Clearwater, Florida — The Church of Scientology is launching a TV ad campaign in Tampa Bay this week. But the controversial group, which is based in Clearwater, insists the ads are not connected to recent news stories that slam the church and its powerful leader. The ad push will target multiple channels, but very particular time slots. The goal’s to catch the eyes of anyone watching TV at that moment, even if they flip the channel. Turn to another station, and you’ll catch the same ad there, too. It’s a technique from advertising agencies’ playbooks called a “roadblock”.
Tampa religion calendar
Times staff Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Meyer Fall carnival: Most Holy Redeemer Church kicks off its fall carnival from 5 to 11 p.m. Friday at 10110 N Central Ave. The carnival includes rides, daily entertainment, raffles, food and games. Ride tickets are $ 20 for 24 tickets. The carnival will continue from 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 935-1952. Interfaith c onference … Read more on St. Petersburg Times
Chalice Sounds at Coffee House Nov. 13
The Contemporary Worship Band of Marple Christian Church, 475 Lawrence Road, Broomall, will be performing at their second annual “Coffee House” featuring Contemporary Christian praise favorites, praise favorites, classic hymns and band originals on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. Hot and cold drinks, as well as snacks will be available to purchase. Admission is free. All are welcome. For more … Read more on Marple Newtown County Press
Concerts to feature harpist 11-09-10
Wayland Baptist University and College Heights Baptist Church will present praise and worship harpist Greg Buchanan in a pair of performances Wednesday. Read more on Plainview Daily Herald