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The Venice Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2375 S. Seaboard Ave., Venice, will host “Amazing Discoveries in Ancient Lands,” a free five-evening, multimedia presentation Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6:30 p.m. World-renown Professor Drago Obradovic will present Bible-supported archeological discoveries fro…

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“Music doesn’t need to be complicated to be beautiful,” states Dr. Marcelle (Marcie) Schiff, new director of music at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice. Schiff was recently chosen as the music director after an extensive four-month search by a five-member committee of the Uni…

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FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Co.)-Korea, Gwangju Children’s Choir has been invited to come and minister in Venice. Performance dates are: SATURDAY, Jan. 12, 2 p.m., Village on the Isle, 920 S. Tamiami Trail, 941-202-4614; and at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) (full concert), …

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FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Co.)-Korea, Gwangju Children’s Choir has been invited to come and minister in Venice. Performance dates are: SATURDAY, Jan. 12, 2 p.m., Village on the Isle, 920 S. Tamiami Trail, 941-202-4614; and at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) (full concert), …

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On Dec. 23, 2018, at Venice, Florida’s historic St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 508 Riviera St., Fr. Calvin Lee Davis celebrated the Holy Eucharist in thanksgiving for the 50-year anniversary of his ordination to the Sacred priesthood, which was Dec. 23, 1968 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Tam…

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South Venice Baptist Church, with First Baptist Church of Nokomis, held a Living Christmas Tree presentation Dec. 8 and 9. SVBC has held this unique Venice Singing Christmas Tree event for over 40 years. The church is located at 3167 Englewood Road as it corners U.S. Hwy. 41 South and Baffin Drive.

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“Music doesn’t need to be complicated to be beautiful,” states Dr. Marcelle (Marcie) Schiff, new director of music at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice. Schiff was recently chosen as the music director after an extensive four-month search by a five-member committee of the Uni…

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FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Co.)-Korea, Gwangju Children’s Choir has been invited to come and minister in Venice. Performance dates are: SATURDAY, Jan. 12, 2 p.m., Village on the Isle, 920 S. Tamiami Trail, 941-202-4614; and at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) (full concert), …

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As part of its 2018-2019 Winter Concert Series, First Baptist Church of Venice will present the Talley Family for a free musical concert this coming Sunday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m.

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FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Co.)-Korea, Gwangju Children’s Choir has been invited to come and minister in Venice. Performance dates are: SATURDAY, Jan. 12, 2 p.m., Village on the Isle, 920 S. Tamiami Trail, 941-202-4614; and at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) (full concert), …

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On Dec. 23, 2018, at Venice, Florida’s historic St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 508 Riviera St., Fr. Calvin Lee Davis celebrated the Holy Eucharist in thanksgiving for the 50-year anniversary of his ordination to the Sacred priesthood, which was Dec. 23, 1968 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Tam…

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Elder Dr. Nancy L. Wilson, pastor and Christian LGBTQ+ activist, is the 2019 recipient of the Mother Eagle Award. The award will be presented Jan. 10 at the Q Christian Fellowship conference in Chicago, Illinois.

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What a wonderful way to start the New Year in Florida, by sharing an evening with The Hyssong Family at Harvest Chapel. They are always well-received and have blessed us all so much that we can’t wait to welcome them to the new Harvest Chapel sanctuary.

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Harvest Chapel of Venice is again offering yearly “grief share” meetings for those suffering from loss that has affected their heart and soul over the holidays.

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South Venice Baptist Church, with First Baptist Church of Nokomis, held a Living Christmas Tree presentation Dec. 8 and 9. SVBC has held this unique Venice Singing Christmas Tree event for over 40 years. The church is located at 3167 Englewood Road as it corners U.S. Hwy. 41 South and Baffin Drive.

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Several members of the Jewish Congregation of Venice lit their Chanukah menorahs together at Shabbat services on Friday, Dec. 7, lighting up the sanctuary with candles and fellowship as they celebrated the sixth night of Chanukah.

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Sometime in the 1430s a man named Giovanni Giocondo was born in the Italian city-state of Verona. Becoming first a Dominican novitiate and then a Franciscan friar, Giocondo grew to be an accomplished architect, builder and classical scholar of more than a little note.

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For those who have suffered a major loss, the Congregational Care Ministry of Christ Lutheran Church, Englewood, will provide a comforting “Blue Holiday” service Saturday, Dec. 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at 701 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. Evening of Roses, a local harp and flute duo, and Michele Pru…

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Born and raised in Miami, Florida, I was not very familiar with the concept of winter.

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The Ditchfield Family Singers will perform Christmas concerts on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. at New Life Church, 5800 Tamiami Trail South, Venice. Admission is free; a love offering for the family will be received during each concert. Everyone is welcome; call 941-493-0775.

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