To make Christ known in the community through acts of loving service.

Assembly Times

SUNDAY CLASSES – 9:45 a.m.

SUNDAY WORSHIP – 10:45 a.m.

Caretel Inns of Lakeland

Worship With Russ Hicks – 10:00 a.m.

Willows Assisted Living

Worship With Russ Hicks – 11:00 a.m.


Fellowship Hall

Open Bible Study, Sundays – 5:00 p.m.

Ladies’ Class, Tuesdays – 9:00 a.m.

Sometimes times and locations change.

Steve’s Latest Blog Posts

  • Jesus’ Commands: Love Your EnemiesMarch 8, 2017 - 10:17 am

    “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous […]

  • RebootJanuary 17, 2017 - 9:39 am

    A friend of mine was investigating his home heating system.  It was making a terrible squeaking noise.  Fearing a fan motor that was going bad he dissected the necessary components, cleaned them, put them back together and then hit the power switch. Nothing. Pilot would not lite.  Fan would not come on.  No hum.  No […]

  • UnpluggedOctober 12, 2016 - 8:38 am

    Unplugged.  There is a sense of transparency and honesty that comes when musical artists go back to the basics without modifying the sound or creating special effects.  There is something neat about getting back to the basics; all natural, simple, pure. Ours is a church that celebrates worship in song, unplugged.  While the song leader’s voice […]

Love: Two Imperative Commands

February 19, 2017 – Jesus declares that the entire Old Testament depends upon two commandments: loving God with all of our hearts, all of our souls, all of our minds and all of our strength and, like it, loving our neighbors as much as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:34-40; Mark 12:29-31).  These two commands confront us both a) within our own hearts as well as b) without as we live among each other.  If there is one place on earth where people are ambitiously striving to live out these commands it should be the church of Jesus Christ.  It is in this context, shaped by the cross of Christ, that we grow in love and trust enough to confront each other to grow and mature.

Love Your Enemies & Forgive

February 5, 2017 – As we follow Jesus’ commands in order to teach them to others there are no greater commands of Christ than to love (Matthew 22:36-40).  Our love extends to our enemies which necessitates an understanding of Jesus’ command to forgive.  Jesus says quite a bit about the forgiving culture among His people.  This recording includes communion and contribution comments by Eric Ramso during the service.  Click HERE to view the Dan Stevers video, “Love Is For Loosers” mentioned in the audio.

Righteousness Versus Hypocrisy

December 11, 2016 – Jesus commands His disciples to practice a righteousness that is genuine in contrast to that of the Pharisees which looks good on the outside but is filled with deceit and hypocrisy.  Our relationship to God is called to be genuine inside and out.  It’s not only about obeying the rules.  More importantly, it’s all about the condition of the heart!