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We Love & Celebrate Guests
How Can You Plan Your Visit?
1. Decide this Sunday will be your chance to visit.
2. Ask a friend to attend with you or meet you there.
3. Arrive early for coffee, juice & continental breakfast.
5. K-5 through 5th grade will have an optional program to enjoy. Toddlers – preschool will be cared for lovingly.
6. Dress comfortably.

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 Live Your Faith. Get Connected!

We love serving in our community & in our church. Our belief is that a deep relationship with God calls us to serve. Our ministries are designed for your growth and safety as you become a difference maker.
               Maria’s Hope & Prosperity
Maria’s Hope offers children & students here in The Florida Keys tangible assistance in the form of hundreds of book bags filled with school supplies, holiday gifts for families in need and computers and scholarships for deserving high school graduates furthering their education.
In addition, Maria’s Hope also extends our care to communities beyond our borders in the Dominican Republic.
Bluewater exists to grow people and serve the community. Various opportunities are available to us each year to serve our neighbors, friends and even visitors to our beautiful Florida Keys.  We invite you to join us and to also meet our two greatest connection assets – Maria’s Hope & The Islamorada Chamber of Commerce. Click on each photo for more information.
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Islamorada Chamber of Commerce

The four islands of Islamorada also offer numerous tranquil spots to relax under the sun’s glorious golden rays, fish, dive or just relax.

With an area history spanning more than 3,000 years and an active chamber with over 500 memberships, Islamorada is the premier location for inquisitive visitors and commerce to merge. Come, enjoy Islamorada!

Blue Water Surrender’s mission is to use sailing vessels as educational training platforms, while engaging in humanitarian relief efforts around the globe. BWS is dedicated to helping individuals improve their relationship with God while serving others.   In 2015 BWS purchased property in Ensenda Guatemala to be used as a children’s home ” Casa Aqua Azul” for abandoned and abused children, and a mission base. There are 3 buildings on the property. The main house has new electric, refurbished floors and new decking . Phase one and two of a mandatory wall is completed 375 more feet to go! Septic system and water system installed! Kitchen and appliances are making the house a home. Stairs rebuilt and support beams to porches replaced, new interior and exterior walls! Rain shutters over windows and walkways created, concrete repairs, and new windows and doors.  Click the pic for more information!

Welcome to Bluewater In The Keys

Bluewater-(n) People who care about people in The Keys! 
Bluewater:AM meets Sundays at 9:30am & is located at
Mile Marker 86.5 Bayside, 86450 Overseas Highway on Plantation Key
That is between Founder’s Park & Snake Creek – Tavernier/Islamorada
Meet Our Team…
Mission Facilitator
Phil leads the mission of Bluewater. Husband, Parent, Grandparent, Learner & Sharer. Phil is the author of
SHIFT: Gearing Your Heart to Lead God’s Mission & the upcoming book Mindset. Both are alumni of Lee University and relocated to the Upper Keys
from Atlanta, Georgia.
Discipleship  Teaching
David is a local Keys product & grad of Coral Shores. Involved in local business management, David brings a passion and care for people to understand life with Jesus to a new level. You’ll love his humor, fun and simple style that helps you give you a foundation in faith that lasts.
Mission Leader
Hailing from SoCal, Joe is tireless in his commitment to see a faith movement, in the way of Jesus Christ, begin in The Upper Keys. He works as a fitness coach at CrossFit: Key Largo. At Bluewater Joe is passionate to make sure every worship environment or special event is properly cared for and ready for the public to enjoy without distraction.
Director of Ministries
Sebastian is a native of Colombia, South America, raised and educated in Miami and the University of West Florida and currently works in social services assisting families in crisis. He brings his administrative detail and leadership to our team at Bluewater with grace-filled competency. 
Worship & Arts
Born in the heart of Mississippi, Sherry is a lifelong leader in church music and people development. Since coming to the Keys with Phil to lead the mission of Bluewater she has taken the challenge of growing something from nothing quite literally. The result? A heart of worship growing in the heart of the Upper Keys. Sherry is always open to adding passionate musicians that want to give their talents to God’s fame. Join us and help us play to the heavens.
dupreChristi & Jeff 
Spirit Life / Prayer
Jeff & Christi split their home life between two islands…The Keys & Mackinac Island in Michigan. Photographers and publishers, the Dupres have a passion for God’s creation in nature and people. Christi is the director of the Florida Keys House of Prayer, part of an international prayer network that keeps prayer alive 24/7/365 around the world.
Denise  & Ken 
Spirit Life / Prayer
Denise & Ken are long-time Keys residents and founding partners of Bluewater. They have been active in many facets of leadership over their tenure and now Denise oversees our prayer and spiritual direction functions. Ken is the founder of The Coral Restoration Foundation and a  pioneer in the renewal of reef life around the world. Denise is active in Toastmasters in the Upper Keys community. 
Team Blue
Find yourself here, having an impact, living in significance and making a difference in our Upper Key Community day by day and week by week.
When you join Team Blue you make two decisions – to have a ministry to each other in the church and live on mission among those you touch in our neighborhood, marketplaces and in our families. Going Blue is in!
Frequently Asked Questions…

What are your weekend services like?

At Bluewater, you’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with fresh music. There are notes to remember our talk subject, and there are screens that displays the lyrics and talking points that will help you make the most of your message.

What can I expect for my first time?

If you are visiting, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give money. We know that many people want to check out the church and explore for a while—and that’s fine with us! We would like to give you a gift of appreciation and a $10 gift card to Cafe Moka. Come in, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and discover that Bluewater is for you.

What do I wear to attend your services?

You’ll find everything from shorts and flip flops to casual office wear. Come in what is comfortable, because  we simply like you, we are not about what you look like or what you wear.
Can I bring my children with me? 
Yes, at Bluewater we value families. We have a caring space for preschoolers and elementary kids are provided creative materials, books & their own space during the second half of our service. We think spending time together in faith is valuable for kids, so some of our service is for all.  
What time should I arrive?
Our service begins with a video countdown at 9:25 followed by an opening at 9:30. Feel free to arrive for coffee, juice, pastries & fruit at 9:20. We usually finish by 10:40 or so.
How might I plan my visit?
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy Bluewater. You can leave us a message here and we will reserve seating for you, meet you at the door or do whatever you think would make your visit as comfortable as possible.
I am not a permanent resident, may I connect temporarily?
Yes, we love tourists, snowbirds, seasonal residents and those just passing through!

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The hope we live in is a hope to see ourselves as people who trust God to take care of our needs so we can live to make a difference in others. We Love. We Forgive. We Value. We Share. We Heal. We Embrace. Why? Because this is what God does for us.

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