The Wonder of a Star

Happy Second Sunday of Advent!  

This second Sunday of Advent we will start an exciting new Advent worship series, The Wonder of Christmas. We’ll explore four elements of the Christmas story that teach us about the wonder of God’s great love for us: a star, a name, a manger, a promise. As we look to these wonder-filled aspects of the Christmas story, we will rediscover that the true wonder of Christmas is found in the love of Christ and made real in our hearts when we share that love with others.   

This week, we’ll look at The Wonder of a Star as we read from Matthew 2:1-12.  For the magi, the star was a sign, and our own lives are full of signs today—signs that point to God. What in your life is pointing you to God? What are your signs? Will you be like Herod, who closed his eyes, recoiled from the signs, and remained too proud to get off his throne? Or will you be like the magi, who had the eyes to see, the courage to follow, and the humility to worship? 

Join us this Advent as we embrace and celebrate the true wonder of Christmas, believing that because of God’s great love and light in Jesus Christ, anything is possible!   

 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:30—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:30 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person, indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance and mask, and masks are no longer required at worship for those who are vaccinated. 

 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule most weeks is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Happy First Sunday of Advent!  

Today marks the beginning of a new season, and a new Christian Year as we celebrate the Season of Advent.  This is a time for us to prepare ourselves for the coming of the Messiah.  Advent means “Coming.”  We celebrate these days of Advent in expectation and preparation for Christ’s arrival, an arrival that is truly Good News to the whole world. 

In this hectic season it’s easy for us to lose sight of the real meaning, the real purpose, the real reason for our celebrations.  This season too easily becomes a headless-chicken rush from one event to the next, one tradition to the next, one obligation to the next.  It’s up to us as Christians to be diligent and intentional as we celebrate that we never lose sight of what’s really important, AND that we never let those “really important things” stand in the way of the joy and wonder of this very special time of year.  The message of the Christ-child was in his actions; he taught and lived a life of humility and sacrifice, his material present to his disciples was a humble meal of bread and grape juice.   

Through the centuries, Christians have been called to observe a time of waiting and expectation before celebrating the birth of the Savior at Christmas.  The Advent Season is a time for reflection and preparation, but its mood is joyful.  Advent proclaims the revelation of God’s love as expressed in Christ’s birth in a humble stable, His sacrificial death on the cross, and His victorious resurrection.  It points to the hope of Christ’s coming again as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  Advent makes innkeepers out of all of us, asking us to make room for the arrival of Christ the King.  

On Sunday the 28th we will prepare our church sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas celebrations to come.  We enjoy the beauty of Christmas—the music and candles, the greenery and flowers, the symbols of the manger and the star.  But these are not merely decorations, after all.  As we hang the traditional decorations, we will remind ourselves of their meaning, so that as we move through the season they can be a constant reminder of what this Holy Season is about.  I know many of these things are traditional, and might be almost rote to most of us, but I would like to invite you to see them anew, to truly look beyond the familiar at the wonder of Christmas.  This is truly a time of year filled with wonder, if we will only see it.  It is a season filled with the Word of God’s wonderful love, sent in the familiar warmth of a child’s embrace.  The message behind each of these decorations is wonderful, and they add up to a story filled with wonder.   

We hope that as you participate in preparing this building for Advent, you will also prepare your own home and heart this season.  So ahead and decorate your house with us if you’re joining online!  Let us open our eyes to the wonder, the beautiful light of Advent and Christmas as we worship the coming King, who is Christ the Lord! 

 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:30—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:30 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person, indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance and mask, and masks are no longer required at worship for those who are vaccinated. 

 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Praise New Generation and SPYouth will not be meeting this week, Sunday, November 28. Enjoy the holiday celebrations with your families! Our regular Youth schedule most weeks is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



Thanksgiving Sunday

Happy Christ the King Sunday!  

Worship on Sunday, November 21st will be much different.  Instead of staying here in our sanctuary to worship, we’ll be taking worship outside the building to gather a harvest for Interfaith Emergency Services food pantry.  For those who wish to stay, we’ll be having a hymnsing while everyone else is out shopping.  If you’re attending online, collect food for your local food pantry and post a video or picture of your harvest collection to the Livestream comments or our Facebook page.  While you’re online, enjoy singing with the in-person congregation as we lift our voices in praise!  As people some back from shopping, we’ll watch the harvest grow and see the good that God is doing in our world, all the while singing praises!  After worship, the in-person folks are invited to stay and help us load the Interfaith Van that will be waiting outside.   

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:30—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:30 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person, indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance and mask, and masks are no longer required at worship for those who are vaccinated. 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Praise New Generation will not be practicing this week, Sunday, November 21, but will instead help with getting ready for Hanging of the Greens from 4-7. Meet at the church and let’s have some holiday fun!  Our regular Youth schedule most weeks is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



Lose the Luggage

Happy Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost!  

If you go back and read the title to this blog, you’ll see we’re still in the season of Pentecost.  It’s hard to remember that 25 weeks ago, we were learning about that earth-shattering and transformative event where the Holy Spirit came to the huddled disciples and gave them the ability to leap cultural and linguistic barriers as well as speak boldly in the name of Jesus.  While Advent, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter all follow the ministry and life of Jesus, Pentecost is about the mission of Jesus in the lives of his followers.  It’s the church’s season, and it takes us long past the high points of those holidays into the doldrums of everyday life.  Can we still be a Christian even when it’s not exciting any more? 

This Sunday we’ll study Colossians 3:1-15 and Rev. Bob Wannall, former pastor here at St. Paul’s, will be our guest preacher.  He’ll invite us to “Lose the Luggage” and journey with Jesus for a lifetime! 

 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:30—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:30 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person, indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance and mask, and masks are no longer required for worship for those who are vaccinated. 

 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Praise New Generation will not be practicing this week, Sunday, November 14. Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



How Are You Going to Let Your Light Shine?

Happy Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost!  

This Sunday will be much different in worship as we hear about the results of the Financial Awareness Campaign as well as begin the Service portion of “Let Your Light Shine,” collecting your input and commitments to serve St. Paul’s in 2022.  You should be receiving your Service Commitment forms shortly if you haven’t already, and you can also complete them online just as you did with the Estimate of Giving forms.  Please complete these forms with your commitments as soon as possible so we can begin connecting the right people with the right ministries. 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:45—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:45 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person, indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance and mask, and masks are no longer required for worship for those who are vaccinated. 

 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



First Things First

Happy All Saints Sunday!  

Sunday is also called Halloween, which is a shortened version of the Church of England’s All Hallow’s Eve, the name given to the day before All Saints Day on November 1st.  Since Sunday is the closest day to All Saints Day, we’re remembering the Saints a day early in worship.  It’s also a Children’s Home 5th Sunday, as you can see in our Weekly Epistle. 

On All Saints Sunday, we specifically remember the saints in our church who have passed on from this earth and now cheer us on in the church eternal.  This year we’ll remember 8 people from our church family who have passed away, and there will also be a time for remembering others as we light our own candles for them.  In a year where there has been so much mourning, death, and pain, this year’s All Saints will be another tough one.  However, as we learned in our reading of the book of Lamentations this past summer, we can enter and go through the pain because we know God is with us.  The “Valley of the Shadow of death” is painful, but as the Psalmist declares, we can walk through it because we trust God is by our side. 

Jesus is confronted yet again by one of the legal experts testing his knowledge of the law in our reading from Mark 12:28-34.  What’s the most important law, Jesus?  What’s your teaching?  They were essentially asking him to out first things first, and they were going to judge him by his reply.  How would we answer?  All Saints Sunday is a chance for us to take stock of our lives as we meditate on those who have gone before us.  It’s no secret that we’ll all be remembered ourselves one day, so let’s put first things first in our lives, starting today.  On All Saints we celebrate those who put first things first, for they left a blessing for us to grow from. 

If you’re worshipping with us online, have a candle with you so you can participate and remember the saints in your life who have left a positive, holy impact on you.  Praise God for the ways in which they pointed you to Jesus and put first things first.  In response, be encouraged and challenged to put first things first in your own life!  As Jesus said: love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your mind, and with all your strength…and love your neighbor as yourself. 

 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:45—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:45 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person, indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance and mask, and masks are no longer required for worship for those who are vaccinated. 

 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



The Futility of Throwing Shade

Happy Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost!  

 

Throwing shade is defined by Mirriam Webster as “a subtle, sneering expression of contempt for or disgust with someone—sometimes verbal, and sometimes not.”  It can be given as a look, a snide comment, mockery, or a glancing blow of insult toward the person or thing to be ridiculed.  It’s common to get this when you ask for help and don’t seem to deserve it, just like Bartimaeus in our Gospel lesson from Mark 10:46-52.  Jesus interrupts his journey in order to help a poor beggar whom others do not deem worthy even to call out to Jesus.  The crowd of Jesus followers throws shade at him, scolding him and telling him to be quiet.  Surely the Messiah wouldn’t take time to worry about a despicable character like Bartimaeus.  Surely, he had done something to deserve to be poor and blind, and giving in to his begging would only encourage him to beg more, and we wouldn’t want that. 

But Bartimaeus is undeterred by the large crowd and the shade they throw to keep him quiet.  Mark tells us he shouts even louder, and he is rewarded with his sight.  Jesus tell him his faith has made him well – did you catch that?  May our faith make us both well and fearless, and prove the futility of throwing shade in the face of persistence and perseverance.  Be persistent, even if people – other Christians even! – try to shut you up.  Crawl, yell, beg, keep going and slog through…so you get to Jesus. 

 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:45—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:45 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person, indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance and mask, and masks are no longer required for worship for those who are vaccinated. 

 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



Giving the Light Away

Happy Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost!  

As we worship this Sunday, we’ll be taking part in baptizing one of our own little ones, promising to care for her and help lead her toward a faith in Christ as she grows up and can later make the decision for herself.  We’ll impart the waters of God’s grace, bless her with our prayers, affirmations of faith and love, and welcome her into the fellowship of faith!   

So, what does sharing the light with others really entail?  We’ve been talking a lot lately about light, and as we share God’s light with someone new through Baptism, it would do us well to look at Jesus’s words in Mark 10:35-45.  Do we look for our benefit when sharing the light with others?  Or do we get irritated when someone seems to have gotten more light than we have?  Do we resent people who ask the challenging questions, or give the hard answers that challenge our worldview?  And, how can we most effectively share our light with the “little ones,” whether they are an infant or someone in a vulnerable place?  Come as we dig into God’s Word and the Scriptures in worship! 

 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:45—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:45 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance, and masks are now required for worship due to the increased communication of the Delta variant of COVID-19.  We encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves and others. 

 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



Shining the Light Through the Eye of a Needle

Happy Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost!  

 

A special thanks to everyone who came and supported our Mission and Vision work last Sunday.  It was an awesome experience, and it tasted pretty good too!  Those 4 “P”s: Purpose, Presence, Partnership, and Passion, will continue to be prevalent in all we do as we do God’s work as a community of faith. 

Now, we move from the Mission and Vision to Financing it, something we’re often afraid to talk about in church.  Money is often a taboo subject for many of us, and that’s not a good thing.  It results in a warped relationship with something Jesus preached on more than any other topic.  And ignoring one of Jesus most frequent topics means we are ignoring one of the biggest areas of our spiritual growth!  This is where partnership comes in concrete form: your contributions directly affect the work the church can do in the world. 

In truth, money is like a walnut: morally neutral, and it’s what we do with it that puts morality into those slips of green paper cloth – or round walnuts.  We’ll read about Jesus confronting a poor financial relationship in Mark 10:17-31, and through that encounter delivering some revolutionary gospel truths.  You’ll hear an extended livestream so some members of our Finance Team can brief you on our Financial Awareness Campaign which will last until November 7th.  I’ll see you at worship! 

 

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:45—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:45 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance, and masks are now required for worship due to the increased communication of the Delta variant of COVID-19.  We encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves and others. 

 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 



Passion: Dreaming of a New Creation

Happy World Communion Sunday!  

As we end our study on the book of Revelation, we end with the goal in mind.  This goal of God’s to bring all creation to justice, restoration, and holiness, should provide us the passion we need to do work for God.  This is our why, and it’s a very big why indeed!  Without the animating passion for this goal, we are just another service agency trying to fix problems and ameliorate suffering.  Not that those are bad goals, mind you!  But with Revelation’s picture of the New Jerusalem before us, our world becomes less of a task and more of a calling.  This dream of God’s new creation should be what animates us and gets us (and those we help) through hard times.  When people meet us, or are helpes by us, they should see that we believe in this picture.   

As we lift up our fourth “P” during worship, we’ll have a final report on the Vision conversations at the end of worship, then we’ll end worship in celebration!  Sunday is also World Communion Sunday, and we’ll take up a special offering for scholarships through the General Boar dof HIgher Education and Ministry.  You can find more information on World Communion Sunday by going to umcgiving.org and clicking on “World Communion Sunday.”  As we share in Holy Communion during the service, we want to extend an invitation to you, whether you’re a member of our church or not, to sit at the Lord’s table with us and share in this moment of grace.   

Sunday’s Livestream Service at 10:45—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes before 10:45 am so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can access the service at stpaulsworship.org You can chat once the Livestream service has started. If you don’t have a Facebook account you can also access the Livestream at stpaulsworship.org without the chat feature. A pop-up will ask you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. The service will be available on YouTube either Sunday afternoon or Monday. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service at 10:30 –Our in-person indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.  Please go to our website to get the latest COVID-19 Update. There will be space for those who still wish to social distance, and masks are now required for worship due to the increased communication of the Delta variant of COVID-19.  We encourage everyone who is eligible to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves and others. 

 

Our regular Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:15 am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm every Sunday. You can always check the calendar at childrenandyouthcalendar.org for updated info. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us. You may contact the church office by email at info@spocala.org or by phone at 352-694-2161 if you have any questions or need any help. We will get back to you as soon as possible.