Christmas yard saleSt. Vincent de Paul St. Charles will have a Christmas/Home Goods yard sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. today at 21488 Felton Ave., Port Charlotte. There will be Christmas items and various home goods.

Thanksgiving servicesFaith Lutheran Church, 551 Rotonda Blvd. W., Rotonda. will have Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Masks and social distancing are required. View the service on YouTube and live streaming through 941-697-3313.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 1379 McCall Road, Englewood, will have Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. Wednesday. 941-828-1910,

Free Thanksgiving dinnerGulf Cove United Methodist Church will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the traditional fixings from noon-3 p.m. Thursday at 1100 S. McCall Road, Port Charlotte. Because of the pandemic, this year’s dinner will be by drive-thru only; there will be no seating inside the church. Just pull up in the drive-thru lane and request the number of dinners you need. For more info, call 941-697-1747 or go to

Barn and crafts sales

Gulf Cove United Methodist Church will have holiday sales from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Men’s Club Barn Sale and the Crafty Ladies’ Crafts Sale in Oaks Cove. Masks and social distancing are required. The church is located at 1100 S. McCall Road, in the Gulf Cove area. For more information, contact the church at 941-697-1747 or The church’s website is at

Revival SundayVictory Baptist Church, 1538 Nash Terrace, Port Charlotte, invites all to a special Revival Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 6. The guest speaker is Evangelist Paul Schwanke.

Free Christmas dinnerFor the 35th year, the Port Charlotte United Methodist Church will be offering free Christmas dinners. Due to COVID-19, this year’s dinner will be take-out or delivery for shut-ins. To order a dinner, call 941-625-4356, ext. 155, or email by Dec. 18.

German Christmas serviceThe North Port Community United Church of Christ, 3450 S. Biscayne Drive, will hold its all-German Christmas Worship Service at 3 p.m. Dec. 19. The Rev. Attila Szemesi will be officiating. Mask requested. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. There will not be a coffee hour after the service. For more info, call 941-426-5580.


Crafty Ladies of Gulf Cove United Methodist Church, 1100 S. McCall Road, will sell their hand-crafted items from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Thursdays (except holidays) at Oak’s Cove, the small building behind the church. Call MaryEllen at 941-697-6384 to make an appointment for another day. Mask required. Email; website

The St. Vincent de Paul Resale Shop, 17753 Toledo Blade Blvd., Port Charlotte, is open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The Monthly Mega Sale will be held the second weekend, Friday and Saturday, of each month. The shop’s next Mega Sale will be after Thanksgiving on Nov. 27-28. Check the Sun‘s garage sale section for the specials. Proceeds from the store directly support the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.

Christ Community United Methodist Church Thrift Store, 27000 Sunnybrook Road, Harbour Heights, has reopened. Hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Find household items, clothing for all ages, furniture. Mask required. Proceeds support outreach programs for the community. For more information, call the church office at 941-629-1593.

St. David’s Thrift Shop, in the Beall’s Outlet shopping center, 485 Indiana Ave., Englewood, is looking for volunteers who have three hours a week. Store hours are 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays. Volunteer hours are flexible. Call Helen Diaguila at 941-474-1047.


Burnt Store Presbyterian ChurchService: 10 a.m. at 11330 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda. Online service: 941-639-0001.

Christ Lutheran Church

Service: 9:30 a.m. Sundays at 701 N. Indiana Ave., Englewood. Masks are requested. Bible study: 11:30 a.m. Mondays. 941-474-1989.

Community Presbyterian Church, EnglewoodService: 10 a.m. at 405 S. McCall Road, Englewood. Masks are mandatory. Online services: 941-574-9579, email or go to Englewood.

Congregational United Church of Christ, Punta GordaService: 10 a.m. limited to 50 worshippers. Online service: www.punta

Englewood United Methodist ChurchTraditional services: 7:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Contemporary service: 9 a.m. at 700 E. Dearborn St., Englewood. Online services:, Facebook Live or YouTube (EUMC Church TV) Channel. 941-474-5588.

Faith Lutheran ChurchService: 9:30 a.m. at 551 Rotonda Blvd. W., Rotonda. In-car communion in the parking lot at 11 a.m. Sunday. Social distancing enforced, masks mandatory. Online services: 941-697-3313.

Fellowship Church EnglewoodServices: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 140 Rotonda Blvd W., Rotonda West. Online services:, or the church’s Facebook page. 941-475-SHIP.

First Presbyterian Church of Port CharlotteService: 10 a.m. at 2230 Hariet St., Port Charlotte. 941-625-5045. The church also operates its food bank from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of the month and from 5-7 p.m. on the second Wednesday.

First Presbyterian Church of Punta GordaService: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 25250 Airport Road, Punta Gorda. Mask required. Online service:

First United Methodist ChurchOutdoor service: 8 a.m. Sunday at Gilchrist Park. Bring a lawn chair. Additional services: Beginning Dec. 6, the contemporary service will move from 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Sunday at 507 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Traditional service: 11 a.m. Sunday. Masks required and temperatures will be taken. Online services:, and

Hope Lutheran Church Gulf CoveServices: 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday at 14200 Hopewell Ave., Gulf Cove. Parking lot service: 8:30 a.m. Sunday and broadcast on FM Radio 88.3. Bible study: 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Monday. 941-697-2345.

Lutheran Church of the CrossServices: 7:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 2300 Luther Road, Deep Creek. Online services: Sunday School: 9 a.m. Youth Group for grades 7-12 on the first Saturday of each month. 941-627-6060.

New Vision Fellowship (Free Methodist)Service: 10 a.m. at 20271 Tappan Zee Drive, Port Charlotte (Woman’s Club of Port Charlotte). Sunday messages are uploaded to the Facebook. 585-314-1145 or

North Port Community United Church of ChristService: 10 a.m. service. at 3450 S Biscayne Drive. Temperatures will be taken.

Peace River Baptist ChurchServices: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at 478 Berry St., Punta Gorda. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. Online service: peaceriver or on Facebook.

Trinity Lutheran ChurchServices: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at 1379 McCall Road, Gulf Cove. Online service: 941-828-1920 or email SERVICES

Deep Creek Community Church

Online services: 8 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday at

Edgewater Church

Online service: at 6 p.m. Saturday, and at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday at

Gulf Cove United Methodist Church

Online services: 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. services are traditional, and the 9:30 a.m. service is contemporary at 941-697-1747 or

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County

Online service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Zoom ID is 93632314034. Everyone is welcome.

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