There's always something happening at Belle Isle Community Church for you and your family. We've highlighted a few events that you won't want to miss.
Wednesdays at Noon & 6:00pm in the Chapel
Now through April 5th, join us each Wednesday for a brief message as we prepare our hearts and minds for Good Friday and Easter. In addition to our noontime service, we are offering an evening service that will end by 6:30pm, in time for Family Night.
New Women's Bible Study
RSVP by March 26th
Ladies, exactly what do Christians believe? Do you know the Apostles' Creed and can you say it "by heart"? Packed with meaning and hope, it summarizes the core essentials of the Christian faith.
GROUNDED in CREED is a 6-session DVD study and panel discussion led by pastors Jim and Jennifer Cowart, Matthew Hartsfield, and Jorge Acevedo (who grew up in our church). Join us for this meaningful time of studying exactly what we believe. April 5th - May 10th, 3 study groups:
- Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30am in the church Parlor
- Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm in a nearby home
- Thursday evenings, 6:45-8:30pm ONLINE
A participant workbook will be provided by Belle Isle Community Church at no cost. Register online HERE no later than March 26th to secure a workbook.
Family Night Ladies
RSVP by March 29th
Pursued God’s Relentless Love for You by Jennifer Cowart
We all want to be loved. We long to be desired, pursued. It’s the story of your life and mine, and it’s the story we see throughout the Scriptures. Although there are many sub-stories in the Bible there is really just one main theme: God’s relentless love for us! Throughout the Bible we see that God wants us to know Him, to love Him and to live our lives in relationship with Him.
In this six-week study we will explore God’s great love for us from Genesis to Revelation through the stories of creation; the patriarchs and matriarchs of the faith; the judges, kings, and prophets; Jesus, our Rescuer; and New Testament encounters. And we will discover that although we have broken relationship with God, He runs after us anyway to bring us home. Get ready to dive into a great love story and discover that it is our story!
- April 5th - May 10th, in the Parlor at 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Childcare will be available
A participant workbook will be provided by Belle Isle Community Church at no cost. Please RSVP online HERE by March 29th to secure a workbook.
Palm Sunday Musical
April 2nd at 10:30am
Our Music Ministry and Tech Team will be presenting the musical Love Took His Breath Away. Such an act of pure and completely selfless love came at a great cost.
Journey to the Cross
Good Friday, April 7th
Glimpse, hear, and experience Jesus Christ's last days on Earth as a man. Join us for a thought-provoking, interactive evening for the entire family. Beginning at 6:00pm we will offer mini tours every 15 minutes. The last tour begins at 7:15pm. Arrive at the Church Office for your journey to begin.
Flowering Cross Pictures
Easter Sunday, April 9th
We will continue the tradition of having your picture taken in front of the flowering cross on Easter Sunday. We will have a photographer available, or feel free to take pictures with your own camera. If we take your picture, stop by the Lobby starting April 23rd to pick up your photo, compliments of Belle Isle Community Church.
Seniors on the Go
Dixie Crossroads is our destination when we board the bus on April 13th, leaving at 9:30am, returning at 3:30pm. $10 collected boarding the bus and lunch from the menu on your own. RSVP by Monday April 10th at the Signup Table or call John Frey (407) 719-1534.
Thursday April 20th at 6pm
Join us for Praise,Worship and Prayer in the Chapel.
Choices Women’s Clinic
Walk for Life
Register by April 23rd
Support a great cause. This family fun event includes kids’ activities and a live worship band. Participate as a sponsored walker (1-2 mile walk or run), or give pledge money to a walker. The event is May 6th at Blue Jacket Park. 2501 General Rees Avenue. Registration is from 8:00am-9:00am and the Walk is from 9:00am-10:00am. Register at walkforlifeorlando.com under Belle Isle Community Church, or stop at the kiosk in our Lobby by April 23rd to register or leave a donation.
Holy Week Wooden Crosses
Church member, Al Waltz, has made a limited supply of wood crosses for anyone wishing to place one in their yard during Holy Week. The 66" cross is collapsible for easier year-round storage and will include three pieces of fabric.
Stop by the Church Office during office hours, (Monday-Thursday, 9:00-4:00) to pick up your cross.
Your charitable contribution for the crosses will help support our sister church in Las Tunas, Cuba.
Lent Sacrificial Giving
As we reflect this Lent season on the generous gift of Christ's sacrifice freely given to us, we are encouraging each member and attender of Belle Isle Community Church to consider tithing during this time as a sign of putting our trust in Him.
We are also receiving gifts above your regular giving in support of our sister church in Las Tunas, Cuba. Following Easter, Pastor Scott will be visiting our brothers and sisters in Christ and ministering at the annual UM District Pastors' Conference. He will personally deliver the much-needed funds for the Cuban church at that time.
100 Names of God
Discover dozens of names for God and find new reasons to worship, trust and praise Him. Stop by the Welcome Center kiosk in the Lobby to purchase this daily devotional. The cost is $10.
Street Eats Bags Now Available
Street Eats bags are available at the Kids Ministry kiosk. Thank you to everyone who has donated items for the assembly of the Street Eats bags. You are helping to express God’s love to those who are hungry.
Please help by donating any of the following:
- Bottles of Water or Gatorade
- Fruit cups – individual sized
- Cheese or Peanut Butter Crackers
- Granola or Cereal Bars
- Packs of Gum
- Hand Wipes - individually wrapped
- Meat Sticks, Vienna Sausages, or other non-perishable proteins
Weekly on Sundays
Communion will be available immediately following the service. A Pastor will be in the Chapel to serve anyone wishing to partake.
On the Rock Preschool Registration
On the Rock Preschool, our weekday early childhood ministry, is registering for the 2023-2024 school year. We offer preschool classes for ages 1-year-old to 4-year-old VPK, both 5 days and 3 days a week. On the Rock Preschool operates on the OCPS calendar with school hours of 7:00am - 4:30pm. Call (407) 605-5437 or email our Preschool Director, Leslie Morrison for more information or to set up a tour.
Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Kids – (K-3 to Grade 5): Exploring Jesus through Hands-On Bible activities
- Youth – Bible Study (6th to 12th Grade) "You asked for it" a series about the questions we have about our faith
- Adults – Men’s Bible Study, The Chosen series, video followed by discussions and study
- Adults – Ladies Bible Study, "Made to Crave" A video study of the book of Acts by Lysa TerKeurst
- Adults – Parenting Bible Study
- **Infants to Age 2 – Nursery Available**
Sunday mornings the children have age-appropriate areas of ministry including our infant and toddler nursery, Kinder Church for ages 3 - kindergarten, and Kids Church for 1st - 5th grade. We also meet mid-week for Family Night on Wednesdays. Follow us on Facebook: @pckidsministry
Parenting Bible Study
All parents of children ages infant to high school are invited to attend a new study group on Wednesday evenings during Family Night. We will journey through the study, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp. Learn how YOUR relationship with our Heavenly Father provides the mirror for parenting the children He has entrusted to you. Our weekly study will include a brief video, testimonies from parents of adult children (you know, parents who have survived the journey), and lively discussion/survival tips. For more information contact Sondra Lehr at Sondra@belleislecc.org
Reformation & The Enchanting Rhine Riverboat Trip
November 1-9, 2023
Pastor Scott & Tammi will be hosting a riverboat faith cruise next year and would love for you to join them on this trip of a lifetime which will be filled with incredible memories, meaningful experiences, and shared joy. Brochures with detailed information are available on the table near the Office. Sign up soon since capacity on the riverboat is limited.