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 find out 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



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 morn-ing on the attendance pad or call the church office by Tuesday. The nursery will be available only if requested with a reservation, so please write "Nursery" if needed. If you need to change your reservation (number for dinner or to cancel), notify the church of-fice 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.
October 16

Chicken Marsala, rice pilaf, green beans, tossed salad, biscuits, and
Ice Cream. For the program, Polk County School Board member,
Billy Townsend, educates us about actions and plans of our local pub-
lic school governing group.


The Thanksgiving Box food donation request for October 20 is
individual serving size applesauce cups. There is a box in the narthex
for your donation.





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) 10:30am
Sunday Worship (Spanish) 12:00 noon
Weekdays (Morning prayer) 7:00am

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN! - time for our annual Trunk or Treat event.
You can dress up (or not), you can decorate your car (or not), and you
can have a great fun time seeing all the kids in their Halloween attire.
It’s Thursday, October 31, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the South Blvd.
parking lot.
This is a great event that gives the children and families in our
neighborhood a safe place to enjoy Halloween. 400 - 500 children come through our parking lot to trick-or-treat
from car to car, so we need your help.
We need lots and lots of individually wrapped candy. You may bring your candy donation to the
church office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; you may leave it in the narthex on
Sunday morning; or you may bring it to a Wednesday Night Dinner. If you prefer to make a cash donation,
it will also be greatly appreciated. Mark your donation for Trunk or Treat.
As well, please plan to have your car as a part of our program because we need 25 - 35 cars in the
parking lot, with folks handing out candy.
We will have our hot dog stand. Contact Andy Williams to assist with set up, cooking, serving, and cleanup.
And don’t forget that the parking lot needs to be litter free when the event is over!
To volunteer, contact the office at 863-682-8191, x. 221 or collegeheightsumc@gmail.com.