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3224 BEE RIDGE ROAD, SARASOTA, FL 34239 | 941 924-1323

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THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
10:15 - 11 am • Chapel Reception Room
Most everyone knows that the Gospel of John is one of the first four books of the New Testament that records the life of Christ, but did you know that John teaches us:

  • How the universe began
  • The importance of love among believers
  • How to become a member of God’s family
  • How the Holy Spirit is active in your life today
  • How to become a disciple
  • How to pray more effectively
  • That we have a future home with Christ

Join us as we study this great book that will unfold the evidence for the deity of Christ.
Led by Dale Vollrath: dale.vollrath@yahoo.com

THE WIRED WORD
10:15 - 11 am • Rm 206
Each week a group of ministers and lay persons publish a review that brings a news event and discussion topic to life. They make it relevant to modern Christian living with scripture and commentary. We welcome your thoughts on these and other current topics each week. Join us. This Sunday (10/1) we will discuss how we decide which beliefs are essential to our faith. Next (10/8) we will discuss what  the scriptures teach us about hell and the afterlife.  Join us in room 206 this week.
Led by Kyle Quattlebaum
kyleqsb@yahoo.com

DINNER FELLOWSHIP GROUPS
Small Groups Fellowship Dining
Get to know each other as brothers and sisters in Christ over a meal. Each group decides the date and time of their meeting which can be in a home or restaurant (no meetings on church campus.). If you are an interested couple or single, contact us by email.
Pastor Hmingi: hbrowne@churchofthepalms.org
Barry Buchanan: barrydbuchanan@comcast.net

COP BOOK GROUP
Next meeting on September 17
3-4pm - Chapel Reception Room

All are welcome as we resume our meetings with the discussion of the book,Water's Edge by Robert Whitlow. Main character, attorney Tom Crane, encounters a tangled web of theft and betrayal. In the process, his assumptions - and his faith - are painfully challenged. You are welcome to join us, even if you haven't read the book.

Contact Doris Kamphuis: 360-8474, rakamphuis@aol.com

GLENRIDGE BIBLE STUDY
October 1, 15, 29 & November 5
4-5:30pm - Glenridge

In this study we will learn about the Biblical canon with an overview of the Bible, both Old and New Testament. We will look at scripture from a high level "you are here" perspective and then examine the Gospel of Mark and its meaning for our lives today.
Contact: Polly Flansburgh: 702-5702 - polly01773@aol.com; Anne E. Jones: 924-1570, ajones7760@gmail.com.`

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FIRM BELIEVERS EXERCISE CLASS
For Women
9 - 10 am • Campus Center

The class is designed for seniors and includes low impact aerobics, strengthening, balance and stretching.
Led by Ethel Webb, RN retired, Certified Senior Fitness Instructor

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MEN'S BIBLE STUDY & BREAKFAST
7 - 8:30 am • Off Campus
This group is open to all men who would like the opportunity to get to know other men from our church while deepening their faith through Bible study and prayer. Please bring a Bible. We are currently studying the book of 1 Peter.
Led by Dale Vollrath:dale.vollrath@yahoo.com

DISCERNING THE VOICE OF GOD
Begins Sept. 19
Chapel Reception Room
Through 7 sessions, discover the root to clear and daily communication with God - humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. Book may be purchased through Amazon or Lifeway for $13. Please be sure to purchase the newly released 2017 edition.
Led by Sandy Snyder and Mary Ann Vollrath

WOMEN'S PRAYER GROUP
2 - 3:30 pm
West Meeting Room

We pray for family members, children to overcome addictions and for God’s guidance for leaders in our country and church. This is a time of encouragement and an opportunity to bring your concerns to God in prayer. We will be studying the book of Matthew. Bring your Bibles and your prayer requests.
Contact Gaye O’Brien Preston: 377-3480

C.S. Lewis Reading Group
October 10 - 6:00 - 7:00 pm • Chapel Reception Room
In October we will continue reading from Lewis' collection of poems (Poems, Harper Collins).

STEPHEN MINISTRY
October 17 - 6:30 - 9 pm • Rm 206
Receive continuing education and meet in supervised groups every third Tuesday of the month.
Contact Hmingi Browne: hbrowne@churchofthepalms.org

NORTH & SOUTH HOME BIBLE STUDY
Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month
7 - 9 pm • Off Campus

We are studying the Gospel of John. Please join us for Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Everyone is welcome. The South Home Bible Study will be combined with the North Home Bible Study until further notice.
Contact Reyn or Doris Kamphuis: 360-8474, rakamphuis@aol.co

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MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
7:30 - 9 am
Chapel Reception Room

From the time that Joseph brought his father Jacob (called Israel) and extended family to Egypt until the Exodus back to Canaan was 430 years. During that time in which they were enslaved to Pharaoh, the Israelites (as they are now called) continued their faith and God heard their groans. God assured the Israelites would not forget His deliverance of them by celebrating the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover) every year. The Bible records that 600,000 males made the journey, which probably translates to 2-3 million men, women and children.
Led by Tom Webber (webber.thom@gmail.com) & Rev. Fred Marsh

FIRM BELIEVERS EXERCISE CLASS
For Women
9 - 10 am • Campus Center

The class is designed for seniors and includes low impact aerobics, strengthening, balance and stretching.
Led by Ethel Webb, RN retired, Certified Senior Fitness Instructor

WATERCOLOR WEDNESDAYS
10 am - 12 pm
West Meeting Room

Paint with watercolor and enjoy the company of other artsy folk! Please remember to bring your own supplies.
Led by Julia Boeger.
Contact Hmingi Browne: hbrowne@churchofthepalms.org

REFORMATION CLASS
Begins October 4 - 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Chapel Reception Room

In this 5-week seminar we will discuss Luther, Zwingli, Calvin and Bullinger and how 500 years of history affects us today.
Led by Pastors Hmingi & Will Browne
(hbrowne@churchofthepalms.org)

PRAYER SHAWL GROUP
3 - 4 pm • Chapel Narthex
We are knitting prayer shawls. All are welcome to join us.
Contact Hmingi Browne: hbrowne@churchofthepalms.org

BOOK TALK GROUP
Every last Wednesday of the month
We will discuss My Life for the Poor by Mother Teresa. We meet at Baker and Wife restaurant.
Led by Julie Boeger & Pastor Hmingi Browne.
(hbrowne@churchofthepalms.org)

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WOMEN'S DISCIPLESHIP CLASS
Begins October 12 - 7-8:30am
Chapel Reception Room

We will use Greg Ogden's book, Discipleship Essentials, to guide us in building our lives in Christ. Our discipleship journey involves our community in Christ, understanding Christ's message, and ways to become more Christ-like in our service to others as we serve our Lord.
Led by Faith Reynolds (407-491-9875)

ADAPTIVE MOVEMENT CLASS
10 - 11 am • Off Campus
We work on balance, range of motion, standing/sitting, walking, use of light weights to tone muscles and improve coordination, etc. The classes are lead by Kay Sanchez (retired Parish Nurse) at Bee Ridge Presbyterian in their Fellowship Hall.
Contact Susy Black: 321-5703, musicalmoment@me.com

PALMS BRIDGE CLUB
Every first and third Thursday
of the month • 7 - 9 pm
Chapel Reception Room

Contact Nancy Kanellos to make your reservation or to be placed on the substitute list. Substitute players are greatly appreciated (and needed) as well as players who are able to play on a regular basis.
Contact Nancy Kanellos: 320-3478

COMPANIONS FOR THE JOURNEY
Thursdays - 5pm Brown Bag Dinner
5:45-7:15pm - Fee Mercer's home
Our current study in Invitations of Jesus by Trevor Hudson. Share in the joy of breaking bread together by coming at 5pm for a "brown bag" dinner. Class begins at 5:45pm and will include prayer, Reading the Word of Lectio Divina, Reflecting of the Invitation, and Responding to the Invitation.
Led by Fee Mercer
pmercer10@comcast.net

TURTLE ROCK SMALL GROUP FOR COUPLES
Begins October 9 - Every other Thursday
7- 8:30 pm - Various Homes

The aim of our study group is to give depth to the human desire to better know God through sharing and encouragement, as we strive for a nurturing community for the purpose of becoming better followers of Jesus Christ.
Led by Dick & Anna Brent: 941 923-2129
brentsarasota@aol.com

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LOVING STITCHES
Every fourth Friday of the month 9:45 am - 12 pm
West Meeting Room

We create items for Healthy Start, the Veterans Hosptial, teddy bears for the local Sheriff and Police departments and chemo hats for local patients. Knitting and crochet instructions are available.
Contact Alberta Adams: 924-8464

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
10 - 11:30 am
Chapel Reception Room

All those who have lost a loved one are invited to attend. Led by licensed counselor Diane Brantley of Samaritan Counseling.
Contact Hmingi Browne: hbrowne@churchofthepalms.org

EAT, MEET & BE MERRY
October 27 • 11:30 am - 1 pm • Off Campus
Join Pastor Hmingi Browne for food and fellowship at Der Dutchman.
Contact Hmingi Browne: hbrowne@churchofthepalms.org

FAITH-BASED RECOVERY
2 - 3 pm • West Meeting Room
All who are interested in attending recovery meetings, please contact Dr. Hmingi Browne. Led by licensed counselor Diane Brantley of Samaritan Counseling.
Contact Hmingi Browne: hbrowne@churchofthepalms.org

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