Hope House Community

Social CenterHope House Community Social Center, 14200 Hopewell Ave., Port Charlotte, is a safe and supporting environment with crafts, games, baking, snacks, movies, music and events. Wonderful Wednesdays take place weekly from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Terrific Tuesdays are from 10 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact the office from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 941-697-2345.

Grief ShareBurnt Store Presbyterian Church is offering a faith-based Grief Share program, open to all suffering from the loss of a loved one. This will be a 10-week program, entitled “From Mourning to Joy,” from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays beginning Oct. 1 at the church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. Each participant will be provided a Grief Share workbook at a cost of $15. There are no other costs. Each session involves a video and group discussion. The group leaders are experienced in leading Grief Share programs. For more information, contact Jon Shattuck at 941-661-5370.

To register, call the church office at 941-639-0001, or by email to office@bspconline.org.

Pancake breakfastPort Charlotte United Methodist Men will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the church, 21075 Quesada Ave., Port Charlotte. The cost is $5 per person. Children 6 and under eat free; ages 7-12 only $2; and those over 90 eat free. Breakfast includes: all the pancakes one can eat, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, orange juice, coffee and tea.

For more information, call 941-625-4356.

Blessing of the animalsBurnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda, will have its 5th annual blessing of the animals at 10 a.m. Oct. 5. Last year, Pastor Tim blessed 39 dogs, six cats, two birds and one rabbit. All animals are welcome, but should be in cages or on leashes.

For more information, contact the church office at 941-639-0001 or by email to office@bspconline.org.

Patriotic concertA tribute to veterans concert is being planned for 7 p.m. Nov. 8 at Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. The proceeds will go to the Southwest Florida Honor Flight and to Paws for Veterans. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Concert tickets are $20. Seating is limited. Tickets are available from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the church.

To submit religious news, email calendar@yoursun.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.

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