Welcome to Saint Paul’s

In coming to our website, I realize you might have many questions. You might be excited about finding a church to belong to, or you might be a bit fearful from bad church experiences in the past. If you are looking for a church that focuses on creating spiritual fruits, not religious nuts, then you have come to the right place.

I hope the information on this website will help you feel more comfortable with visiting us in person and knowing more about who we are. Feel free to email me if you have any further questions that are not covered here.
 
Our Mission statement at St. Paul’s says a lot about who we are and what we do:

 

As a Christian family of faith,
Saint Paul’s affirms God’s love by
transforming lives,
connecting generations,
impacting our community & world,
and
making disciples for Jesus Christ.

 
Affirming God’s Love by
transforming lives:
Here at St. Paul’s we believe that we are supposed to transform peoples’ lives for the better because of our Christian faith. Whether it is feeding people who are hungry, giving hope to the hopeless, or voice to the voiceless, faith is not just for our own benefit, but is supposed to be for the whole world!
Matthew 25:31-46
 
Affirming God’s love by
connecting generations:
Here at St. Paul’s we believe that connecting generations is a key part of how we affirm God’s love. We believe in ministry that serves the needs of particular age groups but also connects generations together. This can be seen when our Children & Youth make and deliver gifts to our homebound members, and when our younger members are welcomed to be a part of our adult ministries. We believe that it does take a village to raise a child, and that we all benefit when we are all involved in age-related ministries.
Matthew 19:13-15, Mark 10:13-16, Luke 18:15-17
 
Affirming God’s love by
impacting our community & world:
Here at St. Paul’s we believe that our faith needs to have an impact in our community (through local ministries such as Interfaith Emergency Services and Open Arms Village) and our world (through projects such as our Pillowcase Dresses, Prayer Quilts, and Stop Hunger Now).
Matthew 5:13-16
 
Affirming God’s love by
making disciples for Jesus Christ:
Here at St. Paul’s we believe that the core mission of the church to which all our activities point is to make people into disciples (followers) of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 28:18-20
 
St. Paul’s Christian School shares its campus with us and many of the families in our church and school come from the surrounding neighborhood. In this quiet, picturesque corner of Ocala we are kind of like the neighborhood park – you’re likely to see families playing on our playground, couples taking a stroll around the campus, someone sitting for a prayer in our Memorial Garden, or our Scouts having a meeting at the fire pit. This image is really the vision we have for St. Paul’s: a place that offers God’s grace, love and comfort to the people around us.
 
Want to know more?  Come and see what we’re all about!
 
In Christ,
 
Robert

Robert’s Blog

No Greater Love

Happy Week 6 of Easter! 

This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you.  No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s friends.”  ~Jesus of Nazareth 

On Sunday, we are called to celebrate the love that has been poured out on us and then to strive to exemplify this love in our lives. Some of that loving is nurturing and supporting and caring, like the mother we describe at our best. Like the mother many of us had. So, how do we encourage acts of loving? How do we shape a life of loving in a difficult world?  

What does a life of sacrificial love look like?  For many, it looks like a mother’s love. For others, it might need to be more personal, more individual.  The call to sacrificial love is an encouraging call, rather than an impossible dream. We can do this; we can love like this. We know because we’ve been loved like this.  We know how to do it because of Jesus. 

Sunday’s Livestream Service—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes early, so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can find a direct link to our Facebook page at stpaulsworship.org You will be able to 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. There will be a pop-up asking you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. We will also post the Livestream service to YouTube after the service is over. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service –Our in-person indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.   We are asking everyone to register at this link: cometoworship.org so that we don’t go over our maximum capacity. We ask everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before entering the building, and communion elements will be provided as you enter the sanctuary to worship on the first Sunday of the month.  

 

Our Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 3:00pm-4:00pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 4:00pm-5:00pm every Sunday.  

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these trying times for everyone. Please 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.  While in-person office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible. 



Abide in Me

 

Happy Week 5 of Easter! 

As we read John 15:1-8, abiding in the presence of Christ is our call this week.  How do we abide and how do we encourage abiding behavior at St. Paul’s? And perhaps most important, what does abide even mean?  It means to seek those moments when we can be in Christ’s presence, can soak up that word, can sing of praise and healing, loving and reconciling. We stay close, connected like a vine to branches. But how?  As we worship, we’ll look at how we can stay connected to the vine, abiding in Jesus and in God’s reconciling love.   

Sunday’s Livestream Service—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes early, so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can find a direct link to our Facebook page at stpaulsworship.org You will be able to 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. There will be a pop-up asking you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. We will also post the Livestream service to YouTube after the service is over. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service –Our in-person indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.   We are asking everyone to register at this link: cometoworship.org so that we don’t go over our maximum capacity. We ask everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before entering the building, and communion elements will be provided as you enter the sanctuary to worship on the first Sunday of the month.  

 

Our Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 3:00pm-4:00pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 4:00pm-5:00pm every Sunday.  

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these trying times for everyone. Please 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.  While in-person office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible. 

 
 


Listen to My Voice

 

Happy Week 4 of Easter! 

This Easter, as we engage and learn from scripture, we look at ways we can live the resurrection in our lives and be ambassadors of that resurrection to the world.  Continuing the sensory journey from the previous weeks, we now go to hearing.  

In Jesus’ parable of the good shepherd, he says that the sheep listen to his voice. They hear his voice and they know his voice.  It’s something sheep do when they are familiar with their shepherd.  Now, what is interesting is that he is speaking of the sheep of other folds, not the ones in front of him.  So, how do we hear the voice of God? How can we be sure were listening to the shepherd and not someone else? 

Let’s open our hearts, our minds, and our ears as we worship together in-person and livestream on Sunday! 

Sunday’s Livestream Service—We recommend logging into your Facebook account a few minutes early, so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can find a direct link to our Facebook page at stpaulsworship.org You will be able to 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. There will be a pop-up asking you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. We will also post the Livestream service to YouTube after the service is over. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service –Our in-person indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.   We are asking everyone to register at this link: cometoworship.org so that we don’t go over our maximum capacity. We ask everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before entering the building, and communion elements will be provided as you enter the sanctuary to worship on the first Sunday of the month.  

 

Our Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 3:00pm-4:00pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 4:00pm-5:00pm every Sunday.  

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these trying times for everyone. Please 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.  While in-person office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible. 

 


Touch and See

Happy Week 3 of Easter! 

This Easter, as we engage and learn from scripture, we look at ways we can live the resurrection in our lives and be ambassadors of that resurrection to the world.  This Sunday is a continuation of the previous week’s theme. The story of Thomas from last week had an emphasis on seeing; here it is on touching.  

In our reading for today, taken from Luke 24:36b-48, Jesus is trying to ground the disciples’ faith in the reality of his presence, in the concreteness of his being.  He reaches their hearts, not through magic tricks, a dramatic stage performance, and spectacle, but instead He tells them to touch him; he eats in front of them. In doing this, He is announcing that he is real, not pie in the sky by and by.  

The question for us is: What can we provide, what hands-on proof can we give that Jesus is alive among us?  With the remnants of the pandemic around us still, touching might be problematic.  Perhaps making contact or making an impact would be a way of understanding touching in this new world in which we live.  What are the communities around us in which we can make an impact for Christ? Where can we connect with real people with real needs, people who are on the margins of our society?  Where can we connect with communities looked down upon by many, but that could be lifted by our attention, our touch?  We’ll explore that as we read from the Gospel of Luke’s Easter stories. 

 

Sunday’s Livestream ServiceWe recommend logging into your Facebook account about 10-15 minutes early, so you can troubleshoot any issues you might have. You can find a direct link to our Facebook page at stpaulsworship.org You will be able to 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. There will be a pop-up asking you to log in and in small letters at the bottom you can click “Not Now” and still be able to watch the service. We will also post the Livestream service to YouTube after the service is over. 

Sunday’s In-Person Service –Our in-person indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 10:30am.   We are asking everyone to register at this link: cometoworship.org so that we don’t go over our maximum capacity. We ask everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before entering the building, and communion elements will be provided as you enter the sanctuary to worship on the first Sunday of the month.  

 

Our Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 10:30am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 3:00pm-4:00pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 4:00pm-5:00pm every Sunday.  

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these trying times for everyone. Please 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.  While in-person office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible. 

 
 


Unless I See

Happy Week 2 of Easter! 

As we worship on the Sunday after Easter, we’ll read from John 20:19-31 and hear from voices around the Florida Annual Conference who will lead us in worship.  In this last Sunday on YouTube, I hope you’ll enjoy this treat as we join with the other churches of the Annual Conference and worship together!   

Sunday’s YouTube ServiceIf you log in to your Google/YouTube account about 10-15 minutes early, you will be able to easily access the chat and fellowship through thYouTube premier page both before and during the service. Find the premier page on our YouTube channel at: 4/11/2021 Online Service.  The premiere page will be active from the moment the video is uploaded, so you can practice any time this weekend!   

Sunday’s In-Person Service –Our in-person indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuary, starting at 9:00am through this Sunday, April 11th.   We are asking everyone to register at this link: cometoworship.org so that we don’t go over our maximum capacity. We ask everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before entering the building, and communion elements will be provided as you enter the sanctuary to worship on the first Sunday of the month.  

 

Exciting announcement!—we are looking forward to April 18th when our in-person service will move to 10:30am (still with limited capacity, mask-wearing, and required registration) and we will be livestreaming our service on Facebook. If you have any questions about this change or need some help accessing Facebook please call the church office. We will be discontinuing the YouTube premiere service at that time, but hope to still post the livestream service on YouTube for those who can’t access Facebook. Please register to attend the upcoming 10:30 service at cometoworship.org 

Our Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 9am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 3:00pm-4:00pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 4:00pm-5:00pm every Sunday.  

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these trying times for everyone. Please 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.  While in-person office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible. 

 


Terror and Amazement

Happy Easter! 

I’ll bet you a cup of coffee that you didn’t expect to see “Terror and Amazement” with these beautiful pastel colors on an Easter Sunday blog post.  No, those aren’t the words we normally associate with Easter, but that’s what Mark gives us.  He’s a horrible storyteller, ending his account of Jesus’s life with the women fleeing from the empty tomb and telling no one because they were so afraid.  Where’s the Thomas moment?  Fish for breakfast by the seashore?  A walk to Emmaus anyone?  But alas, this is the way Mark chose to tell us his story, and it has so unnerved the church that they tried at least twice, according to most Biblical scholars, to amend the end of the story after verse 8.  What’s the deal with this terrible ending…or is it one at all?  We’ll find out on Sunday as we open our hearts, our minds, and our Bibles in worship! 

Sunday’s Online ServiceIf you log in to your Google/YouTube account about 10-15 minutes early, you will be able to easily access the chat and fellowship through thYouTube premier page both before and during the service. Find the premier page on our YouTube channel at: 4/4/2021 Online Service.  The premiere page will be active from the moment the video is uploaded, so you can practice any time this weekend!   

Sunday’s In-Person Services On Easter Sunday we’ll have two outdoor, in-person services in our church courtyard between the Sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall: 

  • 7am Sunrise Worship: We’ll worship outsidephysically distanced and masked.  This Service will also include Holy Communion.  If you have it available, please bring your own chair, blanket, or something to sit on as we worship! 
  • 9am Easter Celebration: We’ll worship outside, physically distanced and masked here as well.  This service will not have Holy Communion. If you have it available, please bring your own chair, blanket, or something to sit on as we worship! 

Registration is not needed for either outdoor service.  

Our Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 9am in the Fellowship Hall. This week the nursery will be open for the 9:00am service and after the service and children or families are invited to come down to the Fellowship Hall to pick up a special Easter surprise! 

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 3:00pm-4:00pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 4:00pm-5:00pm every Sunday. This week they aren’t meeting so they can spend time with their family. 

Exciting announcement—we are looking forward to April 18th when our in-person service will move to 10:30am (still with limited capacity, mask-wearing, and required registration) and we will be livestreaming our service on Facebook. If you have any questions about this change or need some help accessing Facebook please call the church office. We will be discontinuing the YouTube premiere service at that time, but hope to still post the livestream service on YouTube for those who can’t access Facebook. Please register for the upcoming 10:30 service at cometoworship.org. 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these trying times for everyone. Please 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.  While in-person office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible. 

 


The One Who Comes

Happy Palm Sunday! 

On Palm Sunday, we’re beginning the epic story that is Holy Week.  Palm Sunday represents a turning point in Jesus’s ministry as we welcome him triumphantly into Jerusalem.  We celebrate the victory that his ministry represents but around us, other things are going on leading to the climax of the story in this following week.  We watch as Jesus teaches, preforms miracles, drives the authorities crazy, and ultimately is betrayed, executed, and left for dead.  It seems this whole Jesus episode has been one big, tragic April Fool’s prank. 

This Sunday we’ll look at Jesus Christ as King, taking our cue from Mark 11:1-11.  We’ll also read Paul’s description of Jesus’s kingship in Philippians 2:5-11.  The title Jesus was most often referred by, “Christ,” isn’t his last name but a royal title that translates to the anointed one.  Kings were always anointed with oil when they were crowned in the Old Testament, and one of the central things Jesus taught about was the Kingdom of God or Kingdom of Heaven, which is the kind of reality God means to usher in through the Messiah, and the kind of life we ought to live as Christians.  This makes us citizens and subjects of that Kingdom and of the authority of Christ.  So…what does true Kingship look like from God’s perspective? What kind of King did God have in mind when he sent Jesus?  What does that mean for us and our leadership of our familiesbusinesses, or whatever “kingdoms” we rule over?  Let’s open our hearts, our minds, and our Bibles as we worship on Sunday morning! 

 

This Holy Week we hope you will join us for one or more of our special services: Good Friday at 7pm either in person (register at cometoworship.org) or livestream on Facebook, 7am Sunrise Service in the Courtyard, 9am Easter Celebration Service in the Courtyard, or at 10:30am on YouTube.  

Exciting announcement—we are looking forward to April 18th when our in-person service will move to 10:30am (still with limited capacity, mask-wearing, and required registration) and we will be livestreaming our service on Facebook. If you have any questions about this change or need some help accessing Facebook please call the church office. We will be discontinuing the YouTube premiere service at that time, but hope to still post the livestream service on YouTube for those who can’t access Facebook. Please register for the upcoming 10:30 service at cometoworship.org. 

Sunday’s Online ServiceIf you log in to your Google/YouTube account about 10-15 minutes early, you will be able to easily access the chat and fellowship through thYouTube premier page both before and during the service. Find the premier page on our YouTube channel at: 3/28/2021 Online Service.  The premiere page will be active from the moment the video is uploaded, so you can practice any time this weekend!   

Sunday’s In-Person Service Our in-person indoor worship is currently in the Sanctuarystarting at 9:00am, until April 11th. We are asking everyone to register at this link: cometoworship.org so that we don’t go over our maximum capacity. We ask everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before entering the building, and communion elements will be provided as you enter the sanctuary to worship on the first Sunday of the month 

Our Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 9am in the Fellowship Hall. This week they are meeting at 8:30am in the Fellowship Hall for a special Palm Sunday activity! 

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 3:00pm-4:00pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 4:00pm-5:00pm every Sunday.  

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these trying times for everyone. Please 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.  While in-person office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible. 

 


Written on the Heart

Happy Fifth Sunday of Lent! 

In John 12:20-25, “some Greeks” come and want to get a firsthand look at Jesus. And what do they see? Not a miraculous healer nor a wonderful preacher, they see a man on his way to death, giving his closest friends his Last Will and Testament.  As the prophet Jeremiah speaks into the hopelessness surrounding him, he also delivers the unexpected: a call to hope in a new covenant, not written on stone tablets, but on the very hearts of the people.  What do these two passages have to teach us about discipleship?  We’ll explore that and remind ourselves why we are here as we open our hearts, our minds, and our Bibles in worship! 

 

Sunday’s Online ServiceIf you log in to your Google/YouTube account about 10-15 minutes early, you will be able to easily access the chat and fellowship through thYouTube premier page both before and during the service. Find the premier page on our YouTube channel at: 3/21/2021 Online Service.  The premiere page will be active from the moment the video is uploaded, so you can practice any time this weekend!   

Sunday’s In-Person Service – We‘ve launched our in-person indoor worship in the Sanctuarystarting at 9:00am. We are asking everyone to register at this link: cometoworship.org so that we don’t go over our maximum capacity. We ask everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before entering the building, and communion elements will be provided as you enter the sanctuary to worship on the first Sunday of the monthWe will also be livestreaming this service on Facebook as we explore ways to expand our online presence. 

Our Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 9am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 3:00pm-4:00pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 4:00pm-5:00pm every Sunday. SPYouth will be having a special event this Sunday—check with childrenandyouth@spocala.org for more information! 

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these trying times for everyone. Please 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.  While in-person office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible. 

 


Look Up and Live

Happy Fourth Sunday of Lent! 

Snakes!  Why did it have to be snakes?!  As the Israelites are wondering their way to the promised land, they are stricken with a plague of poisonous snakes that begin to bite and kill them.  Praying for relief, Moses is directed to fashion a bronze snake and put it on a pole so that everyone who looks at the snake will live.  It’s a rather eccentric story tucked in the backwoods of the Old Testament, and it sounds extremely odd to our post-modern ears.   

It would be difficult to preach this text from Numbers 21:4-9 without making reference to the Gospel reading for this week in John 3:14-21. It is John’s explication of this story that fits most neatly into our Lenten journey. John has Jesus reference this story from Numbers as a way of explaining what he, Jesus, was there to do. It is the first reference to being lifted up and goes back to this story with snakes and poison and grumbling people.  What could be so uplifting about a story of a snake on a stick?  Well, you’ll find out on Sunday! 

 

Sunday’s Online ServiceIf you log in to your Google/YouTube account about 10-15 minutes early, you will be able to easily access the chat and fellowship through thYouTube premier page both before and during the service. Find the premier page on our YouTube channel at: 3/14/2021 Online Service.  The premiere page will be active from the moment the video is uploaded, so you can practice any time this weekend!   

Sunday’s In-Person Service – We‘ve launched our in-person indoor worship in the Sanctuarystarting at 9:00am. We are asking everyone to register at this link: cometoworship.org so that we don’t go over our maximum capacity. We ask everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before entering the building, and communion elements will be provided as you enter the sanctuary to worship on the first Sunday of the monthThis Sunday we are not offering in-person worship, but we will return to in-person worship next week, the 10th of January. 

Our Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 9am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 3:00pm-4:00pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 4:00pm-5:00pm every Sunday.  

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these trying times for everyone. Please 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.  While in-person office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible. 

 


All These Words

Happy Third Sunday of Lent! 

Here on the Third Sunday of Lent, we look at the 10 Commandments in Exodus 20:1-17.  What do all these words have to do with life and death and covenant and commitment, with promises and community?  They’re about drawing lines.  Boundary lines. The problem is that we usually see that as a negative. Drawing lines is about limitation, we feel.   

Yet, in our rational minds, we know that boundaries and rules are good things. And that is why we reluctantly accept them. Or is there something else going on here? What if we took a whole different approach to the lines thing? What if we saw them not as limitations but as definitions? Instead it is a new way of being, a new way of living and loving. We are redefined when we make that commitment to love and to cherish. We make promises that don’t constrain us so much as set us free to love. We aren’t hampered by the lines that are drawn so much as we are encouraged to go deeper and higher, to love more profoundly.  Rather than pick apart each commandment, we’ll look at these lines being drawn within the 10 Commandments as we reflect on their meaning for our lives.  See you online! 

 

Sunday’s Online ServiceIf you log in to your Google/YouTube account about 10-15 minutes early, you will be able to easily access the chat and fellowship through thYouTube premier page both before and during the service. Find the premier page on our YouTube channel at: 3/7/2021 Online Service.  The premiere page will be active from the moment the video is uploaded, so you can practice any time this weekend!   

Sunday’s In-Person Service – We‘ve launched our in-person indoor worship in the Sanctuarystarting at 9:00am. We are asking everyone to register at this link: cometoworship.org so that we don’t go over our maximum capacity. We ask everyone to wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Temperatures will be taken before entering the building, and communion elements will be provided as you enter the sanctuary to worship on the first Sunday of the monthThis Sunday we are not offering in-person worship, but we will return to in-person worship next week, the 10th of January. 

Our Children’s ministries include the nursery, SPKidz, and iClub.  They are currently meeting at 9am in the Fellowship Hall.  

Our regular Youth schedule is: Praise New Generation meeting from 3:00pm-4:00pm every Sunday and SPYouth meeting from 4:00pm-5:00pm every Sunday.  

We so appreciate you keeping connected with us as we navigate these trying times for everyone. Please 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.  While in-person office hours are limited, someone will receive your message and get back to you as soon as possible.