Minister’s sermon re-imagines Jesus’ story
CLEARWATER BEACH — The Rev. Herbert Freitag’s sermon for Sunday at Chapel-By-The-Sea Community Church is “Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa.” The minister will pose the question, “Would Christ have been Christ if he’d been born in a palace and took himself off the cross like a superhero?”
Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 54 Bay Esplanade. For details, visit www.chapelbythesea.net or call (727) 446-0430.
Concert series offers ‘Moonlight and Romance’
CLEARWATER — Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church’s concert series will feature “Moonlight and Romance” at 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the church, 110 S. Fort Harrison Ave.
Pianist Teresa Walters will play selections by Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Gershwin and other composers, including “Moonlight Sonata” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”
Walters, dubbed the “International First Lady of Piano,” received her doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory. As a concert artist, she has toured throughout the United States and Europe, playing at Carnegie Hall, the Esterhazy Palace in Austria and the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory. For details, visit www.TeresaWalters.com.
Suggested minimum donation is $5. A reception will be offered in fellowship hall after the concert.
For more on the concert series, visit www.PeaceMemorial.org or call the church office at (727) 446-3001 or Music Committee chair Beth Daniels at (727) 461-1818.
Women of St. Brendan to host fashion show, lunch
CLEARWATER — The St. Brendan Council of Catholic Women offers its annual fashion show and luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 13 at Clearwater Country Club, 525 North Betty Lane.
Fashions will be by Patchington of Belleair Bluffs. The event includes basket prize drawings, a 50/50 drawing, silent auction and the “Heart Tree.” The fundraiser benefits local charities.
Cost is $28, and tables of six or eight may be reserved. Call Georgette Zackey at (727) 466-6970 or Dawn Barrett at (727) 447-0375.
Christian women’s club to hold monthly luncheon
CLEARWATER — Clearwater Christian Women’s Club will host its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at Cove Cay Country Club, U.S. 19 and Haines Bayshore Boulevard.
Following a concert by Dick Morris, Kathy Baarman will talk about how she found true freedom in America.
The club isn’t affiliated with any church or denomination, and there are no dues. All men and women are welcome.
Cost is $17 inclusive. Make reservations by Feb. 7 by calling (727) 791-8762 or (727) 330-7109.
Valentine dinner & dance at Hope Presbyterian
CLEARWATER — The public is invited to Hope Presbyterian Church at 1698 S. Belcher Rd. 6 p.m. on Feb. 15 for its annual Valentine's Dinner & Dance. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (727) 531-3200. Dinner will be served in Hambley Hall followed by dancing. Both couples and singles are welcome. Visit www.HopeFamily.com for more information.
Help for families of alcoholics
Al-Anon Family Groups help families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one’s drinking. Members help each other by practicing the 12 steps of alcoholics anonymous, welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.
For more information, call (727) 548-6811 or visit al-anon-pinellas.org.