EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER

A downloadable, print-friendly PDF version of our November calendar is available here.

COMMUNITY NIGHT

Wednesday, November 30

The goal of our Community Nights is for you to make intentional time with someone outside the four walls of the church. So get a meal with someone you just met at a Sunday service, catch up with that couple you’ve been meaning to, or have a board game night with folks you care about! We want to be intentional with our friendships, so this is the perfect evening to branch out and do just that! Note: no service at HOTFM these evenings.

EVENTS FOR DECEMBER

A downloadable, print-friendly PDF version of our December calendar is on its way.

GROCERY DISTRIBUTION

Friday, December 2 and 16 from 11 AM - 2 PM

Are you or someone you know hungry and in need of food items? We’re distributing free groceries right here in the Heart of the Father parking lot twice each month, so come by if you're needing food and prayer!

WOMEN'S CHRISTMAS MUG PARTY

Friday, December 2 at 6:30 PM

We've got an event for the ladies of HOTFM! On Friday, December 2 at 6:30 PM we'll get together in the Connections Room for a Christmas mug exchange party with food and lots of time together! If you'd like to attend, simply bring a wrapped mug with your name inside, as well as any finger foods or desserts you'd like to share. When we exchange mugs later in the evening, the person whose name is inside will be your prayer partner for the 2023 year, and it'll give you a chance to connect with someone you otherwise may not have!

Last, as part of a ministry we've partnered with, feel free to bring gently used or new bras along with $1 per bra to be donated toward victims of human trafficking.

DIAPER DROP - Tillinger family

Sunday, December 4

We've got the blessing of another baby being born soon! Let's love and support the Tillingers as they prepare for the birth of their child! Sunday the 4th you can drop off things like diapers, wipes, gift cards, etc. at the church. We'll have a table set up for them in the lobby, so you can't miss it!

BALLET MAGNIFICAT!

Tuesday, December 6 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland

Sponsored in part by Heart of the Father, and taking place at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, world renowned Ballet Magnificat presents Most Incredible Christmas! This Broadway-style contemporary ballet tells the story of a town’s contest to find the most extraordinary and incredible thing about the Christmas season. Contestants entertain the audience with lovable traditions, songs that capture the spectacle of the season, and reflections on the first Christmas. Set to heartwarming, familiar Christmas tunes from around the world, the evening’s contest ends as the winner – Jesus, King of kings, Lord of all – is declared and adored!

 

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ANGEL TREE GIFT WRAPPING + DEVOTIONAL

Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 PM

This year we've partnered with Prison Fellowship Angel Tree to get gifts for children whose parents are incarcerated. Though no more open slots are available to coordinate gifts for the children, Wednesday the 7th at 6:30 PM we'll all come together as a church body to help wrap and prepare gifts for them, as well as share in a time of prayer for the Angel Tree families and children.

CHURCH WIDE CHRISTMAS PARTY!

Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30 PM

Don't pass up this evening at Heart of the Father together! We're planning a fun night of "white elephant" gift exchanges, as well as light refreshments, snacks, and quality time together as a church family. Be sure to bring a dessert to share, and dress in fun holiday attire if you'd like!

 

Note: If you'd like to participate in the gift exchange, simply bring an anonymous, wrapped gift in the 1 to 5 dollar range. Kids will have their own gift exchange, so make sure they also come with gifts if they'd like to participate!

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE

Saturday, December 24 at 6 PM

Since Christmas day falls on a Sunday this year and we will not have a church service that morning, we will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service the evening before right here at Heart of the Father! It'll be a short affair with lovely candlelight, hymns to sing together, and time as a church family. Kids are welcome to join!

There's also plenty happening here on a weekly basis for you to be a part of. Have a look!

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