Saturday, December 12 – “Christmas at the Jesse Tree”, a Christmas celebration for the whole family! Two performances, 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., at FBC Tampa. Nursery provided for ages 2 and younger. There is no charge for admission.
We are currently registering boys and girls (kindergarten through 5th grade) for UPWARD Basketball, which begins the first week of January 2016! This all-skill-levels league teaches basketball fundamentals, sportsmanship, and teamwork in a positive environment. Teams practice one evening per week and play games on Saturdays. To register, click here!
AWANA is fun and exciting for kids of all ages. In a positive, loving atmosphere, children can gain confidence and a sense of accomplishment as they earn badges, prizes, and other awards as the memorize God’s Word. AWANA motivates children spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Each Wednesday, from 6:15-7:30 p.m., (from September to May), “clubbers” enjoy rotating between the three distinct segments of the AWANA program: Game Time, Handbook Time, and Large Group Time. There are active games at the AWANA Circle in the gym during Game Time; Bible verses and practical application during Handbook Time in designated classrooms; Bible study and awards in the Large Group Time in the Kids Zone Theater.
With the release of a movie and movie-version of the book, Heaven Is for Real, interest in this depiction of heaven is growing once again. Here are some helpful thoughts from David Platt from The Church at Brook Hills.
The Children’s Ministry (Kindergarten- 5th Grade) will celebrate Purim with a carnival in the Children’s Theater on March 16 from 4-6 pm. with food, carnival games, and costumes. Children are invited to dress as their favorite character from the Purim story. Giving to the needy is part of the traditional celebration so we will be collecting canned goods to donate to Amazing Love Ministries.
This year’s Vacation Bible School theme is Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend based on 1 Peter 3:15. VBS will be the week of June 16-20 where children will discover, decide, and defend the truth about who Jesus is. Invite your friends and family to join in on the action.
In January 2014, we will launch a prayer walking initiative with the goal of praying over all of South Tampa from I-275 south. During prayer walks, teams of 2-4 people walk along designated streets and pray for what they see, being sure to note needs and opportunities for advancing the gospel. The area has been divided into 12 major areas with a number sections within each. Families and individuals can take maps of assigned areas to prayer walk at their convenience and we also schedule corporate times to prayer walk. Learn more about this initiative or learn more about prayer walking in general by watching this North American Mission Board video:
My Hope America is a nationwide campaign sponsored by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association designed to present the gospel using life-changing testimonies and messages from Billy Graham. Families are encouraged to open their homes and schedule a time to watch a video and talk about it with their neighbors, friends, family members, coworkers, etc. Learn more about this campaign by using the following links: