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Christmas at Bayshore

Christmas at the Movies

God is always present and speaking to us in many ways.  This is especially true during the Christmas season.  Every tree, light, and gift tells the story of the very first Christmas when God gave us the gift of his son Jesus, the light of the world.  Join us Sunday mornings at 10:30am as we allow some of our favorite Christmas movies to remind us of the true reason for the season.


Do you ever feel like you miss the joy of Christmas in midst of the holiday rush? With all the shopping and cooking, gift-wrapping and parties, remaining present to the real meaning of the Christmas season sometimes seems impossible. What if there was a way to give more of the true spirit of Christmas by spending less? What if Christmas could re-center our lives around the things that matter most and open our hearts to love and be loved? Join us Sunday evenings at 6pm beginning for Advent Conspiracy as we learn how Christmas can still change the world!

Wednesday Nights at Bayshore

5:15–6:30  Community Meals

1st Wednesday of each month

Dinner is free and sponsored by Bayshore ministries, groups, and Sunday School classes.  No reservations necessary.

6:00-7:30  Shore Kids

Each week begins as a large group for a high-energy time of music, games and interactive family experiences. Children then move to different stations for small groups, hands-on mission projects, and games.

6:00-7:30  The Middle

A mid-week opportunity to catch up with all of our youth and join in practical, Bible-based discussions on spiritual growth. We also have many opportunities to help lead in Shore Kids programming.

6:30-7:30  Adult Classes

Reformation to Re-Formation – Alex will explore the events of the Protestant Reformation and the many Christian denominations that have emerged as a result.  This class will compare the differences and similarities of the major denominations and consider how the Christian Church might be in an era of being “re-formed” together.

The study of Leviticus – Dig deeply with Bill Scarle and uncover what this third book of the Old Testament has to teach us. Leviticus’ purpose is to understand what God desires in order to produce a people who are holy before a holy God.

Worship at Hyde Park ALF

While we have many friends from Hyde Park ALF who worship and mingle with us on Wednesdays and Sundays, there are some people who simply aren’t mobile enough to leave the property.  Join a group of Bayshore family who are leading worship onsite at the ALF on the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.   Meet in the dining room at 3011 W. DeLeon Street, only ½ mile from Bayshore.  Questions, contact Jim Neill.

First Nesters Ministry needs you!

If you like to or want to learn how to refurbish “stuff” to be used to give young adults in need their first homes, join us. Every Wednesday a team of people will meet from 6:30 – 7:30pm in the First Nesters Studio on the 2nd floor. Childcare is provided. Contact Donna Heider for info.

The Barnabas Ministry

Barnabas Ministry

Do you ever go to your mailbox only to be disappointed by what was in it?  Bills, junk mail, and unwanted political propaganda make for a sad mailbox. The Barnabas Ministry is an opportunity to fill our college students’ mailboxes with notes of encouragement.  Bayshore is looking for “Barnabases” to be paired with our college students. If you are interested in this ministry of encouragement, please contact Dina Marshall.

Bayshore Baptist Book Club

Book Club

Do you think that half the fun of reading a book is discussing it with friends afterwards?  Then the Bayshore Baptist Book Club is for you!  We meet the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Bayshore, in the front lobby by the elevators. For more information, join the Bayshore Baptist Book Club group on Facebook, or contact Lisa McCarter at 813-743-5113 or via email at

Dig Deeper

Dig Deeper into the Bible with Dr. Van Holland from the comfort of your own home! Van will host a 30 minute walk through the Scriptures, verse by verse, every Thursday at 8:30pm via conference call.

  • Call: 712.775.7031
  • Meeting ID: 471-050-244#
  • For questions, email

A Touch Of Grace

A Touch Of Grace is a salon serving both women and men at Hyde Park ALF which will be open the first & third Friday, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM of each month.  We are so excited to offer free salon services to our Hyde Park friends.  Want to get involved?  We need salon supplies, hosts, people to wash or cut hair and paint nails, and more…  See Aurora Smith.

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