June Gatherings

Providence June Gatherings

Friday, June 2nd – 7:00pm – Dessert and Bible Study with Pastor Greg
All Friday “Dessert and Study” will be held at 16255 Aviation Loop.
In the Airport park off of Spring Hill Dr.

Friday, June 9th – 7:00pm – Dessert and Bible Study with Charlie Dawson

Wednesday, June 14th – 6:30pm – Providence Youth Gathering – 16255 Aviation Loop Dr

Friday, June 16th – 7:00pm – Dessert and Bible Study with Pastor Greg

Friday, June 16th – 7:00pm – Summer Study with the Anderson’s – 8455 Dorsey Street, Spring Hill – Food  Provided – Children Welcome!

Saturday, June 17th – Club Building Clean Up – Times TBA

Tuesday, June 20th – 7:00pm – Ladies Gathering – 16255 Aviation Loop

Friday, June 23rd – 7:00pm – Dessert and Bible Study with Pastor Greg

Wednesday, June 28th – 6:30pm – Providence Youth Gathering – 16255 Aviation Loop Dr

Friday, June 30th – 7:00pm – Dessert and Study with Pastor Greg

May Calendar of Events

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Good things are happening this May at Providence Church!

Our Spring small groups are in full swing and we have several opportunities to get involved:

Sunday May 7th
Sunday Night Study with the Steadman’s – 5pm – 16255 Aviation Loop

Monday May 8th
Providence Ladies Study – 7pm – 16255 Aviation Loop

Information and Quick Practice for West Hernando Middle School Initiative – 5:45pm – West Hernando Middle School

Tuesday May 9th
Campfire Christians – 6:30pm – 1481 Culbreath Road Brooksville

Thursday May 11th
West Hernando Middle School Initiative – 5:45pm – West Hernando Middle School

Sunday May 14th – Happy Mother’s Day – Special Gift for All Moms!
Providence Church – 10:45am – 13400 Montour Street Brooksville
Living in Focus Part III – Loving Others Sacrificially

Sunday Night Study with the Steadman’s – 5pm – 16255 Aviation Loop

Monday May 15th
Providence Ladies Study – 7pm – 16255 Aviation Loop

Tuesday May 16th
Campfire Christians – 6:30pm – 1481 Culbreath Road Brooksville

Men’s Gathering with Tony – 6:30pm – 47 Pine Street Homosassa

Wednesday May 17th
Providence Youth – 6:30pm – 16255 Aviation Loop Drive

Friday May 18th – Saturday May 19th
Pastor Greg and Elders attend the 81st Stated Meeting of the Florida Presbytery at First Presbyterian Church in Orlando.

Sunday May 21st
Providence Church – 10:45am – 13400 Montour Street Brooksville
Living in Focus Part IV – The Healthy Practice of Kingdom Generosity
Providence Cook Out after church! Bring a side dish to share.

Sunday Night Study with the Steadman’s – 5pm – 16255 Aviation Loop

Monday May 22nd
Providence Ladies Study – 7pm – 16255 Aviation Loop

Tuesday May 23rd
Campfire Christians – 6:30pm – 1481 Culbreath Road Brooksville

Sunday May 28th
Providence Church – 10:45am – 13400 Montour Street Brooksville
Living in Focus Part V – Mastering Contentment: Cultivating a Right View of Stuff

Monday May 29th – Memorial Day
Remembering and honoring those who gave their lives service our country’s armed forces.

Tuesday May 30th
Campfire Christians – 6:30pm – 1481 Culbreath Road Brooksville

Wednesday May 31st
Providence Youth – 6:30pm – 16255 Aviation Loop Drive

Join Us for Our New Series

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One of my all-time favorite country music groups is Alabama! They were real popular in the 80’s and early 90’s. In 1992, they released a song titled, “I’m in A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)” Maybe you can relate to the first verse…

I’m in a hurry to get things done

Oh I rush and rush until life’s no fun

All I really gotta do is live and die,

But I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.

I speak with people all the time – every day. Here is a fact; nine out of ten times that I ask someone how they are doing, the response is, “I am just so busy.”

In fact, here are some responses from just the past seven days.

“I stay crazy like a maniac.”

“We are just pulled every direction.”

“The kids always have something going.”

“We can’t come to church this week. We have been so busy. We just need family time.”

“I get to where I forget what day it is, and I can’t remember my kids’ names.”

Time – it is a strain on us all, and learning to manage it well can be a daunting challenge. In fact, time management is such a challenge that Amazon has over 48,000 book titles to help you manage your time. Who knows how many thousands of websites and blogs exist on the same topic?

I am a busy guy, myself, and I have done a lot of reading on time management. Different authors have varying views, but there seem to be two common threads to effective time management.

1. Live Focused

2. Know your Priorities.

I couldn’t agree more! However, for Christians, living focused and knowing priorities is not rooted in a business model or a self-help plan. For Christians, living focused and knowing priorities starts with closely examining what the scripture says on these topics. Said differently, what does the Bible, the authoritative word of God, declare the focus and priorities should be?

For the next six weeks at Providence, our teaching series will be, “Living in Focus: Rediscovering Biblical Priorities.” As we desire to be a church that passionately loves, follows, and obeys our Lord, it is critical that we examine our lives and priorities against the scrutiny of the scripture. Is it possible that sometimes we are spending abundant time and resources “hurrying to get things done” that really are not focused, biblical priorities? Is it possible that often we “rush and rush until life’s no fun” because our rush is not in the areas to which God has called us?

If you are “in a hurry and don’t know why,” then I want to encourage you to join us these next six Sundays for this important teaching series.

Here is a sneak peek at our topics:

Living in Focus: Rediscovering Biblical Priorities

#1 – Love, Know, and Worship God Rightly

#2 – Training Children to Walk with God

#3 – Loving Others Sacrificially

#4 – Mastering Contentment: A Right View of Stuff

#5 – The Healthy Practice of Kingdom Generosity

#6 – In the Shadows of the Steeple: A Driving Passion for the Lost

I Hope to see all of you this Sunday. Invite a friend!

-Pastor Greg Gunn

Join a Small Group — There’s Something for Everyone

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Small Groups at Providence Church are back! We offer something for everyone. We hope that you’ll take a moment to pray and think about which group is best for you. Hear from our Small Group leaders by clicking the audio link below.

Sunday Morning Men’s Scripture Talk
Join Scott Knight Sunday Morning at 8:15am for a time of scripture and mutual encouragement. This is a great venue to invite someone new!
When: Jan. 15th, Jan. 29th, Feb. 12th, Feb. 26th, March 12th, March 26th.
Where: Panera Bread — 7061 Coastal Blvd. in Brooksville
Contact: Scott Knight

Mothers of Young Children
Are you a mom with young children? Could you use some friendships with other moms? Do you need to set some time aside to be in God’s word? If so, this group is for you! In this session of Mothers of Young Children, the study will be “No Other Gods: Confronting Our Modern Day Idols”.
When: Every other Tuesday beginning Jan. 10th at 10am.
Where: First meeting at 4301 Culbreath Rd., Brooksville. The study will rotate homes after that.
Contact: Sarah Johnson

The Devine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life in God
Is Jesus part of your daily life here and now? Do you take Him seriously? This very challenging reading and study will encourage participants to seek a more authentic faith. The study offers practical insights into how we become more Christ-like. Let’s reject a lukewarm faith and embrace the true meaning of Christian discipleship!
When: 7:30pm on Jan. 20th, Feb. 3rd, Feb. 17th, March 3, March 17th, March 31st.
Where: 8455 Dorsey St., Spring Hill
Details: Beverages and dessert will be served. Childcare will not be provided for this study.
The Devine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard and The Devine Conspiracy Participants Guide are highly recommended for this study and can be easily purchased online.
Contact: David Anderson

Living a Godly Life
Is it a struggle to love sometimes? If so, dive into this study of 1 Corinthians 13 and be challenged with a view to the authentic and practical application of Christian love covering topics such as patience, kindness, hope, truth and much more. There is something for everyone. Join us for real insights and practical applications focusing on Christian living. Enjoy a time of open discussion, plentiful food and lots of laughter. All of this in a house with a beautiful view of the gulf.
When: Every Friday at 7:00pm for 10 weeks beginning Jan. 20th.
Where: 4915 Caney Ct., Port Richey
Details: Food provided! Babies, kids and teens all welcome.
Contact: Charlie Dawson

How to live a Stress Free Life: An Exposition of the Book of Philippians
We all experience stress and anxiety at some point in our lives. The good news is that the scripture speaks to all of our challenges, it begins with a laser focus on our Lord, who He is and His work in our lives. Jump into this Sunday evening group complete with great food, friendships and teaching from the scripture.
When: 5:00pm – 6:00pm on Sundays beginning Jan. 8th.
Where: Our airport park location, 16255 Aviation Loop Dr.
Details: Child care provided. Refreshments. Free three-ring notebook with lesson materials. Free Study Bible for first 20 people who attend.
Contact: Dave and Yvonne Steadman

Providence Youth
Attention 6th – 12th grade students! You are invited to join Pastor Greg, Mike Heald and our great team of leaders for some amazing Wednesday nights of activities, discussion, worship music and scripture study. Invite a friend!
When: Wednesdays – Jan. 11th, Jan. 25th, Feb. 8th, Feb. 22nd, March 8th, March 22nd.
Where: Our airport park location, 16255 Aviation Loop Dr.
Details: Refreshments provided. Parents welcome.
Contact: Pastor Greg Gunn

Men’s Gathering with Tony
Attention Providence men! Gather with Tony Heald on Thursday nights and enjoy time in the scripture with other men. Lot’s of discussion, encouragement and getting to know others!
When: Thursday nights at 6:30pm – Jan. 19th, Feb. 9th, March 2nd, March 23rd.
Where: 47 Pine St., Homosassa
Details: Dinner provided. (Yes, Tony is cooking!)
Contact: Tony Heald

Coming Events at Providence Church…Join Us!

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Join Providence Church for one of our upcoming events! From now until Christmas, we have something for everyone!

CLICK HERE FOR A FULL LIST OF EVENTS AND DETAILS.

Some of our great opportunities to connect include:

  • Lord Change My Attitude Study with the Steadmans – Sunday evenings
  • West Hernando Middle School Initiative
  • Tiny Tots and Tunes – Friday mornings
  • Ladies Thanksgiving/Harvest Gathering – Nov. 5th
  • Annual Chili Cook Off – Nov. 13th
  • Men’s Bible Study with Tony Heald – Select Thursday evenings
  • Faith, Food and Fellowship Small Group Study – Select Friday evenings
  • Middle School/High School Small Groups – Select Wednesday evenings
  • Ladies Bible Study with Stephanie Knight – Monday evenings
  • Mother’s of Young Children – Monday mornings
  • Men’s Breakfast and Scripture Talk – Select Sunday mornings
  • 2nd Annual Ladies Christmas Brunch – Dec. 3rd
  • Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Church Service

Don’t forget to join us for Church every Sunday morning at 10:45am!

UPDATE: West Hernando Middle School Work Project Rescheduled

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WORK PROJECT RESCHEDULED Saturday, October 29th 9am-12pm
We are heading up a work project to help repair areas of need on West Hernando Middle School’s campus. Please sign up on the clipboard located at the back of the church on the Welcome Table.

Providence Church has teamed up with West Hernando Middle School in an initiative to help students and teachers and to improve the school itself through work projects.

We have several areas of opportunity:

Saturday School Team
Give one Saturday a month to work with some 6th, 7th or 8th graders to complete unfinished tasks or help them get more proficient in a subject area.

Facility Improvement Team
If you’re handy and can help fix areas in need of repair around campus, then this group is for you!

Library Help
WHMS is seeking someone who can volunteer a few hours each week to help shelve books and assist with other important library duties.

Food Pantry Organizer
Did you know that WHMS serves a community that is 80% free and reduced lunch? Many students and families don’t have the basic necessities. As a result, the school attempts to maintain a food pantry for hungry community kids. Can you help by organizing, shelving items and removing outdated items from the food pantry that serves so many?

Large Group Work Morning
Providence Church is in the process of organizing one or two Saturday morning projects to help improve and repair items on campus.

Teacher Outreach Team
We want to show appreciation to teachers who go above and beyond to educate their students by bringing them lunch and saying thank you! We need volunteers to organize and help deliver these special treats.

If the Lord has put it on your heart to help with this local initiative, please put your name and group you’d like to join on the sign up sheet at the Welcome Table located at the back of the church.

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16

CLICK HERE for full details.

Join One of Our Fall Community Groups

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Connect with one of our many small groups this Fall. We have something for everyone! Click the audio link below to hear more about these groups from our small group leaders.

 

CLICK HERE to find out more including when and where these small groups will meet.

Thank You for Joining Us on Our Historic Day!

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Thank you to all of those who joined Providence Church as we accepted new members, ordained our first Elders and were recognized as a self-governing church by the Florida Presbytery Commission!

If you missed our service, you can listen to it here:

Tiny Tots & Tunes…REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
Psalm 98:4

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Come and worship with us at Tiny Tots & Tunes! Join us for a time of music, movement, praise, and worship as we learn about Jesus in an interactive, music-filled hour of fun. You will love spending time with your toddler in this comfortable setting, perfect for developing new skills and discipling little minds. Make music part of your child’s daily routine!

Fall Session begins September 9, 2016. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE to register or click on the Tiny Tots Registration tab at the top of the page.

Enjoy: A program designed for one-on-one time with your toddler that includes an hour of music, movement, storytelling, prayer, and more!

Important info:

  • Meeting every Friday @ 10:30 a.m
  • September 9 – November 4, 2016.
  • 200 Mt Fair Avenue Brooksville, FL 34601.
  • Registration is open for toddlers with birth dates from 11/1/13 – 3/1/15.
  • Adult attendance is mandatory.

Enrollment for this 9-week session will be limited, please register early! For the best experience, please plan for you and your child to attend every week. One child per caregiver, please. *Childcare will be available for siblings upon request.

For more information please contact Sarah Johnson sarahd_1204@yahoo.com.

DONATIONS NEEDED: Food Pantry Collection Day

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Join us this Sunday for our Food Pantry Collection Day to benefit Dayspring Presbyterian’s food pantry. Please bring your items to Church, which begins at 10:45am every Sunday.

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