Church of Buttonwood Bay

SEBRING — Services are held each Sunday at 9 a.m. in the picnic grove next to the Recreation Hall. On Sunday, Oct. 4, Pastor Cecil Hess will speak on the subject, “Thankful to Our Heritage.” Communion will be served in recognition of Worldwide Recognition Sunday. Special music will be provided. Nondenominational and open to the public. The church is on U.S. 27, four miles south of Highlands Regional Medical Center. For information, call 863-446-3695.

Church of the Way

SEBRING — The Church of the Way meets at 10:30 a.m. We practice proper social distancing as we meet. The message given by Pastor Daryl Brezee will be from the book of Ecclesiastes, “Weekends in Wisdom.” The church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive in Sebring. Call 863-471-6140.

Cornerstone Christian Church

AVON PARK — On Sunday, Oct. 4 Pastor Toby Cribbs will bring a special message. There will be special singing. Everyone is welcome. If you can’t attend you can watch on Facebook. October is Pastor appreciation month. We appreciate our pastor. The church is at 1003 W. Pine Street in Avon Park. Call 863-633-0677.

First Baptist Church of Avon Park

AVON PARK — Senior Pastor Jon Beck will bring the morning message. The nursery is available for the morning service. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 863-453-6681 or email

First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine

SEBRING — Sunday, Oct. 4, please join us for praise and worship as Pastor Stephen Ahrens begins a new sermon series, “Biblical Views on Moral Issues In America.” Our Contemporary Service begins at 9:30 a.m. along with Junior Church for elementary-age children. We also have a Traditional Service at 11 a.m. You can follow us on Facebook. The church is at 111 Lake Josephine Drive in Sebring. Like us on Facebook (First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine), email us at or call 863-655-1524.

First Presbyterian ARP Church of Sebring

SEBRING — On Sunday, Oct. 4, Rev. Darrell A. Peer will give the sermon, “At War With Anxiety” from Matthew 6:25-34. Adult Bible study Wednesday morning. The church is at 319 Poinsettia Ave. in Sebring. Call 863-385-0107.

Heartland Christian Church

SEBRING — On Sunday, Oct. 4, while practicing social distancing, we will open our Praise and Worship Service with Pastor Frank Moore at 10 a.m. We are also resuming Sunday Bible Study with John Bauer at 9 a.m. and Sunday Prayer & Praise with John Bauer at 4 p.m. On Wednesday, at 6 p.m. is midweek Gathering with Pastor Frank Moore. The church is at 2705 Alternate 27 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 863-273-5031.

New Beginnings Church of Sebring

SEBRING — On Sunday, Oct. 4, Pastor Gary Kindle’s sermon title will be “I Press On Towards the Goal” from Philippians 3:4-14. Bible study is the Book of Isaiah. The church is at The Morris Chapel, 307 S. Commerce Ave. Call 863-835-2405.

Parkway Free Will Baptist Church

SEBRING — Sunday, Oct. 4, Pastor Jim Skaggs message in the morning worship service will be, “Jesus, Better Than Silver or Gold.” Wednesday evening Bible study and prayer. The church is at 3413 Sebring Parkway. Call 863-382-3552.

Resurrection Lutheran Church

AVON PARK — The church will be resuming church services on Sunday, Oct. 4, at 9:30 a.m. including social distancing. Masks will be provided. No Communion at this time. The church is at 324 E. Main Street in Avon Park. Call 863-453-6858.

St. Agnes Episcopal Church

SEBRING — Fr. Scott Walker will have the Blessing of the Animals on St. Francis of Assisi Day, Oct. 4 at 4:30 p.m. Come and bring your pets to be blessed. The church is at 3840 Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call 863-385-7649.

St. James Catholic Church

LAKE PLACID — If you know anyone not baptized or anyone baptized in a non-Christian church who is searching for strength and understanding to weather such squalls, invite them to seek the perspective the Catholic Church offers. Meetings will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, at St. James Social Hall, 3380 Placid View Drive, Lake Placid. For information, call Carol Muir at 863-465-2333. Mask must be worn and keep safe distancing. The church is at 3380 Placid View Drive in Lake Placid. Call 863-465-3215.

St. John United Methodist Church

SEBRING — In person Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. Limited seating registration required. Call the church office or register online a Following the CDC guidelines. Live streaming Facebook live and website. The church is at 33631 Grand Prix Drive. Call 863-382-1736.