God uses marriage as a symbol for the extravagant love that Christ has for His bride, the Church. Marriage is a sacred covenant, and couples who are actively engaged on the front lines of ministry can be particularly vulnerable to attacks from the enemy to break down their relationship.
Bay Hope Church has partnered with our sister church in Guantanamo, Cuba to change that. We will be hosting a marriage retreat exclusively for Cuban pastors and their spouses. Our retreat will culminate in a massive wedding celebration for these precious couples who give their lives for the advancement of the Gospel in Cuba.
The travel team is currently full, but we would love your prayers and support. See below on how you can help make this mission happen.
DONATE new makeup, costume jewelry, perfume samples, grooms attire, shoes, beauty, and hair products
SPONSOR the retreat, wedding, wedding feast, or honeymoon night for a couple via monetary donation payable to Bay Hope Church.
PRAY for travel mercies of those missionaries going, as well as prayers for each of the couples who will be touched by this missions trip.
Night of Hope is a community-wide event for those who have experienced the death of someone they love. The worship service will include special music, a self-paced time of reflection and a message of hope from Pastor Matthew Hartsfield. 6:30-8:00
Children age 3 and up are invited to a program prepared for them by the Suncoast Kid’s Place team.
Camper and Volunteer applications will be available beginning September 11, 2018.
Camp Erin Tampa Bay is a transformational weekend camp specifically designed for kids and teens, 6-17 years old, who have experienced the death of a significant person. Camp Erin combines traditional, fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, free of charge for all families. Led by grief professionals and trained volunteers, Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for youth to increase levels of hope, enhance self-esteem, and especially to learn that they are not alone.
Children are special and amazing gifts from God. At Bay Hope Church, we encourage parents to have their little ones baptized as a way of saying that God is already at work in the child’s life and the parents are acknowledging this fact and committing themselves to raising their children in His ways. Early childhood baptism is for kids in nursery - kindergarten.
The Early Childhood Baptism Class is required for participation in Early Childhood Baptism weekend. The class is held the weekend before the actual baptism for parents only. Childcare is available in our nursery and preschool rooms.
Early Childhood baptism weekend is March 9-10 during all services. Please register before February 27. The prerequisite baptism class is on March 3.
During the weekend of November 10 and 11, we will be filling a BIG FAT TRUCK collecting canned goods and gift cards to bless four of our Mission Partners for the holiday season.
We are looking for volunteers to come and help collect and pack food boxes before each of our 3 services here at the Lakeshore Campus. There is also an opportunity to come with us when we distribute the food on that Sunday, November 11.
Here are the opportunities that are available:
Saturday, November 10 from 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Sunday, November 11 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Delivery will begin at 12:15 p.m.
For more information, please contact Gayle Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Help your kids learn generosity by providing kids around the world with a Christmas box just for them!
We will have empty shoeboxes ready for you to take home and fill starting October 6, or you can choose to use your own. We will accept assembled shoeboxes October 13 - November 4 at your child's normal weekend environment.
Lakeshore campus: Kids in Nursery Rooms 4 & 5 - 5th grade will march into the Sanctuary carrying the shoeboxes during all services on November 3/4
Westchase campus: Kids from PreK4 - 5th grade will march into the Sanctuary carrying the shoeboxes during all services on November 4.
Don't miss this special event for kids and parents alike!
See the OCC website for information on what you can pack in your shoebox. A $9 donation inside the shoebox is greatly appreciated to cover collecting, processing, and shipping the boxes to over 100 countries. You can also choose to make this $9 donation online and print a special label for your box that will allow you to track what country your box goes to with Christ's message of love.
Living in Faith will lead a trip to Cuba this fall and you're invited to join them!
They will fly from Tampa to Havana, then travel by ground transportation to the city of Camaguey. Along the way, they will visit a number of churches distributing Bibles and installing their water purification systems. No experience necessary, just a heart to share the love of Christ!
The cost is $1,000, based on current day airfares.
For further information, contact Russ Montgomery at email@example.com.
Living in Faith will lead a trip to Havana, Cuba to carry supplies (water purification systems, Bibles) to the churches, see and experience a church service, and experience the Cuban culture of Havana.
Costs: $630 (food, lodging, and ground transportation) You'll need to book your own flight once approved to go (approximately $224), and $79 for a Visa
Space is limited.
To request a mission trip application, write to Russ Montgomery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
God works through strong, healthy marriages to raise up spiritual champions and pour blessings through generations. Through the family unit, He works to transform society.
In Cuba, many couples struggle to understand and live out God’s beautiful design for marriage. Most cannot afford weddings, and marriage has come to be viewed more casually, leading to breakdowns in Cuban society.
Bay Hope Church has partnered with our sister church in Guantanamo, Cuba to change that. We will be hosting a marriage retreat for Cuban couples, to teach how marriage is a symbol for the extravagant love that Christ has for His bride, the Church. Our retreat will culminate in a massive wedding celebration for these couples in Cuba who have never experienced what it is to be the bride and groom.
Join us for this incredibly special mission!
- DONATE new makeup, costume jewelry, perfume samples, grooms attire, shoes, beauty, and hair products
- SPONSOR the retreat, wedding, wedding feast, or honeymoon night for a couple via monetary donation payable to Bay Hope Church.
TRAVEL to Cuba to help with the retreat and wedding:
◦ When: May 17-22
◦ Who: Married couples
◦ What: The mission will entail hosting a 2 day marriage retreat, leading a small group of men or women, leading times of prayer, assisting the brides in getting ready, taking photographs, decorating for the wedding, etc.
◦ Where: Guantanamo, Cuba
◦ Cost: $1500 per person, due by March 31
Click here to apply online to travel with our Mission’s Team. Application deadline is January 10.
If you are selected to travel, please note there will be a mandatory marriage mentoring training in March. Details to follow.
Bring donations and sponsorship funds to Bay Hope Church, 17030 Lakeshore Road in Lutz.