Scroll down to read the latest events, prayer requests, needs and volunteer opportunities!
MISSION BOARD MEETING – Anyone interested in missions is welcome–we would love to have you attend–10:30 AM in the classroom across the church office every month on the second Friday. Questions? Talk to Mike or Vanessa Oney or call the church office (941-778-0414).
SAT FEB 17 – “Glimmers of Hope” Annual Gala – Doors open for social hour at 5:30 PM, Event starts at 6:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, 1000 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, FL. I you’re interested in attending, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an invite with all the details! READ MORE
SAT MAR 2 Agape Flights “Pie in the Sky Open Hangar” – 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM – Get up close and personal with our planes and our mission as we welcome the community for Agape’s annual open hangar event. This year’s theme is “Love is in the Air.” Everyone gets free pizza and pie, plus there’s a live auction, opportunities to fly the Agape Flight Simulator, and there’s plenty to do for the kids. Walk through our gallery of impressive and exotic airplanes on display outside our hangar. Pie in the Sky is your chance to see how what happens here in Venice impacts millions of people in the Caribbean. READ MORE
THU MAR 7 Wycliffe Bible Translators Spring 2024 Scripture Celebration! 2:00 PM at the Wycliffe Ministry Center, 11221 John Wycliffe Blvd. in Orlando. Join in person or online! God is using His Church to tell the world of His love for them in languages and formats they clearly understand. As people encounter Him personally, their lives are transformed in amazing ways! As we rejoice together through live music, videos and testimonies, you’ll be encouraged and inspired by the exciting ways that God is at work around the world through Bible translation and through His people. Register HERE.
MAR 16-22 ECHO’s Global Food and Farm Festival 2024 – 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 17391 Durrance Road, North Fort Myers, FL. Get your tickets today! Special Early Bird Ticket rates until February 15th.
(1/26) YFC (Youth for Christ) kids that have said yes to Jesus. Please pray for them as they grow in Christ through the Holy Spirit that they will make the right choices in life as they grow: Miguel, Gregory, Dexter, Jordan, Joshua, Sage, Yuliza, Aaron, Cortez, Dylan, Jason, Justin, Naheim, Shann, ZyQuan, Adarious, Ashton, Bryon, Gage, Ryan, Gavin
(1/1) Hope Children’s Home – Please pray for these children who have birthdays in January Gracee, Dashi, Christian, Josh, Abi, Jionni and Jose.(11/18) World Venture – Nine young people RECOGNIZED for having accomplished something! Never before in their lives have they been recognized as being useful. Finally they have done it! On Friday, Simon Peter, John Bosco, Fiona, Adam, Aron, Allan, Shadrack, Joseph, and Patricia graduated from The Ideas Workshop. We have a very small idea what the jail of silence does to a person who is deaf. They miss so much especially in this country: School–parents don’t send them because they can’t learn, Opportunity–they can’t participate, Hope–No one tells them about Jesus using signing, Skills–Few families can afford to send their deaf children to vocational school because of poverty. Your support and prayer made this memorable day happen!
(6/19) Wycliffe Bible Translators – Pray for travel mercies for Craig in Asia in a series of meetings from September to October 2023. Pray for the Planning for Faith and Farming Workshop in Chiang Mai in February 2024. A praise that Bible Translation is happening with the fastest acceleration ever.
(3/24) Global Serve – Beth, Easter Outreach, revival at Ringling College of Art and Design, New College, USFSM, SCF and LECOM Medical and Dental campuses, As always keep Jonathan, Robynn, Jadynn, Jonathan Jr., Evangelynn and Havynn in prayer
REQUESTED SUPPORT / IMMEDIATE NEEDS – The Lord’s Lighthouse is in need of funds to help with rent and electric bills.
CONTACT: PO Box 6015, 5603 SR 674, Sun City Center FL 33571; 813-900-4339 or email@example.com
ROSER DISASTER RELIEF TEAM – Contact Matt (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 941-778-0414 for the latest opportunities or to be called when a need arises.
PACK HOPE SEEDS every Tuesday from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM at the Hope Lutheran Church 4635 26th St W Bradenton. Hope Seeds is a Christian charitable organization that provides seeds and agricultural support to missionaries and mission teams around the World. This mission empowers the hungry to grow nutritious food which helps heal broken families and communities. By supporting this mission with your donations you have the opportunity to not only share seed for gardens but also share seed for the Gospel. The seed is packaged in small zip-lock packets of ten varieties and species chosen for the climate and culture of the nation they are being sent to free of charge. Plant A Seed! Feed A Soul! Read more about Hope Seeds HERE.
GLOBAL SERVE NETWORK – Volunteer to help with the college students and/or provide pizza’s or food for meetings.
CONTACT: Jonathan and Robynn Bachman at 941-928-8685 or email@example.com
BRING ON THE MINISTRY need donations of water, blankets, socks and items for the homeless. Please place donations in the box in the Narthex.
SOLVE MATERNITY are in need of diapers, bottles, clothes for pregnant girls and baby needs. Please place donations in the box in the Narthex.
YOUTH FOR CHRIST – SUNCOAST – Anyone interested in going to YFC once a month to pray for them or to be willing and interested in listening to teens, distention centers, schools, please contact Mike Chaplinsky 941-747-4608 or mike@suncoastYFC.org. Click HERE to read this beautiful story and report from camp.
THE MISSIONS TENT will not be set up during the summer. It will return when the Anna Maria Farmers Market starts up again. The tent up is set in the Thrift Shop parking lot between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Everyone is invited to stop by for information and to make donations!