Pine Shores Presbyterian Church has begun a New Worshiping Community (NWC) focusing on young adults and families with young children. Though this will be the focus of the NWC, be assured that it is not limited to a particular age group or family configuration. The NWC at Pine Shores is open and inclusive to all who want to engage and embody fruitfulness in our changing culture. The hope is to fill an identified need for alternative worship opportunities for those whom Sunday morning services perhaps don’t fit into their schedule.

Rev. Melanie Kim-Hamill is the pastor for the NWC. Melanie also serves as Chaplain at Ringling College of Art and Design, New College and USF Sarasota. As a mother of a 1 year old daughter, JoJo, she and her spouse Jeff know the importance of creating a faith community where people can deeply connect with others, experience God’s presence, serve the community and recognize the gifts and blessings that occur daily.