coh201804sqScouts of Boy Scout Troop 213, at Church of the Palms, were honored at a wonderful Court of Honor on Tuesday, April 17.

Surrounded by family and friends, the accomplishments in terms of merit badges, rank advancements, and unit awards were acknowledged and celebrated.

As of Tuesday, 29 boys are members of Troop 213.

Congratulations Troop 213, well done!

View a few of the scenes from the Court of Honor on our Flick page.


coffeehost02sqSunday fellowship hour between services needs help in providing simple snacks and cleaning up of coffee carafes. Couples are welcome!

For details and to volunteer, sign up here.



mcintyre01sqChurch of the Palms is excited to welcome Michael Stephen McIntyre as a guest musician to assist in leading our worship music on Sunday, May 6, at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship experiences.

Michael is a local worship leader with over 25 years experience and a clear passion for the Lord. Accomplished on the guitar, Michael also composes and records. His webpage is at

survey02sqWe are all very excited about the completion of our Christian Life Center and the opportunities it provides us to better connect with our community. That has inspired us to start developing a more comprehensive marketing plan for Church of the Palms.

One of the first steps in that plan is to conduct a survey of our congregation perceptions of our core values and how they align with our Vision 2020 goals. The results of this survey will help us create a marketing plan that reflects Church of the Palms’ vision and core values in ways that will effectively connect with our community.

The survey will be conducted beginning April 15, both printed forms in the Church Office or here online.

Thank you in advance for participating and helping us create a plan for spreading the Good News of Church of the Palms in our growing community.


cyfadvisory01sqIf you have a passion for children and the youth of our church and our community. please consider joining our Children, Youth, and Family Advisory Team. Our first strategy Meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the new Christian Life Center. We will be tackling issues that our young families both with and without children, are facing and delve into ways Church of the Palms can be a source of hope and help

We will be tackling issues that our young families both with and without children, are facing and delve into ways Church of the Palms can be a source of hope and help.

Come and bring your experiences, your ideas, and suggestions and let's be the hands and feet of Christ in this great community.  See Portia Foden to be part of this great opportunity.

whoisyourshepherd01sqListen to Pastor Pete Berntson share the message "Who is YOUR Shepherd?" on April 22, proceeded by Rosanne Collins reading John 10:11-18.

All of our messages are also available on iTunes.


icons01sqDo you know that the Church of the Palms website automatically adjusts to fit the device on which it is being viewed? This means it works well with smartphones and tablets.

You can also place a COTP icon on the homepage of your iPhone that acts just like an app icon. A single tap of the new icon will launch Safari and take you right to the web page.

Here’s how:

  1. Tap Safari to launch it
  2. Go to
  3. Tap on the share button (box with arrow) at the bottom of the screen
  4. Tap “Add to Home Screen” A sheet will appear that will allow you to change (or shorten) the name the website if you like. An icon for the website will also be provided
  5. Tap Add. An icon for the webpage will be added to an open spot on your home screen.

(Watch for similar steps for Android smartphones!)

vanco01sqJoin the people who have found electronic giving to be convenient, safe, and easy.  

Church of the Palms utilizes VANCO, a trusted and provided service provider endorsed by the UMC General Commission on Finance and Administration.

An authorization form and a “Frequently Asked Questions” flyer are available from the church office. You may also visit the donation page on our website at where you can create your account to start giving online.


prayerpastor01We all need and ask for payer at various times and we know the power of prayer is awesome!

On non-communion Sundays we have the Laying on of Hands for Pastor Pete where you have the wonderful opportunity to go forward and pray silently for Pastor as he prepares to deliver his message.

You do not need to be asked - let the spirit of our Lord guide you - you will be blessed!

daniel01sqThe Brothers Too!, who gather for breakfast and study every other Saturday start a study of the Book of Daniel, May 5. (no Brothers Too! on April 21 due to Grandma's Attic)

All men are welcome to be part of this study.

The Book of Daniel is one of the books of scripture that takes place during a period of judgment. Against a backdrop of paganism represented by the culture's idol worship and Nebuchadnezzar's arrogance, the faithful purity of Daniel allows the power of the God to be seen in magnificent and wondrous ways.

This book makes it clear that the true God is the supreme ruler of heaven and earth, even when all the evidence says otherwise.

Learn more about The Brothers! 

john01sqThe Brothers! Thursday morning Bible study will continue their study of the Gospel according to John on Thursday, April 26, at 8 a.m., resuming at John 3:1

Gathering starts with a hot breakfast at 8 a.m. with the study starting at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 9 a.m.


 Additional details on The Brothers! available online.


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