Save the date!
Hey everyone! We are back at the International Palms Resort for our Loco in Cocoa Statewide college & young adult beach retreat Sept. 13-15 (starts Friday at 9pm and ends Sunday 11am)!
To share a room for 2, it will be $90/person (for two nights).
To share a room for 4, it will be $45/person (for two nights).
What to Bring
Your Bible and notebook
Money for meals (Hotel offers free breakfast)
Regular casual and modest beach clothes
Friday, Sept 13
9:00pm: Session 1 speaker Donny Dillon intro & Darren Coffield “Introduction of weekend (characteristics/expectations of being a disciple of Christ)", group breakout sessions
11:00pm: fellowship/beach/waffle house/free time
Saturday, Sept 14
8:30am: Continental breakfast
9:30am: Session 2 begins praise, speaker Al Jackson “Disciple - Who is the Target?”, group breakout sessions
11:30am: Session 3 begins - speaker David Capiro “Discipleship - Commitment to Be Like Christ”, group breakout session
2:30pm: Beach & Free Time (Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball at the Beach)
7:30pm: Session 4 begins praise - speaker IT Antigua “Discipling - Teaching Others to Be Like Christ”, group breakout sessions/Jonathan Hill concert
10:00pm: Smores at fire pit and late night praise & worship on the beach
Sunday, Sept 15
8:30am: Continental breakfast beachside
9:30am: Session 5 - praise, communion by AFC, Jim Miller & Luke Schlachter “Discipled - Learning to Be Like Christ Everyday"
11:00am: Depart for home
Cocoa Beach Resorts | International Palms Resort | Cocoa Beach, FL
Experience a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere at the Cocoa Beach Hotel the International Palms Resort, a beautiful oceanfront resort in Cocoa Beach, FL.
Come and join us in the Fellowship Hall with your ice cream or homemade dessert ready! Prizes will be awarded for the Best Ice Cream and Best Homemade Dessert. We will also be introducing "The Children's Bake-off" this year! Kids (ages 12 and younger) can participate for a chance to win a prize for the best homemade dessert. Please bring something, whether homemade or store bought, to ensure there is enough food for everyone. Drinks will be provided. Remember to bring your friends, neighbors or family since it will be a great way to introduce them to our church family. For more information, please contact Jeff Hinson.
Pencils/pens (various styles/color)
Pencil sharpeners (covered)
Duo-tang folders (various colors)
Erasers (large or pencil top)
Filler paper (wide/college rule)
Highlighters (various colors)
Index cards (various sizes/colors)
Rulers (various styles/colors)
Monetary donations also accepted
$10 – Children’s vitamins
$20 – Medicine for children
$30 – Hotel for one volunteer
$50 – Food bags for needy families
$75 – Construction and evangelism supplies
$100 – Transportation for a volunteer
TO “Sunset Church of Christ”
FOR “2019 Guatemala Missions”
*Checks should be sent to or dropped off in the church office.
NOTES: “2019 Guatemala Missions”
Items to Donate
We will have a box at the Welcome Center for donations every Sunday.
This summer in Bible Club, the kids from age 2 through 5th grade will learn that Life is Wild…God is good!
Registration is free, but please let us know that you will be there on Wednesday nights at 7:15pm from June 12th through August 14th.
(Optional) Tee shirts and CDs are also availble for purchase.
Submit payment to Julie Bergman or the church office before May 29th to receive materials in advance.
Attention to ALL members! We are planning on rolling out a new church pictorial directory by the end of this summer. We are excited about this new pictorial because so often it is hard to put a face to the name.
Getting Your Picture Taken
Starting May 19th, we will be taking members’ photos in the School Library until June 30th. Pictures will be taken before class (from 9:15-9:45 am) and after service (from 12:15-12:45 pm).
15-Minute POWER Lessons + Brotherly Fellowship + Lunch
This event is designed especially for men in the Lord’s church throughout South Florida, and we hope that you will come. It will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be finished around 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided by the church at the end of the sessions. There will be five 15-minute POWER lessons from five South Florida preachers. Along with some great singing and uplifting brotherly fellowship, we believe that you will leave recharged (and powered up!) for greater Christian service in the Lord’s kingdom.
Josh Blackmer (P. B. Lakes)
Corey Glover (Hallandale Beach)
Heath Johnson (Palm Beaches)
Gale Nealson (Miami-Gardens)
Kevin Patterson (Sebring)
Are you ready for some Barbecue? The barbecue will take place at the church pavilion and will be ready to eat at 6:00 P.M. Everyone needs to bring a guest and enough food for your family and some to share! Please bring BBQ or one or more of the following: potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, and a dessert. Drinks will be provided. We really need everyone to pitch in and to bring something to make this a successful event. Please contact Jeff Hinson for more information on how you can help.
On Sunday evening, we’ll be hosting our annual Black History Month Celebration. Everyone is invited to participate in fun, education, and a classic meal. If you wish to assist with food preparations or donations, please contact Randy Thomas at 305-562-5425.
Everyone is invited to the Twenty-First Annual Sunset Church of Christ Chili Cook-off, January 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM in the fellowship hall. So start digging out those award winning chili recipes.
Prizes awarded for Best Chili, Best Hot Chili, and Best Unusual Chili. If you do not bring chili, please bring shredded cheese, Fritos, corn bread, or other side dishes for chili. Desserts are always needed and welcomed. It would great if everyone brings something. More food means more fun! Drinks will be provided.
Please remember to invite your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. This is an excellent time for them to get to know our church family in a fun and entertaining environment. Contact Jeff Hinson @305.970.0432 for additional information.
Statewide College & Young Adult Retreat 2019
At Cocoa Beach Fall Statewide College Retreat 2018 we discussed our theme in helping our college students and young adults dive even deeper in “Understanding God’s Will for All Aspects of our Lives” - how we can live freely and joyfully knowing God’s plan and purpose for our lives and how to share that purpose driven life with others. This time for St. Pete Beach retreat we will be doing “Generations: How Our Decisions To Live For Christ Now Will Affect Generations to Come…" And questions will be discussed at small group discussion time immediately following each speaker. The trip costs $100 in total per person (this includes registration fee, breakfast, and two nights at the hotel).
Friday, January 18
9:00 pm: Session 1 begins praise, speaker Donny Dillon "Before the Fall - Dealing with Your Pride”, group breakout sessions
11:00 pm: Fellowship/beach/waffle house/free time
Saturday, January 19
8:30-9:20 am: Continental breakfast beachside
9:30 am: Session 2 begins praise, speaker Al Jackson “A Life Changing Legacy - Creating Multiple Generations of Disciples”, group breakout sessions
11:30 am: Session 3 begins - speaker David Capiro “Faith of our Fathers - What is biblical faith vs. false ideals of what faith is”, group breakout session
1:00 pm: Lunch
2:30 pm: Beach & Free Time (Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball at the Beach)
6:00 pm: Dinner
8:00 pm: Session 4 begins praise - speaker IT Antigua “Fulfilling the Greatest Command - Connecting with God and Others”, group breakout sessions/concert
10:00 pm: Smores at fire pit and late night praise & worship on the beach
Sunday, January 20
8:30 am: Continental breakfast beachside
9:00 am: Session 5 - class speaker TBA
10:00 am: Leave for Worship together at Northwest Church of Christ in St. Pete (6355 38th Avenue North)
11:30 am: Lunch together & depart for home
For our progressive dinner, we will be traveling to three secret locations where we will have appetizers in one place, the main course in another, and enjoy desserts at our final stop.
We will also be doing a gift exchange at our final stop. In order to participate in our gift exchange, please bring a unisex gift with a minimum value of $20.