosting singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Chris Golden in concert at both the 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship Services on March 29 at 140 Rotonda Blvd., W., Rotonda. Golden was with the Oak Ridge Boys for over 17 years and now has a solo career as a Christian Country Gospel artist. In 2016, Chris Golden received the Crossover Artist of the Year Award at the 60th Annual International Country Gospel Music Association. The concerts are free. Complimentary refreshments of coffee, juice, fruit and pastries will be served in the Fellowship Hospitality Cafe beginning at 9:45 a.m. Nursery is available for both services. For more information, please call 941-475-7447 or go to fcenglewood.com.
Easter FestivalGulf Cove United Methodist Church invites all children and their families to its free Easter Festival from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 4, at the church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Gulf Cove/Port Charlotte. Each child from the very young through fifth grade child will get a basket for eggs they find. The hunt will start at 10:20 a.m. There will be food, a bounce house, face painting and more. For more information, call 941-697-1747, email GulfCoveUMC@gmail.com, or visit GulfCoveChurch.com.
Sunrise serviceThe Knights of Columbus, Council 8074, is sponsoring for the 43rd year a Sunrise Catholic Mass at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 12, at Ponce de Leon Park. Bring a neighbor and carpool to reduce the parking overflow. You may wish to bring a chair as well. All are welcome. In case of rain, Mass will be at 7 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 211 W. Charlotte Ave., Punta Gorda.
GriefShare sessionsGrieving the loss of someone close to you? Find comfort, support, and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend by attending a GriefShare session. The program is nondenominational and features biblical concepts for healing from your grief. Meetings will be held each Thursday at 6 p.m. through April 16 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4285 Wesley Lane, in North Port. This seminar/support group can be joined at any time. Call 941-421-4471 or 703-344-1521, or visit www.griefshare.org to learn more about the program.
Benefit ConcertHoly Trinity Lutheran Church, 2565 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte, will have a piano and organ benefit concert at 3:08 p.m. Sunday. Any funds raised will be used for the Caring for God’s House fund. Cecil Buchinger and Al Rozier will play sacred and Broadway songs.
Friend to FriendFriend to Friend meets from 1-3 p.m. each Tuesday at Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte (Gulf Cove area). This social gathering provides a place where adults of all ages can meet for fellowship, fun, and laughter. All you need to bring is a non-alcoholic beverage for yourself, a wide open heart, and a welcome spirit. On the third Tuesday of every month, the group meets at noon and and goes out for lunch. All are welcome to come make a friend. For more information, call 941-697-1747 or email GulfCoveUMC@gmail.com or visit GulfCoveChurch.com.