December Happenings

December Events

Advent Study

December 2nd, 9th, 16th

The Christmas Story in 3 Parts via Zoom at 10am and 6 pm

Food and Toy Drive

December 13th

Boxes will be in Fellowship Hall for donations and a drive through option available at 1pm in the church parking lot.

Youth Christmas Party

December 13th 6pm

College Group Christmas Party

December 18th 6:30pm

Blood Drive

December 20th

8am – 1pm in the parking lot near the Thrift House

Christmas Eve Services

December 24th

4:30pm Lakeview Services

Outside – grassy area

5:30pm Contemporary Worship


7:00pm Traditional


Guest Preacher, Bob Hornback

November 29th 1st Sunday of Advent

Dr. Hornback was ordained into the Florida conference in 1967. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds degrees from four different colleges/universities and has served numerous UMC churches across the state. His last appointment was at Beymer as Sr. Pastor of Beymer for 12 years, retiring in 2007. He, wife of 36 years, Joyce, and rat terrier Petey live only a mile north of the church. Dr. Hornback plays trumpet in the Lakeland Concert Band and is an award-winning woodcarver and co-founder of Beymer’s wood carving group.

This is a sample of his latest project he shared with me. It is a cap from one piece of cherry wood, organist Patty’s father gave to him a dozen years ago. It is as if you could just reach out and feel the texture and folds, AND this is just a picture!