What is God calling you to do?

Our church exists to develop missionaries who will share the love of Christ with our community and beyond. This statement is more than words for us. It's why we're here, and we want to invite each of you to be a part of sharing the love of Christ by serving our community.

Our hearts break for the brokenness we see in our cities, and God has placed us here to make Him known and make things right. True compassion is a movement of our hearts that results in an action of our hands, and we want our world to see Christ through our compassion.

There are many opportunities to volunteer inside and outside our church walls. Ask God what He would have you do and take the next step. We are excited and waiting with anticipation to see what God is going to do through you as we work together to share the love of Christ. Don't hesitate to call us (941-722-7795) if you have questions, we're here to help.


 

 

Are you ready to register for the October 22 SERVE Saturday Event?

Here is a list of projects:

OUTSIDE TASKS:

1 - NEIGHBORS NEEDING HELP - Several projects with various needs such as yard work, home cleanup, roof repair, light construction, painting, etc. for families, widows, and church attendees. If you know of a friend or neighbor who could use some help, call the church office at 941-722-7795 and it will be considered.

2 - SUNCOAST YOUTH FOR CHRIST - Youth project to perform outdoor cleanup with some of the youth at this facility. (YFC seeks out teens in need and builds authentic relationships with them.)

3 - LAUNDROMATS - Provide quarters for patrons to use in washers and dryers and hand out Spanish tracks and Bibles. Spanish language skills are helpful.

4 - SELAH FREEDOM MANATEE COUNTY - Power washing and gutter cleaning. (Selah Freedom provides residential programming and education for survivors of sex trafficking. Confidentiality agreement required (NDA form found here).

5 - GROCERY STORE FOOD DRIVE - This project supports the Manatee County Food Bank and Meals on Wheels in providing food to children, families, and seniors in Manatee country. Volunteers will be stationed to help collect food donations at area grocery stores. Food donations are especially critical during this time. In addition, there are donation barrels located at the church to help support this project.

6 - CITY OF PALMETTO ADOPT-A-BLOCK AND PRAYER WALK - Clean 6-block area around the church. Team members will pray for the residents, business owners, visitors, and others as they collect trash along this area. Pickers, vests, and other gear will be provided. Prayer cards will be available to volunteers to help them with prayer. (Ages 12 and over)

7 - IL VILLAGGIO EXTERIOR WORK - Window cleaning targeting individual homes in need. (Il Villaggio is 55+ community of those who have served with Christian ministries.) (Ages 12 and over)

8 - AWANA CAR WASH - The AWANA families will provide a free car wash at the church.  (Volunteers under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

9 - SURPRISE ME (OUTSIDE WORK) - If you are available for ANY of the outside jobs and want to be put where needed, choose this option. 

INDOOR TASKS:

10 - PALMETTO HIGH SCHOOL - Bless the teachers by sprucing up two teacher workrooms.  This project will involve deep cleaning, painting, window treatments and some simple furnishings.

11 - FBC PALMETTO CHAIR CLEANING - Vacuum chairs for Encounter service and the choir loft. Bring your vacuum if you have one. (Light duty)

12 - HOMELESS SLEEPING MAT PROJECT - Project involves cutting recycled shopping bags into strips that will be eventually braided into sleeping mats that can be used to hand out to the homeless. The project is held on campus-social distanced-great for any skill level. Bring your scissors if you prefer.

13 - SEWING - Create baby items for SOLVE House.  Sewing skills and sewing machine required.

14 - AZINGER COMPASSION CENTER PACKING - Small team to organize donated food received at the center for later distribution. This project is from 10:00 to noon. 

15 - CARDS FOR FOSTER PARENTS AND HOSPICE - Write cards of encouragement for foster parents and hospice patients and their families.

17 - PALMETTO STATION - MANATEE FAIRGROUNDS - Small team to paint the interior of the Filling Station concession in preparation for the upcoming Manatee County Fair.

18 - PRAYER SUPPORT - Join us in the worship center where we will spread out over the room and call out to the Lord for the healing of our land and for our church as we gather and minister to others.

19 - SURPRISE ME (INSIDE WORK) - If you are available for ANY of the inside jobs and want to be put where needed, choose this option.

FOOD COLLECTION AT CHURCH – In addition to the opportunities  above, we will be supporting the Manatee County Food Bank. Barrels are available throughout the month of February donations of non-perishable food. Their needs include: canned tuna, peanut butter, canned vegetables, apple sauce.
 
Ready to sign up? Make a note of your first and second choices and register here

NOTE:  You must sign the Volunteer Services Assumption of Risk and Release form which is in effect from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.  If you did not fill out one of these forms in 2022, or your information has changed since, please fill out this form and hand it to a volunteer.

For more information call the church office at 941-722-7795.


Thank you to those who served on May 14, 2022

We had over 175 volunteers go out into the community and show the love of Jesus Christ in several ways:

Azinger Compassion Center - We had a wonderful group of volunteers that served  at Azinger Compassion Center - both inside sorting through donated food, clothing, shoes, supplies etc and organizing these items for distribution, but also a small crew outside the facility  trimming palms, weed whacking and washing trucks.

Suncoast Youth For Christ - The goal for this project was to bring some of our young Christians to the facility to work alongside the boys and girls at Youth For Christ to provide some mentoring opportunities while getting some work done on the facility itself.  The day was capped off with barbeque being delivered and the whole group sharing food and fellowship.  

Neighbors Needing Help - Our Young Pros group gathered at one of the homes and completely repainted the outside of the house.  We also served a few other neighbors in need with gutter repairs, raking, and power washing.

Il Villaggio - We provided 10 hard working, dedicated, brothers and sisters of Christ to clean hundreds of windows for homeowners in this retirement community - allowing the wonderful light of the world to shine through.

Laundromats - We visited two local laundromats and fed quarters into washers and dryers as we discussed Jesus with the patrons.  Many spanish bibles and tracts were handed out.

And many more stories... 


Thank you to those who served on February 5, 2022

We had over 200 volunteers go out into the community and show the love of Jesus Christ in several ways:

Azinger Compassion Center - We had 49 awesome people on my team today! We made 216 boxes of food and wiped out the entire store room!

Guardian Angels - We power washed 2 houses, driveways and the front white fence. We cleared 600+ feet of I-275 fence line and around the retention pond. 

Neighbors Needing Help - We served individual homeowners in the area who were in need of yard work they could not perform on their own.

Il Villaggio - This 24 person group cleaned the windows of 64 duplexes which is 128 residences and 5 laundry buildings.  Not only that but multiple interaction opportunities with residents many very engaging and all appreciative since many had not had them cleaned in years.

And many more... 


Thank you to those who served on September 25, 2021

We had over 150 volunteers go out into the community and show the love of Jesus Christ in several ways:

Anchor House - Several people contributed items for ditty bags that were assembled and made available to seafarers at Port of Manatee.

Feeding Empty Little Tummies - We sent volunteers to work inside and outside the facility to spruce up the facility.

Neighbors Needing Help - We served individual homeowners in the area who were in need of yard work they could not perform on their own.

Emmanuel Baptist Church - We sent a crew of volunteers to work outside the church facility to weed, paint and clean.

And many more... 


Thank you to those who served on Feb 20, 2021

Thank you to our 170 volunteers who came together for another successful SERVE Saturday to share the love of Jesus with our community.  Everyone who served knew what team they were on and where they needed to be. Kudos to our project leaders who communicated so well with their teams in advance.

Here's a short video of our project teams doing what they do best!  

SERVE Saturday's activities included:

City of Palmetto - More than 20 volunteers cleaned up the six-block area around the church as part of our Adopt-a-Block commitment to the City of Palmetto.  At the same time, a second team of volunteers reviewed the city map of storm drains and was able to mark 70 of these with official Keep Manatee Beautiful medallions.  A third team of volunteers went to Palmetto Estuary Nature Reserve on Rt 41/301 and repaired the split rail fence along the roadside.  The mayor's office has already expressed appreciation for our willingness to help beautify the CIty of Palmetto.

Palmetto Schools - One team of 20 volunteers worked at the Palmetto High School weeding around the track, cleaning the bleacher area and picking up trash.  It was estimated that 70 pounds of trash was collected.  A second team served at Palm View Elementary washing windows, doing weeding and other yard work. They also prepared 110 "goodie bags" for staff.

Palmetto Police - A  group of 12 volunteers created  60 'blessing bags' with granola bars, cheese crackers, gum, tissues, notepads, pens, hand wipes, ibuprofen, shout wipes, candy and other forms of appreciation and delivered them to the police department.

Healthcare Appreciation - Seven volunteers assembled 100 'blessing bags' that were delivered to the Emergency Department of Manatee Memorial Hospital. There were a variety of healthy snacks, teabags, mints, etc. in bags.  Other bags held lotions, chapsticks and other toiletries. The staff was overwhelmed with the gesture.

Neighbors Needing Help - A small group of men visited three separate homes to repair garage door framing, trim branches, and cut down some dead trees. A second team of volunteers went to a church member's home and washed their windows. At Il Villaggio, a team of 14 volunteers raked, trimmed, and weed whacked several homes on the property.

SOLVE House - One of the Sunday School classes decided to come alongside the SOLVE House as their special project, performing yard work and house cleaning.

FBC Palmetto - The church was abuzz with activity as several ladies sewed 35 bags for future blessings, a chair cleaning team worked in the gym, the toy cleaning crew of 14 spent time cleaning 30-40 bins of children's toys, a small crew spent time washing the church bus, and (of course) the entire day was governed by our prayer warriors who set up in the worship center.  

Food Drive - we had an overwhelming response to the food drive and additional collection barrels were needed earlier this week.


Inside Our Walls

  • Adult Sunday School & Discipleship
  • Children (birth – 5th grades)
    • AWANA
    • Fall Festival
    • Palmetto Kids Worship
    • Sunday School Teachers & Assistants
    • Vacation Bible School
  • Drivers – CDL for Group Transportation
  • First Impressions Ministry
    • Campus Guides
    • Greeters
    • Parking Assistants
    • Ushers
    • Welcome Center
  • Prayer Team
  • Puppet Team
  • General Ministry Support
  • Event Planning and Support
  • Students (6-12 grades)
  • Worship
    • Celebration & Encounter Services
    • Audio, Visual & Lighting Teams

Beyond Our Walls

  • Anchor House
  • Bridge a Life
  • Care Net Manasota Pregnancy Center
  • Florida Baptist Children’s Homes
  • Il Villaggio
  • Local Nursing Homes & ALF’s
  • Manatee Youth for Christ
  • Manasota SOLVE House
  • Meals on Wheels Food Drive
  • North River Pregnancy Center
  • Palmetto Schools
  • SELAH Freedom
  • Strength in Action
  • Turning Points

Weekly Schedule

SUNDAYS

  • Celebration Service
    9:15 am | 10:45 am
  • Encounter Service
    9:15 am
  • Bible Studies
    8 am | 9:15 am | 10:45 am
  • Childcare (birth-preK)
    9:15 am  | 10:45 am
  • Kids Worship (K-5)
    9:15 am  | 10:45 am
  • High School Youth*
    6:00 pm
  • Young Pros
    7:00 pm
  • *
    Weekly during the school year

WEDNESDAYS

  • Family Supper*
    5:00 pm
  • AWANA Clubs*
    6:00 pm
  • Adult Choir Rehearsal
    6:00 pm
  • Prayer & Bible Study
    6:00 pm
  • Middle School Youth*
    6:15 pm
  • Orchestra Rehearsal
    7:00 pm
  • Young Pros
    8:30 pm
  • *
    Weekly during the school year
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