News & Events

November 2021

November 30-December 3:  Church Decorating for Christmas

November 30:  Women's Group In-Person & Zoom 9:00 AM

December 2021

December 1:  Men's Group In-Person & Zoom 8:00 AM

December 5:  In-Person Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM (Advent 2)

December 6:  Pier Service Volunteer Meeting 6:30 PM

December 7:  Women's Group In-Person & Zoom 9:00 AM

December 8:  Men's Group In-Person & Zoom 8:00 AM

December 11:  Breakfast with Santa 9:00 AM

December 12:  In-Person Worship Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM (Advent 3)

December 12:  Soulfire Bake Sale After Each Service

December 12:  Annual Meeting 12:30 PM


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You can help to beautify our sanctuary by donating a poinsettia plant for $20 each. You may donate one or more plants and designate:  In honor of…In memory of…or To the glory of God. You may take your plant(s) home following the 11:00 PM Christmas Eve worship service on Friday, December 24. Please order by December 19. 

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Due to supply chain disruptions this year, HIS KIDS is selling 4" LED Candles to raise money for the Lakewood Family Retreat in 2022.  Candles make great presents!  Please consider purchasing candles to support HIS KIDS.  Thank you!

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Christmas is a wonderful time to share Christ's love!  We will have the ANGEL TREE on the patio beginning Sunday, November 28.  Please select an angel from the tree, then sign out the angel.  Unwrapped gifts with the angel attached are due to church by December 19, but your gift tag will indicate if your gifts need to be returned sooner to ensure delivery by Christmas.  If you are not at church, you may stop in the church office during the week to pick up an angel or call the church office.

Our HSLC Family is invited to Christ Church in Coral Springs to celebrate the Ordination of Joshua Pontious on Sunday, December 5 at 3:00 PM. In order to make it possible for those who are unable to make the drive, we will be taking the Church Bus to the Ordination. Seating is limited and will be available to those who register until the bus is at capacity. The registration system will be available through December 3 at 12:00 PM. We will board the bus at 1:15 PM and depart at 1:30 PM. For those not riding the bus, the address to Christ Church in Coral Springs is 10021 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs, FL 33065.


Bring your family and come enjoy a festive morning with us!  Santa and Mrs. Claus will join us for a pancake breakfast.  Take holiday pictures and enjoy the Holiday crafts with your kids!

All HSLC Members are invited to attend the Annual Meeting on Sunday, December 12, at 12:30 PM.  Please register to attend the Annual Meeting in the format that you feel most comfortable. We will offer a Zoom or In-person option for the meeting. Childcare is provided. 

Annual Meeting Agenda:

1. Official count of Confirmed Members – Quorum –Chris Monte

2. President’s Greeting and Welcome – John Vaccaro

3. Opening Prayer – Pastor Jim

4. Secretary’s Report – Chris Monte

5. Treasurer’s Report – Stephanie Dana

6. Election of Officers – John Vaccaro

            a. Presentation of nominated Council Members, Treasurer, and Synod Representatives

            b. President opens floor – additional nominations

c. Election of Council Members, Treasurer, and Synod Representatives.

7. Adoption/approval of Fiscal year 2021 Budget – Stephanie Dana

8. Preschool Report – Ashley Maddox

9. Youth and Family Update - Diana Cosgrave

10. 2021 Ministry Highlights

11. President’s Report – John Vaccaro

12. Closing Prayer – Pastor Josh

13. Motion for Adjournment

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Short on time?  Don't enjoy baking?  Let Soulfire do your Holiday Baking for you!  Soulfire will be on the Church Patio on Sunday, December 12 after each service and before the Annual Meeting to sell baked goods and a couple of crafts to help raise funds for upcoming youth events.

We are excited to be back on the Pier this year! Our Christmas Service on Juno Beach Pier will take place on Thursday, December 23rd at 5 PM AND 7 PM! This wonderful event takes many volunteers! We will have 2 set up teams (starting at 10AM both on campus & on the pier) and a tear down team. Each service will have greeters, counters, ushers for the offerings, communion leaders and communion servers.

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Calling all MOMS!!!  Come build your faith-based Mom friendships every second Friday of the month at 6:30 PM right here at the church! Bunco is a fun and easy game played by 12 or more moms with food, fun, and friendships. Bring your laughter and a dish to share.  For more info or to sign up please contact Diana Cosgrave at  We will meet in the Learning Center room 203/205 the 2nd Friday of the month. Our next meeting is December 10.

A new church app is available!  This app does everything the old one did and more!  In addition to giving, the church calendar and church directory, the new app will also have all event sign ups in one place.  You can also watch each Sunday's service with the app.  We encourage you to watch the video and download the new app.  As always, if you have any questions or need to troubleshoot, please contact the church office at 561-624-9663.

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How You Can Volunteer at HSLC or Help Those in Need

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“Anxious hearts are very heavy, but a word of encouragement does wonders.”
Proverbs 12:25


We are excited to be back on the Pier this year! The service will take place on Thursday, December 23rd at 5 PM AND 7 PM! This wonderful event takes many volunteers!  We will have 2 set up teams (starting at 10AM both on campus & on the pier) and a tear down team.  Each service will have greeters/counters, ushers for the offerings, communion set up and communion assistants.  Please email to volunteer or click here to volunteer.


Miss coffee on Sunday mornings? We are planning to bring back refreshments this January!  How can this happen with ease? We need a Hospitality team to make coffee and set up the pastries before 8AM service starts and clean up after the 11 AM service starts. Would anyone wish to participate on a rotating basis? If so, please contact Kendra Torres at 


In addition to our HSLC Congregation Connection Ministry, we decided it’s safe and oh so important to bring back our Flower Ministry consisting of flower arrangers and those to deliver them. Those of you interested will make smaller arrangements using the flowers from the altar from the past Sunday’s services. We would ask that volunteers deliver the flowers outside the recipient's front door and call after you leave so there is little contact and, therefore, zero chance of spreading germs. Let’s cheer someone up with flowers blessed from our worship and prayer!  Please contact Mary Ann Williams at: if you would like to participate.


HSLC is all about serving those in need. Are you interested in bringing someone to church who is unable to drive themselves? If so, please contact Cara Rucker at Thank you!


Our Care Ministry Leaders want to thank you for your tremendous support for those who are poor, hungry and homeless.   You have done a wonderful job of rising to the challenge with your generosity.  Here are some specific ways you can help:

  • Financial donations given to HSLC and designate for Care Ministry
  • Make sandwiches and bring them to church Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30
  • Bring individual snacks, boxed drinks, plastic eating utensils, sandwich bags to church Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30
  • Bring non-perishable food items, such as rice, dried beans, jelly, peanut butter, canned foods, dried foods and bring to church Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30
  • Bring clean clothing and shoes to church, Monday–Friday, 8:30–4:30
  • Bring personal hygiene items such as soaps, shampoos, lotions, feminine items to church Monday–Friday, 8:30-4:30
  • Bring adult bicycles, but only ones in good working condition that need no repair, to church Monday–Friday, 8:30-4:30
  • Bring in suitcases with both wheels and handles
  • Please do not bring furniture, household furnishings, equipment or electronics.

Thank you for caring for God’s people who are in a season of need.


The COVID virus has taught us quite a bit. Patience, to be more mindful and conscious of how often we wash our hands, being considerate of others, and well, so much. The question is how can we help the homeless stay healthy, as well? Let's collect travel-sized toiletries and items from the list below for those in need. Create a kit by putting 1 of each of these items in individual, gallon-sized ziploc bags for someone to easily carry with him/her. Here is what a kit of personal items would include when packing one up for the homeless:  tooth paste, tooth brush, bar of soap, comb, sunscreen, moisturizing cream, disposable razor, power bar/granola bar, bottle of water, hand sanitizer, bandaids and a $10 McDonald's gift card.

Thank you!   Any Homeless Hygiene Kits you create can be left in the Patio Storage Room on the counter.

Ministry News



Care Ministry Needs

HYGIENE KITS:  Hygiene Kits are needed for clients of St. George Center. We are collecting TRAVEL-SIZED ITEMS:  toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, dental floss, comb, shaving cream, razor, body wash/shampoo, lotion/sunscreen, deodorant.  Additional items we like to include:  wash cloth (neutral colors), socks, band-aids, wipes, gallon size Ziploc bags.  You can also bring in already prepared Hygiene Kits with the above items inside a gallon bag.  If you have any questions, please contact, Cara Rucker at  Thank you so much! 

GAS CARD DONATIONS:  The Food Pantry has a cargo van that picks up donations from generous donors almost daily.  Gas cards are needed to keep the van running.  You may send cards to Harry Drier, 5380 N. Ocean Dr. Apt. 6D, Singer Island, FL 33404.

FOOD AND CLOTHING PANTRY:  Each week the Food Pantry distributes food to families in need in Lake Park.  Due to the pandemic, we are reaching new highs in the number of families needing items. Click the link to see what the food items needed are:  Community_Food_Pantry_Needs.pdfWhile we have community partners, including Whole Foods, Publix, Seacoast Bank, and Palm Beach Harvest, we still need your help with donations.  If you do not feel safe shopping, you can make a donation to the Care Ministry at HSLC and designate it for the Food & Clothing Pantry, or donate gift cards for food.  We are in need of volunteers on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 am to safely distribute food.  Contact Harry Drier for details at 561-601-8211 or

HOMELESS MINISTRY:  Items needed for the Homeless at St. Anne's and St. George's:  rolling suitcases, shoes, belts, hats, cloth shopping bags, men’s jeans/pants (sizes 28-38) and ladies pants. Small size toiletries, band aids, sunscreen, bug spray and vitamins are needed.  Inexpensive watches are needed.  Please place in the patio storage room.  We need laptops or iPads for families in transition from homelessness.  If you have one to donate, please contact Harry Drier at 561-601-8211.

SANDWICHES FOR THE NEEDY:  Hard boiled eggs and sandwiches are needed each week for the hungry.  Please bring individually wrapped sandwiches with no condiments and boiled eggs in a container and leave in the church kitchen refrigerator by 9:00 AM on Wednesday mornings.

There are many volunteer opportunities within the Care Ministry.  If you have time and a passion for giving back your time, please join the Care Ministry team of volunteers by contacting Harry Drier at 561-601-8211 or


Church Council 2021

If you would like a copy of the most recent Church Council Meeting minutes or copies of any past meetings, please contact the church office at 561-624-9663 or  Your 2021 Church Council is John Vacarro (President), Jason Ballard (Vice President), Christopher Monte (Secretary), Stephanie Dana (Treasurer), Joann Ventzek, Cyndy Ryan, Gavin McNally, Wendy Elder, and Pastor James Graeser.