Church of the Palms is an oasis in an otherwise chaotic time. We believe in an active, straightforward faith. We believe, quite simply, that to live by Jesus’ example means that we are called to love one another. We Love God. We Love Neighbor. That’s it!

In our effort to Love Our Neighbor and Take Care of Each Other, we are committing to the following:

- Per the CDC’s recommendations, we strongly encourage wearing a mask while inside our worship spaces on Sunday mornings regardless of vaccination status. Whether or not to wear a mask remains a personal choice, regardless we invite all to do whatever they can to help us take care of one another.

- Persons leading worship from the Chancel have been fully vaccinated.

- Our indoor worship spaces (Sanctuary & Campus Center) are sanitized between usage with an electrostatic disinfecting system that sprays hospital-grade disinfectant and deodorizing cleaner that meets all EPA requirements for Toxicity Category IV (no harmful dermal, ocular, inhalation, or ingestion effects).

- Church of the Palms commits to providing well-ventilated spaces for gatherings. We have installed a Reme Halo in-duct purification system in the Sanctuary and Campus Center, which continuously cleans and recycles the air as well as spray each area with an electrostatic disinfectant sprayer between services.

- Hand sanitizers & masks are available in all buildings.

- We will continue to offer coffee and fellowship under the tree between services and encourage you to connect with one another during that time.

We LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR and keep one another SAFE by preventing the spread of illness.

If you:
- Are experiencing symptoms of illness
- Have a pending/positive COVID-19 test
- Have been notified of exposure to COVID-19

- Stay home and worship with us online via our website
- Take the necessary precautions to care for yourself and to get healthy
- Let us know that you are sick so that we may pray for you

Worship With Us on Sundays

Worship with us every Sunday in-person or via our Livestream. CLICK HERE to access our worship service.


Wednesday Night Life Class Questions

1. “Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.” What does Sabbath keeping look like to you? In what ways would you like it to change?

2. Luke reminds us repeatedly of how often Jesus went away to pray. Tell about your prayer life. In what ways would you like it change?

3. “Love your enemies.” What might be your next step to fulfilling this command?

4. “Give to everyone who begs from you.” How do you imagine growing in your response to this command?

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Community Speaker Series: Jemar Tisby

Jan 26, 2022 6:30 pm

Wednesday, January 26
6:30 pm  Sanctuary  FREE

Light of the World International Church & Church of the Palms present Jemar Tisby, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism as well as How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice. He is President and co-founder of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, and co-host of the podcast, Pass the Mic.


Congregational Annual Meeting

Jan 30, 2022 12:00 pm

Sunday, January 30
12 pm in the Sanctuary & via Zoom (Zoom link will be live at 11:30 am on Sunday, Jan. 30)


Join us via ZOOM or in-person for our Annual Meeting. The purposes of this annual meeting include: the election of elders, deacons, and Nominating Committee members. We vote on the Terms of Call for our installed pastors. Finally, we will review financial results for the church and Foundation during 2021 and hear a report on the church operating budget for 2022. 


Newtown Alive Event

Feb 08, 2022 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 8
6:30 pm Campus Center

Learn about the rich history of Newtown! Sway to its rhythm, tap into the neighborhood’s heartbeat and meet its courageous trailblazers who built a thriving community. Newtown is a resilient community undergoing revitalization and redevelopment and is now recognized on the U.S. Civil Rights trail. Vickie Oldham, Newtown Alive founder and Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition president will lead an interactive discussion featuring community trailblazers like Mrs. Odessa Butler, Walter Gilbert and freedom song leader Brenda Watty.

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They may also be accessed directly from PCUSA by clicking here.
Monday, Jan. 17
Morning Psalms 135; 145
First Reading Genesis 8:6-22
Second Reading Hebrews 4:14-5:6
Gospel Reading John 2:23-3:15
Evening Psalms 97; 112

Tuesday, Jan. 18
Morning Psalms 123; 146
First Reading Genesis 9:1-17
Second Reading Hebrews 5:7-14
Gospel Reading John 3:16-21
Evening Psalms 30; 86

Wednesday, Jan. 19
Morning Psalms 15; 147:1-11
First Reading Genesis 9:18-29
Second Reading Hebrews 6:1-12
Gospel Reading John 3:22-36
Evening Psalms 48; 4

Thurs., Jan. 20
Morning Psalms 36; 147:12-20
First Reading Genesis 11:1-9
Second Reading Hebrews 6:13-20
Gospel Reading John 4:1-15
Evening Psalms 80; 27

Fri., Jan. 21
Morning Psalms 130; 148
First Reading Genesis 11:27-12:8
Second Reading Hebrews 7:1-17
Gospel Reading John 4:16-26
Evening Psalms 32; 139

Sat., Jan. 22
Morning Psalms 56; 149
First Reading Genesis 12:9-13:1
Second Reading Hebrews 7:18-28
Gospel Reading John 4:27-42
Evening Psalms 118; 111