Christian Voice Monthly

Local Church Steps Up To Help Those In Need During The Holidays

Local Church Steps Up To Help Those In Need During The Holidays

By Libby Hopkins Good Samaritan Mission of Wimauma has been helping those in need since 1984. The mission was started by William and Dorz Cruz with the intent of providing food, clothing and church services to the migrant community. In 2008 the Cruz’s retired and their son, William Jr., and his wife, Theresa, took over […]

Homeschool Fun At Camp Cristina

Homeschool Fun At Camp Cristina

By Nicole Mion The idea was to have a “recess” for homeschooled children: a drop-off program chock full of engaging outdoor activities and a time that children could have away from their parents, which is not easy to come by when homeschooling. Alysha Leidel was appreciative of the available outlets for her six-year-old daughter, Sloan […]

The Cookson Hills Toy Run Celebrates 20 Years Of Helping Those In Need

On Sunday, December 1, the Cookson Hills Toy Run will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of helping those in need in the Brandon community. Bill and Sheri Brown started the event in 1993 after they went to a yard sale at the Cookson Hills Christian Ministries Children’s Home in Seffner. The couple got some of […]

Nativity’s Novemberfest Celebrates 44th Year

Nativity’s Novemberfest Celebrates 44th Year

By Nicole Schoen Nativity Catholic Church began Novemberfest 44 years ago and it has grown into a tradition that many people in the community enjoy and continue to return to every year. “Novemberfest began as a fundraiser for Nativity Catholic School,” said director of stewardship and advancement for Nativity Catholic School, Tina Sullivan. “It has […]

Support Groups Offered At FishHawk Fellowship Church

Support Groups Offered At FishHawk Fellowship Church

Staff Report This fall, FishHawk Fellowship Church will be offering two programs to help those who are going through divorce and also for those who are looking for grief support. DivorceCare is a weekly seminar, beginning on Thursday, September 12 and running through Thursday, December 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. DivorceCare is a non-denominational support group […]

Mission: Not Impossible For Honduras Mission Trip

Mission: Not Impossible For Honduras Mission Trip

By Suzy Wiesenhart Jill Andrew, Senior Solutions Expert at Superior Residences of Brandon, located at 1819 Providence Ridge Blvd., went on a mission trip through the Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale that she has participated in since 2006.  She and 15 volunteers from the Presbytery of Tampa Bay Mission Partnership traveled to the capital of Honduras, […]

Home Schooled Student Self Publishes 17 Books

Home Schooled Student Self Publishes 17 Books

By Eyesenia Reyes Riverview resident, Naya Shelton is a 15-year-old Christian home-school student whose passion has always been to write. Her interest began when she was nine-years-old. Once the young teen sets her mind on an idea that she is passionate about, she never gives up. Shelton continued to pursue her dream. “Just don’t give […]

Award-Winning Duo Pair For Local Concert

Award-Winning Duo Pair For Local Concert

By Mike Swift Narrow Gate Productions presents Tampa Bay’s biggest night of inspirational music with Christian music’s leading ladies Natalie Grant and Sandi Patty. The concert is the first of its kind for Grant and Patty and is being considered in the industry one of the Christian concert events of the year. “Natalie and I […]

Melissa Brethauer Returns Home To Perform In Concert At Nativity Catholic Church

Melissa Brethauer is a hometown girl who is making it big as a singer/songwriter. Brethauer, who is originally from Riverview (graduated from Riverview High School), will return to the area on Saturday, August 10 for a concert at the Nativity Catholic Church Youth Center located at 705 E. Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. The concert will […]

Live Like You Mean It – “Peace in Surrender”

By Derek Maul A couple of days ago I used the phrase, “Surrender to God is not about giving up, but about giving over.” Here’s the exact quote from my blog (www.derekmaul.wordpress.com): “Giving it back to God turns out to be a useful plan for life in general. And I’m talking about surrender rather than […]