Special events

Men's Ministry Breakfast, with presentation on writing memoirs: 8 a.m. Jan. 6; Tuskawilla Presbyterian Church, 3600 W. State Road 426, Oviedo; donations accepted; 407-671-4173.

Stress Free New Year, event for single moms and their children, with refreshments, children's activities and more: 5 p.m. Jan. 7; Community United Methodist Church, 4921 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, Casselberry; 407-620-3389.

Life Skills Jail Ministry Rummage Sale, to benefit the Seminole County jail ministry: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 27; Community United Methodist Church, 4921 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, Casselberry; 407-831-3777.

In Commemoration of the Life of Martin Luther King, celebration of Mass to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, with choral music by the Jones High School Choir: 6 p.m. Jan. 28; St. James Cathedral, 215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando; 407-826-5020.

Workshops, seminars

Buddhist Meditation Class, introduction to meditation from the Kadampa Buddhist tradition, including two guided meditations and a short talk, with resident teacher Ricc Bishop: The Four Noble Truths� at 7:30 p.m. Jan.11, �How to Solve our Human Problems at 10 a.m. next Saturday Jan.13; Vajrapani Orlando Buddhist Meditation Center, Magnolia Quarters, 47 E. Robinson St., Orlando; $9 general, $5 students; 407-895-6717.

Introductory Yoga and Meditation Classes, taught by Jain nuns from India: 11 a.m. Saturdays; Jain Vishwa Bharati temple, 7819 Lillwill Ave., Orlando; free; 407-852-8694.

Introduction to Islam Sessions, with video presentation and Q&A period: 6 p.m. Sundays; Center for Peace Room, Second Floor, 1021 N. Goldenrod Road, Orlando; free; 407-273-2363.

Sanford Unity Gathering/Spiritual Study Group, with guest speakers: 5 p.m. first and third Sunday of the month; 5151 Michigan Ave., Sanford; 407-320-1915.

Windermere Union Church, United Church of Christ Book Club, discussing Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen: 7 p.m. Jan. 15; Borders, 9441 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando; 407-876-2112.

Christian 12-Step Group, for drug and alcohol abuse: 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; First Baptist Church, Portable AP2, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando; must be 24-hours sober to attend; 407-425-2555.

Upper Room Book Club Study Group, studying Joel Osteen's Your Best Life Now: 7 p.m. Jan. 16; held at Apopka-area restaurants (call for details); 407-341-9149.

Addiction Recovery Program, The Most Excellent Way: 7 p.m. Wednesdays; First Baptist Church Markham Woods, 5400 Markham Woods Road, Lake Mary; 407-333-2085.

Beginnings, An Introduction to Christian Faith, video series and group discussion on basic Christian beliefs: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays; First United Methodist Church of Oviedo, 263 King St., Oviedo; 407 365-3255.

Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism: introductory classes offered by SGI-USA; 7-8 p.m. Wednesday; 452 N. Semoran Blvd., Orlando; 407-482-3939.

New Start for Single Moms, Bible study and classes for single mothers: 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 10-May 30; Community United Methodist Church, 4921 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, Casselberry; child-care provided; 407-620-3389.

Divorce Care, 13-week seminar and support group for those who are separated or divorced: 6 p.m. Wednesdays; First Baptist Church of Longwood, 891 State Road 434, Longwood; 407-339-3817.

Inspirational Book Discussion, focusing on This Thing Called You, by Ernest Holmes: 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Center for Spiritual Living, 709 Edgewater Drive, Orlando; 407-423-5571.