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Exciting updates to Palm Bay partnership
Jan 11, 2017
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Excitement is building as work for Christ moves into high gear at Tomoka’s newly launched second campus in Palm Bay, led by Pastor David Fitzgerald.

New staff: Last week, a fifth staff member was hired. Julie Wattwood, a long-time attendee of the church and dedicated children’s ministry volunteer, stepped up to serve as children’s ministry director. To celebrate her addition to staff, Julie was brought up onstage at this past Sunday’s service. Pastor David prayed for her, joined by the whole Palm Bay campus family.

T-shirts: Also on Sunday, “I Love My Church” T-shirts made their debut at the Palm Bay campus and were selling like hotcakes!  Sales of the red wine-colored shirts, priced at $5, will continue in the lobby of the Palm Bay campus this coming weekend.

Décor: A newly redesigned sign – bearing the logo of Tomoka Christian Church – was reinstalled last week to herald the arrival of the new campus. Other improvements:

  • New landscaping was installed.
  • A pond out front was transformed from overgrown with weeds, to beautiful.
  • Inside the facility, all the walls were repainted.  
  • A conference room was turned into a dedicated prayer room.
  • Framed posters were installed on interior walls, featuring the smiling faces of children attending church at the campus, as well as adults and teens serving there in ministry. Also, new directional signs were installed to guide visitors around campus.

Happenings: A month of fun, family friendly events in Palm Bay will celebrate the new campus. Want to help make them successful? Check out the options below, and sign up to volunteer by contacting Cindi Hunnefeld at the Ormond Beach campus or Charlie Taylor at the Palm Bay campus.

  • Saturday, Jan. 28: Serve as a volunteer during Movie Under the Stars at 6 p.m., featuring “Finding Dory.” This event, hosted by Tomoka’s Palm Bay campus, takes place at Field of Dreams, an all-accessible sports complex and playground in Palm Bay.
  • Thursday, Feb. 2: Help greet the community, serve drinks/snacks, etc., at a Chamber-hosted ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. at Tomoka’s Palm Bay campus.
  • Sunday, Feb. 5: Serve as event staff during a Super Bowl pregame party at 12 noon that will feature food trucks, games, music, prizes, bounce houses. Volunteers are needed to help children with games, monitor bounce houses, greet and direct people, etc. The event follows the 10:30 a.m. service at Tomoka Christian's Palm Bay campus.
  • Sunday, Feb. 12: Official campus launch day at 10:30 a.m. at the Palm Bay campus. Those wishing to help will simply be present to enjoy the big day and to welcome people to the church. Theme of the day: "Your loose change changes lives.” Those attending may bring their spare change to benefit programs helping local teens of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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It's a Game-Changing Season!
Jan 04, 2017
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Free events to celebrate Palm Bay partnership

Plenty of fun, family-friendly activities are scheduled in Palm Bay to celebrate the partnership of Palm Bay Christian Church and Tomoka Christian Church.

The church is kicking off the new partnership not just with a launch day, but a launch season featuring the theme "This is Game Changing." All of the activities are open to the community. Ormond Beach campus attendees are especially encouraged to take part in any of the events to help provide a warm welcome to those in Palm Bay who are new to the church family.

The Palm Bay campus, led by David Fitzgerald, meets at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Its services feature live and live-streamed messages by Pastor David and other pastors from the Ormond Beach campus.

SUNDAY, JAN. 8

10:30 a.m. Sunday service at the Palm Bay campus. Soft launches begin with this first weekend service as an official Tomoka campus.

 

SATURDAY, JAN. 28

Movie Under the Stars. “Finding Dory” at 6 p.m. at Field of Dreams, an all-accessible sports complex and playground in Palm Bay (off Minton Road.)

 

THURSDAY, FEB. 2

Chamber ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3 p.m. at Tomoka Christian's Palm Bay campus.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 5

Super Bowl Pregame Party at 12 noon. Food trucks, games, music, prizes, bounce houses. Follows the 10:30 a.m. service at Tomoka Christian's Palm Bay campus.

 

SUNDAY, FEB. 12

Official campus launch day @ 10:30 a.m. at the Palm Bay campus. "Your loose change changes lives.” Bring spare change to benefit programs helping local teens of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Tomoka Christian's Palm Bay campus
344 Emerson Drive NW, Palm Bay, FL 32907

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Joining forces for Jesus
Nov 30, 2016
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Two churches merge into one

After months of prayer and planning, Tomoka Christian Church of Ormond Beach has merged with Palm Bay Christian Church.

On Jan. 3, 2017, Palm Bay’s independent status was dissolved and the two churches began sharing the name of Tomoka Christian Church. Sunday services in Palm Bay have continued during the transition at 10:30 a.m. weekly.

Plenty of fun, family-friendly activities are scheduled in Palm Bay to celebrate the partnership. The church is kicking off the new partnership not just with a launch day, but a launch season featuring the theme "This is Game Changing."


 

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David Fitzgerald has been hired as campus pastor, overseeing the needs of the church family at the Brevard county campus, at 344 Emerson Drive NW. Its Sunday services feature live and live-streamed messages by Pastor David and other pastors from the Ormond Beach campus, where Joe Putting serves as senior pastor.

Pastor David formerly led First Christian Church of Winter Park. His 12-year tenure at the church began in 2004 with the position of children’s pastor. Over the years, he was promoted to youth pastor, to associate pastor and finally to lead pastor.

"I am honored to have been asked to partner with Palm Bay Christian Church," Pastor David said. "We want to reach people, love people and point people to Christ, because only He can save us."

The Palm Bay campus reflects Tomoka Christian’s mission mentality: Bringing the hope and love of Jesus to those locally and abroad who are struggling, marginalized or seeking connection. The church’s guide are scriptures such as Acts 15:19: “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God."

"Our vision as a part of the body of Christ is to change the generation that we live in," said Pastor Joe. "We need to do everything in our power to help people find Jesus so that they are prepared for eternity."

In addition to Pastor David, the staff in Palm Bay includes an office manager and a maintenance director. In the coming weeks, two additional staff members will join them: a children's ministry director and a worship leader.

Palm Bay’s original building was dedicated in 1983, while an addition was constructed in 1998. Maximum capacity in the 56,000-square-foot facility is 1,194. About 120 people regularly attend weekly services. The building is situated on 3.5 acres located in an area of sprawling subdivisions. The Palm Bay facility presently is undergoing interior restoration and redecoration.

The church shares space with Palm Bay Christian Preschool, which the church launched in 2003. About 50 children attend the school. It will continue under its present name. Safety and décor upgrades are in progress.

Tomoka Christian Church is online at www.tomoka.cc. The Ormond Beach campus may be telephoned at (386) 677-6455. The Palm Bay campus may be reached at (321) 724-0491.

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Food Pantry impacts local community
Nov 21, 2016
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By Gene McCullough 
Food Pantry Director

This has been a busy year for Tomoka’s Food Pantry. By the end of the third quarter of this year, the pantry had served 1,110 local families, representing 2,549 people in total. Each quarter saw an increase of families served from the previous quarter.

2016 Families Served Individuals Served
1st Quarter 936 2,201
2nd Quarter 1,033 2,284
3rd Quarter 1110 2,549

The number of new families that were supported this year increased to 326. The Pantry was also able to serve 81 homeless individuals in our area. Wednesday afternoon Pantry services are growing each week with more families attending on a regular basis.

The Pantry volunteers are always eager to learn about the employment needs of the clients who come in and help in any way that they can. A recent victory is that three men who have come into the Pantry in the last few months have reported securing jobs in the area.

To learn more about the Food Pantry, contact Gene.

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Community flocks to Trunks for Treats
Nov 18, 2016
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This is a note recently received from a member of the Ormond Beach community:

I just want to thank you for a wonderful Halloween evening with Trunks for Treats. Thanks for providing a fun and exciting area for the little ones where they would be safe. I had my two year old grandson from Georgia here and he was so excited and had so much fun. I want you to know how much I and my family truly appreciated all of your efforts in doing this event.

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