Grace Notes: Fish Out Of Water

There I was, feeling a bit like a fish out of water—an English-only Southern Baptist at a Hispanic Catholic funeral. Everyone around me was kneeling...

Blind Inspirational Speaker Comes To First Baptist Plant City

“All the believers were in one heart and mind...” comes from Acts 4:32 and describes the early church. Teams of volunteers from various denominations...

The Resting Place—A Church For The Weary

Pastor Caleb Hyers, a third-generation Tampa native, launched The Resting Place in August 2018. For a few months, the nondenominational church gathered in Tampa’s...

Sydney Baptist Church Transitioned Into First Call For First Responders

This year on April 7, Sydney Baptist Church finished transitioning into its new identity, First Call, ‘A Unique Church for Extraordinary People.’ The 110-year-old...

Grace Notes: Blabber Control Issues

Papa God has a wonderful sense of humor and He loves it when we laugh. Especially moms. Because everyone knows when Mama ain't happy,...

Oldest Church In County: Riverview UMC Still Serves Area Faithful

By Charles Nelson Before 1842, the Alafia River valley was an untamed, unsettled wilderness because of threats of Seminole violence. When relative peace came to...

Presbyterian Church Of Bloomingdale Is Growing And Serving The Community

The Presbyterian Church of Bloomingdale (PCoB) may seem unassuming from the outside; however, it is bustling with activities and excited about the future plans...

Church Expansion, Goat Yoga & More…

Centerpoint Church Opens New Campus In Brandon/Valrico Area Centerpoint Church has expanded its reach in the Brandon area by launching a second campus in Valrico....

Bayside Community Church Opens Newest Location In Riverview

By Joe Kerr Bayside Community Church is excited to announce the opening of its new Riverview location. The Riverview Campus held its first service...

First Baptist Of Riverview Celebrates 125 Years, Looks Forward To Future

A lot has changed since what is now called First Baptist Church of Riverview held its first service in 1893, but one thing that...