Community Services

Chapel plans sermon

CLEARWATER BEACH — The Rev. Herb Freitag's sermon at 10:30 a.m. worship Sunday at Chapel-By-The-Sea Community Church, 54 Bay Esplanade, is “A womb with a view.” He'll ask the question: Are we clinging desperately to what we feel is safe and secure; familiar and comfortable?
Adult Sunday School starts at 9:15 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Hartung providing a synopsis of the New Testament. Youth Sunday School starts with church at 10:30. Coach pick-up schedule and route are available by calling the office at (727) 446-0430. Thursday Bible study starts at 10:30 a.m.
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Non-Trivial Pursuits offers variety of Monday programs

CLEARWATER BEACH — Chapel by the Sea, 54 Bay Esplanade, offers the free educational program Non-Trivial Pursuits at 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Here's what's coming up:
 • Monday — Playwright, director, storyteller and actress Nan Colton will portray a famous mystery writer in the presentation “Agatha Christie — It's all a mystery!”
• March 24 — Jeff Hartzog, general manager of the Capitol Theatre, will present “Inside the Theater: From Old to New!”
• March 31 — Nan Jensen of Pinellas County Extension will give a talk on “Power Up Your Plate:  Foods that Pack a Nutritional Punch!”
• April 7 — John Perodeau of the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum will speak about “The Autos of the Past, Here in the Future!”
To reserve a seat, call (727) 446-0430 or e-mail

Girls in need can get help for Prom

SEMINOLE — Belle of the Ball Inc., a nonprofit organization which provides homecoming and prom dresses to in-need, low-income high school girls in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties, announced the spring prom distribution dates: Saturday, April 5, 19 and May 3 at the Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is necessary.
To volunteer, send an email to To donate dresses, send an email For more information, visit

Children's clothing charity to hold fundraiser

ST. PETERSBURG — Clothes To Kids will host its annual Clothe a Child Fundraising Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. March 20 at The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N. The theme this year is “Count On Me.” 
The ticket price of $50 is what it costs CTK to provide low-income kindergarteners through 12th-graders with a week's worth of clothing. Buy tickets at Table sponsorships begin at $400 for a table of eight. No tickets will be sold at the door. 
For details, contact Jennifer Jacobs at (727) 727-441-5050, Ex.22 or 
CTK clothed more than 10,000 Pinellas County schoolchildren in 2013. 

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
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