We’re grateful you are considering joining us for a worship service at Gardens! We pray that when you join us you will experience the power of Christ’s presence and a warm and hearty welcome and embrace into our community.
As you pull into our parking lot please note that we have several parking spaces reserved for our guests and visitors. They are close to our Sanctuary and we would love for you to use them. The main entrance to our Sanctuary is found underneath the covered patio on the Northwest side of our building. There you’ll be greeted by Gardens folks and welcomed.
We’re a friendly and casual Florida-style church. Our worship service can best be described as “Florida-Traditional.” Our sermons are based on the Scriptures and invite people to experience God’s presence. Our time of prayer blends contemplative silence and a led spoken prayer. Communion is served on the 1st Sunday of every month, Maunday Thursday, Easter Sunday, and Christmas Eve.
Children who visit are invited to join in the Children’s Sermon at the front of the Sanctuary and then are sent back to sit with their families. We do have Wiggle Space in the sanctuary and will have Wiggle Bags available for children. Wiggle Bags are sensory bags available for children featuring soft toys for them to play with while seating with parents and family. Wiggle Space in the back corner of the sanctuary. The wiggle space will feature a table, some crayons, and some other resources to help your children succeed in worship. The wiggle space is intended to be an alternative space for you to be with your children during the worship service if they are in need of a “change of scenery.” Feel free to get up and allow your children to walk and stretch their legs and engage in some of the activities in the wiggle space. The wiggle space is not intended to be a place where children play unattended by their parents and there will be no GPC volunteers or staff there to coordinate the area. You should feel free to come and go from the wiggle space as your child needs to during the worship service. Just a reminder, ALL are welcome at Gardens Presbyterian Church! And Relax! God put the wiggle in children; don’t feel you have to suppress it in God’s house.
We love music at Gardens so there’s a good chance we will have a special guest musician. Perhaps a steel drum band, a trumpeter, a pianist, guitarist, or even a bag piper. We believe music helps us encounter and experience God’s presence in deep and profound ways.
Following worship, we invite you to join us for our community coffee hour on the patio. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee and some delicious cookies, cakes, fruit, or other snacks.