Welcome to the Winter Haven SDA Church. We would love to have you join us in worship and become part of our church family.
We meet on Saturday mornings at the following times-
Bible Study/Sabbath School: 10:30 - 11:15 am
1st Service - 9:30 am - 10:15 am
2nd Service - 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
There is a Spanish proverb (Cuban?) that says, “Hope is to want something to happen; Faith is to believe that something will happen; and Courage is the will to make that something happen.”
Just before assuming the pastorate at Winter Haven I caught myself thinking: If I could wave a magic wand (so to speak) and turn a congregation into the ideal church of my dreams, what would it look like? After much pondering, this is what I came up with:
A PASTOR’S GOSPEL DREAM FOR HIS CONGREGATION - I want to be in a church . . .
. . .Where Jesus Christ is all and in all.
. . .Where the Message of the Cross is preached, believed and lived.
. . .Where beholding the Lamb of God provokes grateful, heartfelt and joyful obedience to all of God's commandments.
. . .Where God is worshiped in Spirit and in truth.
. . .Where everyone is family and no one is left behind.
. . .Where caring shows and God's love flows.
. . .Where the Second Coming is everyone's most blessed hope.
Just a thought (I like lists with seven points!); you may have even better ideas. But, if this sounds like something you might be interested in, I encourage you to prayerfully consider joining this pastor in the wanting, the believing, and the willingness to create God helping a congregation with just such “DNA.”
In other words, to activate the Love, the Hope and the Faith necessary to bring about the good works [and the good church] that God prepared beforehand that we should walk [and fellowship] in. (Ephesians 2: 10)
Come and join us at the Seventh-day Adventist Church family in Winter Haven! The people are warm and friendly, the service is Spirit-filled, Christ-centered and uplifting; and, the potluck is simply out of this world! There is only one thing missing . . . well . . . let me think . . . Oh yes . . . of course . . . it’s you!
-Pastor Frank and Evelyn Gonzalez
PS: Friends in Christ, Remember:
Look Within -- You get depressed
Look Without -- You get distressed
Look Above -- You Stay Impressed!