7th Annual Family of Christ Golf Classic – March 30

Family of Christ Golf Classic

The 7th Annual Family of Christ Golf Classic will be held on Monday, March 30 at Tampa Palms Country Club. Registration and lunch will begin at 12:00 PM with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM.

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Family of Christ Ski Trip 2015

Our Winterplace, West Virginia ski trip was last week. All 32 of us who were able to make the trek had a great time trading in the Florida sun for some West Virginia snow. Whether you went skiing, snowboarding,or tubing, we learned that elevation + snow = a whole lotta fun!IMG_4253

Winter Ski Trip 2014-15: December 31 – January 3

Ski TripCome join us for our annual Winter Ski Trip this December 31 – January 3. We will be loading up our new bus and heading for Winterplace, West Virginia. Cost per person starts at $250 (dependent on particular add-ons that you may want). This cost includes 2 day lift ticket, ski rental, hotel, and transportation. If you are interested, you can reserve your spot by putting a $100 deposit down. There are limited spaces available for the trip, so let me know as soon as you can!

December 14: Journey to the Manger

Journey to the Manger Pic






Journey to the Manger will be December 14 from 2:00-4:00 PM (please make sure and arrive by 3:30 PM as our last group will walk through at that time). See the story come alive as the children of our Sunday School program dress up in costume and retell the birth of our Savior Jesus in several stations around our nature trail. This event is an outreach opportunity where the children of migrant families in our area are invited to come walk through and experience this. Afterwards there will be a Christmas party where we will give them presents as a part of our annual Angel Tree program.

November 7-9: Middle School Youth Gathering




Deuteronomy 4:24 “For the Lord your God is a consuming fire.”

The annual Middle School Youth Gathering for the Florida Georgia District LCMS is planned for November 7-9 at the Lake Yale Baptist Convention Center in Eustis, FL. The gathering is a time for 6th – 8th graders from all across our district to come together to worship, learn, get energized about their faith, have a lot of fun, and grow as a group. The cost for this event is $150 and includes transportation to and from, all program and administrative costs, two nights lodging, four meals, and a t-shirt for each participant. We will be leaving from Family of Christ at 6:00 PM on Friday the 7th. We will be getting back around 1:00 PM on Sunday the 9th. Deadline to register and get your payment in is October 22. Email Tim for more information.

October 10: 6th Annual Oktoberfest






Come out and join us for our annual Oktoberfest event at Family of Christ on Friday, October 10 from 5:00 – 10:00 PM. Come hungry as we will have German food by “Personal Touch Catering.” Authentic German beer, water and soft drinks will keep everyone refreshed. DeLeon Oktoberfest Band will be playing on stage and under the tent, so bring your dancing shoes! Keep the whole family entertained throughout the evening with a cornhole tournament, bounce house, basketball blowup game, dunk tank, face painting, and test your strength hammer striker! Sign up to volunteer for a portion of the night to help us make this event really great. You wont want to miss out on this wunderbar evening!

DEEPER, Bible Discussion Group: Sundays @ 12:15 PM

revelationStarting Sunday, May 18 our DEEPER Bible Discussion Group (Led by by Kurt Steinbruck) will be going through the book of Revelation. Come join us for this fascinating exploration! Study guides are $10. Contact Tim Handrick if you are interested. (813) 380-9577 or handricktim@yahoo.com

Vacation Bible School: July 21-25

Agency D3 BadgeThis year’s Vacation Bible School will be July 21-25 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The theme is Agency D3 and is based on 1 Peter 3:15, which says “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect…” We will be accepting children 4 years old –  6th grade . Cost is $40 per person and includes your t-shirt, snacks, materials and whole lotta fun throughout the week. If you are interested in signing up, email handricktim@yahoo.com or download our registration form and turn into our church office  – VBS Registration Form 2014

Mark your calender: 2014 Summer Mission Trip Dates

Team Effort Jacksonville 2012 High School MissionsHigh School Mission Trip 
TEAM EFFORT Copperhill, TN: June 8-14

Middle School Mission Trip
TEAM EFFORT Jacksonville, FL: June 22-28

Sign up sheets are in the church narthex for those who are interested. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your spot. Contact Tim if you have any questions about either of these trips.

Family of Christ Golf Classic: Monday, April 7


5th Annual Family of Christ Golf ClassicThis year’s Family of Christ Golf Classic will be held at the beautiful Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club on Monday, April 7, 2014. Registration and the range will be open at Noon, with a shotgun start at 1:00 PM. Proceeds for this year’s tournament will be going towards the new bus that Family of Christ is purchasing. The bus that we currently have is utilized daily by the Child Development Center, School, and Church. Purchasing a new, reliable means of transportation will ensure that our kids continue to be safe and comfortable while traveling together.

There are several registration options for you, a group of friends, or your business to take part. No matter your level of golf, you are guaranteed to have a great time on this amazing course. All participants will enjoy complimentary food, sodas, and adult beverages throughout the day and chances to win various exciting prizes.

Please see attached flyer for registration specifics. If you need more information or are interested in your business being involved in one of the levels of sponsorship, contact Tim Handrick at handricktim@yahoo.com or (813)380-9577.

 FOC Golf Tournament Flyer