"Just As I Am" message by Rev. Mel Wilkinson at Christ's Promise 12/24/23 4th Sunday in Advent. Scriptures: Luke 2: 8-15 and Sermon Scripture: Corinthians 15: 9-10. (NIV) "For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. Whether, then, it is I or they, this is what we preach, and this is what you believed."
"A New Beginning", a New Years Message by Deacon Steven Blansfield at Christ's Promise 12/31/23. Scriptures: Psalms 3 and 2nd Corinthians 5:17
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We gather for our on-site service each Sunday at 10:30am. Our building is locate at 1145 US Highway 92 W Auburndale, Florida 33823 - 200 yards East of Old Dixie Hwy on US Hwy 92 between Lakeland and Auburndale
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Our services stream online at 10:30am (EST) EVERY SUNDAY on Facebook and You Tube.
WHO WE ARE
Our church is a gathering of people who seek to worship Jesus Christ. Your religious background does not matter. Our congregation is made up of people from many churches and some whom have never attended church. We each have a unique place and part in Christ’s Promise.
Christ's Promise UCC is an open and Affirming Church. No matter who you are or where you are in life's journey, YOU are welcome here.
We welcome all persons into the full life of our church.
OUR CHURCH LEADERSHIP & STAFF
PASTOR MEL WILKINSON
Pastor Mel has been the pastor at Christ’s Promise since 2019. Before coming to this church, she lived in St. Petersburg, Florida where she served as Music Director at a local church and became ordained as a minister. In the first part of her ministry, she sang with Canaan Band, who traveled throughout the Southeast U.S., singing in churches and PRIDE events sharing the inclusive love of God. She recorded three CDs with Canaan Band as well as two solo CDs. Pastor Mel also leads in Morning Prayer & Praise every weekday on Facebook and YouTube, interacting with others with devotions and prayer.
Rodney has attended various church denominations throughout his life. He has played organ and sung for churches for over 50 years. He has also been a volunteer organist playing theatre pipe organ at theatres in Indianapolis, IN and in Lakeland, FL.
Ashley Cooper has been attending CPUCC for 14 years. In that time, she has led our choir in powerful and dynamic music. Her formal training in music came from being in the band and chorus in middle school, high school and college. Her anointed and natural musical instincts are a blessing, whether singing in the Worship Band, or leading our choir.