A $1,000 check is presented to Family Promise by the Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals.

Family Promise Receives Donation

Scott D. Graf, Tampa Environmental Department Manager (L) and two-term President of the Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals (TBAEP) (R), recently presented a check for $1,000 to Family Promise of Hillsborough County, a local Tampa Bay organization, which helps homeless families build new lives. This donation was raised during the Inaugural TBAEP/Central Florida Association of Environmental Professionals Golf Tournament held in June, which Graf helped plan as one of four committee members.

Charity Golf Tournament Benefits The Outreach Clinic

The First Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting The Outreach Clinic will take place on Friday, October 5 at Bloomingdale Golfer’s Club. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Golf play at 1:30 p.m.

The cost is $75 for individual player and $300 for a foursome. For registration or more information, contact Debbie Meegan at 654-1388 or director@theoutreachclinic.com.

GracePoint Plant City to Host Night*Light for the Community

GracePoint Plant City is hosting a community-wide free fall concert celebration, ‘Night*Light’, on its campus 1107 Charlie Griffin Rd. on Saturday, October 20, 7-10 p.m. with some of the best home-grown Tampa Bay area Christian talent available.

“The people at GracePoint want to open the doors to the community as we look to better meet the needs around us. Music is a great way to connect with people from all backgrounds,” said Robert Watson, outreach elder at GracePoint Plant City.

Three local bands will perform.

Come for one band, or come for all. Each band will play for about 45 minutes, with 15-minute intermissions in between with refreshments available. Call 759-9383 for more information or visit www.facebook.com/events/1816335088480159/.

Fall Foliage Demonstration At Luncheon

The Brandon Christian Women’s Connection’s Luncheon on Monday, October 8 will feature a demonstration by Lowes Garden Center and Fabulous Fall Foliage. 

The Speaker is Sarah Im, author of How I Survived The Killing Fields. This is a nondenominational luncheon for all ladies. No membership is required and the cost for entertainment and the luncheon is $15. First time guests pay $10.
The luncheon is held at Bell Shoals Baptist Church in The Special Event Center, 2102 Bell Shoals Rd. in Brandon at 11 a.m. call Lillie 813-740-0098 by Monday October 1 for reservations or more information.

The MAC Gym Celebrates 10 Years

The MAC gym at First Baptist Church of Brandon is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday, October 6 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. The MAC gym will celebrate by waiving its $35 registration fee on October 6. The event includes cake, a chili cook-off, 3-point shooting competition, pickleball demonstration, fitness class sampler, ‘Ask a Trainer,’ MAC trivia, prizes and giveaways. 

The MAC gym is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Brandon. The facility features a co-ed fitness area complete with cardio and strength training equipment, ladies only circuit area, an aerobics room, two full-size basketball courts, racquetball, volleyball, youth basketball and soccer, an indoor walking track, a KidZone and more. 

Call 315-3280 for more information.

Matt Maher’s Echoes Of Worship Tour Comes To Area

The JOY FM presents The Echoes of Worship Tour featuring Matt Maher and special guest Cory Asbury. The tour will make a stop at Countryside Christian Church in Clearwater on Friday, November 16 and at Victory Church in Lakeland on Saturday, November 17.

The shows begin at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased online at the JOY FM website at https://florida.thejoyfm.com/events/box-office/the-echoes-of-worship-tour/. Ticket prices are $60 for VIP and early entry, $28 for general admission and $22 for a group of 10 or more.

Maher is an eight-time GRAMMY® nominee, visit the JOY FM website.

Christian Brothers Automotive Offers Free Oil Changes Based On Need

Christian Brothers Automotive is offering a free oil change for widows and single parents on Saturday, October 13. Reservations are required and limited in order to properly serve everyone. It is based on need, so please call 816-2886 early to reserve a spot or email autooutreach@gmail.com for more information. Christian Brothers is located at 10010 McMullen Rd. in Riverview.

JesusChurch, which meets at The Regent on Sundays at 10 a.m., is also a sponsor. For more information, visit myJesusChurch.com.

2018 Brandon Lions Club Annual Luminaria Project

The Brandon Lions Club Luminaria fundraising project providing the kits to neighborhoods and individuals throughout the Greater Brandon area is now taking place.
The Kits are constructed with white paper bags weighted down with sand and illuminated from within by a candle. They are traditionally displayed on Christmas Eve.

Each kit contains 15 each of long burning votive candles, candle holders, white bags, and a plastic bag of sand (to use in the base of each bag) and retail for $6.50. Orders over 15 kits will be delivered to your neighborhood. 

Call Joe Kuebler at 263-2522 to place your order or complete the Order Information Form at www.brandonlions.org/luminary. Orders should be placed by Monday, November 5. Orders are COD and can be picked up or delivered on Saturday, December 15.

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Amanda Boston is the Christian Voice Editor for the Osprey Observer. She is a graduate of Bible Training for Church Leaders (BTCL), who enjoys sharing how God is working in and through the community. Amanda resides in FishHawk with her husband and two children.