Until further notice, all public gatherings and regularly scheduled meetings are suspended,
we're still on mission and you're still the church!
These online communities are a great way to stay connected and get up to date information
Our community groups are a wonderful way to stay connected with others during this time of self-isolation or quarantine.
Service & Prayer
We're here for you and want to pray with you as well as serve you in any practical ways that we can. Please contact us via the form below for any specific prayer requests or ways we can serve you practially at this time. Click here to contact us and fill out a brief form >>
Love Your Neighbor
In the gospel of Mark, Jesus was asked a challenging question by a scribe of the law. He asked, what is the greatest commandment? Jesus responded, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
That leads us to a challenging question of our own: How do we love our neighbors during this crisis?
We wanted to point you towards a very practical resource. A church in England has been placing these flyers at their neighbors doors and then following through. What would it look like if you engaged your own neighbors in this way?
- Consider what you or your family could do during this time.
- Practice safe physical distancing.
- Feel free to just write locally if you are uncomfortable giving out your address.
- Let us know your stories (by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org) as you go and love your neighbors.
Casselberry Elementary School Food Drive
Time and time again, Jesus would embrace those in society that were most easily overlooked and forgotten. As in the time of Jesus' earthly ministry, today there are many overlooked and forgotten people. One of these vulnerable groups is children. And right now, in the midst of this crisis, there are children that are in need.
Since schools have cancelled classes, Casselberry Elementary School is still feeding local kids (k-12) breakfast and lunch. But they have requested that people donate groceries so they can send them home with their families.
They want to make sure that these children will also have dinner and food on the weekends. Please consider joining us by bringing groceries (see the list here) to Casselberry Elementary School between the hours of 8am-3pm, Monday-Friday.
Sermons & Study
An Imperative and Comforting Filter
I read an article in the Wall Street Journal this week talking about this virus leading to another great awakening spiritually, Lord, may that be so! But, it’s not going to happen by us being good at LiveStreaming or making sure our social media accounts and web site are humming with the right information, at the right time, in the right way… it’s going to happen through each one of you, not being alarmed or led astray, rightly understanding what is happening in the world around us and welcoming people in to what God is doing in your life through that, how it is inspiring faith, hope… even longing for heaven as we sense the groaning of creation all the more for it’s creator. Let’s live with that purpose, enduring and spreading the Gospel of the Kingdom while inviting as many to join us in this Kingdom as we get the opportunity to talk to!
Right Now Media
We’re excited to give you free access to RightNow Media, a wonderful library of video resources for all ages from churches and pastors all across the country, to help you develop and grow as both a disciple of Jesus and disciple-maker.
Streaming directly to your computer, tablet, or mobile device, you’ll find the online Bible Study Library includes relevant content for every age group or spiritual season.
You can search by category, topic, or speaker.
Additionally, many of the series have direct links to workbooks and leader guides. Parents, you’ll find that RightNow has a multitude of videos and resources for your kids.
Utilize the links below to start using this resource today.
Blog Posts: Voices From the Church During the Crisis
I was shopping at Publix the other week just when the pandemic began to noticeably effect our lives here in Central Florida. I was just gathering normal groceries such as lunch meat, cereal, produce, etc. Browsing around the store, it was clear that people were reacting to the news. Bread aisle: empty. Bottled water: a few of the smaller packs left. Paper products: toilet paper and any product that bore a resemblance was missing. Yeah… people were reacting.
I am a local dental hygienist who serves in the Central Florida area. Life was “normal” and “predictable” for me and my family. Like many others, we had goals set and were accomplishing them. But now due to the current COVID-19 event, most if not all dental hygienists are being placed on furlough until further notice.
Most of us included this line in our marriage vows. And if you are like us, you have probably assumed love and cherish are the same. This is not true. Gary Thomas in his book, Cherish, expounds on this in great detail.
Parents, let's pause for a moment and have a real-life chat. If you have mini-humans in your home chances are you have had conversations about topics you never thought you would find yourself in the middle of.
FROM EDDIE NEEDHAM, MD // Greetings. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. As a brother in our body, I want to take the opportunity to provide you with some medical information and words of encouragement. I hope to be brief and anointed – brief I can do…anointed, well, you judge.
|I Peter 3:15), but where might we even consider staring? Here are some practical ways you can be equipped to respond when most helpful, it's a "round-up of resources" so to speak. Let's begin with Prayer...|
One thing has become clear, we are running low on adjectives to describe what is happening around us. I sense the groanings of creation all the more and my own personal desire for our Savior to Lord over the earth in all His perfection because: “He who promised is faithful”.
Last week we posted some increased safety measures that we should all consider in times of illness around our facility. However, it seems that it is time for some follow up to that for us as a local church....