January 2019   
Upcoming Events


Painting Class
10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Sign up for Cindy's painting class from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bring a sack lunch. Materials are provided, however, donations are accepted to cover costs. Class is free and open to all.
N.A. Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Conference with Pastor
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Pastor is available for private conference everyTuesday from 10 AM until 2 PM. Please call 941-685-4367 to establish an appointment


Midweek Prayer Service
6:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Group time of prayer as we share our praise and concerns with our Lord and each other.
Midweek Bible Study
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pastor facilitates. DVD or verse by verse. Bring your favorite Study Bible and other Resources


Sandwich Ministry
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Food Pantry
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry is open every Thursday (except when holiday falls on Thursday) and is open to anyone with a need for food. The pantry is staffed by church volunteers and there is always a need for people to help out. Rick Sims is in charge of oversight of the program.
A.A. Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM


Covered Dish Dinner
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Join us for a covered dish dinner before the concert by Forgiven on Friday evening. Please bring a dish or dessert to share. We will eat at 6:30 in the fellowship hall then enjoy the concert in the sanctuary at 7:30. Concert is free. A love offering will be taken.
Forgiven in Concert
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Join us for Forgiven in concert immediately following our Living as Strangers bible study. Concert will be held in the sanctuary. A love offering will be taken.


Living as Strangers in a Secular World
9:00 AM to 4:15 PM
Join us at 9:00 a.m. for a study led by Roy Saint. We will meet in the fellowship hall. Lunch will be provided.


Adult Bible Study
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
We presently offer two adult Bible Study Classes. One meets in Fellowship Hall and is facilitated by The Pastor.
The second class meets in the Sanctuary is facilitated by Leland and Beth Crawford . Material used to enhance their study is Bible Explorer from Lifeway. Every one is welcome Come early for refreshments.
Living as Strangers in a Secular World
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
We will continue our study with Roy Saint during our morning worship service at 11:00 a.m.
11:00 AM to 11:10 AM
11:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Worship in Fellowship, Music and Message.


N.A. Meeting
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Bible Search
Military Care Boxes

We send boxes regularyly to the men and women of our armed forces. 

Boxes are sent to family member and suggestions we receive from websites and 
other sources.  Send us an email if you have a service member for our list.

Donations may be dropped off in theoutside  package drop box on the East end of the Sanctuary
building or in the Vestibule during any of the hours the building is open

What to Send Someone Who is Deployed

Food and drink

  • Powdered drink mix. 
  • Meal enhancers. 
  • Quick protein. Energy bars, tuna fish, sardines, non-perishable beef jerky, or beef summer sausage. Make sure the meat is labeled USDA Beef.
  • Snacks. Look for small, hard containers of chips, pretzels, and nuts. These are easier to carry than large containers. Avoid bags, which may burst under high pressure.
  • Snack cakes, cheese crackers, and cookies are in high demand.  Candy and gum. Avoid chocolate 

Personal care and clothing

 Avoid aerosol cans. 

  • Toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, cotton swabs, shaving lotion, disposable razors, shampoo, individually packaged tissues.
  • Personal care. Individually packaged baby wipes, eye drops, lip balm, lotion, aspirin or other pain reliever, feminine hygiene products for women.
  • Foot care. Moleskin, medicated foot powder, athlete's-foot ointment.
  •  Goggle-style sunglasses. 
  • Cotton socks and underwear. Make sure the garments are made of 100 percent cotton rather than a cotton blend.
  • Fingerless gloves, stocking caps, 

Entertainment and communication

  •  Batteries. Size AA and D batteries are in high demand.
  • Disposable camera.
  • Writing material. Notepaper, envelopes, pens, pencils, and stamps.
  • Phone cards. Shop around to get the best deal on overseas minutes.

Reminders of home

In every care package, be sure to include a personal note or other special reminder of home.

Letter of appreciation/thanks

Photographs, drawings, and videotapes of your activities at home will be comforting to your service member.  

What not to send

There may be items you cannot send, depending on where your service member is located. Chocolate does not ship well, it melts.  If your service member is in the Middle East or Persian Gulf areas, you should not send anything that would offend people of the Islamic faith, including pork or pork by-products.


      QUESTION??  Contact Alice or Cindy Stone (941-474-7647)

                                           Bob Sharp (941-685-4367)


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