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

Just up dating things on the pages

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

Up date web site calendar for June.

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.

Memorial Day Reflection at East Englewood Church of Christ!

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Just added a FAQ page to the web site. If anyone has a question they would like to ask send it to me and I will try to answer it and add it to the 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.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Edited and up dated some names and pages on 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.

[05/24/19]   So Everyone heard it from m, I am doing well just suppose to rest for at least a week. Some of you may know that it is very hard for me to sit and do nothing, I have to stay busy, I will see you all on Wednesday, hate to miss Sunday I always feel the best medicine is the church family and of course prayer.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Sunday's Sermon 5/19/20 has been up loaded 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

Today's Sunday Bible Study is up loaded to the web site ( Revelation 10)

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

Wednesday Night Bible Study audio has just been update to the web site. Jesus in the Psalm's

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

May 12, 2019 " Mother's Day Sermon is now up dated on the web site along with Three (3) Baptism's and 0ne (1) membership placed.at the end of the Sermon. Great Day and Praise the Lord three more soul's added to His and Our Family and the Book of Life.

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.

Pastor Jim Chandler at East Englewood Church of Christ had the joyous privilege this morning of baptizing into Christ David and Mary Swanson as well as Roberta Medeiros! Praise God for His Amazing Grace. Mother's Day Baptism's 2019

Mother's Day 2019 Baptism's

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Mother's Day Baptism's

Mother's Day Baptism's

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Up dated Web Site With todays Sermon 5/5/19

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

Today's Easter Sermon Video up loaded on the web site and ready to view.

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

Yesterdays Sermon 4/14/2019 "God's Power Displayed Through Death " has been up loaded 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

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

Put up the Wednesday Night Bible Study (WNBS ) on the web site " Where are the Dead ( HELL ) 4/10/19

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

Friendship Sunday Sermon (4/7/19) just posted to the web site. We had a great time and a great turn out, there was 144 people there with a Great fellowship Dinner that followed.

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

Update Tonight Bible Study (4/3/19) Where are the Dead " Judgement "

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

Sundays Sermon 3/31/19 " God's Power Demonstrated In Love " a long with some great singing and praises are all on the update web site and you can also check out the calendar page to see what's going on this month and when Easter is. Ice Cream and a movie night.

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

Up Dated the Web Site 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

Posting for Piano Player

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

This is Sunday's Sermon 3/24/2019 up loaded to the web site. Check it out how God's Power is Demonstrated through us.

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

Up dated web site with this past Sunday's 3/17/2019 Sermon " The power of freedom from captivity! "

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.

Ladies Lunch Mar 9th at the Crab House in Punta Gorda

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Up dated the web site with 3/10/19 Sermon " On Fire For The Lord " and some up coming events you might want to see or pass on to others.

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.

So Share This

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Up Date the web site with this past weeks Wednesday night Bible Study and this weeks Sermon " There's No Place Like 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

Wednesday bible study last week 2/20/19 up loaded to 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

Up Dated the web site with this past weeks Sermon 2/24/19, 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 REVIVAL SERMON with Jeff Faull is now up on the web site. Thank you Jeff for three great day's of Revival.

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.

We have a New addition to the church to get more information out to Our community on up coming events, the message of the week, times and more.

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Up Dated web site with 2/6/19 Bible Study audio

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

Feb.3rd 2019 Sermon " The Courage of a Lion " ( Lessons form Oz ) is up loaded 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

Just up dated the page to remove some type oh's and up dated times

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

Todays Sermon ( 1/27/19 ) is now on the web site " The Heart of a Tin Man

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

The Second lesson in this Sermon series Jan.20 " Living Like A Scarecrow " has 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

1/13/19 Sermon: First Lesson from Oz Sermon " When your world is upside down " has just been posted.

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

Last WNBS WAS JUST LOADED ON 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.

[01/09/19]   It's a New Year so Start coming to one of our Bible Studies. We have one Sunday Morning at 10am, 1 one Wednesday night at 6pm and the ladies have one on Tuesday's at 1pm. Be sure to check any of them out or maybe all of them. We have a kids youth group on Sunday mornings as well at 11am. New Year New You!

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East Englewood Church of Christ

Up Dated some pages with new dates and year change, if I missed one please let me know. Events coming, concert, Jan. Calendar

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

Web Site up dated with this past weeks Sermon " Vision 2019 " and the appointment of Elders and Deacons at the end of the video. Their names have also been added to " Our History " page on 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.

[01/02/19]   REMEMBER NO BIBLE STUDY TONIGHT 1/2/19

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9600 Gulfstream Blvd
Englewood, FL
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Wednesday 16:30 - 19:30
Sunday 09:30 - 12:00
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