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Upcoming church events week of 09-23-16

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Christ’s Church of Marion County
Friday, Sept.  23: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m.
Sunday,  Sept.  25: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Sept.  26: Small Group, 10 a.m.
Monday, Sept.  26: DOERS Men’s Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept.  27: Women’s Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 28: Singles Small Group, l:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 28: Small Groups.
Thursday, Sept. 29: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 30: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m.
Christ’s Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org.

Temple B’nai Darom
Temple B’nai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala is again offering complimentary tickets to High Holiday services. Services will be conducted by Rabbi Harold Jaye who has been the spiritual leader for almost 30 years.
Temple B’nai Darom is a Reform Congregation and is the oldest congregation in Ocala.
Rosh Hashanah eve services will begin on Sunday evening, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. followed by morning services at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. Yom Kippur eve (Kol Nidre) will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Yom Kippur morning services will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12 with the afternoon memorial service beginning at 4.
To receive your complimentary tickets, please call Elaine at 352-789-5617 or e-mail bnai.darom@embarqmail.com. Please include your name, address, phone number and the number of tickets you need.  

Southwest Christian Church
Special Events: Thursday, Sept. 29 Southwest will be offering flu shots through Walgreens Pharmacy from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
October is our Missions Month. We invite you to come join our family for a night of worship with Eric Clouse and Jakob Remmel from TCM on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Also come hear from Rio Bravo on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. Linda Berg will be guest speaker for the ladies with a light lunch following.
Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Brad Berg will be guest speaker with a carry in dinner following the service.
Sunday, Oct. 16 at 10:30 a.m. Alan Tison from Johnson University will be guest speaker.
Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Bill Beerman from Church Financial Resources will be guest speaker.
Sunday 9:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for children and adults. 10:30 a.m. morning worship service. 6 p.m. evening worship service. We have a staffed nursery available during the worship service.
We offer the following studies throughout the week:
Monday-Women’s Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Girl Scouts 6 p.m.
Tuesday-3rd Tuesday of every month (Sept.-June) Christian Women’s Fellowship at 10 a.m. followed by a Bible study on Women of the Bible.
Wednesday-Bible study at 7 p.m. and Bible class titled “What we believe” at 7 p.m.
Friday-3rd Friday of every month we have KFC (Kids for Christ) at 6 p.m.
You do not need to be a member to attend any of our Bible studies or services. Visitors are always welcome here at Southwest. Southwest Christian Church exists to equip Christians with a mind that knows the word of God, a heart that seeks the character of God, hands that do the work of God and feet that share the grace of God.
Southwest Christian Church, 9045 SW 60th Ave.(south off SR 200) 352-861-9080.

Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala
Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces its High Holiday schedule for 2016. All services will be held at the Enrichment Center at The First Congregational United Church of Christ 7171 State Road 200, Ocala.
Erev Rosh HaShanah: Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Rosh HaShanah Day: Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m., followed by lunch at Stone Creek Grill with Tashlich at Sholom Park. Kol Nidre: Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Yom Kippur Day: Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m.; Study Session at 4 p.m.; Yiskor at 4:30 p.m. and Closing Service at 5 p.m. followed by a potluck break the fast.
All services will be conducted by cantorial soloist Alexandra Levine.
Alexandra has been passionate about music and has been connecting with audiences since the age of three. With exposure to culture and community in her hometown of Sarasota, Florida, Alexandra has explored and experienced a range of music that has included musical theater, opera, jazz, pop and dance.
She is a graduate of the University of Florida with a B.M Magna Cum Laude and has a master’s from New York University, Summa Cum Laude in voice opera.
Her talents have taken her all over the United States and abroad as well. She has lived in Israel where she performed at the Jerusalem Music Center and Jerusalem Academy of Music.
She has recently returned from a trip to Italy where she performed operatic roles.
All services are open free to the Jewish community and no tickets are required. Donations are accepted. For further information and reservations for lunch and break the fast, please contact: Sonia at 352-307-3662 or Lois at 352-291-1308.
Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is an inclusive, progressive, contemporary Jewish community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.

Chabad House
With just a few weeks before the onset of the Jewish New Year, the question of where to attend services is high on the list for many Jews in our communities. Recognizing the often high price tag attached to the experience, The Chabad House of Ocala & The Villages is offering their friendly and welcoming services at no cost for individuals of all ages.
The Chabad Jewish Center is dedicated to removing entry barriers and ensuring that all who wish to participate in a meaningful celebration of the Jewish New Year may do so.
By providing free Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services in a warm and inclusive setting, Chabad hopes to accommodate those who may otherwise not be celebrating the holiday. Chabad’s “user-friendly” services make for an enjoyable and meaningful experience for both the beginner and the advanced. Song, commentary and the use of English-Hebrew prayer-books invite individuals of all levels to become active participants in the service.
“According to Jewish tradition, the gates of Heaven are open on the New Year, and God accepts prayers from everyone,” said Rabbi Yossi  Hecht of  The Chabad House, “That serves as our inspiration to keep our doors open as well to the entire community.”
Rabbi Yossi  continued, “The Lubavitcher Rebbe--Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory--insisted that Judaism be made accessible to all Jews. During the High Holidays, accessibility can translate into different factors for different people, such as a nonjudgmental atmosphere, affordability of the services or the ability for a beginner to follow along. Our goal is to lower the barriers of entry, and encourage each and every Jew to actively participate in these most holy and introspective days.”
For decades, Chabad-Lubavitch--an international Jewish organization that firmly believes Jewish traditions and customs are the birthright of every Jew, and that every Jew should have access to them--has made High Holiday services available free of charge, a model other synagogues and organizations around the world are aiming to replicate.
Rosh Hashanah begins this year at sundown on Sunday, Oct. 2 and extends until nightfall on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Yom Kippur begins this year at sundown on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and extends until nightfall on Wednesday, Oct. 12.
While there is no cost to attend services they do request that you RSVP online at www.ourchabad.org. Additionally, The Chabad House will be hosting Rosh Hashana Dinner on BOTH nights of Rosh Hashana RSVP is required for dinner. Space is limited.  To RSVP please visit www.ourchabad.org
For more information about The Chabad House services or to reserve a space, visit www.our chabad.org or call 352-330-4466.

Maranatha Baptist Church
Maranatha Baptist Church extends a special invitation to everyone who would like to experience a church family. We are a multi-cultural church, where all are welcomed. We are a family and want everyone to experience that love. Maranatha Baptist Church doctrine is totally Bible-based. All ages are welcome.
Sunday 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages.
10:45 a.m. Adult morning worship service and Junior Church for our children.
6 p.m. Evening services.
Wednesday 6:45 p.m. prayer time and Bible study.
A nursery is provided for infants to 3 years old at all services.
Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail. Please call 352-347-5683 for further information and/or directions to the church.