Compiled by Michelle Colesanti,

Introduction To The Hebraic Roots Of Our Faith
Every Wednesday starting from May 3 to June 21, Yeshua Ner Tamid Messianic Congregation will be having a class on Hebrew Roots 101 for a total of eight classes starting at 6:30 p.m. This course will cover concepts such as: the Hebrew calendar, History of Israel, Law vs. Grace, Covenants plus more.
The class is free, but will be accepting a love offering. Please join in and invite someone. Bring a notebook and your bible.

The class will be held at 1314 E. Lumsden Rd. in Brandon. For more information call Pastor Nereida Romero, MD at 438-8380.

Mom Speaks To Staff And Students About Autism Awareness At BSBA

In a wonderful effort to shine a light on Autism Awareness with staff and student body, Bell Shoals Baptist Academy (BSBA) partnered with special needs mom, Laura Fletcher, during a recent chapel service. Mother of Nicholas Fletcher, a 7-year-old Autistic BSBA student, Fletcher was given the opportunity to speak about what Autism is and how it may affect some children within their school community. A highlight of the morning came from a heartfelt moment when Nicholas addressed his friends and school directly, telling them “I am Autistic” and it simply means “I do things differently.” Overall, the event brought education and emotion to a topic that touches and affects 1 in 68 children nationwide.

Eastern Hillsborough Community Band Presents Patriotic Band Concert

The Eastern Hillsborough Community Band (EHCB) is celebrating our country’s birthday by inviting the local community to EHCB’s eighth annual patriotic concert Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. at the New Hope United Methodist Church in Brandon.

EHCB’s yearly exciting patriotic concert series is the band’s most popular series and attracts large crowds. The performance includes marches and patriotic music, and veterans from all five branches of the military will be recognized.  

The concert will be in Logan Hall, New Hope United Methodist Church at 115 N. Knights Ave. in Brandon. The event is a $5 donation at the door. Reservations are not required.

EHCB is comprised of volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life. EHCB has been performing throughout Tampa Bay for the past eight years. Ken Watts, principal conductor, is an accomplished musician with more than 40 years of experience as a conductor and performer.   Linda Groh, assistant conductor, is a well-known educator and musician in the Tampa Bay area.

Make A Difference In The Life Of An Abused Child

How can you make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child? Find out more about the Guardian ad Litem program and its volunteers at information sessions hosted weekly:

Thursday, June 8, 15 and 22 at 6 p.m. at the Guardian ad Litem office, located at 700 E. Twiggs St., Ste. 750 in Tampa and Thursday, June 29 at 6 p.m. at Higgins Hall, 5225 N. Himes Ave. in Tampa.

Over 3,700 children are currently under court supervision in Hillsborough County. Only 1,800 of these children have advocates to care for their best interests. More volunteers are needed.

For more information, call 272-5110 and ask for the recruitment team.

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Michelle Colesanti
Michelle has been with the Osprey Observer for almost nine years, and her current position is Assignment Editor. She resides in Bloomingdale with her husband Phil, two sons, Philip and Matthew, and Tigger the cat.