Upcoming Events in the

Life of the Church

 

 

Young Adults Christmas Party~ December 20  ~ 7 P.M.

 

 Please join us as we discuss the meaning of Christmas and share in some holiday treats and drinks. This week will be hosted by Jeanne at her home.  Friends and new faces are always welcome in this group for ages 20-33. Contact Jeanne at 727-366-0867 for more info.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 

Help the victims of Hurricane Ian

  December 17th


Join us in the effort to rebuild SW Florida one Saturday a month! We will partner with All Hands and Hearts in Port Charlotte, who are currently leading volunteer groups to pick up debris. Every month the work will be different, but the need for volunteers will never wane.  We meet at a Port Charlotte location at 7:30am. Teenagers ages 16 and up are welcome with a responsible adult. If you are interested in learning more or volunteering for this important work, please contact the church office.

 

Family Friendly Egmont Key Clean-Up, Saturday, December 10th


You and your family are invited to be part of the important environmental work of cleaning up our shores and protecting aquatic life. We’ll meet at 11am at the Fort DeSoto Boat Ramp and take a ferry to the island. We return at 3pm with bags full of trash. There will be educational briefings, a tour of the historic island and fun activities for every age level. The cost per adult is $10. Children 18 and under are free. Bring gloves, water, and a bite to eat. To register, please contact the church office by December 1st.

 

 

Men's Ministry Prayer Group ~Tuesdays 8:00A.M.

 

Join our Men's Ministry for Bible readings, prayer and discussion. Please note we will be meeting in-person and via Zoom this week. Questions? Contact Ed Kuznick. 

 

 

Women On A Faith Journey ~ Thursdays 9:30 A.M.

 

In preparation for the Advent Season, we will began a 4 week study on October 27. We will use Adam Hamilton's "Prepare the Way for the Lord" and look at the role of John the Baptist as he announces the coming of Christ. Books are available in the church office. We meet weekly  in-person and on Zoom.

 

 

WAVE & Riptide ~ Youth Groups

 

Riptide meets from 4:30-5:30  on the first and third Sundays, and WAVE from 6:00 to 7:30 every Sunday in the youth rooms. Remember friends are welcome. Come prepared for the unexpected, but most of all, for a good time! For more information, contact Jeanne at 727-366-0867

 

 

Faith Formation~ Sunday Mornings ~ 10:00 A.M.

 

Kids ages 3 years old through 6th grade are welcome to join. Engage your child(ren) with activities, crafts, and discussion as they grow in faith.  Learn more about our programs HERE

 

CHRISTMAS...

CELEBRATE WITH US

 

 

CHRISTMAS  EVE  SERVICES  

 

 10 A.M ~ Travelers Service

4 P.M. ~ Family & Children Service

 7 & 10 P.M. ~ Candlelight Services

 

CHRISTMAS  DAY SERVICE  ~  9:00 A.M.

 

NEW YEARS DAY ~ 9:00  A.M.

 

 

Join in some of the many activites during Advent.

 

 

 Ugly Christmas Sweater Sunday ~ December 11

 

Join us for worship in your ugliest Christmas sweater.

Let's see what you've got to wear!

 

 

 Blue Christmas Service ~ December 11 ~ 6 P.M.

 

Rev. Keith will lead a contemplative service of healing and hope for those who are struggling this season.

 

 

Christmas Party Dinner and Dance 
 December 15, Isla Yacht & Country Club ~ 6 P.M.


Choice of salmon or chicken, with full dinner and dessert
6pm Happy Hour (cash bar), with our own Chuck Grimm on piano. 7pm Dinner, followed by dancing until 10pm
Tickets are $50 and will be available for purchase starting December 4th from the office and members of our men’s and women's ministries.

 

 

Advent Beachside Sunset Service
 December  11 & 18 at 5pm


This season of Advent you are invited to join us at the beach by the 17th avenue ramp. We will offer an interactive devotional about the sacrament of Holy Communion, followed by the best view of the sunset. Bring a beach chair and your own refreshments.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

Please check back often and stay in touch online!

 

We have a lot of wonderful ministries going on at the church! Make sure you check the calendar for all the dates and times. We invite you to join in anywhere you would like. If you have any questions about the events feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you!

 

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