It is no accident you are here! God has led you to explore this church. That is awesome!

If you are looking for peace in your life right now, know that many have come to this church and met God here and found it. You may see the Christians here and wonder how to have what they have. 

If you are looking for a church home, but have not yet found one, look no further. You've come home. You're next step is to simply begin worshiping and serving with your new family.

Come visit us… we’ll be expecting you and look forward to journeying with you.

Warmly, 
John Fullerton 
Lead Pastor

 

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The following is a typical Sunday morning lineup.

9:00 am
Coffee and sweets in the “Soul Café” This allows people to gather before we worship with a cup of Starbucks in hand

9:30 am
Contemporary Worship Service This service has full worship band with drums, guitars and multimedia presentation

10:30 am
Coffee and sweets in the “Soul Café” This allows people from both Sunday services to visit together

11:00 am
Traditional Worship Service Same message but different style. This service features a choir, pipe organ and timeless hymns.

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Driving Directions

From the North (Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Chicago) Take U.S. 19 or Belcher south to Curlew Road, go right (west) on Curlew until County Road 1, turn left (south). Go to first stop light and turn right (west) on Michigan Boulevard. Go 1.25 miles and church is on left.

From the South (Clearwater. Largo, St. Petersburg) Take U.S. 19 or Belcher north to 580 (Main Street in Dunedin), go left (west) until County Road 1, turn right (north). Go 1.27 miles and turn left (west) on Michigan Boulevard. Go 1.25 miles and church is on left.

From the East (Oldsmar, Tampa) Take West Hillsborough Road (580) east. This turns into Tampa Road. Where Tampa Road and Curlew Road split in Oldsmar, take Curlew Road west. Go four miles on Curlew Road to County Road 1 and turn left (south). Go to first stop light and turn right (west) on Michigan Boulevard. Go 1.25 miles and church is on left.

From the West (Caledesi Island or Texas) Kick, paddle, paddle… come ashore, walk .3 miles east on Michigan Boulevard. Church is on right.

Parking
We are a Florida church with lots of grass. Park in the paved parking spaces or in the grass. Note that there is more parking behind the Worship Center than in front. Handicapped spaces are well marked.

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What to Expect

We want you to feel right at home when you visit. We know what’s it’s like to visit a new place with people you haven’t met. In order to make this the best possible experience for you, we want you to know what to expect. We will go out of our way to:

Be clear about Jesus.

Present as clear a picture as we can of the positive, hopeful, life-changing message of Jesus Christ Make sure you feel welcome. Our commitment is to make sure you feel accepted, valued and never judged. 

Make what you wear a non-issue.

You will be dressed perfectly. Jesus cares about you, not your clothes. We feel the same way. Let you be anonymous We won’t single you out or make you feel awkward. We’ll introduce ourselves, but not be pushy.

Talk in words that make sense.

We won’t talk in “Bible talk” (thee, thou…) and if we use special words, we’ll carefully explain them.

Not pressure you to give NO guilt.

Believe it or not, we don’t care whether you give money. You are our welcome guest today.

Take care of your children.

We are as nuts about the safety and care of your children as we are about Jesus.

Love you.

God loves you and because of that you will be loved here.

 

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Ministries for children and youth are provided during 9:30 worship service on Sunday and Youth Bible study takes place at 11:00.

Nursery

Our professionally staffed nursery is available for children from birth through age three/four from 8:30 am until12:15 pm.

Elementary Age Students

9:30 Orange Club

Orange Club is our elementary age Sunday school program.  The  Scripture-centered curriculum combines engaging videos, and large and small group activities, that touch on key issues that are relevant for the age group.  Orange Club takes place in Kirk Hall every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Parents can sign children in and out in Kirk Hall.  

11:00 Children's Programs

ASL (American Sign Language) Class for all elementary and middle school age children is offered in Kirk Hall from 11:00 am - 12.

*Note to Parents

All elementary age children are required to be signed in and out by a parent which gives us permission to take your child to the children's activities. At the end of the activity, when we release children to their parents, another signature is required. The sign-in sheet for Sunday is at the entrance to Kirk Hall.

Middle and High School Age Students

Middle School and High School youth attend 9:30 worship together and enjoy fellowship between the services in the Soul Cafe. Youth Bible Study is offered for Middle and High School Youth combined beginning a 11:00 am and concluding at 12:00 pm. 

For additional information about children and youth ministries, email us or call the church office at (727) 734-5493.

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Pastor John's Blog

Killing Jesus

I just finished the book Killing Jesus by Bill O’Reilly. It is O’Reilly’s telling of the events that led up to the murder of the most important and influential person in all of history: Jesus of Nazareth, the one millions, like me, have chosen to follow as leader of life and forgiver of sins. The book was an enjoyable read. Like others, I noticed as I read that the author took liberties with the story. It was like liberties taking with every movie made about the life of Jesus. Unlike others who are practically hyperventilating and gasping out, “But…it’s…not…scholarly…work,” I’m still good with the book. It’s story-like format reminds me of Og Mandino’s 1983 book, The Christ Commission. That book, too, took liberties. So, if you can live with that, enjoy O’Reilly’s book. It is not absent of scholarship, it presents a some description of the Greco-Roman context of the first century, and, the upside of the “it’s not scholarly” complaints, it lacks a lot of the technical jargon that can be confusing to non-scholars. So read it. If you do, you may just find yourself looking through the Bible itself to see how the story is told there. That, of course, will be infinitely better for you than reading this book! more...

What difference does Angel Tree make?

This year our congregation is participating in Prison Fellowship’s project Angel Tree for the third year in a row.  Everyone has been very generous in years past and I expect that the response will be much the same this year.  It feels good to do something for someone else which is all the inspiration that some people need, but sometimes maybe you wonder what difference your Angel Tree gift really makes.  I trust that when kids get their Angel Tree gifts that it makes more of a difference than we will ever know or imagine, but when I delivered gifts last year I saw the difference that it made for one family first hand.  This is how I saw God working through the Angel Tree project last year.more...

More Testing of New Blog Host

This is me learning this new blog system. more...

We're going to get this blog up and running soon

Hi, everyone! This is Pastor Joy writing for Pastor John today. I am in the midst of updating our website, and one of my projects is to get Pastor John's blog up and running. Soon you will be able to check in here to keep up with PJ and read what's on his mind. Check back soon!more...

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