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Welcome to Family of Christ. We exist to spread the love of Christ and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. Our New Tampa and West Tampa campuses offer weekly worship services, Bible studies, ministries, community service, and outreach.
We hope you’ll join us.

September 2020

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  • 630pm Kidz Praise and Youth Group
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  • 6pm Homeless Feeding
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  • 6pm Saturday Night Traditional Services
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  • 9am Traditional Church Services
  • 11am Sunday Contemporary Services
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  • 630pm Kidz Praise and Youth Group
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  • 6pm Homeless Feeding
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  • 6pm Saturday Night Traditional Services
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  • 9am Traditional Church Services
  • 11am Sunday Contemporary Services
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  • 630pm Kidz Praise and Youth Group
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  • 6pm Homeless Feeding
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  • 6pm Saturday Night Traditional Services
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  • 9am Traditional Church Services
  • 11am Sunday Contemporary Services
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  • 630pm Kidz Praise and Youth Group
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  • 6pm Homeless Feeding
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  • 6pm Saturday Night Traditional Services
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  • 9am Traditional Church Services
  • 11am Sunday Contemporary Services
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  • 630pm Kidz Praise and Youth Group

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Pastor's Virtual Bible Study

Pastor Haara will be leading an on-line Bible study beginning Thursday, September 17th at 7:30 PM. A Zoom link will be provided for those who want to tune in. Contact the Church Office for details.

APOLOGETICS

Beginning Sept. 17th on each Thursday through Dec. 17 From 7-8 PM. Come and listen to experts discuss how to defend the Word of God. Build faith and confidence in your Christian walk. A Zoom link will be sent to you. Terrance is a church member here at FOC. Pamphlets are available in the Narthex If interested, please email: Terence.clauer@student.lutherrice.edu

University Area Feeding

University Area Feeding Continues on Thursday evenings Men, women and children’s CASUAL clothes are needed. The feeding team will give these out on Thursday evening. Please place them INSIDE of the bin outside the front doors

Youth News

We have many upcoming activities coming up for our Youth. Go to GET INVOLVED > YOUTH NEWS for more information.

KIDZ PRAISE
Fall programming will resume on Wednesday, September 9th
from 6:30 –8:00 PM

Youth Group and confirmation classes will also resume on
Wednesday, September 9th at 6:30 PM.

Weekly Church Bulletins

Check out our Weekly Church Bulletins on this website. Go to GET INVOLVED > NEWS to enjoy.

Church members will be voting on proposed changes to the Church Constitution and proposed changes to our Child Development Center.

Church Services Resume

Dear Family of Christ:

As we continue to navigate the world of COVID-19, a world filled with fear and anxiety we are never far from Gods love for us. The Bible is a constant reminder that we are children of God and should not be afraid…Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”. However, it is not easy as we face loss of income, social distancing from friends and loved ones, and fear of being infected. But be assured, the Lord will continue to serve as our shepherd through this crisis… Psalm 34:4 “I sought the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.”!


The FOC Board of Deacons, Church Council and Pastor Dave have been continually monitoring the various city, county, state and federal orders/guidelines regarding our worship services in order to develop a plan to phase back to regular worship. Many of us probably feel like the
early Christians who had to worship in hiding for fear of persecution! At least we have Pastor Dave in a live stream! With the easing of state and local stay-at-home orders and the opening of businesses, we are
planning to resume, with some restrictions, regular worship services on the weekend of May 16 and 17.

Saturday evening- 6 PM
Sunday mornings- 9 AM and 11 AM

As we phase back into our worship services, we must do it in such a way as to minimize coronavirus health risks. The best way in which to move forward safely is to hold our services at 25% occupancy for the near term. This puts our congregational limit to ~60 attending the services. We also need to continue social distancing while attending services. Families groups, friends and individuals should stay ~6 feet apart while in the sanctuary. The Deacons will assist in seating to accommodate distancing. The church will work to ensure proper sanitation of the sanctuary. We will also limit access to the confined space of the Narthex. We will move
the coffee, snacks, bulletins, etc to the outside area near the fountain. This allows for us to have fellowship time with others while maintaining social distancing. The CDC also recommends the wearing of facemasks if possible.
Although certainly not back to ‘worship as usual’ we are starting to move in that direction! The church leadership will continue to monitor the pandemic guidelines and adjust our services as appropriate.


Remember, Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to Pastor Dave or any of the FOC Deacons!

Sunday's Online Service

If you missed Sunday’s Online Service, you can view it today – simply click on the YouTube Icon.

Prayers for our Community

God, our peace and our strength, we pray for our nation and the world as we face new uncertainties around coronavirus. Protect the most vulnerable among us, especially all who are currently sick or in isolation. Grant wisdom, patience, and clarity to health care workers, especially as their work caring for others puts them at great risk. Guide us as we consider how best to prepare and respond in our families, congregations, workplaces, and communities. Give us courage to face these days not with fear but with compassion, concern, and acts of service, trusting that you abide with us always; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Online Giving

Electronic Giving is Easy ! 1- Click on the GIVE button to the top right. 2- Sign into your account or create a profile for new. 3 - Pick the fund you want to support (General Fund is the church offering). 4- Select a Donation Frequency and a start date. 5- Enter a credit card number or checking account. Contact the Church Office if you are having any problems. Thank you always for your contributions.

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GET INVOLVED

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NEWS & EVENTS

Stay up-to-date with our buzzing social and service calendar!  Check out what’s up and coming at Family of Christ Lutheran Church.

Worship Services

NEW TAMPA CAMPUS SERVICES

Saturday at 6pm – Traditional
Sunday at 9am – Traditional
Sunday at 11am – Contemporary

Online Services 11am on Facebook Live!
Sunday at 4:30pm (2nd & 4th Sunday) – Tamil

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Family of Christ Youth

We have middle and high school youth activities and Bible studies to work with the parents at Family of Christ and the community by providing a place for youth to mature in their faith, understand God’s Word, and have a great time doing it.

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