Upcoming religion events week of 10-14-2011

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Christ’s Church of Marion County
Wednesday, Oct. 12: Bible Study, “It’s Not About Me”, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15: Men’s Prayer Group, 9 a.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16: Sunday school, 10 a.m. Worship Service, 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 18: Women’s Ministries monthly meeting and dinner, 6:30 p.m.
The church is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.

Interfaith Alliance
The Faith Club, a one hour readers’ theater performance in which three women - a Jew, a Muslim and a Christian - discuss their concerns, stereotypes and misunderstandings about one another’s religions, will be presented in Ocala on Tuesday, Nov. 8, by The Interfaith Alliance of Marion County in collaboration with the Tri-County Interfaith Group. The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, 1908 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala.
The play, adapted with permission by Nancy Bell and Jean McClure of the United Church of Christ in The Villages from the best-selling book of the same title, portrays the blossoming of a profound interfaith friendship which developed among the New York women after 9/11.
The cast, directed by Nancy Bell, who also is founder and leader of the Tri-County Interfaith Group, includes: Umnia Khan, a member of the Jama Masjid in Orlando, who plays Ranya Idliby, the Muslim co-author; Rev. Mary Blocher, minister of the Unity Church in Leesburg, performs as co-author Suzanne Oliver, a Christian woman; and Phyllis Lowe, member of Temple Shalom in The Villages, portrays the Jewish co-author, Priscilla Warner. The narrator is Steve Lowe, also a member of Temple Shalom in The Villages.
For more information please e-mail TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com or telephone 352-873-9970.

Grand Sukkot celebrations and services
On Oct. 16, between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., The Chabad Jewish Center will be hosting a lively event complete with Jewish music and food, in honor of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot and in solidarity with Jews throughout the world. Many adults and children from Marion county and The Villages will come together to enjoy and partake in this community wide celebration in honor this joyous Holiday. There will be an assortment of kosher dishes, which everyone will enjoy in the largest Sukkah in North Central Florida.
The Sukkot celebration will be held at the Chabad Jewish Center, 3500 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle - Ocala. No membership is required all are welcome!
Sukkot is a Biblical Holiday, which commemorates the protective clouds that surrounded the Jewish nation as they wandered in the desert. In remembrance of that great miracle, we eat in a hut covered by bamboos or palm branches, for eight days. Jews also take four kinds of live vegetation; a citron, palm, willows and myrtle and bless then shake them together on each of the eight days.
Sukkot Services will take place at the Chabad Jewish Center, Thursday the 13th and Saturday the 22nd at 10 a.m. Both will follow with a kiddush in the sukkah.
The Chabad Jewish Center is a branch of the Lubavitch-Chabad movement, an international Chassidic organization under the leadership of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory. With over 3500 centers and establishments around the globe, it is by far the largest network of Jewish religious and social services in the world.
For further information on the above event, or if you have any questions related to Sukkot, please call Rabbi Yossi Hecht 352-291-2218 or e-mail info@jewishmarion.org.