Big Lake area churches plan services and events

Posted 1/6/21

The Church Column features services for churches throughout the Big Lake area, including Okeechobee, Hendry, Glades, and Palm Beach Counties.

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Big Lake area churches plan services and events


Okeechobee County

KOA, 4276 U.S. 441, has church services on Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Convention Center. Masks and social distancing required.

Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 SE 18th Terrace, has Sunday worship service at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. No children’s service at this time. Wednesday Bible Study at 7 p.m. Social distancing is practiced.

Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, 1840 N.E. 39th Blvd. (Cemetery Road), has Sunday service from 10 a.m. to noon and Wednesday Bible Study from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Pastor Thomas Dees. Masks and social distancing required. For info, call 863-763-4962.

Westside Christian Church, 8082 SR 70 W., has Sunday services at 10 a.m. and Bible study on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Both will be livestreamed. Social distancing observed.

Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441, has Sunday Bible school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 10:45 a.m. The Baptist Training Course on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday night worship 6:30 p.m. Social distancing practiced.

Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, Okeechobee, has Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Communion is on the first and third Sundays of each month. Face masks and social distancing required. For info, call 863-763-5042.

Northside Baptist Church, 51 N.W. 98th St., has Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. Wednesday evening bible study begins at 6:30 p.m.

Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave., has Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Social distancing required.

Community Church of Basinger, 19836 U.S. 98 N., has Sunday service at 11 a.m. and live on Facebook. No children’s church at this time.

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 901 S.W. Sixth St., Okeechobee, has Mass from Monday through Friday, at 8:30 a.m. in English. Wednesday Mass is at 7:30 p.m. in Spanish. Saturday Mass is 4:30 p.m. in English, and 7:30 p.m. in Spanish. Sunday Mass is 7:30 a.m. in English; 10 a.m. in English; and 12:15 p.m. in Spanish. Mask and social distancing required. Bathrooms are open. Please do not congregate before or after Mass. Services are also still available via Facebook.

Everglades Baptist Church has services on the church property across the street from the Everglades Elementary School bus loop (faces Southeast Sixth Street).Sunday service at 8:30 a.m. Bring your own chair. Social distancing will be observed. No evening services until further notice.

Alpha Ministries at Freedom Ranch, 11655 U.S. 441 S.E., has Sunday service at 11 a.m. Children’s Church will not be held at this time. Pastor John Glenn. For info, call 863-763-9800;;;; or visit their Facebook page. Social distancing is practiced at services.

Okeechobee Church of Christ, 2130 S.E. Ninth Ave. holds Sunday worship service live at 10:30 a.m. and can be viewed on Facebook. Wednesday service is held via Facebook only and is available all day. For info, call Pastor Mike Hanlon at 863-447-9563. Visit Facebook at

Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will hold Sunday Services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday evening services begin at 7 p.m. For info, call 863-763-3681, 912-294-3496 or email

Brighton Baptist Church, 24050, State Road 70 W., will hold Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. The Sunday morning preaching service is now on Facebook. The pastor is Calvin H. Fryar. For info, call 863-763-3063 or 863-447-0639.

First Baptist Church of Okeechobee (ROC), 401 S.W. Fourth St., will hold Sunday services at 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. Senior pastor is Mark McCarter. For info, call 863-763-2171, email, or visit

Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal), 200 N.W. Third Street, holds church services Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with drive-up communion in front of the church from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday Night Service at 6 p.m. For information, visit their Facebook page, or call the church office Tuesday through Friday at 863-763-4843.

Freedom Baptist Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave. (next to Wolfgang Jewelers), will hold Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday evening service will be held via livestream at 7 p.m. on their Facebook page. For info, call 863-447-1805 Pastor Mike Worf.

More 2 Life Ministries, Osceola Middle School Gym, holds Sunday services at 10 a.m. Watch services live online at Pastor Cary McKee. For info, call 863-467-0796.

Fountain of Life Church, 1302 S.W. 32nd St., holds Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. and Bible study on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Livestream services via their Facebook page. Pastor Dave Robertson. For info, call 863-763-8945 or 863-801-1297; email; or visit

North Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Terrace, holds Sunday services at 11 a.m. and Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m. Pastor Don Leon. For info, call 863-634-0344.

Hendry County

Faith Lutheran Church in Clewiston, 810 Cedar St., and St. Peter’s Lutheran in Belle Glade hold live and online services on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. Live services will be held at the Clewiston location only. Online services are on Faith Lutheran’s Facebook page. Those attending services are required to keep social distancing and wear masks. For info, call Pastor Angel Ramos at 786-398-3604.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 1098 Collingswood Parkway (just south of S.R. 80 E) in LaBelle, has reopened their Thrift Shop on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is all renewed and sanitized. Sunday Service begins at 10 a.m. with Rev. Elizabeth Nelson. For info, call Rev. Hollingsworth at 863-517-0356.

Glades County

Buckhead Ridge Baptist Church, 1731 Hunter Road in Buckhead Ridge, has 11 a.m. Sunday service. Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. Social distancing practiced. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m.

St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church, off State Road 78 at Chobee Loop in Buckhead Ridge, has Sunday Mass at 10 a.m.

Lakeport Christian Church, 10947 State Road 78 in Lakeport, has worship service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Face masks and social distancing is necessary. Communion is distributed individually.

Point of Light Fellowship Church, 15399 E. SR 78 in Lakeport, has Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. Social distancing practiced. Services are also on Facebook on Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. and Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. at

Maple Grove Baptist Church, 12777 S.R. 78 in Lakeport, holds Sunday Life Group services at 9:45 a.m., worship Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday evening service is at 6 p.m.

Moore Haven Church of God of Prophecy, 399 Avenue E. in Moore Haven, holds Sunday services at 10:30 a.m. Social distancing observed.

First Baptist Church, 300 Ave. J, in Moore Haven, has an adult life group, Bible study and fellowship led by Joe and Lauren Thompson on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. This is for adults ages 18 through 49.

St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, on U.S. 27 in Moore Haven, has Mass on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (Spanish) and Sundays 8 a.m.

Palm Beach County

The Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1424 W. Canal St. S., Belle Glade, offers free counseling sessions (marriage, family, rehabilitation, etc.) Contact Pastor Burden at 352-214-7988 to schedule an appointment.

Editor’s note: Add your church service updates: Email information to or call 863-763-3134.

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