Dearest Faith Community Near and Far-First,

as this year comes to a close, many are looking forward to a new year, a new beginning. Advent is that time as well. Advent marks the beginning of a new year in our faith journey and the Christian calendar. We are going to embrace this season using the theme from A Sanctified Art called “From Generation to Generation”. From the creators of this theme: From Generation to Generation… reminds us of the ways our lives, histories, actions, and stories are interconnected and woven together. In the midst of narratives, policies, and rhetoric designed to divide us, what does it look like to practice belonging to one another? The work of God is always unfolding— in and through us. This Advent season, how will we carry it forth?I’m praying this theme will carry us forward as a faith community through so much unknown. I mean, shouldn’t we learn more about what it means to belong to each other and God when we have gone through so much? Praying you join us for this journey on Sunday mornings as well as Wednesday evenings for arts and crafts, potluck meal, and a brief bible study. 

Second, a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who made our community Thankgiving Dinner a success. We couldn’t have done it without! 

Third, the tent works and we were able to enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner under the tent! Thank you to everyone who helped figure out the location and how to make it work.  Looking forward to having more shade for “Breakfast Church”. 

Fourth, 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 are praying that we will be able to stream worship this Sunday, November 27. Join around 10am for the live stream. 

Fifth, Sacred Space will officially begin on Sunday, November 27 at a new time for the first Sunday of Advent and will be online. Because of setting up for breakfast church, in order to enjoy the meditation aspect of worship, we will gather at the fountain at 8:00am. We were hoping to stream the 9:30 service this week, but the internet is broken in the pantry and we will not get to test everything until next week. Breakfast Church will begin being streamed and online on November 27. FYI- Although Breakfast Church begins at 9:30, we will probably not beginning streaming worship until 10am.  

 Sixth, 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.

Seventh, if you have been around the property, you might have noticed two new trailers. The session voted on Wednesday, November 16 to begin preparing for long-term recovery and to begin hosting workgroups to do so. More details to come on this, but just wanted to let you know some next steps to help our community recovery after Hurricane Ian. 

And last, 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. 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 27, 2022
Sacred Space @ 8:00 am (NEW TIME)
In person at the Fountain and on Facebook Live
Casual Breakfast Church 
@ 9:30am in person
@10:00am for Facebook Live

In the Garden and on Facebook Live 
Please bring a dish to share

How to access the bulletin:
Bulletin HERE
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 HERE for the Facebook link.


From Generation to Generation
There’s Room for Every Story
Matthew 1:1-17; Isaiah 2:1-5

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.

It’s that time of the year again where we spend way too much time shopping online! So, if you are going to shop online, you might as well support our mission and ministry! Hope you will start shopping through and select Wintergarden Presbyterian as you charity to support. 

Click HERE to give to support our mission and ministry.
And share it with your friends!
Every Monday Lectio Divina at 8am
Food Truck Delivery Wednesday (7, 14, 21, 28)
Every Thursday Food Pantry 12-4pm  
CNS Care N Share Food Pantry-CNS will be Dec. 29

On Wednesdays (12/7, 12/14, and 12/21), join for potluck dinner and Advent/Christmas Crafts and bible study. Bring the kiddos!

Dec. 21 Longest Night of the Year Service 7:00pm after dinner and crafts
Dec. 10 Gardeners Gather Together at 8am
Dec. 20 Homeless Coalition meal
Dec. 23 Christmas Eve Eve Dinner Church at 4pm- with lasagna, salad, bread, dessert 
Dec. 25 Christmas Morning Service at 9:30am (wear your Christmas Jammies!)
Dec. 30 Family Fun Night (ice skating early afternoon, followed by dinner and movie)
FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDPlease contact the church office at 941-743-5335 or email at
Interested in joining our Garden?
Garden of Eatin’ – Food Forest
For more information click HERE
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 28, 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 Luke 1:26-38; Isaiah 11:1-10.

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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