Who We Are
The Palma Sola Community Church History
Our historic non-denominational church, first known as "The Church in the Wildwood" because of location, was established and constructed in 1886 when Asa Pillsbury, Sr. donated land for a church, cemetery and school to trustees A.T. Adams, J.A. Felts and John Flowers. The school no longer exists, but the cemetery which has gravestones dating back to the 1800s is still active and is run by the church. The original wooden church, which was destroyed by fire in 1904, had a foundation of 12 X 12 timbers that washed ashore from shipwrecks in Tampa Bay, logs and lumber from the W.S. Warner family sawmill at Palma Sola Point. J.B. Rogers, an early pioneer of the area, built the present picturesque sanctuary in 1905 on the same timbers with cement blocks made at the site. Many pioneer Cortez families attended church here and some are buried in the cemetery. Descendants of church leaders still live in the community. Members are dedicated to the preservation of the sanctuary and historic site.
Our ministry purpose is to equip, edify and support the Body of Christ for the work of the Lord’s ministry; to encourage personal spiritual growth, to lovingly serve our families, our neighbors, our community and the world in the manner exemplified by Christ.
To glorify God by making disciples who are growing in grace and knowledge of the Lord by reaching up, reaching in and reaching out to love and serve others.
Who We Are
Palma Sola Community Church greets everyone with a feeling of warmth and kindness each Sunday and every day. We have Sunday school for adults and children and one worship service each Sunday. On Wednesday evenings a Bible study and prayer meeting is held in the home of one of the members. Palma Sola Community Church represents what a church should be, a group of believers who gather to worship as family.
If you like a traditional church with traditional hymns and a small congregation with great fellowship---add to that excellent, interesting, inspiring messages ---then you may decide to visit us and we would love to have you come worship with us! Sunday school is at 9:45 am and worship service at 10:45 am during which children are dismissed for their Sunday school (cookies and coffee in between). We welcome you!
Plan a Visit
If you are a first-time guest or have been a member for years, come as you are and join us on Sunday mornings. Sundays are focused on worshiping and learning together as a community.