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Collection Brethren Church Archives Church Records
Title Brandon Brethren Church
Bloomingdale Brethren Church
Bloomingdale Community Church
1310 Bloomingdale Avenue
Valrico, Florida
Accession number BCA2012-02
Admin/Biographical History In August 1976 the Missionary Board of the Brethren Church made a decision to start two new Brethren churches in Florida in 1977. Since that time this project has been called "Operation Impact."

Shortly after this decision was made, researchers began gathering information about population flow and economic trends in a six-county area on the Gulf of Florida. On the basis of this information, surveys were tken in Hillsborough County, one of the fastest-growing counties in Forida. As a result of this survey, Brandon and the Town and Country section of greater Tampa were selected as places to begin two new Brethren congregations.

In the spring of 1977, Rev. Keith Bennett was chosen to plant the new church at Brandon, and Rev. Dale RuLon was selected to do the same at Town and Country. They were formally comissioned at the 1977 General Conference and began their church-planting ministries immediately after Conference.

Rev. Bennett was able to bring a small group together, which began meeting in the Sushine State Federal Savings in Brandon. Then in February of 1978, the group moved to the Kingswood Elementry School, where it continued to meet until its new building was ready for occupancy.

The eight-acre site for the new building was purchased in June of 1978. then the congregation broke ground for its new building August 5th of last year.

Taken from the Brethren Evangelist issue August 1980 page 15.
Caption Brandon Brethren Church, Valrico, Florida.
Catalog Number BCA2012-02archives
Dates of Accumulation 1977 to 2001
Dates of Creation 1977
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Object Name Records
Scope & Content Bloomingdale Community Church

Church Files include the following:

Brandon Brethren Church 1977-1982
Education Report 1991
Education Report 1992
Education Report 1993
Education Report 1995
Education Report 1996
Education Report No Date
Fellowship Report 1994
Fellowship Report 1995
Fellowship Report 1996
Fellowship Report No Date
Maintence Report 1993
Maintence Report 1994
Memberships 1992
Memberships 1993
Memberships 1995
Minutes 1992
Minutes 1993
Minutes 1994
Minutes 1995
Minutes 1996
Minutes 1997
Minutes 1998
Minutes 1999
Minutes 2000
Minutes 2001
Missionary Board Brethren Church 1985
Missionary Board Brethren Church 1986
Newsletter 1994
Outreach Report 1993
Outreach Report 1994
Outreach Report 1995
Outreach Report 1996
Outreach Report No Date
Pastor's Report 1992
Pastor's Report 1993
Pastor's Report 1994
Pastor's Report 1995
Pastor's Report 1996
Pastor's Report No Date
Quarterly Report 1985
Quarterly Report 1986
Treasurer Information 1991
Treasurer Information 1992
Treasurer Information 1993
Treasurer Information 1994
Treasurer Information 1995
Treasurer Information 1996
Worship Ministry Report 1992
Worship Ministry Report 1993
Worship Ministry Report 1994
Worship Ministry Report 1995
Worship Ministry Report 1996
Worship Ministry Report No Date