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.
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!
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.
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.
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.

CHILDREN

Join us each Sunday for Impact Kids!

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

Children (pre-k – 5th Grade) start in the 9 am service 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

Blueberry Picking Family Event

May 7
9 am - 1 pm

Parents, Family and Friends are invited to attend! Join us for a family day on the farm and more. We will depart from Palms Center parking lot and travel to Albritton's Farm, return to church by noon for a boxed lunch, pie making, and fun.

To register for this event, click on the button below.

VBS Camper Registration

June 6-10

VBS is a week of fun & dynamic camp where kids (ages preschool - 5th grade) will grow closer to God and in their faith by learning bible truths, worship with music, games, and friendships. All Aboard – Register Now! Click on the button below to register your child(ren) for VBS!

VBS Volunteer Registration

June 6-10

VBS is a week where preschoolers through young adults grow closer to God and in their faith by learning and serving. We need YOU to be a part of this mentorship. There are a number of areas that you may serve. If you're ready to sign up as a volunteer, click on the button below "Register Now".

If you would like information regarding volunteering for VBS, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or click in the "More Info" link below.

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Cub Scouts

Den Meetings: Mondays @ 6 pm
Educ. Bldg., Rm. 210

The Cub Scouts are open to boys & girls grades K through 5. Contact us, or join us Mondays to learn more about Cub Scouting.

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STUDENTS

Every Sunday morning we gather together at 9 am 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.

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES & UPCOMING EVENTS

After Hours

May 1, 2022
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Palms Center

Senior Retreat

Friday, May 6, 6pm – Saturday, May 7, 3pm
Anna Maria Island

This retreat is structured to help prepare our graduating seniors for their next steps in life. We’ll cover important life topics and help students feel better equipped to handle things such as home sickness, budgeting, taking care of your physical and mental health, adapting to the additional responsibilities, and more. To sign up, text or email Conor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Middle School Mission Trip

June 12 - 17
Our Middle School Mission Trip is open to all 6th-8th grade students. We will be traveling to South Florida as we partner with Praying Pelican Missions to serve in local congregations.

Montreat

July 15 - 23
Our annual high school trip to Montreat, North Carolina is open to all 9th-12th grade students. This trip includes a service project before arriving at Montreat Camp and Conference Center.

Confirmation

Our Confirmation class is open to our 8th and 9th grade students who wish to be confirmed in the church. Through this Spring class, students will get to explore their faith beliefs, learn about the history, structure, and mission of the church, and make the decision to become members of Church of the Palms.

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YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY

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 UPCOMING EVENTS

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TUTORING

Back to Basics Tutoring began in 1992 to provide supplemental academic help to 12 students from our church. Since then, the program has grown to over 125 students from all over Sarasota county.

Back to Basics offers students one hour, one-on-one tutoring sessions that can make a tremendous difference in their achievements at school.

Tutors volunteer to help the students from one hour a week to up to six hours a week.

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PALMS PRESCHOOL

It is the philosophy of the Palms Preschool to welcome families, children and staff of all faiths, creed and ethnic origins to the program. We are committed to offering a safe, caring, and stimulating educational environment. Children have the opportunity to explore and learn by experiencing creative, hands-on age appropriate educational activities presented by nurturing and professional staff. We offer a multi-faceted program where open communication between families and staff is promoted in order to help each child reach their potential and share the gifts that God has given them.

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