Chapel plans annual beach walk, breakfast
CLEARWATER BEACH — The Fifth Annual Chapel-By-The-Sea Beach Walk, featuring a stroll along Clearwater Beach followed by a pancake breakfast, starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Palm Pavilion, 18 Bay Esplanade.
The event supports the Religious Community Services Food Bank, and participants are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations. The event begins with coffee and snacks at the Palm Pavilion at 7:30 a.m. before the two-mile walk along the beach to the Hyatt Hotel and back to Chapel-By-The-Sea, where pancakes will be served.
All participants will receive a T-shirt and goodie bag of favors donated by Clearwater Beach merchants. In addition, there will be a silent auction during breakfast. Registration fees are $20 for adults, $10 for children (ages 6-18) and free for children younger than 6.
Register at the church, 54 Bay Esplanade, at www.chapelbythesea.net or the morning of the walk. Those who want to attend the breakfast only pay $8.
Last year's walk generated food and donations of more than $10,000 for RCS. The agency provides food, shelter, safety and clothing to more than 35,000 Pinellas County residents during the year.
“This is a great way to start the year with exercise, a great breakfast and by supporting a worthy community organization,” Fred Bickel, a member of the beach walk committee, said in a news release.
For additional information, call Shari Maxwell at (727) 446-0430.
Chapel's Sunday sermon – “What's in It for Me?”
In other Chapel-By-The-Sea news, the Rev. Herb Freitag's Sunday sermon is “What's in It for Me?” Tenor section leader Jared Acuff will sing the solo. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.
Hope Presbyterian to host treasure trunk and rummage sale
CLEARWATER – The congregation of Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Rd, will host a neighborhood treasure trunk and rummage sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.
Vendors interested in selling personal items during the parking lot treasure trunk sale are required to purchase a ticket ($10 in advance or $15 on the day of the event). Items can be sold from the trunk. Call the church office at (727) 531-3200 for more information. Sellers may keep the profits from the sale of personal items.
The congregation will also host their annual rummage sale that day at Hambley Hall. A variety of books, toys, house wares, furniture, holiday items, and electronics will be available. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the mission and ministries of Hope Church.
Hot dogs, snacks, treats, and beverages can also be purchased at a nominal fee.
Call (727) 531-3200 for more information or visit www.HopeFamily.com.
Soup & salad luncheon Hope
CLEARWATER – The public is invited to “break bread” with members of the Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Rd., following the Sunday sermon.
The $6 lunch includes soup, salad with choice of toppings, and a beverage while enjoying fellowship and making new friends.
Call (727) 531-3200 for more information. Dining begins at approximately 11:45 a.m. following Hope's morning worship. www.HopeFamily.com.
Largo Christian Fellowship Church Sunday Worship
LARGO – The Christian Fellowship Church, located at 900 Starkey Road in Largo, is taking a new direction in worship with a contemporary service that begins each Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
A main feature of the service is music presented by worship leader Terry Rogers. The sermon will be presented by Pastor Steve Gulbronson. This contemporary worship service attracts both youth and adults. For more information, call (727) 581-1742.