Christian Voice Monthly

Christ Community Church Welcomes New Youth Pastor Brooks Pipher

  Staff Report Christ Community Church is having a positive impact in the lives of the people in the community.  Every Sunday is offers two different worship services. The Traditional Worship Service begins at 9:30 a.m. and the Contemporary Worship Service begins at 11 a.m. Its meeting location is Kids ‘R’ Kids off of Big(…)

Riverview Couple Opens Thrift Store With Message Of Hope

Riverview Couple Opens Thrift Store With Message Of Hope

By Kelly Legg Riverview residents Donna and Charles Witsell are mission-minded to spread the word about the dangers of bullying and harassment. This issue is forefront in their hearts because in September 2009, their 13-year-old daughter, Hope, died by suicide after being bullied.   “God began to use us as we were going through our(…)

St. Andrew’s United Methodist Teens Provide Summer Mission Projects

  By Bonnie Mentel Twenty-five teenagers from St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church recently loaded up in their church bus for an out of state mission trip. “We left here and went to Passion Church  in Atlanta, Georgia,” said Jon Michael Richardson, youth minister at Saint Andrew’s United Methodist Church. They also made other stops in(…)

Sunset Bay Chapel Pastor Sets Sights On New Chapter

  By Kelly Wise Legg After nearly 16 years leading Sunset Bay Chapel in Lithia, more than 350 well-wishers will gather to say farewell to founding Pastor Galen Scott and his wife, Tandy on Sunday, September 28. Amidst the congregation, there will be friends of the Scotts from across the state helping celebrate this monumental(…)

Support Groups Offered At FishHawk Fellowship Church

  Staff Report This fall, FishHawk Fellowship Church will be offering three programs to help those who are going through divorce and also for those looking for grief support. DivorceCare is a weekly seminar, beginning on Thursday, September 11 and will meet weekly from 7 –8:30 p.m. through Thursday, December 4.  A separate option for(…)

Local Christian Author’s Newest Book Releases October 1

  By Kelly Wise Legg Christian author, event speaker and local resident Deborah Coty is set to release her 14th book, Too Loved To Be Lost, on Wednesday, October 1. With Coty’s humor and refreshing outlook on life, she inspires readers to see God, or as she refers to him as Papa God’s, unconditional love.(…)

Career Transition Ministry Program Offers Free Help For Job Seekers

  By Kelly Legg There is a very well-kept secret at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Valrico. The great number of people who are unemployed, between jobs, recently graduated, or looking for a career change may want to consider its free program called Career Transition Ministry. This structured, Christian, faith-based program has been offering job(…)

New WyldLife Teen Group Reaches Out To Middle School Students

  Staff Report A growing group of local high school students are actively participating in Brandon FishHawk Young Life. Each week they are filling the living rooms of local homes for live music, messy games, silly skits with a message about life and faith. Through weekly meetings, small groups, summer camps, weekend excursions and one-on-one(…)

Mark Dillon To Speak At Upcoming Brandon Prayer Breakfast

  By Ryan Hughes The Christian-based networking group, Christian Business Connections (CBC), will host the Brandon Prayer Breakfast on Monday, May 19, from 8-10 a.m. The event will be held at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in the Special Events Center, which is located at 2102 Bell Shoals Rd., in Brandon. This is a great opportunity(…)

Motion Church Is On The Move

Motion Church Is On The Move

  By Kelly Wise Legg Lead Pastor of Motion Church, Aaron Lewis, followed up his Sunday sermon in February with the announcement that the church would be moving from its current meeting space at East Bay High School auditorium, to Kids Community College Southeast (KCC). The new location is at 11519 McMullen Rd. in Riverview and provides(…)