At the beginning of our 11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship, all children are invited forward for a Children’s Moment with the pastor and then are dismissed for their Sunday School lesson. Children also participate in Vacation Bible School and other activities throughout the year. Contact Alesia Bottema, our Director of Children and Youth, for more information.
J-Walkers Youth Group
J-Walkers is the name our youth have chosen for their group name, as they “walk in Jesus.” Our youth meet on Monday evenings from 6-8 p.m. in our Youth Room. Contact Alesia Bottema, our Director of Children and Youth, for more information.
Children: Children’s Sunday School is held during the 11:00 a.m. service.
Youth: The youth meet on Fridays at 6:00 p.m., rather than on Sunday mornings.
Adults: We offer three Adult Sunday School options:
- Adult Fellowship (10:00 a.m.): This lecture format class is a Bible study following the International Lesson Series and meets in the room labeled “Adult Fellowship.”
- Searchers (10:00 a.m.): This Bible study group meets in the Parlor.
- Voyagers (9:30 a.m.): This group designed for younger adults (all ages are welcome) typically incorporates video and discussion on Biblical or Christian themes. They meet in the room labeled “Voyagers.”
Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. (room 208)
This group is currently studying the Christmas story texts. In the new year, the day of the week/time may sift, so call the office for details (321-636-4811).
Fridays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (church office)
This informal group meets in a casual setting to read through sections of the Bible together and discussion. We are currently studying the letters of Paul. No preparation is required. Simply bring your Bible and an open mind and heart.
Spiritual Direction and Pastoral Care Ministry
We have a certified Spiritual Director, Joanne Lum, who will come along side you in your faith journey and help you hear the voice of God in your life. There is no charge, and the number a frequency of sessions is up to you. Contact Joanne (321-427-0210) for more information. Of course, our pastor is always is available to offer pastoral care in times of crisis (321-794-0010).
Our church offers an excellent thrift store, called The Shepherd’s Closet to provide quality clothes, household items, and furniture at a reasonable cost. The store is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m. To make donations, bring them any time during those hours. Call the store manager, Marsha Hayes, or the church office for information.
Our congregation provide food baskets to needy folks in our area through our Food Pantry (called “Lila’s Pantry”). Food is distributed every other Friday (contact the church office at 321-636-4811 for exact dates), from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Participants must register, and can do so during distributions. Please bring ID with you. While not required for receiving food, we also invite participants to arrive early (9:45 a.m.) and join in our 10 minute “Church in the Hallway” worship time, where we sing, read some scripture, and pray for one another.
United Methodist Women
The women of our church gather on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. for the general meeting of United Methodist Women, where they enjoy a program, brief business meeting and fellowship luncheon. Smaller circles also meet throughout the month. All women are invited! Contact Vivian Scott (321-632-8919) for information.
United Methodist Men
The men of our church are invited to come together every Saturday morning for a fellowship breakfast at Dixon Diner (1312 Dixon Blvd). All men are invited! Contact the church office for more information.
The Chancel Choir provides anthems and other special musical offerings for our 11:00 a.m. service. They practice on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome!
Our church has a wonderful bell choir that plays in worship on the second Sundays of each month and on special occasions. They practice Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. Since ringers are assigned to particular bells to play, it is necessary for you to contact the director to see if there are openings.
Contemporary Praise Group
Those who love to sing and play contemporary Christian music gather on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. They occasionally sing for our 11:00 a.m. service, and for special occasions. Plans are being made to launch a new Contemporary Worship Service. All are welcome to join this contemporary praise group!