On the 5th Sunday in October, 75 members of the Dream Team met to have a night of good food, good friends, and a great message by Cal Montenegro. We love and appreciate our volunteers, they are the driving force here at The Tree!
Everyone brought their favorite Intenational food, and for dessert we had melted chocolate for dipping! We divided into teams and did a team building exercise, the human pretzel. And then we were treated to an inspiring message by Cal Montenegro. Cal is an International Evangelist who travels to Central and South America several times a year sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ!
On October 15, 2011, The Tree of Life sponsored a church wide yard sale to support missions and children’s ministry. Troop 255, which is sponsored by The Tree, sold refreshments. Over $1300 was earned from this event, everyone had a great time. Thank you to everyone who participated by donating items and / or giving of your time during this two day event.
On the third Saturday of each month, our Laundry Love Team meets at a local laundry mat to share the love of Jesus in a very tangible way, helping folks with their laundry. It is an opportunity to let people see the hands of Jesus at work. Thank you to all who participate in this awesome blessing!
On Saturday, September 24, 2011, about 30 members of The Tree of Life Dream Team met at the church for a work day. Mulch was laid, walls were painted, rooms were cleaned and organized and a great time was had by all. Yes, even in the midst of the work, friends enjoyed each other’s company.
On Sunday, September 4, 2011, we began our Growth Track Course at The Tree. The Growth Track is a four week process of connecting to God and connecting to The Tree of Life Church. The first class, Church 101 was well received with 75 people in attendance.
Pastor Andrew shared the vision of the church and what it meant to be a member of The Tree of Life.
Instead of having a week long VBS program, our Children’s Ministry decided to have a 3-Month VBS atmosphere Sunday morning program using the theme Pandamania! The event was kicked off by a swim party for the church at the Golden Gate Swimming Pool. A good time was had by all!
The youth had a fun night playing redneck paintball. It involved marshmellows, ketchup and mustard. Interesting combination, but a good time was had by all!
Our Laundry Love team met on Saturday, July 16th, at the Bayshore Laundry to share the love of Jesus with its customers. There were six team members there, seventy dollars were donated and with that money they were able to help ten families with their laundry.
What a hands on, practical way to share the love of Jesus! Thank you Laundry Love Team! You Rock!
Five members of The Tree of Life gathered at Manor Care at Lely Palms on Saturday, July 16, 2011, to share the love of Jesus with the residents there. There was finger nail painting and clowns and balloon animals. A good time was had by all. If you would be interested in joining this ministry, they meet at the nursing home the third Saturday of each month at 3:30 pm.