January 2024 Announcements

Good morning and Happy New Year! We are so happy to have you worshiping with us at Shores Baptist today, those of you who are in person and those online. I would like to take just a moment to bring you up on some of the happenings.

January’s Birthdays & Anniversaries
Happy Birthday to all of our members and friends who are blessed enough to be born during this beautiful time of renewal. And Happy Anniversary to all celebrating this month. We pray God’s continued blessings and happiness on these special occasions for many more years to come.
Happy birthday and anniversary to you all!

Christian Education
Please join us Sunday mornings at 9:30am for our Sunday Biblical teaching in the sanctuary for all ages. Our teaching this month is “The Book of 1 Corinthians” by Jennie Allen.
Tuesday Bible study will resume in February.
New Believer’s/New Members class (Part 1) will begin this Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00pm for six weeks in the sanctuary.  All new member are required to attend.

Teaching young people how to grow in their relationship with Christ and thrive in their daily walk will help them to mature and become adults who are confident in their faith.

Parents, our SBWC Youth ministry is in session every Tuesday at 6:00pm. Please contact sister Alice Reid for more information.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Marion County’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration March will be held Monday, January 15th in downtown Ocala. Transportation to the March – Buses will start loading between 7:00 am-8:00 am at Ed. Croskey Rec Center Parking lot to Historic Downtown line-up. March/Parade will start at 9 am -10am and proceed to Webb Field for several activities.

Senior Social
Being socially involved and active gives people a sense of belonging that provides added health benefits. Staying socially active is especially important for adults who can sometimes become lonely and isolated. It can also improve emotional, intellectual, and physical wellness.

The senior adult ministry meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 11am to 2pm, which will be on January 17th. So please mark your calendars so that you can take part in some great activities and fellowship.

Women’s Ministry
The Women’s ministry will meet on Saturday, January 20th at 11:00am in the Fellowship Hall. This ministry is called to encourage and equip our women to develop Christ-centered relationships, study God’s word, and train others to do the same. All ladies 18 and up are invited to attend.

Church Anniversary Celebration
This month, Shores Baptist will be celebrating its 49th year of worshipping in Silver Spring Shores. Please mark your calendars for January 28th, the last Sunday of the month,  because we will have our church anniversary celebration during morning worship service. You are welcome to invite your family and friends to join in the celebration.

Tithe & Offering
God provides for the ministry of our church through your tithes and offerings and your gifts are honored with faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and accountability. It’s more than keeping the lights on, it’s about personal worship to God and handing Him back what He already owns.

1 Chronicles 29:14 says, “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand.”

There are  (Several ways to give) online at sbw.center, Text SBWC and the gift amount to 73256), Givelify App, the church drop slot or by mail to 414 Silver Road 34472. Remember, God love a cheerful giver.

Can Good Collection Campaign
This is your weekly reminder about our can goods collection for the next 12 months. Our goal is to collect 6000 can goods between now and November 30, 2024.

That concludes this week’s announcements.
On behalf of Pastor Garner and the SBWC family, we would like to thank you so much for worshipping with us today.

And as a little reminder, if you are watching via YouTube or Facebook, please help spread the gospel by subscribing to, liking, and sharing this video with your friends and family.

Now let’s prepare our hearts to hear from God.  Have a blessed day in the Lord!

W.O.W. Spring Event

The Master Designer – Stay Classy Event

Join us for Faith, Fellowship and Fashion as we come together once again to empower, uplift, inspire, share and learn how to embrace being the Women of Worth that God created us to be.

Spiritual Application
Focus on how to adorn ourselves
 in our Christian lives, physically and spiritually.

Theme Verse
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 (CSB)


DATE: Saturday, May 20, 2023
TIME:  10am – 2pm
LOCATION: Shores Baptist Worship Center, Fellowship Hall
418 Silver Road, Ocala, FL 34472


W.O.W. Event Registration




November 2022 Announcements

The holiday season is quickly approaching.  We are rapidly winding down to the end of the year, and at Shores Baptist Worship Center, we have a lot of exciting things planned for the remainder of the year.

November Birthdays & Anniversaries 
Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all of our members and friends who are celebrating this month. May the light of the Lord shine upon you and grant you much happiness on your special occasion for many years to come.
Happy birthday and anniversary to you all!

Christian Education
Please join us for Sunday School at 9:00am. This month we are exploring the book of Galatians in the main sanctuary for all ages.

Tuesday Bible Study is at 11:00am and 6:00pm. This month we invite you to come out and learn how to Fight Your Battles with the Word of God.

New Believer’s/Members class (Part 2) will begin Wednesday, November 30th at 5:30pm for six weeks for those who have completed Part 1.
Please mark your calendars.

Youth ministry meets every Tuesday evening at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Contact Sister Alice Reid for more information. We encourage you come  learn more about the Word of God!

SBWC Safety Protocols
The wearing of a mask is still mandatory within the sanctuary at Shores Baptist Worship Center . We have several groups of people with health conditions that put them at higher risk of becoming severely ill if they contract COVID-19. Wearing a medical face mask protects you and them against infection.  The World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that face masks are not harmful. They do not cause a lack of oxygen or carbon dioxide poisoning. We understand the wearing a mask may sometimes be a little uncomfortable for some, so please be sure to wear one that fits you well. Thank you for complying with this request.

Veterans Day
Veterans Day is a day to honor those who served in the military, and those who have been blessed to return home. America’s veterans should be honored every day of the year, but Friday, November 11th is a national day to recognize the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes. If you know someone who has served or is still serving, take a moment to tell them THANK YOU!

Please mark your calendars for November 24, 2022. The Lord has blessed Shores Baptist Worship Center to pass out 100 thanksgiving meals again this year on Thanksgiving day from 1:00 to 3:00pm.  Sign-up forms are located in the foyer. All forms must be returned by next Sunday November 13, 2022, to Lady Garner, Sister Claudia or the Food Pantry between the hours of 11am-3pm.

Women of Worth

Attention all ladies! SBWC Women of Worth will be joining forces with Women add Value (hosted by Minister Marisel Santana) for a Global Summit entitled: The Seven Mountains of Social Influence. December 16 & 17, 2022.

Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade developed a God-given, world changing strategy. His mandate was to bring godly change to a nation by reaching its seven spheres or mountains of social influence: which are religion, family, education, government, media, arts, entertainment, and businesses. He concluded that in order to truly transform any nation with the gospel of Jesus Christ, these seven facets of society must be reached. So, please be on the look out for more information concerning this 2-day conference.

Tithe & Offering
The main principle behind tithing and giving is the fact that what we do with our money shows where our heart is. Matthew 6:21 says “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” When we are able to give 10% or more of our income instead of keeping that money for ourselves, it shows that our heart isn’t tied to our money and that we love God’s commandments more than our money.

There are several ways to give:
1. Online at sbw.center
2. Text Giving (SBWC and the gift amount to 73256),
3. Givelify
4. Church drop slot: SBWC, 414 Silver Road, Ocala, FL 34472
5. By mail: SBWC, 414 Silver Road, Ocala, FL 34472

Soul Winning Class (in August 2022)

Soul Winning is our Great Commission from our Lord.   It’s not just for preachers.  It is a commandment to ALL BELIEVERS.

THE GOAL FOR THIS CLASS IS TO:  Encourage, Empower & Deploy SBWC membership into the Great Commission

The Great Commission – Matthew 28:16-20 KJV
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

God doesn’t want anyone to go to hell – John 3:16 KJV
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

When you do it for them, you do it for Jesus – Matthew 25:35-40 NKJV
…for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

Faith without Works is Dead – James 2:14-17 NKJV
What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

When you see someone in need, help them – 1 John 3:17 NKJV
But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?

The Lord will repay you for your generosity – Proverbs 19:17 ESV
Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed.


Videos on Evangelism & Discipleship can be found on our YouTube Channel. HERE.

Right Now Media

Our pastors invest in our spiritual growth in many ways. Recently, they purchased a subscription to Right Now Media.  Now, every person in our church can access Biblically-based videos on topics like marriage, parenting, youth, recovery, leadership, finances and much more.

If you have not received an email invitation, please let us know so we can get this valuable resource to you.  CONTACT US.

Education: Bible Study

Please join us online for weekly biblical teachings.

Lady Melissa Garner is the Head of Christian Education at SBWC

at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday Morning

MID-WEEK BIBLE STUDY (small groups)
at 11:00am & 6pm every TUESDAY




All of us take steps to see that we have enough to eat and clothes to keep us warm, a job to sustain our standard of living, we even indulge in certain luxuries. But do we take our spiritual needs that seriously? Do we apply the same earnestness to nurturing our relationship with God as we do in nurturing our physical needs and appearance?

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal;  but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV

Shores Baptist Worship Center can help you strengthen your spiritual life.  We offer Christian Education Classes that help you understand the Bible, so you can know what the will of God is for your life, and it is better than you ever imagined.

 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV




Please Note: Beginning in August 2022: Shores Baptist will resume in-person Sunday School at 9:00am and Mid-Week Bible Studies at 11am & 6pm on TUESDAY with small groups.

May 2022 Christian Education

As a reminder, please join us online for our weekly biblical teachings.

The youth Sunday school can be accessed via zoom at 9:30am. Adult Sunday school classes are live streamed on Facebook, sbw.center, and YouTube.

This month we continue our teaching on “Faith” with Minister Ken Reid.

So tune in this month to receive spiritual truths that will strengthen your spiritual life.




Please note: Beginning in August,

Shores Baptist will resume in-person Sunday School and our weekly bible studies with small groups.

Soul Winning Class

In Biblical times, a disciple referred to anyone studying under, and trying to emulate, a valued teacher. To modern day Christians, it means a follower of Christ who leads by following his example. In John 13:34-35, Jesus says “Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”

Discipleship is a process of not only holding onto your faith, but growing in it so that you may lead others toward Christ.

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 7th and May 14th 10:00am for our Soul Winning Class that will be taught by Minister Franklin Mayfield. If you are interested, please submit your name and contact information on the sign-up sheet in the lobby.

New Member’s/Believers Class

A bible open on a table next to a candle

New members / believers class gives our church an opportunity to help those who are new in Christ and our church to understand the Gospel, catch the vision of this church, understand, and embrace the expectations of church membership, and learn to communicate with God through prayer. You will be taught about the Bible, prayer, Shores Baptist, and how to serve.

Starting Tuesday, May 10th, this class will be held weekly for 6 weeks from 6:00-7:30pm. Please sign-up in the lobby.