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

BIBLE TEACHING - Understanding, Treasuring, and Rightly Handling the Word of God

Wednesday, February 1, 8, and 15 at 6:30 PM

Join us as Barry Nichols leads teachings meant to instill new passion for the Bible, equipping you with tools to study on your own for continued sanctification and growth in the Lord. It's not something you'll want to miss! We'll meet in the Chapel.


Friday, February 3 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Heart of the Father

We’re hosting a romantic evening at our Valentine’s Gala right here at Heart of the Father! This event is open to all couples. This will be a semi-formal attire event with live performance, a three course meal, and dancing. All proceeds will go directly toward sending our Tribe Student Ministry youth on a mission trip!


Registration is required! Register via the sheet in the lobby on January 29 or February 1. Cost is $45 per couple with on-site childcare available for $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child.


Saturday, February 4 at 9:45 AM at the Polk Museum of Art

Note: sign ups for this event have closed, but this information will remain for reference. We’ll be getting together February 4 at the Polk Museum of Art at 9:45 AM for an hour-long tour of the current exhibit showcasing a collection of American paintings and narrative quilts.


Sunday, February 5 after the morning service

If you're newer to HOTFM and want to be more acquainted with our values, vision, and ministries, our New Member Luncheon will be directly following the morning service on Sunday the 5th and will include free lunch for everyone who attends; simply sign up in the church lobby!


Friday, February 10 and 24 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 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!


Saturday, February 11 at 6 PM at The Joinery

Ladies, on February 11 we're having a moms night out with dinner and fun together at The Joinery at 6 PM here in Lakeland! Leave the kids with dad or with a sitter and come connect with some ladies! Please RSVP so we know you're coming and so that we can reserve you a seat.

The Joinery is located here.

DIAPER DROP - Whitney family

Sunday, February 12

We've got the blessing of another baby arriving soon! Let's love and support the Whitney family as they celebrate the adoption of their baby boy! Sunday the 12th you can drop off things like diapers, wipes, gift cards, etc. at the church. We'll have a table set up for the Whitneys in the lobby, so you can't miss it! Note: diapers should be size 2 or above.


Wednesday, February 15

This year’s Easter Choir will have a little change. Specifically, we’re looking for two solo spots to fill! We need one male and one female vocalist, so we’ll have auditions for these two spots. Sign up in the lobby! Note: audition times will be in the evening before the Wednesday night service here at HOTFM, so after sign ups are complete we’ll reach out to you individually with what time your audition will take place on the 15th.


Wednesday, February 22

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.


Thursday, February 23

This event is for The Forge Young Adults group. If you’re in the ages of 18-30 then you are absolutely welcome to join in! Note that these gatherings are often held at different locations each month, so for information and directions please reach out to a church staff person, another young adult here at HOTFM, or email

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



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