Miami-Dade County

Christian Scientist shares tales of faith and adventure

If you are looking for a new adventure, Nate Frederick, a Christian Science lecturer, will offer a few ideas on how to find yours when he shares some of his best experiences, insights and tips from 2 to 3 p.m. on Nov. 9, at the Fifth Church of Christ Scientist, 1600 NW 54th St.

Everyone is welcome, but the free talk is especially geared to young people.

During the presentation, Frederick will share his story about how he took off from work after he graduated from college to travel around the world. He said he rode elephants in the jungle, befriended street kids in India, trekked the Himalayas, and spent a month learning ice-climbing.

He said he didn't have a job waiting for him when got back home, and no money. Instead of worrying, he turned his thoughts from fear to being open to God's love, and he said, “... out of the blue,” a friend back home offered him work and paid him with a car. Soon after that experience, he found full time employment and a fulfilling career.

Today, as a Christian Science practitioner and lecturer, Frederick travels the world sharing insights about the “transforming power that comes with trusting God's direction.”

In his talk called, “Love's Divine Adventure,” he will expand on these ideas and how attendees have access to the same power.

Frederick is a graduate of Hampshire College and has served as a camp counselor; is a singer and composer; and performs Christian folk and hip hop. He also is a professional media producer.

“... Without comparison, my greatest love, my greatest joy, my mission, is to transform lives and heal the sick through Christianly Scientific prayer,” he said. “I've seen broken hearts and broken bones healed through prayer – and just about everything in between.”

The talk is free and open to the community. For more information call 305-696-3766.

Play showcases healing scenes

Often, when trying to “win souls for the Lords,” some ministers can get very creative.

For example, Minister “V” at Lively Stones for Jesus Ministries, has come up with an event called the “Pool of Bethesda Healing and Deliverance Service” to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 835 NW 119th St.

The worship service will include an original skit: “Jesus Mends a Broken Heart and Sets the Captives Free” with a cast of 10 and is designed to comfort the hurting and wounded who have been affected by “life's situations or circumstances” as well as those who feel that nobody loves or cares about them and those who are suffering from a broken heart or wounded spirit.

The play covers all these hurts and issues by using the 107-year-old “Cassie” as the principal figure in the play, and others, to tell their stories of pain and suffering and why they came to the church for deliverance.

Others participating in the service will include Evangelist Velma Arnold, liturgical dancer Brenard Kitchen and Apostle Thelma B. Knowles.

The event is free and open to the public. Call 786-499-6457 for more information.

Prayer breakfast open to the public

The community is invited to a prayer breakfast hosted by members of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in South Miami. The breakfast will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 8 and will be in the fellowship hall of the church at 6316 SW 59th Pl.

The guest speaker will be Robyn Preston of Peaceful Zion Missionary Baptist Church and the cost is $10 per person.

Holiday bazaar coming soon

I can hardly believe it, but Christmas is “just around the corner” as my mom used to say about this time of the year. That means it is also time for Silver Palm United Methodist Church's famous Holiday Bazaar.

This year's event is a bit earlier than previous years. It will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 8 at the church, 15855 SW 248th St., just across the street from the Knauss Berry Farm and next to Redland Middle school.

If you go, you will find a treasure of great items to choose from: homemade items, fresh produce, homemade tropical fruit jellies and a variety of small items from Aunt Lydia's Closet.

The day will also feature it's famous “scoop lunch” where you buy a scoop of this and a scoop of that and I'm told it's all good.

Call the church at 305-247-3769 for more information.

More arts and crafts for sale in Hialeah

This is truly the season for bazaars. Palm Springs United Methodist church at 5700 W. 12th St. in Hialeah will have its annual Fall Arts and Crafts Bazaar from on Nov. 7 and 8 at the church.

The bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 7, and from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. The event will feature craft supplies, crafts, many gift items, paintings, Christmas decorations, old and new books, antiques, pictures, collectible dolls, homemade baked goods, plants and Miche interchangeable handbags.

Also, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Oct 8, spaghetti dinners will be for sale. In addition to spaghetti, the dinners will include a salad bar, garlic bread, drinks and a dessert bar. the cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children and free to children under 2. Call 305-821-3232 or 305-821-2073 for more information.

And then some

Here's more:

St. Paul Lutheran Church at 10700 SW 56th St. will have its annual Swap Meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday , and as always, vendors will have new and old items for sale. The ladies of the church will sell delicious (as I am told) homemade baked goods, pork sandwiches hamburgers and hot dogs.

The church's Youth Group will be selling items under the chickee to raise funds to attend a convention to be in New Orleans soon, where thousands of other youth will gather to sing and share their faith.

Member Gigi Graff has made and donated a beautiful quilt to be raffled off at 3 p.m. The winner, who doesn't have to be present, will benefit the Lutheran Services Food Bank.

Just so you know where the money goes, the congregation of the church was able to donate 30 “fully loaded” school back packs to some very happy children at the beginning of the school year.

Also, the congregation and church's Women's Group faithfully supported our troops through the Wounded Warrior's Project.

Women invited to attend forum

Church women of all faiths are invited to The Historic Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 6 for a forum in World Community Day. The church is at 301 NW Ninth St. in Overtown.

Classical music in honor of the dead

The Cathedral of St. Mary's Cathedral Arts Series begins at 4 p.m. Sunday with the concert, “In Memoriam: Choral Music for All Souls' Day.” The concert will feature the Cathedral Choir performing prayers of the Requiem, or Mass for the dead, set to music by such master composers as Mozart, Palestrina, Gounod and others.

It's free.

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