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Worship

When is worship service?


CURRENTLY DUE TO COVID-19 WE ARE LIVESTREAMING OUR WORSHIP SERVICES AND NOT HOLDING IN PERSON GATHERINGS. THE LIVESTREAMING IS AT 11 AM ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL. When we resume in person gatherings, we will hold Worship Service on Sunday at 10 am in the main sanctuary. We also continue to livestream our services on our YouTube Channel. The sermons are also available via a link on our facebook page.




Is there a nursery option during service?


Yes. A nursery is available with two qualified supervisors.




Is there aid for hearing impaired?


Yes. There are hearing aid devices available upon request.




Do we need to be Presbyterian to attend service?


No. All are welcome here.




Do we have to commit to joining in order to attend?


No. Membership is not required. Nor will you be pressured to officially join the congregation. You are welcome to attend and participate at your comfort level.




All about Communion


We celebrate the Sacrament of the Communion the first Sunday of the month and on special days during the year. The Lord's table is open to all.




What are your services like?


Our pastor preaches sermons that are engaging, thought-provoking, and Biblically-based, using stories, humor, and life experiences to help the written Word become the Word of life for you. We hope you’ll leave feeling closer to God and better equipped to live your daily life.




What to expect


We have a friendly and caring church family that is looking forward to welcoming you. We have deep and abiding fath rooted in our Love for Jesus and a need to conserve God's creation together. We celebrate the Sacrament of the Communion the first Sunday of the month and on special days during the year. The Lord's table is open to all. We hold regular fellowship events, mission and outreach activities, health and well being class, and small group gatherings.





Presbyterian Women

What is PW?


PW stands for Presbyterian Women. They have small group meetings and bible study and all women are welcome.

We are a community of women who align our ministry and hearts around a shared purpose, the PW Purpose.

Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves
• to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
• to support the mission of the church worldwide,
• to work for justice and peace, and
• to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.




When does PW meet?


PW meets the second tuesday of each month at 7pm. This group is currently not meeting due to Covid-19. There is also a monthly gathering the third tuesday of each month for lunch and a presentation. Men are welcome to attend the gatherings. The location of the gatherings varies per month. Please contact the office for more information. 941-921-5355




PW Functions


Aside from the monthly small group and the gathering, the PW sponsor other fellowship and mission activities throughout the year. Check our happenings page for any upcoming events.





Facility Use

Do you have services in the little white church?


Yes. We hold special services in the little white church including weddings and memorials/funerals.




Is the little white church available for weddings or funerals?


Yes. It is available for use.Contact info@BeeRidgeChurch.org or call the office for additional information.




Who designed the sanctuary?


The main sanctuary was orignally designed by architect Victor A. Lundy. When Proctor Road was expanded, there was an addition to the sanctuary and the entrance was switched from the north end to the south end. The architect that did the expansion was James Padgett. Our education building and fellowship hall were designed by Frank Folsom Smith.




Is the Main Santuary available for Weddings, Funerals, etc.


Yes. We use the Sanctuary every Sunday for regular Worship Service and periodically for special service like Christmas Eve Service. It is available at other times for special services.




Are tours of the sanctuary available.


Currently there are no regularly scheduled tours of the sanctuary. If you would like to request a tour for a group or individual, please contact CR@BeeRidgeChurch.org.




Are your facilities availabe for use for meetings?


Please contact BizPer@BeeRidgeChurch.org to request use of our space.





Location & General Info

Is the church located on Bee Ridge Road?


No. It is located in the community of Bee Ridge and is on the southwest corner of the intersection of McIntosh and Proctor Roads.




When is the office open?


Currently, the office is open between 9 am and 4:30 pm on Friday. The phone is answered M - F between 8:30 am and 5 pm by a receptionist who will direct you to the correct person for your call.




What should I wear to attend service?


Whatever you are comfortable in as long as you are appropriately covered i.e. no bathing suits please. Our congregation runs the gammut from shorts, t-shirts, & flip flops to suits and ties. What matters is not what you wear, but that you are here.




Do we have to commit to joining in order to attend?


No. Membership is not required. Nor will you be pressured to officially join the congregation. You are welcome to attend and participate at your comfort level.




Do we need to be Presbyterian to attend service?


No. All are welcome here.




What to expect


We have a friendly and caring church family that is looking forward to welcoming you. We have deep and abiding fath rooted in our Love for Jesus and a need to conserve God's creation together. We celebrate the Sacrament of the Communion the first Sunday of the month and on special days during the year. The Lord's table is open to all. We hold regular fellowship events, mission and outreach activities, health and well being class, and small group gatherings.




General Contact Emails


General Inquires or questions - Info@BeeRidgeChurch.org Community Relations (includes Mission/Outreach) - CR@BeeRidgeChurch.org Session - contact through the clerk - COS@BeeRidgeChurch.org Pastor - RevTJ@BeeRidgeChurch.org Business or Personnel Matters - BizPer@BeeRidgeChurch.orgOffice - Accounting Matters - Accounting@BeeRidgeChurch.org Office@BeeRidgeChurch.org





 

bee ridge presbyterian

worship service - DUE TO COVID we are Livestreaming at 11 am every Sunday on your Youtube Channel.

4826 McIntosh Rd.

Sarasota, FL 34233

e: info@BeeRidgeChurch.org

t: 941-921-5355

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