Fort Myers Beach Masonic Lodge

17625 Pine Ridge Road

Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Dr. Bruce N. Merton, Pastor

 

Reverends RC and Gail Fleeman,

Worship and Music Directors

 

A member of the

International Council of Community Churches

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Serve the Lord with gladness in church, the community, and the world.

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Believe that God through Jesus believes in you and loves you with an everlasting love.

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What kind of church is Peace Community Church?

 

We are  a non-denominational community church focused on learning and living the lifestyle of Jesus in a loving and inclusive way. Click HERE to learn more.

 

What am I supposed to wear?

Dress is casual. It’s Florida! Just dress in comfortable attire that’s appropriate for public activities. We often see people in our worship services wearing walking shorts or blue jeans.

 

What happens when I arrive?

If you arrive before the service begins, someone should greet you and hand you a printed worship bulletin. If you arrive after the service begins you should find printed bulletins on the desks, just inside the door.

We hope you will write you name and address on our visitor’s register as you arrive.   Don’t worry! We will introduce your at the beginning of the service but we will not ask you to stand. Just wave at the rest of us. If you are visiting from another state, there may be someone in the congregation who is also from that state and they will want to seek you out after the service and say hello.

As you come into our worship area you will see shelves just outside the door with our hymnals and Bibles.  We encourage to take one of each. They will be used during the worship service.

 

What happens during the worship service?

 

We begin the 8 AM service with a responsive call to worship. Then we sing and have a time of prayer followed by the sermon. We will also have a reading from the Bible. The printed bulletin will indicate the hymn numbers, the scripture passage, when we will be praying, and when to stand.

Before the 10:30 am service begins, we have Countdown to Worship and our announcements.  (Countdown to Worship is a mix of contemporary worship music combined with some “golden oldies”. Hand clapping is allowed!)

We usually start  the 10 AM service with an opening prayer, then begin singing. Of course there will be several hymns/praise songs, prayers, readings from the Bible and a sermon. There is a printed worship bulletin at this service as well.

An important feature of both worship services is Communion. At Peace Community Church we celebrate Communion every week and we believe that everyone and anyone may receive the elements.You will be welcomed regardless of your faith tradition and even if you have no faith tradition.

At the 8 AM service people are asked to come forward to the front of the worship area and receive the elements. At the 10:30 AM service, servers will bring the elements to you as you remain seated. During the summer months though, we will ask you to come forward to the front of the worship area and receive the elements.

 

We end the 8 AM service with a song as our united benediction.

We end the 10 AM service with the congregation greeting one another with the Peace of God. Following that we form a circle around the perimeter of the worship area and sing the hymn LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH. (We hold hands as we sing but it’s not mandatory.)

 

We usually have refreshments, including coffee, in our dining area following each service. Please stay and meet us.

 

If you attend the 8 AM service you are also invited to stay for our 9 AM adult education forum. Another option is to attend the 9 AM discussion forum then remain for the 10:30 worship service.

 

We hope you feel welcomed and wanted when you come to worship with us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your visit with us more meaningful.