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Encouragement & Empowerment 


Children and Youth Ministry 

We understand the pressure and stress under which so many parents and their families are functioning. We offer a nurturing and safe environment for children and youth through programs tailored to their unique spiritual needs. Through engaging activities, age-appropriate teaching, and caring mentors, we aim to support children and families on their faith journeys, while also supporting you on your everyday journey.

  • JOY COMPANY is a weekly after-school children’s program where playfulness has meaning. Children will have opportunities to make new friends, use their imagination, be creative, explore new experiences, and try new skills. Each week there will be time for play, storytelling, music, crafts, and games. All children 4 years through 5th grade are welcome to attend every Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Questions: Contact Debby Wendell at or the church office at 941-922-1597.

Pine Shores Youth 

Pine Shores Youth is a ministry for students in 6th-12th grade.

Youth Group meets every Sunday evening at our Youth House from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. for a time of dinner, bible study, games, and hanging out with friends and youth leaders. All are always welcome here! 


Adventure Camps 

Adventure Camps are provided for children in Pre-K through 5th grade on most days when Sarasota County public schools are not in session. Camp hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. with drop off as early as 8:30 am and pick up at 5:00 p.m. at 6210 Crestwood Avenue – Sarasota, FL 34231. Arrangements for a later pickup may be made with the camp director. Cost per week is $300 which includes snacks, lunches, transportation and field trips.  Winter and Spring Break camps only may allow for daily registration as space allows at $75 per day. Parents can be assured that their children are experiencing a safe, fun, enriching day. Activities include field trips as well as art, crafts, cooking, music, games, indoor and outdoor play, science experiments, reading & language arts, math games, movies, Legos… Contact Debby at 941-780-5857 for more information. Please leave a message if there is no answer.


6/3- Athens Greece- Tarpon Springs- Aquarium & Museum

6/10- Tokyo Japan- Bishop Planetarium & Skatepark

6/17- Rio de Janeiro Brazil- River Cruise on Manatee River

6/24- St. Louis, MO USA- Lido Beach & Kilwins Ice Cream


7/8- Seoul S. Korea- Jumpin’ Fun & Taekwondo

7/15- Munich Germany- Kayaking

7/22- Melbourne Australia- Horseback & Sailing

7/29- Montreal Canada- Rays Baseball game

Vacation Bible School

Pine Shores as a congregation believes in its commitment to help children grow in their faith and embrace them in a nurturing, safe environment.

Each summer, Pine Shores hosts an annual Vacation Bible School, overseen by our vibrant leadership and youth group.  VBS is held in the mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon where children experience faith programming  that surrounds them with love, care, and hope.  

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Scouts at Pine Shores

Scouting Units that meet at Pine Shores:

Scouts BSA Troop 1920 (girls) meets on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Youth House. New Member Coordinator: Elisabeth Airey (

Cub Scout Pack 50 (boys and girls) meets on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Scout House or Community Center North Hall.
New Member Coordinator: Elisabeth Airey (

Scouts BSA Troop 50 (boys) meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Scout House or Community Center North Hall. Troop 50,  is sponsored by Pine Shores, and is celebrating 65 years of scouting.
New Member Coordinator: Shawn Airey (

Cub Scout and Boy Scout programs have been a part of Pine Shores since 1954.

You may visit the Troop 50 Cub Scout website by clicking on this link.

Moments with our Youth

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