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Your days are filled to the brim, more commitments and fewer meaningful relationships. You run faster, stretch further, and for all your effort you often feel depleted rather than full.

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.

  • To celebrate and utilize each other’s gifts, experience, and knowledge.
  • To create and gather varied and powerful volunteer opportunities that empower each other to create a meaningful impact…a lasting legacy.
  • To support one another’s physical, financial, and emotional growth and wellness.

And we’re all about connection and intentional community...facilitating the development of deep, abiding friendships.

We Love God. We Love Neighbor. And that’s it!


Traditional Service

We have 9 am and 11 am traditional services. They’re held in the Sanctuary. These two services feature a traditional Presbyterian liturgy. The music is varied and dynamic including several choirs, a beautiful organ, a grand piano, and a handbell choir; as well as soloists and guest musicians. You’ll find that many of our families attend the 9 am service, which includes a children’s moment. The 11 am service is quieter and probably less fun for children. You’ll find most people in both of these services dressed in business casual clothes…slacks, collared shirts, casual dresses etc., but you are welcome in whatever you are most comfortable wearing.

Contemporary Service

This modern worship is held in the Campus Center at 10 am. The music is energetic and powerful, featuring several instruments and vocalists, as well as a compelling worship leader. What’s more, it’s not uncommon to find guest musicians…a drumline one Sunday and a brass section the next. This service has a warm, familial feeling to it. Every Sunday there’s a chance to experience God and connect with one another through shared prayers, laughter, art and other creative expressions. Most people attending this service wear casual, comfortable clothing…jeans, shorts, tee-shirts etc. Come as you are.

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We have a hearing loop for those wearing hearing aids. Just switch hearing aids to T Call.

Handicapped accessible

Both the sanctuary and the Campus Center are handicapped accessible with handicap accessible bathrooms.

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Versions of our bulletin are available in the 9am and 11am services for those who have left their readers at home!



We sit right on Bee Ridge Road on the south side right at the intersection with Lockwood Ridge.

This makes us very central in Sarasota county…right smack-dab in the middle of the community we love.


There is a large paved parking lot on the west side of our campus with handicapped parking located close to the Sanctuary, the Campus Center and the Palms Center.


For more information about us visit:

Campus Center Sanctuary Administration Building Courtyard

If you’re coming for the contemporary service:

Campus Center

If you’re coming for the 9am and 11am traditional services:


If you need to drop off a child in the nursery or pick your kids up from kid’s worship or small groups:

Education Building (the only two story building on campus)


Our celebrated youth and family ministry is bustling on Sunday mornings!

  • If you join us for the 9am or 10am service, your children will join you for the first 15-20 minutes of the service. There are welcome bags on the right side of the main doors to keep them happy and occupied! In the Sanctuary, children are invited to the front for the children’s moment and then are guided to the education building where they join our team of leaders for kid’s worship until 10am. At the 10am service, children will be guided to the education building for kid's worship at 10:30am.  You can pick them up at 11am.