Women Of Faith Conference Tickets Still On Sale
Join other South Shore women  attending the Women of Faith Imagine Tour Conference at the St. Pete Times Forum on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15.  You will laugh, you will cry, you will enjoy meals, dramas, awesome worship, hilarious speakers, and a lot of fun and fellowship during this special conference designed just for women. Tickets are discounted to only $89 for both Friday and Saturday, which includes lunch both days.
You can also join a carpool that will leave from the South Shore United Methodist Church parking lot   Contact Kathi Sheehan at 787-6198 to make your reservation.

 St. John the Divine Episcopal Church Office Is Moving
The St. John the Divine Episcopal Church office location is being moved from the Ruskin campus to the Sun City Center church campus located at 1015 Del Webb E. in Sun City Center in order to provide additional room at the Ruskin campus for more children activities and to expand Sunday School.
Vacation Bible School at St. John the Divine Episcopal Church will take place  Monday-Friday, August 1-5 for children 5-11 years old. It will be held at the Ruskin campus, 705 9th St, SE. from 5:45 – 8:45 p.m.  There is no charge and is for all children in the community.
The Youth Group Program, for those entering 6th grade and higher, will take place the same week from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Sun City Center Campus located at1015 Del Webb Blvd. The program begins with dinner and includes games, singing, Bible lessons, crafts and prayer Call 645-1521 for registration.

Life Center of Brandon Moved
Pastor Ellery Aguayo from Life Center of Brandon is excited to announce the move to their new location at 2802 E. S.R. 60 in Valrico in the old New Life Church sanctuary. For more information, please visit

Youth Week Is Full Of Fun
St. Andrews United Methodist Church’s Youth Week is being held Sunday-Saturday, August 7 – 13. “It’s YOUR move” is the theme for Youth Week 2011. Each day and night there will be activities for all teens. This is the biggest event of the summer and all teens are invited to participate. Activities include  paintball, laser tag, bowling,  Boing and camping. For more information, please visit www.standrewsbrandon.org

Nativity Catholic Says Goodbye to Long Time Nun, Sister Pauline
Nativity Catholic Church located at 705 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon recently bid farewell to Sister Pauline Tremblay.  Sister Pauline served at Nativity since 1977. She is returning to her native New Hampshire where she will be residing near the Motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the religious order she joined as a very young woman.

Bell Shoals Teams With Suncoast Kid’s Place for Counseling
Suncoast Kid’s Place for grieving children and families will be holding  new sessions beginning Thursday, September 8. They will meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month here at Bell Shoals Baptist Church located at 2102 Bell Shoals Rd in Brandon. For more information, please contact
Cheryl Jackson at 990-0216 or

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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.