Women’s Advent by Candlelight at Cypress Lodge, Babcock Ranch 2022
Christmas Eve in Founder’s Square, Babcock Ranch 2022 (Photo Credit: Leah Campbell)
Christmas Day at Cypress Lodge 2022 (Photo Credit: JoAnn Shapton)
Volunteers gathered on 10/22/22 for our monthly sandwich making event.
Gun Safety Awareness and Active Shooter Seminary at TCC House Church 6/22/22
The Community Church is “Blessed to be a Blessing”
TCC Bell Blessing and Ringing
On January 9th of 2022 The Community Church in Babcock Ranch received as a donation at bell dating back to 1840 from the Potter/Wilson family. The bell measures 17″ in diameter. We continue to refurbish the bell as it was missing its original clapper and a bit of hardware. The bell was made ready for service and filled the air with its song on Sunday, January 9th in remembrance of a young boy named Adyn Pickett who lost his life to leukemia the previous week. We rang the bell 9 times for the 9 years that Adyn was with us. This bell will be our call to worship each Sunday.
Blessing of the Bell FB Link: https://fb.watch/aE9NOYpq–/
Ringing of the Bell FB Link: https://fb.watch/aE9LRcaPUw/
On Thursday December 2, 2021, Women gathered at The Lakehouse Clubhouse in Babcock Ranch for an evening of song and story. Members of The Community Church and their guest enjoyed the beauty of the season while celebrating the reason for the season. Let us share just a few special moments from that amazing evening. Plans are already being made for next year’s Advent By Candlelight event.
On Saturday, November 20 TCC will join our neighbors at SWFHR again to help them in their mission. We will volunteer at the rescue to support their annual Tack and Garage Sale Event. Their are limited spots for this volunteer opportunity so we ask you to register using the link below:
Gathering for Worship! TCC presents “House Church”
The Community Church in Babcock Ranch partners with Icon Management Services
On August 4, 2021 The Community Church received a donation of 120 backpacks filled with school supplies from ICON Management Services in Fort Myers, FL. What a blessing to join the team at ICON to fill these backpacks and get them loaded for delivery. TCC organized drop-offs at local schools to help where there was need. We look forward to working alongside this amazing organization to support our community. The call from Laura Bialy at ICON Management Services was an answer to prayer for many. Thanks Again ICON!
Back To School Blessing
Babcock Clean Up Crew
In July The Community Church was given the “green” light in moving forward with a new group that will serve the community in Babcock Ranch, Florida. The Babcock Clean Up Crew had its first event on Saturday morning 7/24/21 and will meet monthly. The event is a part of our T.A.S.K. Initiative, (Taking, Action, Serving, with Kindness). We are so excited to work alongside our friends and neighbors here in BR in helping to keep our unique city beautiful. Check out photos from the event below:
The Caloosa Conference of the Florida-Bahamas Synod, ELCA
On June 3, 2021 hosted the first in-person gathering of the Caloosa Conference in almost 2 years. This was a joy-filled time of fellowship, worship, and an update for the different congregations in this conference.
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Sunday evening at The Lakehouse in Babcock Ranch was a wonderful time of worship, prayer, and conversation with new friends. Thank You to all our volunteers and Mission Partners who helped make this evening possible. We look forward to sharing details of our next Dinner Church event with you. We will gather again at The Lakehouse in Babcock Ranch on June 27, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Anyone interested in attending will be able to make a reservation prior to the event. More details coming soon, mark your calendars.
Walk In The Word – On Wednesdays (except Ash Wednesday) join us at Sunset Park in Babcock Ranch for a time of wellness. We begin at 8:00am in the parking are for prayer, a good stretch, Bible devotion, and a walk around Sunset Lake. Come for as much or as little as you are able. We would love to see you there.
On Saturday April 17, 20201 we will gather on Founder’s Square for an Earth Day celebration. This year Earth Day is on Thursday, April 22. We wanted to give residents and guests and opportunity to answer the question, “how can I help?” To answer the question of how we can be better stewards of creation we have invited individuals and organizations who are committed to protecting, preserving, and educating when it comes to matters of creation. In attendance, Florida Fish and Wildlife, Florida Native Plant Society, CROW Animal Rescue, Southwest Florida Horse Rescue, ECHO Global Farms, and we will also have material available from the US Forest Services. The event is from 10am to 12pm in Founder’s Square Babcock Ranch, Florida.
Lent and Easter
We are so grateful for the opportunity to gather on Easter morning for our first Easter Sunrise Service. It was a cold and windy morning, but our hearts were warmed by or time together as we celebrated the Resurrection Glory! Thank You to all in attendance and our Vision Team who were instrumental in putting the pieces together to make this beautiful event possible.
Holy Communion – In addition to our worship services, we will be offering Holy Communion in Founder’s Square on Farmer’s Market weekends. Look to our Facebook page for locations and times when you can receive Holy Communion. Pastor Matt will also make himself available for home visits in situations where folks are desiring Holy Communion, but are not able to get out. Do not hesitate to c0ntact Pastor Matt directly (561)-707-7698.
During the week of 4/12 we will begin registering those interested for small group studies. The small groups will meet in our home and together we will walk through the 6 week study from Rick Warren and Saddleback Church, “What On Earth Am I Here For?” Please know that you are welcome to join the group at any time during the study. We will offer three meeting times on Thursdays starting on 4/29/21. Women meet at 10:00am, and open gathering at 6:30pm. Pastor Matt is interested in starting a men’s small group, please let him in know if you would like to participate. The groups meet in our home at 42319 Saddleback Trail in Lake Timber.