Hurricane Irma Update

Friday, September 15

STF Family,

We are excited to let you know that the power is back on at our BP Campus!

So we will have our regular Sunday morning classes and — mostly — worship services.

The “mostly” refers to the fact that the air-conditioning system in the West took a hit from the storm and is not working. Because of that, we will not have our West Campus service this Sunday. Everyone will come together for the 9:15 and 11 a.m. services in the East Worship Center.

At the Davis Islands Campus, everything has been up and running all week, and our regular 10:30 a.m. service will take place there on Sunday morning.

In all our services Sunday we’ll begin a three-week sermon series that will give you a special opportunity to invite family members, friends and neighbors to attend church with you. You don’t want to miss it!

Remember, too, that those of you who are interested in being part of the Launch Team for our new Channel District Campus are invited to a meeting at 6 p.m., Sunday, at StageWorks, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., West Building #151.

As most things get back to normal for us following Hurricane Irma, we continue to remember those for whom “normal” has still not happened. Many individuals and families in our communities are without food, water, even clothing as a result of the storm.

STF has already contributed about $5,000 to help those folks through the disaster relief efforts of the Florida Baptist Convention. In addition, many of you have brought clothing and food items to the DI Campus in response to our call for donations. Thank you so much for that! Today, Pastor JJ, Pastor Gio and others are delivering your donations to people who desperately need them. Other individuals in our church have also taken food and other supplies to needy families this week.

Our new sermon series is built around the biblical concepts of faith, hope and love. And your response this week to our calls for assistance is a beautiful example of Christ’s love in action. That’s the kind of “sermon” a needy world will listen to!

We look forward to worshiping with you on Sunday.

Pastor JJ