The Melbourne Gathering meets on Sundays in the Fellowship Hall of Bowe Gardens Baptist Church. There is a time of Praise and Worship, a sermon message, and a snack and time of fellowship prior to breakout into several Sunday school classes. Please check our Calendar for additional information and/or changes.
Designated buses pick up members from the Melbourne and Palm Bay areas.
Our Choir practices each week prior to the start of Chapel Service on Sunday and sings at some of our own services. The Choir also visits local chapels upon request. Functioning as Melbourne Gathering’s outreach team, the Choir also visits local chapels to sing for special music during church services. If your church would like to request the Choir to sing, please call or text Jennifer Stabler at (321) 632-0130 or email her at [email protected].
Sundays from 9:30am – 11:00am
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Other Melbourne Gathering Events
While our chapel service is at the very heart of our ministry, we also have other activities and services:
Annual 3-day Retreat Joy scheduled for 2 weekends each year which includes Chapel Service and Praise and Worship, plus a variety of activities such as Bowling, Arts and Crafts, Bingo, Basketball, Zumba, Karaoke, Swimming, and Game Room Activities including shooting pool and playing ping pong, as well as Foosball, board games and other fun activities. Additionally, there is a Dance where the Gym is decorated to the hilt and has an official DJ playing all the best music! One day we go to a Theme Park such as Fun-Spot in Orlando or Andretti Thrill Park in Melbourne. View a 2-minute video to see what our members think of a Retreat Joy they have attended! The meals are wonderful too!
Off campus Service for Resurrection Sunday.
Weekly Bible Study where all are welcome to attend.
Assist with Advocacy to help mentally challenged persons and their families advocate for themselves.
We will attend support plan meetings when invited.
Various Socials including Ice-Cream Social and others.
Happy Birthday Jesus Party.
Annual Christmas Play.
Monthly Mailout of Newsletter ‘Connecting Point’ including Calendar of Activities and Events, as well as helpful current information on a variety of topics relevant to our members. Newsletter also contains contact phone numbers for our Melbourne Chapel and additionally has addresses and contact phone numbers for our other Chapels located in Titusville, Merritt Island and in Vero Beach.
We will serve as a third-party advocate for our members.
We help our members, and their families, know their options.