Event Photos

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.

Sandwich Making 10 22 22

Ice Cream Social at CHA 8 30 22
Josanne Francis sharing steel pan with TCC to open worship on 8 14 22
8 20 22 Collection Numbers
A few of our wonderful volunteers.
Sandwich Making 8 16 22 TCC, Thrivent Financial, and Rotary of Babcock Ranch
600 Sandwiches Made, Packed, and Delivered
Laurie and Peter Widmark Host Sandwich Making
VBS 2022
DJ Cupcake!
King Neb Skit
Tent Arrival
Assembly Tent
Games Tents
Doug on Security Detail
Games Tents
Carwash Misting Tent
Crafts Tent
Snacks Tent

Gun Safety Awareness and Active Shooter Seminary at TCC House Church 6/22/22

June 2022
CCSO Officers Mark Bala and Seargent Bill Maymon lead our seminar
Our first session was on Active Shooter Awareness, the second on Gun Safety
Mark Bala, a training officer for CCSO walks us through a few Florida state statutes
Seargent Bill Maymon, Pastor Matt Shapton, and Mark Bala

See You at Earth Day Fair in Babcock Ranch!
Earth Day Fair 2022

The Community Church presents a check for $800 to Valeries House. Pictured with Pastor Matt is Christine Carey, Director of Charlotte County for Valerie’s House
Group Volunteer Activity Saturday, February 5th 2022

The Community Church is “Blessed to be a Blessing”

Sunday, February 6, 2022 TCC donates 100 chairs to Rabbi Love Internation Ministries for their school in Haiti Photo Left to Right: Osnar Morisseau, Francoise Morisseau, Pastor Matt Shapton
TCC Serving at Crossroads Hope Academy in Punta Gorda

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/

New Year’s Day Pancake Breakfast 2022
Worship for December 26th, 2021

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:


SWFHR “God’s Work, Our Hands” Service Project Team

Gathering for Worship! TCC presents “House Church”

House Church – 42319 Saddleback Trail in Babcock Ranch, FL.
We call this piece, “Lectern Over Sink”
Marcia and Chery, members of our Hospitality Ministry preparing for fellowship

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!

120 backpacks filled with school supplies!
Pastor Matt rented a UHAUL for this massive donation and the ICON Team had me loaded up in no time.
The whole ICON Team was in on the action.
Bayshore Elementary School in North Fort Myers received backpacks!
Orange River Elementary School in Fort Myers received backpacks!
Lehigh Acres Elementary School received backpacks!

Back To School Blessing

On Sunday, August 8 Pastor Matt offered a “Back To School Blessing” under the Bandshell in Founder’s Square. We gathered for a time of prayer for our Students, Teachers, School Administrators, Staff, and Resource Officers. Have a great year everyone!

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:

First Babcock Clean Up Crew July 2021
Join us in working alongside our community to provide so extra help in keeping the amazing new city clean and tidy.
What a joy to gather for worship at 42319 Saddleback Trail. A time to come together for prayer, song, word, and communion. We are so thankful for all who joined us for this service. More to come!
In July our small groups will begin a study from Kyle Idleman’s book “Grace is Greater”. Pastor will make details available in June so participants can order materials and have them in advance of the study. Our study will begin on Thursday July 8 and go across 5 weeks. The cost of the book and participant journal will be $20. Please know that this study includes real life stories with subject matter that may be difficult for some to hear and discuss. If you have further questions about potentially triggering topics please feel free to contact me directly. Men’s Group- 8:00am, Women’s Group- 10:00am, Evening Group for All- 6:30pm
Join us on Tuesday, July 13 in the Cypress Lodge in Babcock Ranch for an evening with The Florida Native Plant Society. We are hosting the FNPS so that we can learn more about native species that support our gentle and beautiful ecosystem. Our speaker will inform us on what flowers help to draw our local pollinators, bees and butterflies. If you are interested you can also ask question about creating you very own butterfly garden. We hope to see you there.

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.

Bishop Pedro Suarez and Rev. Khader El-Yateem leading worship for our gathering
A delicious catered meal before worship provided by a generous donor and served by the TCC Vision Team.
Holy Communion, a seat at the table for ALL
Our choir led the gathering in “Amazing Grace, “Lift High The Cross”, and “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”. The space was filled with joyful singing.

Look here to find more information on what is happening in the ministries of TCC. Scroll to see current and future events such as worship and small group studies.

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.

Welcome to the Earth Day Fair 2021!
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Native Plant Society Presentation under the bandshell in Founder’s Square
Some of our amazing volunteers!
Some more of our amazing volunteers! TCC Greeters and Check-In
Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary
echo Global Farm
Beekeepers Association of Southwest Florida
South West Florida Horse Rescue
US Forest Service Information Table
C.R.O.W. Clinic (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife)

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.

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