East Englewood Church of Christ

Located In Sunny Englewood Florida just about 35 miles South of Sarasota. 9600 Gulfstream Blvd. Englewood Florida 34224

On September 17, 1989; a small group of nineteen Christians, including six children from the South Venice Christian Church met a the home of Emily Scheffler in Englewood, Florida and organized a new church for East Englewood. At that meeting the group held Sunday School and worship service. Songs, prayers and meditation along with the Lord's Supper followed lessons. The name Church of Christ Englewood East was selected for the new church. Plans were made for further meetings and a search began for a place to meet. Martha and Gary Kelly opened their home for Sunday night services and other families invited the group for Wednesday night prayer and Bible study. Jim Ratliff led the Wednesday Bible Study. After about a week Pro Realty offered the use of their building for services. October 8, 1989, a contract was signed with Charlotte County to meet in the cafeteria of L.A. Ainger School for Sunday morning services. Evening and weekly services were held in members' homes. Music was always a special feature of the church with Betty Buck and Eunice Price on the Piano/organ accompanying the congregational singing. Gary Kelly and Jim Ratliff alternated as preachers for the group. Within the first six months a leadership committee was selected. On Sunday, November 12, 1989, forty- one members signed a charter and formed the nucleus of the church. The charter was left open for several months. Plans were formulated to buy ground on which to build a new church. A deposit was made on the site at 9600 Gulfstream Blvd, East Englewood January 16, 1990. members bought the property. From September, 1990 till September 1995, the church members held Sunday Service in the Landmark Building on the Access Road, East Englewood and weekly meetings continued in members homes. February, 1995 construction began on the new church building. The project was financed through the Church Development Fund of Florida. Architect, Osborn Sharpe Associates, contractor Lester Kaufman. The new building was completed in September 1995 and first services were held on Sunday September 24, 1995. East Englewood Church of Christ building was dedicated on January 14, 1996, with E.W. Damron, retired minister of the Coal Run Church of Christ, Kentucky presenting the dedication address. Music was supplied by Dorman Winger and wife Carolyn. Ladies of the church served refreshment following dedication with 126 people attending. Jim Ratliff has served the congregation of the East Englewood Church of Christ as teacher and evangelist since it was first established in 1989. A native of Pike County, Kentucky, Jim was born in 1936, in Pikeville, he lived and attended school there until the age of sixteen (16) he left home and joined the United States Marine Corp. Later joining the U. S. Navy where he rose to the rank of RM6. Jim received his discharge in July 1958, returning to Kentucky in 1961 where he met and married his wife Carolyn. They have a son Jimmy and a daughter Suzanne. Jim, Carolyn and family moved to East Englewood in 1990 where they began serving The Lord at the South Venice Christian Church, Venice Florida. where Jim served as Elder, taught Adult Sunday School and Wednesday Evening Bible Study before beginning the East Englewood Church of Christ. The East Englewood Church of Christ is a local autonomous church without any ecclesiastical ties or denominational Headquarters. Members remain simply undenominational, non-sectarian body of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. They wear the God-given name, Christian (Acts 11:26) and are striving to pattern the church as revealed in the New Testament. They have no creed but Christ, follow no book but The Bible and desire to unite all believers in Christ according to His Prayer in John 17 In matters of faith, members must have unity in matters of opinion, liberty and in all things, love. They believe in the God-given plan of salvation as recorded in the Word of God: Hearing the gospel of Christ-Romans 10:17 Believing the gospel of Christ- Acts 16:31 Repenting of our sins - Acts 2:38, 17:30 Confessing of our faith in Christ - Romans 10 Being baptized (through immersion) into Christ for the remission of our sins - Acts 2:38, 22:16 Remaining faithful to Christ - II Cor. 5:17, Rev 2:10 In obedience to the commands of Christ and the example of the early church, members meet upon the first day of the week for the Lord's Supper, preaching, fellowship and prayer. They believe in every member being a good steward of that with which God has blessed him, and they believe in the task of world-wide evangelism. It is the church's desire to be a group of people that, in both word and deed, exemplify and show forth to our community and the word, the joy and fulfillment that is found in the Lord Jesus Christ, both here and thereafter. IMPORTANT MILE STONES: Year 1989- November 12, East Englewood Church of Christ Charter signed with 41 members Year 1990 - Land purchased to build church building. Year 1995 - February construction started. September building finished. September 24th first service in building. Year 1996 - January 14th East Englewood Church of Christ building dedicated with 126 attending. Year 2??? - double wide modular set on property at back of church as class space for youth. Year 2007- (December) Mortgage Burning. Year 2009- (February) Handfuls of Purpose Food Pantry held first Distribution of food. -(November) Clothes for the Needy held first distribution. Year 2010- (January) Held 20 year Anniversary Celebration - (March) Architectural drawings for building expansion ordered. Feb. 2016 Our Evangelist Jim Ratliff went home to be with Our Lord Jesus Christ. A Steering committee was put into place to search for a New Minister. June 2016 Jim Chandler from Pebbles Church of Christ and applied for Pastor and has now been Hired.

Mission: Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Sunday's Bible Study has been Up Loaded to the Web Site. 12/15/2019 Revelation 20

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated the Website with Sunday's Bible Study " Revelation " in Chapter 20

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Uploaded Wednesday Night Bible Study "Bible Survey."

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated the calendar and added yesterday’s Bible Study with a guest speaker.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

No Bible Study this week updated calendar for December. There may be some additions to it so check back from time to time!

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated Website with today’s sermon: Guest speaker Don Morris
" Thanksgiving.”
Wednesday Bible Study also updated with the new series
" Bible Survey.”
The audio is not that great for the sermon but you can hear it.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

And the angels rejoiced...

Welcome to our newest family members- Mark and Betty Larkin. Praise God for His wonderful grace!

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated the Sunday Bible Study 11/17/2019 (Revelation 19 and sneak peek into chapter 20.)

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated the website with this past Sunday's Bible Study of Revelation 19, also made some changes to the calendar for this month.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated today's Bible Study. Revelation 19. Changed some dates for some of the church activities. Be sure to check out the website or bulletin for time changes and upcoming events.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated the Calendar to November, so check in to see what's going on this month.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Sunday Bible Study has been updated to the website. Revelation 18 continued from last week.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated website with Sunday's Sermon, (10/27/19) Sermon on the Mount: " The Blessed Climb " later today you can check back and hear Sunday's Bible study.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated some events and new dates for Food Pantry & Ladies Lunch for November

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Sunday's Bible Study ( 10/13/2019 ) Revelation Chapter 18 has been uploaded to the website.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

Sermon, October 13, 2019

October 13, Sermon from Jim Chandler

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Today's Sermon has been uploaded to the website. Bible Study will be added tomorrow ( Monday) evening.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

9/29/2019 SERMON, AHA #5, " The Prodigal Comes Home "

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Sunday's Sermon 9/29/2019 AHA 5, The Prodigal Comes Home, Video has just been added to the Web Site.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Uploaded Sunday Bible study, sorry no video of Sermon this week.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Uploaded Wednesday Night Bible Study 9/18/2019 to the website.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Sermon fixed, you can watch now.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated the website with Sunday’s sermon, Bible study, and a video of the Family Fun Fest under the event page!

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

Had a GREAT time today at the Family Fun Fest
A BIG THANKS to all the Volunteers to make it such a great turn out.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Website updated with Sunday's Sermon and Bible Study from September 9, 2019.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

[09/10/19]   HOPE YOU ALL MAKE IT OUT THIS WEEKEND TO THE FUN FEST. I KNOW THE FLYERS WORKED, KIDS BROUGHT THEM HOME TO MY SISTERS HOME. JUST SAY RAIN, RAIN STAY AWAY SO WE CAN HAVE A GREAT DAY

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated Wednesday Night Bible Study (9/4/19) and added September calendar events!

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated the website with Wednesday’s Bible Study 8/28/19, Sunday's Bible Study 9/1/19 and the Sermon for 9/1/19.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

I hope everyone likes the changes to the website. It makes it a larger screen. Remember the drop down menus are now up by the LOGO that little box with the lines in it.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

[08/29/19]   On the new page, unless it changes again, the drop down menus are in the left hand corner next to our logo.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

I'm making some changes to the website, should be done by this weekend. Hope you like it!

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Just Updated the Website with Sunday's Bible study and sermon 8/25/19. Also added last Wednesday’s Bible Study.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

Seeing is not just believing anymore, there has to be proof if no proof then it's a trick of some kind. We need to have faith with no doubt. As Jesus said " leave all your riches behind and fellow me " and the one with the riches just had doubt of being richer than he already was by following Jesus. Do we need to be blinded Like Saul before we really can see!

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Family Fun Fest | The JOY FM Family Calendar

Of course I'll be there, sounds like some great Family Fun.

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[08/11/19]   Sorry No Sermon Video this week or Sunday Bible Study. Just wasn't my day. I guess I should have said why. For some reason When I got home to down load the video to the web site it said the video was bad and format your SD Card, so It didn't record the Sermon but I will say the ones that saw it and were there heard a Great Sermon.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Wednesday Night Bible Study just uploaded if you need to catch up on the website, just click the link below to go right to it.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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8/4/2019 Sermon " Why Do Bad things happen to good people? "

August is Request month

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Just added Sunday's Sermon 8/4/2019, Sunday Bible Study and some NEW events coming up in September and October. Get ready to have some fun! Go it out under the Event drop down on the website!

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Just updated the website with this past week’s message and Sunday Bible study along with some other updates. Enjoy!

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Sunday's Sermon 7/21/19 and Bible Study were just uploaded to the website.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Sermon video is now uploaded to the website.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Updated website with Wednesday’s (7/10/19) Bible Study and Sunday's Bible Study (7/14/19) Sermon video later today.

engchurch.org Here at Englewood East Church of Christ this is Our Mission: To turn unchurched people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, equipping them to reach their full potential in Him and to know him.

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9600 Gulfstream Blvd
Englewood, FL
34224

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Wednesday 16:30 - 19:30
Sunday 09:30 - 12:00
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