Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

1. Sunday Morning Worship - This week we are continuing our current preaching series, Your 11. This series is looking at the types of people we need in our life to help us on our faith journeys. This week Pastor Daryl will look at the life of Timothy and invite us to consider who we might mentor as our protege. Invite a friend, or a even a neighbor, and we hope to see you all there at either 8am, 9:30am, or 11am!

Parking Reminder- We're encouraging our members to "park politely." That means for those who are physically able, please park at the Fruitland Park Elementary School lot (accessed from Fountain Street) or at the remote lot on the corner of Catawba St/Rose Ave (we have golf cart shuttle from this lot). All of this will help make room in the main lot for those who need access to the handicapped spaces and also for our first time visitors. We have also been asked to no longer park on the grass of the red, brick house across the street, as renters will move in there soon. Thank you for your help in this!

2. Wonderful Wednesdays - As part of our ministry to the children of Fruitland Park Elementary and of this neighborhood, we are getting ready to gear up our Wonderful Wednesday program for this year. In your bulletin this week will be a flyer talking about all of the ways in which you can be involved in this awesome ministry, where we ministered to over 110 children every week. We encourage each of you to take the flyer home, pray over it, and see what God lays on your heart. Then, take that step in faith and volunteer by calling the church office or you can email Faye Umble by clicking here. This is our chance to share the grace and love of Christ with the children of this community and we need you to help us to do that.

3. We Need You! - We are in need of volunteers to help with a few areas of the church.

  • One is with the tech aspects of worship at our 8am and 11am worship services. We will provide all the training, but we need people to help with the PowerPoint and sound board operations during the services. These positions are very important to the flow and experience of worship and truly add to our time together. 
  • The second is with ushers at our 11am service. Again all the training will be provided. 
  • And the third is helping to coordinate greeters for our 8am service. 
If you are interested in helping with any of these opportunities, please contact the church office by clicking here or calling us at (352) 787-1829. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

4. Interested in Gardening? - Our Church Council recently approved a partnership between Community and a church member for a community garden on the northeast corner of College Avenue and Berckman Street. We have already secured donations for many of the items needed like wood for raised beds, soil, an irrigation system, seeds, a shed, etc.

We need you to help with planting, maintenance of the garden, and working with the children from our Wonderful Wednesday program and the elementary school to teach them about gardening. Produce from the garden will benefit families from the school as well as our food pantry. Please email Pastor Debbie if you are interested in helping by clicking here. We hope to break ground in August and begin planting in September and would love to have you be a part of this incredible opportunity!

Have a great week and we will see you Sunday!

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