STUDENTS & FAMILIES

growing in faith


Our Family Ministry exists to be a loving, inviting, and enthusiastic community where we walk with and encourage family leaders, students, and children alike to explore their God given gifts to live a life that shares God’s Kingdom with those they encounter.

Our Values

PARTNERSHIP

As the family leader, you have the greatest influence on your child’s life. We want to help celebrate your successes and be a resource when you are uncertain about what to do. Families are always stronger with more support!

COMMUNITY

You belong, are valued, and safe in our space. We hope we can feel like home to you as well as challenge you in your faith walk.

IDENTITY

All our children and students are accepted, loved, and have God given worth and purpose. We want to help them seek out these truths.

SERVICE

Whether you serve in worship services, at our food pantry, out of state, or abroad, one of the best ways to put our God given gifts to use is by sharing them those around us through service.

TEACHING NURSERY

 Birth – 5 years old

NURSERY CARE IS AVAILABLE FROM 8:45 AM – 11:15 AM IN THE EDUCATION BUILDING, ROOM 103.

Our Teaching Nursery (ages 0 – 5) is welcoming and staffed with caregivers and teachers who love kids. We have fun learning God’s Word through simple Bible stories, praying together and sharing the joy of Jesus!

If you have any questions about the Church of the Palms’ Nursery, please contact Children’s Director Carol Homeister: 941.924.1323 x 222

IMPACT KIDS

Ages: K – 5th Grade

JOIN US EACH SUNDAY FOR IMPACT KIDS!

Impact Kids is what we call our Sunday School program where we learn about God’s Word through worship, music, discussion, praying together, and having fun while sharing the joy of Jesus. We aim to make an Impact in your child’s faith journey!

Each Sunday, your child will hear about our 4 core values: Love God, Love People, Do Your Best, Have Fun.

Children (K – 5th Grade) start in the 9 am service (Traditional or Contemporary) before being dismissed to the Education Building, Room 207 for IMPACT Kids. Pick-up is after service at 10:15 am.

UPCOMING CHILDREN’S MINISTRY EVENTS

Impact Kids Series

Sundays @ 9 am

New Kids Summer Series starts June 23!

How, why, & when do we study the Bible? This series will teach kids the importance of studying God’s word and encourage them to create simple worship habits they can use the rest of their life. Let’s make it a daily habit!

SUMMER SCHEDULE

  • NO Impact Kids on May 26 or June 2.
  • June 9: VBS Fun Recap!
  • June 16: Famous Father’s – Celebrating Father’s Day
  • June 23: Dive In summer series begins
  • July 7: No Impact Kids (Family Communion Sunday)
  • August 4: No Impact Kids (Family Communion Sunday)
  • August 11: Back to School Blessing
  • August 18: Fall Kickoff (Church-wide celebration)

Memory Verse: “Your word is like a lamp that shows me the way. It is like a light that guides me.” (Psalm 119:105)

 

Vacation Bible School – Volunteer Registration

June 3 – 7

Lead children on a thrilling underwater journey, where they can dive into the unceasing, boundless love of God.

Click Here to Register as a Volunteer

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STUDENTS

Grades 6-12

EVERY SUNDAY EVENING WE GATHER TOGETHER IN THE PALMS CENTER.

This is a time of fellowship as we eat together, have fun together, and become better equipped to be all that God created us to be in this world through relevant discussion and unique opportunities.

Middle School students: Sundays 4:30-6:30 pm

High school students: Sundays 6:00-8:00 pm

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

AFTER HOURS

Sundays • 4:30 – 6:30 pm (Middle School students) | 6 – 8 pm (High School students)

Each week we gather for a free dinner, fun with friends, and some time to be in community and grow.

Both groups meet in the Palms Center!

Questions? Contact Conor Peters.

Summer Kick-Off 2024

May 19th, MS: 5-7pm, HS: 7-9pm

We hope you can join us for our ALMOST summer party where we will be celebrating a successful school year with a foam pit, slip-n-slides, grilling, a DJ, and more! No registration needed, all students having completed 6th-12th grade are invited to join and bring their friends!

High School Serve Day

Friday, June 21st, 12pm-9pm

We will be leading a small group of high schoolers to our mission partner, Misíon Peniel, in Immokalee, to come alongside them for the day as we serve and learn more about caring for the migrant community. This service opportunity is available to students who have completed 9th-12th grade, registration is required.

Register Here!

Middle School Mission Trip 2024

June 22, 2024

Our Middle School Students who have completed 6th grade through 8th grade are invited to join us as we travel to a soon to be announced location to serve with Praying Pelican Missions. This trip will be designed specifically for the skill sets of our middle school team. Through this trip, we hope to help students discover new gifts, sharpen existing gifts, and build a love and joy for serving as followers of Christ.

Registration is now closed.

High School Summer Hangout

Sunday, July 7th, 4-7pm

For this mid-summer hang out, our students who have completed 9th-12th grade are invited to an off campus hangout where we will swim, grill dinner, and go tubing! Registration is required for this event.

Register Here!

Montreat Youth Conference 2024

July 12th, 2024

Our Confirmands and High School students having completed 9th grade are welcome to join our annual retreat to Montreat! This year students will hear from different speakers, worship together, enjoy small groups, and grow in relationship with God and others! We plan to depart on Friday to serve together on Saturday before the conference begins.

Registration is now closed.

Middle School Mayhem

Sunday, August 4th, 4:30-6:30pm

Middle School Mayhem is back this summer! Our students who have completed 6th-8th grade will battle it out as we turn our gym into a laser tag arena! Dinner will be included. Flashing lights and loud music will be present, registration is required.

Register Here!

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YOUNG ADULT

Ages 18-25
The Young Adult Ministry offers various opportunities for people between the ages of 18-25 to explore their own identity in Christ by listening to the Holy Spirit, building community with one another through welcoming all and loving one another, and following Jesus through the ways we build community, serve those around us, and care for the world.

Young Adult Dinner and Bible Study

Semi-Weekly, Wednesdays @ 7pm

Every other Wednesday our Young Adults gather for dinner and a Bible Study. At these gatherings we share about life, study scripture together, pray together, and help each other grow into more spiritually mature people while we go through life together.

Interested in joining? Email Conor at cpeters@churchofthepalms.org to get connected!

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About Us
Church Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:
9 am - 5 pm
Friday: 9 am - 1 pm
Sunday: 8 am - 12 pm

Location

3224 BEE RIDGE ROAD, SARASOTA, FL 34239

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

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