Dearest Faith Community Near and Far,

Happy Friday! 

First, if you need anything to help with recovery from the Hurricane, please let me know. Just call, text, or email. Call me at 941-525-6671. Also, please continue to pray deeply for our community at large. So much debris is getting picked up. I think last week, I saw an image from the county that said over 1 billionth of a cubic yard had already been picked up. Grateful for all the teams doing the debris pick up. 

Second, we started the first part of demolition! The overhang on the main building was starting to drop parts of the ceiling. So on Wednesday (before Tropical Storm Nicole arrived), the demolition took place. Now the area is more safe to walk under and mold remediation will begin. 

Third, we will continue to post resources on our Facebook page, as well as images of the work being done and how we are continuing the serve our community. Please share the exciting things happening with your friends. Also, I have received the first preview of the new simplified website. More to come!

Fourth, we have found a tent for outdoors. The tent will be set up on Friday, November 18. Looking forward to having more shade for “Breakfast Church”

Fifth, for worship, we will continue to have “Breakfast Church” on Sunday mornings. What will breakfast church look like? We will gather in the garden around tables to eat breakfast. With this meal, we will enjoy fellowship, prayer, a scripture lesson, and being in community together. We are going to embody breaking bread together and being the body of Christ in a different way. We will gather at 9:30 and this Sunday, please bring a dish to share. We had hoped to be able to stream this Sunday, but due to Tropical Storm Nicole, we were not able to do a test run. Hoping to be able to stream for online worship on November 20, 2022. 

Sixth, we are going to try to start Sacred Space this Sunday, November 13th. It all depends on how much work we get done in the garden on our workday (11/12). If we aren’t able to do make it happen, Sacred Space will officially begin on Sunday, November 27 for the first Sunday of Advent. 

Seventh, thank you for the way you are giving of your time and your financial gifts.  Click HERE if you would like to contribute to disaster relief and please share this link with your friends and family. You can also continue to give to the general fund, food pantry, and community garden. Thank you for supporting our faith community and for everything you do to help us live into our mission to feed people physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally in our community. You are helping us truly be the hands and feet of Christ in our community 

If you have any questions or wonderings or concerns, please let me know. Call, text, or email. Blessings to you all!

Much love, 
Pastor Devon

Worship with Wintergarden
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Sacred Space @ 8:30am
We are going to try to have Sacred Space. It is dependent on the workday. 
Casual Breakfast Church @ 9:30am
In the Garden
We are postponing online worship for one more week. Sorry!
Please bring a dish to share

How to Access Services Online:
Join us on Facebook for Worship Services
Remember, you don’t need a Facebook Account
to join us for worship. 

You can also click HEREfor the Facebook link.



We’ll be working on putting the sensory garden and community garden areas back together. We want to make the area safe for our Lettuce Learn homeschool group and for being able to worship by the fountain. There is so much work to do in the garden, that we need all the help we can get. We will also have indoor projects to help prepare to move items into the storage unit for demolition and remodeling. 
Hope to see you then!
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.


Join us in the Garden at 9:30am for a time of Fellowship, Scripture, and Prayer.
Please bring a dish to share. 

Meet us outside in the garden.
Every Monday Lectio Divina
Every Wednesday Food delivery
Every Thursday Food Pantry, 12-4pm
CNS Care N Share (Except Thanksgiving week. Food Pantry-CNS will be Nov. 23 from 12-4pm)Saturday, Nov 12 Church Work Day, 8am-12pm
Nov. 15  Homeless Coalition meal
Nov. 19 30th Anniversary Bash!
Nov. 24 Community Thanksgiving Meal beginning at 2pm (movie as well)
Nov. 25 Family Fun Night: Postponed to December 2
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDPlease contact the church office at 941-743-5335 or email at
At Wintergarden Presbyterian Church we are eager to pray for you!  
Please let us know how we can pray by submitting a Prayer Request online (link below). The prayer requests are emailed to Pastor Devon once submitted.
Prayer Request
Lectio Divina for Monday, November 14, 2022All are welcome to join us as we continue to engage in the spiritual practice of Lectio Divina together as a community. 

Our Scripture Lesson is Matthew 11:28-30.

We will gather via zoom for an intentional time of listening, reflecting, responding, and resting in the Word of God. We will meet on Mondays from 8-9 am. 

Here are some details about Lectio Divina. 

Lectio Divina, literally meaning “divine reading,” is an ancient practice of praying the Scriptures. During Lectio Divina, the person listens to the text of the Bible with the “ear of the heart,” as if he or she is in conversation with God, and God is suggesting the topics for discussion.

There are four movements for Lectio Divina: 
1. Lectio: (Listening to the Word of God or Reading God’s Word)
2. Meditatio: (Reflecting on the Word of God)
3. Oratio: (Responding to the Word of God)
4. Contemplatio: (Resting in the Word of God)

Here is the Zoom Link: 
Join Zoom Meeting: Click HERE 

Meeting ID: 878 3208 0869
Passcode: 396015
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