Our theme for Ignite week was faith under fire, and we talked about how we live in a world where our faith is constantly under attack. Our teens find themselves in the “fire” way too often at school, at work, and even at home. We dove into God's word every night in Daniel 3, where we talked about Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego. We got to tell them the story of how they faced the fire….literally.

We are happy to say that our school for 3 and (VPK) 4 year old's is open and getting ready to start another exciting year. Click HERE to see more information!

We've been having a Men's Breakfast for quite a while now on the second Saturday of every month at 7:30AM. 

IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE AN AMAZING WOMAN JUNE 16TH AT 6:30PM! Candy Newcomb has blessed our church family for 29 years in countless ways. Everyone, please make this a priority, even if you don't usually come out on Wednesday nights - she's so deserving of this special honor. There will be cake, blessings and wishes to share, a time at the mic to share a special memory if you wish and a photo opp with the Candy. We'll also present a special gift and have a little place for individuals to bring cards/gifts that will bless her retirement.

It's time for some Special Agent space fun with SONFORCE KIDS VBS! ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, BUT YOU CAN COME A FEW MINUTES EARLY ON MONDAY AND STILL SIGN UP FOR THIS FUN WEEK! Children going into VPK through 4th grade completed can join us June 14th - June 18th from 9AM until noon each day. This is a super fun space/spy theme that will engage kids to learn about Jesus! There is no cost, just bring a box of snack crackers or cookies. You may also want to participate in the mission focus for the week.

The orientation for this conversational group is THIS Sunday in the Library (just off the café) at 9:00AM and all are welcome to check it out. This is a great experience for anyone and especially for those with questions about faith, the Bible, moving forward, etc. Pastor Bobby will lead this 8 week faith exploration group.
 

They sure do! Realife Youth and Jan Murray Ministries are collecting adult men’s and women’s shoes and socks for the needy. If you have any new or gently used shoes (socks must be new) you may donate them in the receptacle in the main hall at the church. These items will go to the homeless and needy right here in our community. Thank you!

Here's a great opportunity to get together in a safe way for a fun, family time! Join us on Sunday evening, March 7th at 6:00 PM. We'll have a super fun movie on a giant screen out under the stars! ALL FREE!

Here's a great opportunity for all those new to the church to connect with Pastor Bobby, have questions answered or just get to know us better. Please RSVP by filling out the form HERE or by calling 386-767-6949.This is a conversational and casual time. There are two options: February 21st at 9:00AM or February 28th at 11:30AM. There are limited in person seats but also zoom options. Have you wondered about baptism or placing membership? Are you joining us only online and want to feel more a part of what's happening?

Hopefully you've been hearing a lot about Faith Promise! It's how we support spreading the Good News about Jesus here at home and around the world. Every year at our Faith Promise Rally we collect promises that reflect what you will give in that year as God provides through your faithfulness and His goodness. There's lots more info on what Faith Promise is and about the missions we support on our missions page and in the booklet that we hand out for the Rally.

Young adults going through life believing and praising God together (Acts 2: 42-47)

Amplify young adults is a ministry for college/career/young family age (18-30ish yrs) where we focus on the fellowship of believers. We started this ministry so that we can go through life believing together. We focus on Engage-Empower-Extend.

On December 7, 1914, Pope Benedict XV suggested a temporary hiatus of the war for the celebration of Christmas. His suggestion wasn’t held as important but his prayer was. God did something that will be forever remembered. On Christmas Eve, many German and British troops fighting in World War I sang Christmas carols to each other across the lines, and at certain points the Allied soldiers even heard brass bands joining the Germans in their joyous singing.

There’s a wonderful mix of worship, praise, fun, prayer, giving and loving happening at church through the season! There are also multiple ways to participate as we continue to try to keep everyone safe and healthy. Join us in the JOY of the Christmas Season!

Empathy & Hope is our new Grief Support Group that will kick off on Monday, December 7, 2020 and will meet each Monday at 7:00 PM at South Daytona Christian Church. We will not meet on December 28th though due to the holiday week. It's a natural thing to struggle with the loss of a loved one. A group like this can offer support and comfort. It's a safe place for someone going through this kind of loss. 
*Share memories of your loved ones
*Learn more about grief
*Meet others who understand
*Personal testimonies
*Judgement free environment

What a year! And, even though you might not believe it, there's still so much to be thankful for! As you consider your blessings, please also consider helping with this project and sharing it with others. Helping others to have a good meal for Thanksgiving can really make a positive impact on a family. Thanks in advance for being so kind as to help! We are also collecting items for the Food Pantry Christmas Store. New or gently used items that our patrons can buy at very low cost (no clothing) will be accepted through the first week of December.

We're getting closer every week to our goal and it's exciting! Just in case you haven't heard . . . We've had to postpone our trip to the D.R. this year to build a house with Casas por Cristo. But, that doesn't mean that God's work will be postponed! It is our goal to raise $10,000 by the end of October to still build a house for a needy family. The Casas group (and our own Ian Dugger) will make sure it gets done! Yes, that's a big goal, but we have a big God! We will have some really cool t-shirts to give to anyone who donates $20 or more!

How will you let our wonderful Pastors; Bobby, David, Scott and Tami know that you are grateful for their ministry efforts? Not sure if you know this, but for most of this year they have been scrambling at warp speed to regroup and provide for our people at a time when NOTHING could be done in a normal way. Lots of late nights and hair pulling to get “new things” in place, not to mention the countless hours of “care to people” who’s lives had been turned upside down over night.

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The Return is a movement, an appointed time, and a specific day set apart for one purpose – the return to God by coming before His presence in humility, in sincerity in prayer, and repentance.

As I reflect on how much we've had to learn since all this started; on how often we've had technical difficulties and issues that make our online efforts hair pulling moments, I am reminded that we are not here to put on a show. We're not here to entertain for entertainment's sake. And though we do our best to provide quality services in these difficult times, it is really "our best" when things don't go perfectly, yet we still manage to point people to Jesus. It turns out that way because every single week we come prepared to do our best.

We've all been reminded, in a big way, recently that "the Church" is not a building. It's God's people. It's been great to see the outpouring of the love of Christ to others as we've navigated these strange times. Way to go church!

THIS Sunday is Mother's Day and we want to help you make it special! We're having a Mother's Day Drive-Through Celebration at South Daytona Christian Church! It's a time to come by the church to say hello, celebrate mom, take a picture for her or with her at our photo stop, donate to Resources for Women or take a (sterilized) baby bottle to fill with change (cash & checks fit in there, too), drop some non-perishable food off for the pantry, or just drive by and wave. Whatever you're comfortable with. And . . .

How to Pray for America

WHY PRAY FOR AMERICA?

God is sovereign and nothing comes as a surprise to Him. Whether we face fluctuating economics, threats from abroad, unrest at home, or other troubling circumstances, our Heavenly Father is not caught unaware. Through prayer, we are able to tap into His wisdom, strength, protection, and peace. He stands ready to respond to our needs when we humbly ask for divine intervention in the affairs of men.

Whether you believe this chart or that graph, think it's too soon to open up or way past time, don't believe those numbers or that expert, it is really up to you. But, don't expect everyone to agree with you. (Whoa! Wait a minute! What are you saying?) Yep, I'm saying it. We're going to have to love each other through this and show some grace no matter which side of the road we stand on. If we don't, that nasty architect of evil (Satan) will surely take advantage and start a seek and destroy mission.  I love this excerpt from an article by Costi Hinn.

What a strange time we are living in! Every day brings news of pandemic statistics and the best ways to stay safe. Our world is a bit sideways and our days are not filled with the usual things. Some are on edge, some are raging with blame, some are downright terrified. I've also seen and heard tell of many who are encouraging, helping and inspiring others. Some are actually finding a peace and closeness with God and family that had been shoved to the back of busy days prior to this time. Many things are different for our families. But, there are things that remain steadfast and true.

Share this with anyone who might want to join us for Worship!

As of now, and for at least the next 2 weeks, there will be no Wednesday groups or activities meeting and no SAM or Celebrate Recovery on Fridays. We are trying to follow the guidelines being set by health officials during this time. Groups of less than 10 people may meet at your discretion. Our hope is that we will be able to adopt some online gathering options while we need to practice social separation. The Friendly Feud Fundraiser will be postponed until a time when it can be more effective, as will all other activities or events.

These are certainly unusual times we are living in! None of us have seen anything quite like the current conditions. But, don't think for one minute that God is not still in control or that He has left you. He is right there with each one of us whether we are at home and feeling isolated, still working and nervous about catching IT, or just trying to go out to find a loaf of bread or the coveted TP - HE is there. And, with Him by our side we should feel so much stronger; so much more hopeful and peaceful than those who don't know Him.

FRIENDLY FEUD FUN NIGHT Sunday, March 29th - 6 - 7:30 PM 
This is a Mission Trip Fund Raiser for the Dominican Republic, Casas por Cristo trip. We now have all the families to compete, and it’s going to be a hilarious night! Besides the “game show” fun, there will be raffles, auctions and the café will turn into a “BAKE SHOP!”