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
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

2022 Adult Sunday School

Lady Melissa Garner is the Head of Christian Education at SBWC

Join us ONLINE for
Adult Sunday School
NEW TIME! (Beginning August 2022)

Shores Baptist Worship Center in Ocala, Florida
Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.







Follow the Topic Link directly to messages

TEACHER:  Dr. Jewel Walker
1.23.22 Justice, Judges, and Priests ( Deut 16:18-10, 17:8-13) 
1.16.22 Justice and Fairness
1.9.22 Injustice and Hope


TEACHER:  Sister Sophia ford
2.6.22  Nathan Condemns David (2 Samuel 12-19)
2.13.22 Ezra and the Law” (Ezra 7:1-10)
2.20.22  Bildad Misspeaks God’s Justice (Job 8)
2.27.22  Job and the Just God (Job 42)


MARCH 2022
TEACHER:  Dr. Jewel Walker
3.6.22 Freed From Captivity ( Ezra 1:1-18, 11)
3.13.22  Free to Worship” (Ezra 6:1-12)
3.20.22 Free to Celebrate (Ezra 6:13 – 22)
3.27.22 Free because of the Lord


APRIL 2022
TEACHER:  Sister Sophia Ford
4.3.22 Triumphal Entry of the King (taught by Dr. Jewel Walker)
4.10.22 Passover with the King ( Matthew 26:17-30)
4.24.22 Freedom in The King (John 8:31-38)


MAY 2022
TEACHER:  Dr. Jewel Walker
5.1.22 Freedom From Sin” ( Romans 6:1-14)
5.8.22 Freedom For The Future
5.15.22 Freedom and the Law” ( Galatians 3)
5.22.22 Freedom, Love, and Faith” (Galatians 5:1-15)
5.29.22 The Fruit of Freedom

JUNE 2022
TEACHER:  Dr. Jewel Walker
6.5.22 Freed From Captivity (Ezra 1:1-8,11)
6.12.22 Free to Worship” ( Ezra 6:1-12)
6.26.22Free Because of the Lord” (Deuteronomy 8:1-11)



October 2021 Announcements

October 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 this special occasion for many more years to come.   Happy birthday and anniversary  to you all!

Gifts of Grace (Missions Donation)

Sister Marisel Santana and our Youth Sunday School Leadership Academy is spearheading a Christmas toy campaign for “Destine to Thrive” African Ministry; which will provide toys to seventy children. They are asking for a donation of  $20 to $25 dollars towards the gifts. Also if you would like to purchase a gift for a child the box is in the church foyer. Please see sister Marisel for more information about this missionary event.

Christian Education

As a reminder, please join us online for our weekly biblical teachings.  Youth Sunday School can be accessed via zoom at 9:30am. Adult Sunday School classes are live streamed on Facebook,, and YouTube. And Midweek Bible Study is live streamed every Wednesday at 6:30pm. This month we will teaching  “Peace Like No Other”.

Thanksgiving Dinner 

Please mark your calendars for November 25, 2021. Shores Baptist will be giving out 100 thanksgiving meals again this year on Thanksgiving day from 1:00 to 3:00pm. Sign-up forms are located in the foyer and on the web page at All forms must be submitted by Sunday, November 14, 2021, for planning.  

Tithe & Offering

God knows the power of a gift. He wanted every gift to be given from one’s own heart so that when the blessings come, we understand how God worked through our gift to prosper our wellbeing.

“for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Luke 12:34)

You have a moment of opportunity to be blessed through your giving and to let God know what you treasure most. There are several ways to give:

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

Last but certainly not least

Pastor Appreciation Month

October has long been recognized worldwide as Pastor Appreciation Month. The call to honor our church leaders’ contributions can be traced back to the Apostle Paul. In establishing the first Christian churches, Paul advised the congregation in (1 Timothy 5:17) to give “double honor” to the elders of the church who managed the affairs of the church well, “especially those whose work is preaching and teaching”.

So, when we consider all that our Pastor does for us, it becomes clear how important it is to celebrate and uplift him.

This concludes October 2021 Announcements.

Request Forms

Let us know how we can help you grow.

We encourage you to make your requests through our Forms links below.  You can also find these forms in the Categories Sidebar to the right or in the Header Menu under Contact Us.

You may use Request Forms for the following:

Prayer Requests

Wedding Application

Volunteer Sign Up

Salvation Form

Premarital/Marital Counseling

Praise Report

New Member Class Registration 

Membership Application / Update

Facility Request (Event)

Facility Rental Inquiry

Consultation Request

Booking (Speaker)

Baptism Form

Facility Rental Inquiry

Drive-In Church

Join us for Drive-In Worship Service every third Sunday of the month at Shores Baptist Worship Center, 414 Silver Road, Ocala, Florida.

This is a safe distanced, outdoor, worship event.
This event is subject to change. Check for updates in our BLOG.

Youth Sunday School (Zoom)

Youth of all ages will enjoy learning about the Bible in fun, interactive ways at SBWC.

In person services and classes are postponed until further notice.

Youth of all ages are welcome to join us for Sunday School on Zoom every Sunday at 9:00am.

Please contact Ministry of Education for login. 



First Baptist church of Silver Springs Shores; originally know as “Shore Baptist Chapel” began as a mission sponsored by the Marion Baptist Convention. In February of 1978, it became a mission of the First Baptist church of Ocala.

The first worship service was held, January 19, 1975 at Mid State Federal building; on the corner of Highway 464 and Water road. There were sixteen persons in attendance with Pastor Clyde Harless, Associational Missions Director for Marion Baptist Association presiding.

During the period of 1978 – 1987, the church was experiencing rapid growth in attendance and giving; so much so, that four pastors were called and the need for a new sanctuary was realized. In 1995 plans were being researched and adopted for the new sanctuary.

In 1987, First Baptist church of Silver Springs call Arthur Hoff as pastor. In 1997 plans were finalized for the new sanctuary, and the “challenge to build” program was initiated. The congregation officially voted to erect a building which would contain the sanctuary, conference/rehearsal room, and two offices under the leadership of Pastor Arthur Hoff. 

October 26, 1997, the ground breaking ceremony for the new sanctuary was held; following the morning worship service. There were one hundred and fifty (150) members and friends in attendance.  The congregation was led in song by Sis Pamela Halsey.

The “Challenge to Build” fund was a success, culminating at the CTB banquet with total pledges equaling $147,314.00 over a period of three years. The erection of the new sanctuary began in November of 1997, and was completed and occupied October 25, 1998. Dedication of the new sanctuary was held November 15, 1998.

In the years to follow, more changes were made. In October 2003, the mission statement became “People reaching people through the power of God’s love”, and the name of the church was changed to Shores Baptist Worship Center. December 2004, Pastor Arthur Hoff resigned after seventeen years of dedicated service to the church and the community of Silver Springs Shores.

During the months to follow; Deacon Sylvester Denton maintained the church with pulpit supply from Marion Baptist Association. The time had come for the church to have its own Pastor, so the congregation selected and organized a pastor search committee. The following members were selected: Deacon Sylvester Denton, Deacon Lloyd Brooks, Deacon Audley Mclean, Sister Ala Leist, and Sister Bernice McDonald. After careful deliberation, the committee selected Brother Harold N. Garner Jr. of New St John Baptist Church.

In August 2005, Minister Harold N. Garner Jr. was selected to fill the pastoral position at Shores Baptist Worship Center. An Ordination ceremony was then held August 28, 2005 at 7:00pm at New St. John Baptist church, and  on September 24, 2005 Reverend Garner was installed as the new pastor of Shores Baptist Worship Center and is currently serving the church and the community of Silver Spring Shores in that capacity.