To be a Christian is to be drawn into a relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. It involves a spiritual journey of sorts, a journey that ultimately leads to “home.”
VENICE - Experience sense of spirituality under the stars at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21 when The Tikvah Center, in conjunction with the Jewish Congregation of Venice celebrates Havdalah at the Beach.
Aiden Nisberg celebrated his bar mitzvah on Feb. 21, at a service officiated at by Rabbi Ben Shull and Cantor Marci Vitkus at the Jewish Congregation of Venice.
• “The Racial Monologues,” created and performed by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Port Charlotte will be at 7 p.m. performing Monday March 2 In the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice, 1971 Pinebrook Road, off Edmonsdson. The event features personal stor…
VENICE — Jewish residents of the local Sarasota County area, whether year-round or part-time, who are interested in becoming part of a Jewish house of worship, are invited to attend an open house on Sunday, March 15 at the Jewish Congregation of Venice.
The Bay Cantorial Association will present its 17th annual concert at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2 at the Jewish Congregation of Venice.
VENICE — Amish and Mennonite local history, culture, practices and beliefs will be presented by J.B. Miller at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice, 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice.
Award-winning author and storyteller Elizabeth Ellis will present some of her humorous and poignant stories on Saturday, Feb. 22 starting at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice, 1971 Pinebrook Road, Venice.
The Old Testament book of Judges depicts a chaotic time after the Children of Israel reached the Promised Land. Israel’s Twelve Tribes weren’t even getting along with each other, let alone anyone else.
• Venice Interfaith Community Association presents American Racism, America’s Most Challenging Issue at 7 p.m. Mondays at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 790 South Tamiami Trail, Venice. Talks will be followed by audience discussion. Free admission, donations accepted. The American Racism series c…
“When Jesus had finished saying all this to the people who were listening, he entered Capernaum. There a centurion’s servant, whom his master valued highly, was sick and about to die.
SARASOTA — Award-winning Broadway and cabaret star, Jeff Harnar is coming to St. Boniface on Siesta Key for a show at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. He will sing from the 1959 Broadway Songbook.
VENICE — A nonprofit promoting the constitutional principle of separation of state and church has notified the city council that beginning its meetings with an invocation is a “constitutional violation.”
• Venice Interfaith Community Association presents American Racism, America's Most Challenging Issue at 7 p.m. Mondays at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 790 South Tamiami Trail, Venice. The talk will be followed by lively audience discussion. Free admission, donations accepted. American Racism Se…
Thanks to a team of volunteers, the Jan. 18 rummage sale was a big success. They included Peter Walker, Dave Beall, Janet Lawlor, chairperson, Barbara Johnson and Lois Cottrill
A quote in the Book of Genesis says, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps …
Hebrews 11:6: But without faith it is impossible to please God: for He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarded of them that diligently seek Him.
I have been to many funerals, including those in which the body was cremated, but I had never been to an actual cremation — where the body is set into the oven in full view of those in attendance.
SARASOTA — Churches on the Suncoast will soon have an extra layer of security, and it’ll all come from one of the apps that you can have placed on your cellphone.
VENICE — In response to a rise in acts of violence directed at Jewish people, the American Jewish Committee encouraged Jews and others to take photos of themselves wearing Jewish attire or Jewish symbols and post those pictures on social media.
• Venice Peace Project holds meditation the second Thursday of every month from 5 to 6 p.m. at the William H. Jervey Jr. Venice Public Library, 300 S. Nokomis Ave., Venice. Sit in silence, meditate, pray, hold good thoughts. Visit: VenicePeaceProject.org.
Christian concert artist Lenee Schroeder will present a program of spiritual music entitled “Simply Worship” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at Christ Venice United Methodist Church, 1475 Center Road, beginning in the church’s sanctuary.
A crowd turned out in Venice’s Centennial Park Sunday to help Chabad of Venice & North Port celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. Its Grand Hanukkah Klezmer Festival featured music, food and special guest Helga Melmed, a Holocaust survivor who was celebrating her 94th birthday.