Christ Community Thrift Store reopensChrist Community United Methodist Church Thrift Store, 27000 Sunnybrook Road, Harbour Heights, is reopening since its closure in March. The store, open 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, offers household items, clothing for all ages, furniture, etc. Prospective shoppers are requested to wear a mask and/or face covering and practice social distancing. Proceeds help support outreach programs for the community. For more information, call the church office at 941-629-1593.

New organist at Burnt Store churchBurnt Store Presbyterian welcomes Bryan Cordell as its new organist. He will play the organ for two Sunday worship services and special services, and serve as the accompanist for the chancel choir.

Bryan began keyboard studies on the organ at age 6 in his hometown of Bel Air, Maryland. By age 12, he assumed his first full duties as a church organist and continuously served in that capacity for 28 years, supporting congregations in Maryland, Florida, and Ohio. He has served multiple congregations including Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Episcopalian.


First Baptist Church Charlotte Harbor“Drive in” church will be offered starting at 10 a.m. Sundays throughout the pandemic at First Baptist Church Charlotte Harbor, at 4506 Church St., Charlotte Harbor. “Just come as you are, and stay in your car.” For more info, call 941-629-8101.

Hope Lutheran Church Gulf CoveServices in the Sanctuary will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. “Parking Lot” service will be at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Hope is located at 14200 Hopewell Ave., Gulf Cove. All are welcome. For more information, call 941-697-2345.

Lutheran Church of the CrossIn-person worship services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Lutheran Church of the Cross Fellowship and Ministry Center, 2300 Luther Road, Port Charlotte. Those who have an illness or fever are asked to stay home and watch the service online. The wearing of masks is strongly recommended. Masks will available for those who may not have their own. Members and friends with high-risk factors are encouraged to continue to remain at home and watch the service at the FMC live-streamed on the church’s YouTube channel. Website link for the latest service and sermon notes can be found at

St. David’s Episcopal ChurchServices will be posted on its website:

St. David’s Thrift Shop is now open from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday. Shop for quality clothing, accessories and household items, all reasonably priced. St. David’s Thrift Shop is located in the Beall’s Outlet Plaza, State Road 776. For more information, call 941-474-1047.

Trinity Lutheran ChurchSunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m. at 1379 McCall Road, Gulf Cove, and streamed live at: For more info, call 941-828-1910 or email


Burnt Store Presbyterian Church

Online worship service can be viewed at

Community Presbyterian ChurchRegular worship services will be online at Regular Sunday morning worship that also includes a Children’s Message, will be posted Sundays beginning 8 a.m. Enjoy a message by pastor Dawn M. Mayes, special organ music and hymns. For information call 941-574-9579 or email Follow on Facebook as well.

Congregational United Church of Christ, Punta GordaRegular Sunday services have been suspended until further notice. Services will continue to be streamed live at 10 a.m. Sundays via Facebook: congregationalucc.

Deep Creek Community ChurchOnline services will be at 8 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday at deepcreekcommunity The church regularly posts prayers and live sessions throughout the week.

Edgewater ChurchServices will be streamed online via Facebook Live at 6 p.m. Saturday, and at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at

Englewood United Methodist ChurchServices will be online at Regular Sunday morning worship times: 7:45 a.m. for traditional, 9:15 a.m. for contemporary, and 11 a.m. for traditional services.

Pastors remain available for pastoral care needs. Call 941-474-5588 to receive the phone number of the Pastor On Call.

Faith Lutheran ChurchWorship services will be available at The Rev. Dr. Brian Armen, pastor, will be leading worship in a variety of settings. For more info, call 941-697-3313.

Fellowship Church Englewood

Services are online at


om or on their Facebook page. Blast Middle School and Fuel High School Youth groups will meet online at 4 p.m. at

com. For more information, call 941-475-SHIP.

First Presbyterian Church of Punta GordaServices will be livestreamed at: For more information, call 941-639-1959 or email

First United Methodist Church in Punta GordaThe 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. services will be broadcast live on their Facebook page, and later made available on its website:

Gulf Cove United Methodist ChurchLive-streaming worship service will be at 10 a.m. Sundays on the church’s website, The church can be reached at 941-697-1747 or

Peace River Baptist ChurchServices are online at 10 a.m. Sundays at and on their Facebook page.

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