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

!!! DISCIPLES UNDER CONSTRUCTION !!! New Kids Series Starting Jan. 7!

Kids love Minecraft, creating whole worlds from tiny little blocks. God made the universe from nothing. God made us to know Him, love Him, and obey Him. We were crafted in His image to be His disciples. Join us for this fun & creative learning!

Spring Bash @ Cedarkirk (3rd – 5th grades)

April 26 – 27 • Cost: $75

Students will enjoy zip-lining, rock climbing, group games, crafts, and worship. This 24-hour retreat includes an adventurous night in a rustic cabin, meals, snacks and s’mores. Space is limited.

Click here to register for this event.

Vacation Bible School – Camper Registration

June 3 – 7 • 9 am – 12 pm

Take a deep dive into an amazing undersea adventure where you’ll experience the ever-flowing, never-ending love of God. VBS is open to ages 4 years old – 5th Grade.

Registration begins April 1!

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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.

Confirmation 2024

Sunday Mornings, Starting February

Open to 8th grade and above, our confirmation course will explore specific faith beliefs as well as the history, structure, and mission of the church before students make the conscious decision to become members of Church of the Palms.

Registration is now closed

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.

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.

Click here to register! 

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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.

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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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