THE LATEST HAPPENINGS
AT BAY AREA CHURCH OF cHRIST
WHAT EVERY MEMBER NEEDS TO KNOW
AS OF AUGUST 6, 2020
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
We'll continue to join in worship via the Facebook Live / Bay Area Church of Christ page at
Sunday worship will be at 10:00am. Wednesday Bible Study at 7:00pm. Invite your friends & family to watch!
You can also view Sunday worship without Facebook by going directly to .
All previous live services and classes are also available on YouTube at .
Want to connect with a small group? Learn about Bay Area’s Lifegroups that are meeting online during the crisis. Details and contacts here: .
HELP IF YOU NEED IT RIGHT NOW
If you need some food, pick up a box on Sunday from noon to 1 pm at the side door of the Bay Area church building. Thanks to the Pantry Ministry.
There is a food pantry in Riverview. Details at .
A catalog of Life Resources during the pandemic is available here: .
NEWS FROM THE OFFICE--August 6 Update and Encouragement
(A more detailed version of this update, with prayer requests, birthdays and anniversaries, is available on Vital Concern.)
“I challenge you to let every day be a Friday. Give yourself permission to be happy EVERY DAY!”
JUMPING INTO THE GOOD STUFF! Attention all Youth Group and Faith Lane families! Remember you are all invited to THE FIRST EVER BAY AREA DRIVE-IN MOVIE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT (8/8) – 8:00PM IN THE BAY AREA CHURCH PARKING LOT. The Movie “Inside Out” will be shown on the big screen and you will be able to hear it through your car radio! Stay in your car or bring chairs to sit outside your car. Icy cold water and popcorn will be given to everyone!
FAITH LANE FAMILIES: Your FAITH@HOME boxes will be ready to pick up at the movie! Social Distancing will be practiced.
MORE GOOD STUFF! The Youth Group is hosting A CONGREGATIONAL School Supply Drive and Fellowship Event beginning now to August 15. (Time is short!). All supplies donated will be given to benefit children at Shaw Elementary where our Faith Lane Deacon, Renel Mathurin is Principal, and Mango Elementary where Sharlene Bridgewater is teaching. Specific collection list: Hand Sanitizer, Kleenex, Sanitizing Wipes, Spiral Bound One Subject Notebooks WIDE ruled, 24 Pk. Crayola Brand Crayons, Small safety scissors, Glue sticks, Ticonderoga brand pencils and Kids Backpacks. On SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 4-6 PM THE ENTIRE CONGREGATION is invited to a “School Supply Drop-Off Church Fellowship” in the parking lot. All supplies will be dropped off then, followed by games, fellowship, a prayer walk and Ice Cream! Bring your own lawn chairs! NOTE: If you are unable to personally shop, donations can be made via our Online Giving. Look for the Drop Down Giving marked “Designated School Supplies Donation”. Bring your supplies and enjoy seeing everyone you have missed!
Please refer to Vital Concern for a full list of prayer needs and announcements. Vital Concern is SO VALUABLE to keep us connected, especially in these times. If you are not receiving Vital Concern emails, please call me in the office and I will get you connected!
FAITH LANE UPDATES: The weekly Thursday PAJAMA PARTY STORY-TIME WITH MS ANGIE ON ZOOM last night was a huge success! 16 Kiddos showed up virtually! Next Thursday, (7pm) will be a GLOW STICK PAJAMA PARTY! Be sure to pick up your August Kit at the Drive-In Movie Night so you will have your glow sticks!
YOUTH GROUP UPDATES: The Youth Group is still having ZOOM class every Sunday at noon and on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Make sure to log in, be encouraged and say hi! This week will be busy collecting school supplies, looking forward to next Saturday event. ALSO, on the horizon: “SonQuest Local 2020” September 4-5.
COLLEGE AGE: The Bay Area College age group has a ZOOM Bible Study every Wednesday night at 7:30. Log in: Meeting ID: 979 4958 3024 Password: 003487. If you have any questions about the college age, please be sure to reach out to I.T. Antigha. Their Facebook page link is:
The adults are “ZOOMING” all over Tampa Bay these days in their small groups! Call Jim Ingram if you would like to join one or notify the office. It’s easy and so encouraging!
BLESSED TO BLESS! There are no new reports to share with you from our missionaries, although, we are so excited to share with you that because of your faithfulness in giving, the elders have requested the additional funding to our missionaries to continue during this difficult time. SO – “Thank You” for being a part of this blessing!
Again, be mindful of the Virtual Baby Showers that are still going on for the Payne and Crall families. If you need details or mailing address, please call the office.
And that about wraps it up for this week. I will leave you with a personal message to us all from the elders- Be blessed! Aloha
FROM THE ELDERS: “The Elders are closely monitoring and evaluating the affects of the Corona Virus in this area, paying close attention to results of school and church openings. Lord willing, we look forward to making an announcement in September on re-opening. We so look forward to the time we can all meet safely together again. Please keep us in your prayers.” Our elders: Darrell Brown, George Cline, Jimmy DuBose, Tom Manley, Bert Thomas, Randy Stutzman.