February 2023 Announcements

Good morning, we are so happy to have you worshiping with us at Shores Baptist today those of you who are in person and those online. February is a short month, and we are jammed packed with activities. I would like to take just a moment to bring you up on some of the happenings this month.

February Birthdays & Anniversaries 

Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary to all of our members and friends who are celebrating this month. I pray that God will shine his love upon you and grant you much happiness and remind you daily of the love that He has for you. Happy birthday and happy anniversary to you!

Christian Education

Please join us every Sunday morning at 9:00am for our Sunday Biblical teaching. This month we will continue our teaching on “One At A Time” by Pastor Kyle Idleman in the main sanctuary for all ages.

Tuesday Bible study is offered at 11:00am and 6:00pm. This month we invite you to come out and learn how “Your Time Is Now”. We’ve reserved a seat just for you.

Parents this is a reminder that the Youth ministry; which includes our high

schoolers meets every Tuesday evening at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall with sis Alice Reid. We encourage you to come out as a family to learn more about the Word of God!

Team Spirit Sunday

Next Sunday, February 12th is Super Bowl; one of the biggest days in sports. Here at Shores Baptist we call it team spirit day. Please feel free to represent your favorite team by wearing their team colors or jersey.

Food Pantry

The pantry is open for distribution on Thursdays from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

We thank you so much for the food and monetary donations, We are so blessed to be able to help our community through this feeding ministry.

If you have any questions about this ministry, please see Lady Melissa Garner or Minister Grace Malcolm.

Senior Social

Attention! This is a special message for our SBWC family and Friends who are 60 years and older. The senior adult ministry will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 11am to 2pm, which is February 15th. That’s right, so please mark your calendars to that you can take part in some great activities and fellowship.

If you are in need of transportation, please speak with Minister Grace Malcolm.

Fully Fit Café


Just a friendly reminder that our Fully Fit Fitness program meets the 1st and the 3rd Saturday of each month in the Fellowship Hall at 9:00am. So set your alarm clocks, pull out those walking shoes and get ready to embark on your fully fit journey. And remember, you do not have to be a member to participate.

Heart Health Month

Female hands in the form of heart against sunlight with mist in blue sky Hands in shape of love heart – Love concept.

The National Heart Association is promoting awareness about heart health and inspiring people to prevent heart disease. This year’s theme, “#Our Hearts are Healthier Together,” emphasizes the importance of people working together to make heart healthy lifestyle changes.

To bring greater attention to heart disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S, SBWC’s wear Red Day will be February 19th which is the 3rd Sunday of this month.

Ethnic Pride Sunday  

In honor of Black History Month, Sunday, February 26th is Ethnic Pride dress day. This is a time to show up in your African Best.

SBWC Safety Protocols

Please remember that the wearing of mask is still mandatory at Shores Baptist within the sanctuary. Thank you for continuing to comply to this request.

Tithe & Offering

2 Corinthians Chapter 9 verse 11 says you will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through your generosity will result in Thanksgiving to God.

We want to keep before you your spiritual obligation as a believer to tithe.  There are  (Several ways to give your tithe and offering)

Online at sbw.center
Text Giving (SBWC and the gift amount to 73256)
The Givelify App
Through the Church drop slot
Mail (414 Silver Road Ocala, FL 34472)

The Great Day of Giving

“Great Day of Giving”! This is a time of sacrificial giving above your tithe. This offering will be taken on Easter Sunday, which is April 9th. Special envelopes will be available next month. If you use one of our online giving platforms through Givelify or Realm, please be sure to choose the “Great Day of Giving” envelope. We are expecting an abundant blessing from God through your sacrifice.

Black History Month

And last but certainly not least, Remember, February is Black History Month. Take time to learn something every day about the African American contributions to this country.

This concludes this month’s announcements.

On behalf of Pastor Garner and our SBWC family, we pray that God will bless you mightily in all areas of your life. And if you are visiting in person or listening online, Please know that if you are without a church home, we have a place for you right here.


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

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.


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.

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.

2022 Bible Study Schedule

Lady Melissa Garner, Head of Education Ministry
Lady Melissa Garner is the Head of Christian Education at SBWC

Join us ONLINE for
Small Groups Bible Study
Shores Baptist Worship Center, Ocala, FL







Click the Topic to go directly to video

TEACHER: Evangelist Arletia Mayfield
TOPIC: The Faith to be Healed
SCRIPTURE:  John 14:12 NKJVMost assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 

Week 1 (1-5-22)  Healing is a Promise
Week 2 (1-12-22)  Activating your faith for Healing
Week 3 (1-19-22)  Healing Blockers
Week 4 (1-26-22)  The Just Shall live by Faith 


TEACHER:  Evangelist Franklin Mayfield
TOPIC: The Just Shall Live by Faith
Hebrews 10:38-39 NKJV

Now the just shall live by faith;
But if anyone draws back,
My soul has no pleasure in him.


Week 1 (2-2-22)   The Just shall live by Faith
Week 2 (2-9-22)  Trusting and Obeying by Faith
Week 3 (2-16-22)  Various Points of our Faith Walk
Week 4 (2-23-22)  Overcome and Die by Faith


TEACHER:  Sister Alice Reid
TOPIC: Faith
In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2:17

Week 1 (3-2-22)   Faith, what is it?
Week 2 (3-9-22 )  Is it hard to have faith in God?
Week 3 (3-16-22)  The benefits of having faith in God.
Week 4 (3-23-22 ) – Growing your faith.



TEACHER:  Evangelist Arletia Mayfield
TOPIC: The Father of our Faith – Abraham
As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Genesis 17:4

Week 1 (4-6-22)   Answering the Call by faith
Week 2 (4-13-22)  Receiving the Covenant by faith
Week 3 (4-20-22)  Following God by Faith
Week 4 (4-27-22)  Being Heirs to the Promise by faith


TEACHER:  Minister Ken Reid

Week 1 (5-4-22) The Faith of Jabez
Week 2 (5-11-22) The Faith of David
Week 3 (5-18-22) The Faith of Jairus
Week 4 (5-25-22) The Faith of Samson


TEACHER:   Lady Melissa Garner
THEME: Building a Strong Faith that Endures

Week 1 (6-1-22) – Living By Faith
Week 2: (6-8-22) – Enoch, A man who Walked with God
Week 3 (6-15-22) – Noah, A Man who worked for God
Week 4 (6.22.22) – Abraham, A Man Who Willingly Followed God
Week 5: (6.29.22) – Rahab, A Woman Who Pleased God



March 2022 W.O.W. Event

It is so good to have this opportunity to reach out to you to tell you about our next scheduled WOW event. The title is Chat & Chew and it is scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2022at Shores Baptist Worship Center from 10:00am – 2:00pm.

The month of February was Mental Health Month and the Lord placed on my heart a few subjects that tend to weigh us down and are important to talk about. Those subjects are: Trust, Anxiety, and Depression; which at sometime in all of our lives we will or have experienced at least one of them. That’s the Chat!, then there’s the Chew; which is a delicious lunch.
You are welcome to join us.  I promise you that we will have a great time together.

Women of Worth is the Women’s Ministry of SBWC.  We have women’s events every other month (except July).  Our events are FREE and you may register at the door, but it helps us to know how many women to prepare for, so please use our Registration Form.    Thank you.