If you are new to our church or to the Lakeland area, we welcome you.  If you are looking for a church home, we would love to give you more information about our church, our beliefs, and our programs.  You can learn some things about us in these pages.

If you would like to know more, contact us and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

Whether you are taking a journey or starting out on a new path in life, consider "The Traveler's Psalm" and let it guide your way

Souper Bowl Sunday is February 2nd You are invited to stay after worship and enjoy soup, crackers, salad, and dessert in the Fellowship Hall with funds raised going to Imagine No Malaria and the Garden of Eatin’.  The price is a $10 donation per person with no charge for those under 18.  If you wish to try several soups, you might want to bring a muffin tin - as some have done in the past!  We know it will be a Souper Sunday! 

You are invited to the Wednesday Night Dinners and Programs.  Dinner is at 5:45 in the Fellowship Hall, with the program at 6:30, concluding by 7:15.  Most musical programs will be held in the sanctuary.  Programs are subject to change.

Reservations for dinner are a must.  Make yours on Sunday morning on the attendance pad or call the church office by Tuesday.  The nursery is provided every Wednesday night.  If you need to change your reservation (number for dinner or to cancel), notify the church office by Tuesday of that week. 

Dinner prices are:  Adult - $8; Youth - $6 (6 - 12 grades); Child - $4 (kindergarten - 5th grade); and Family - $20 (parents with children/youth).  Beverage included.  A vegetarian selection is available when requested with your reservation.

January 15

MENU:  grilled lemon fish, oven browned potatoes, green beans, macaroni salad, rolls, and banana pudding

PROGRAM:  Quessua Mission in East Angola - A special opportunity is in store as welcome Icel Rodriguez, the Florida Conference Director of Global Missions, who visited Quessua recently.  Sharing with her are Rev. Dr. Leo Garcia and Rev. Dr. Cleivy Garcias, United Methodist missionaries to Quessua Mission.

January 22

MENU:  meat loaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed vegetables, tossed salad, and chocolate cake

PROGRAM:  Music at the Heights - FSC Asst. Chaplain J. Bryant Manning and FSC Chapel Students bring their musical talents for our monthly series.  This program will be held in the sanctuary.

January 29

MENU:  chicken and yellow rice, blackeyed peas, turnip greens, biscuits, Jello salad, and dessert

PROGRAM:  Main Street Homeschool Auxiliary - This home school group uses our facilities.  Director, Cathleen Nelson, enlightens us with information about their current classes.









Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

We celebrate all persons, created in the image of God - every age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic condition, family structure, political persuasion, physical or mental ability, and welcome all into every aspect of the life of this congregation.

Service Times

Sunday Worship Traditional 
10:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship Spanish 
12:00 noon
Weekdays Morning Prayer 
7:00 a.m.



As we start a new year, we are also beginning the 2020 Food of the Month collection for our Back Pack Ministry.  Each month, a food item which can’t be purchased at Sam’s Club will be advertised.  Donations may be brought on Sunday mornings, or taken to the church office during the week.  Donations of these items, which are among our more expensive foods, help stretch the Back Pack Ministry dollars a lot further.

January Back Pack Ministry Food of the Month --- Squeezable jelly; name-brands and store brands are welcome.  We use either grape or strawberry, but grape is less costly.  Dollar Tree may have the bottles of squeezable jelly for only $1.00.  Donations may be placed in the box in the narthex for Back Pack Food Donations.  Thank you for helping to support this important ministry of our church.