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.