October 31, 2010
Hundreds of families gathered at Woodland – The Community Church for the church's Fall Festival Oct. 31. Attendees enjoyed games, inflatable slides, pony rides, a petting zoo and more.
October 27, 2010
Lakewood Ranch's St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church became its own parish Oct. 9. The church celebrated with a special parish picnic Oct. 16.
September 15, 2010
Woodland church members Ryan and Ashlie Fulmer recently returned from Ethiopia with their 5-month-old son, Easton.
September 15, 2010
Four East County churches are taking big steps to widen their ministries in the community.
August 31, 2010
Members of Temple Emanu-El gathered for the fourth annual East county Jewish Gathering at Summerfield Park Aug. 28. Attendees enjoyed socializing, face-painting, a picnic-style dinner, ice cream and a special havdalah service, which marks the separation between the Sabbath and the week ahead.
August 13, 2010
St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church transformed its sanctuary into space-themed control center for the church's special Galactic Blast Vacation Bible School this week. Children enjoyed arts and crafts, snacks, Bible stories and other "cosmic adventures in praising God."
August 8, 2010
The Church at Braden River took a trip back to the Old West during this year's Vacation Bible School. The Western-themed event included fun, faith-based activities. Participating children also raised money for the church's food pantry.
July 28, 2010
Pastor Charles Young is hoping to collect more than 1,000 backpacks as well as other school supplies.
July 24, 2010
Children at Faith United Church of Christ brought the Bible story of Joseph and his journey from prison to the palace to life during a special Vacation Bible School July 22-24. VBS children finished the event with a cookout with their families this afternoon.
July 23, 2010
Nearly 40 kindergarten and first-grade students gathered at Bayside Community Church for Vacation Bible School July 19-23. Participants enjoyed praise and worship, games and arts and crafts, among other activities. The children also enjoyed dressing up for each day's different theme, including animals, space, superheroes, royalty and water day.
24 Christmas Eve Family Service
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
24 Christmas Eve Traditional Service
9:30 pm - 11:30 am
25 Christmas Traditional Service
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12 Scramble for SPARCC
Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.
River Club’s Cheryl Kaufman says she’s still pinching herself.
A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.