Upcoming religion events week of 11-11-11

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Countryside Presbyterian
Countryside Presbyterian Church celebrates Christ the King Sunday on Nov. 20 at its 10:30 a.m. worship service.This final Sunday in the church year is a celebration of the coming reign of Christ the King. The church is at 7768 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala.
For information, call the church office at 352-237-4633.

Unique Shabbat experience
Have you thought of participating in an enjoyable and easy Shabbat experience? Well here it is! At Friday Night Live, you will experience a combination of a joyful, meaningful and upbeat Kabbalat Shabbat Service followed by a four-course traditional Shabbat dinner.
The melodious tunes of the traditional but contemporary Kabbalat Shabbat combined with the tastes of the delicacies of Shabbat will leave you energized, uplifted and ready to take on a new week. No prior knowledge, affiliation, or membership is necessary. No charge but donations to our center are welcome.
Friday Night Live will take place this Friday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County. 3500 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle. To RSVP or for further information please contact our office at 352-291-2218 or e-mail us at info@jewishmarin.org. For more info or to find out about our many programs and services please visit our website www.JewishMarion.org.

Temple Beth Shalom
You are cordially invited to join us for the joyous dedication of a new Torah Scroll being given to Temple Beth Shalom. This will take place on Friday night, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the temple located at 1109 N.E. 8th Ave, Ocala. Don’t miss celebrating this happy occasion as it will be a VERY special service dedicating a new Torah Scroll at Temple Beth Shalom. The service will be led by temple’s new rabbi, Ze’ev Harari, there will be some wonderful music and surprises. Oneg Shabbat (reception) following. Please call 352-629-3587 or visit www.jewishocala.com.

Joy Lutheran Church
Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 6:45 p.m. there will be a special contemporary worship service to celebrate Thanksgiving at Joy Lutheran Church. Pastor Edward Holloway, Jr. Senior Pastor will provide the message, “Just Thanks.” Communion will be served and music will be provided by the Joy Choir. Participants are asked to bring canned goods to donate to Interfaith. All are welcome.
Sunday, Nov. 27 is the First Sunday of Advent. On this day, the women of Joy Lutheran Church will have their ThankOffering Sunday in which they conduct the entire service at 8:15 and 11 a.m. The offerings collection will be sent to the ELCA headquarters to be used for national church programs, such as, scholarships, World Relief, World Hunger, Global Missions and Bible studies.
The following four Wednesdays in Advent at 6:45 pm, the Rev. Edward Holloway, Jr. Senior Pastor, will conduct the services and provide the message regarding the “Star Story.” There will be “The Fallen Star, The Promised Star, The Guiding Star and the Perfect Star.” All are welcome to attend these services.
Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala.
For further information call 352-854-4509 ext. 221.

Christ’s Church
of Marion County
Saturday, Nov. 12: Men’s Prayer Group, 9 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 13: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Sunday “Thanksgiving dinner” follows the service plus a Silent Auction Bake and Craft Sale.
Tuesday, Nov. 15: Women’s Ministry Meeting, fellowship and dinner, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 16: Bible Study, “It’s Not About Me,” 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23: Thanksgiving Eve Prayer Service, 7 p.m.
Christ’s Church of MarionCounty, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Phone is 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.

Maranatha Baptist Church
It is that time of year again when we all start to think of the meaning of Christmas. The annual shoe box drive is scheduled to continue until Sunday, Nov. 13. The boxes will be collected on Wednesday, Nov. 17. “Share God’s Love and the joy of Christmas by packing a gift-filled shoe box for a hurting child overseas.
Your simple gift can make an eternal difference.” The Church will have shoe boxes available beginning Sunday, Oct. 23. They are grouped as follows: boys, ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14 years old, and the same for girls, ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14 years old.
Maranatha Baptist Church is located at: 525 Marion Oaks Trail, in Marion Oaks; the phone number for further information is: 352-347-5683.

Congregation Beth Israel
 of Ocala
Congregation Beth Israel will hold a Shabbat evening service on Friday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. at the Collins Resource Center, Suite 303, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala.
The service will feature joyous singing and up-lifting music and a special Torah learning session based on the portion of the week. The service leaders will be Judi Siegal, president of the congregation and former Jewish educator and Sonia Peterson, treasurer of the congregation.
The congregation is under the guidance of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, a liberal, contemporary, branch of Judaism. All are warmly welcome to attend! For further information contact Judi 352-237-8277, email: bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website: bethisraelocala.org.

College Road
Baptist Church
We Are Back ! College Road Baptist Church starts our new season of Young At Heart.
On Nov. 17 at noon, a Christian illusionist, Don Townsend, will be our guest. Look for more new performances every third Thursday, of each month. Bring a covered dish to share and your neighbors. A ride can be provided by calling the church 352-237-5741.
We look forward to seeing you at 5010 S.W. College Road, just off State Road 200.