Get to know Lakeland’s diverse religious communities

From churches to mosques to synagogues to temples, Lakeland is home to a wide array of religious organizations.

A historic brick church has people lined up outside.

Lakeland is home to several historic churches like The King’s Church.

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It seems like on every corner of Lakeland there’s a church, mosque, synagogue, or temple. We’re teeming with religious communities. No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got the details on eight local religious communities.

Buddhist

Christian

Hindu

  • Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, 2793 New Tampa Hwy. | This Hindu temple offers morning + evening aarti and weekly Sabha on Saturdays.

Jewish

  • Temple Emanuel, 600 Lake Hollingsworth Dr. | Shabbat services (Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 p.m.) as well as special services (such as Tot Shabbat) are open to the public. Join their Facebook page for events and updates.
  • Chabad Jewish Center, 3775 Prescott Loop | This Jewish organization offers synagogue services, youth + adult education, and special events.

Muslim

  • The Islamic Center of Lakeland, 1161 S. Blossom Cir. | This masjid offers weekly Jumu’ah services starting at 1:30 p.m.
  • Masjid Al-Nur, 1425 N. Broadway Ave. Unit 3, Bartow | The newest masjid in Polk County hosts weekly Jumu’ah services (starting at 1:30 p.m.), five daily prayers, and weekend seminars with guest speakers.
  • The Islamic Society of Greater Lakeland | This nonprofit organization is dedicated to uplifting the Muslim community, interfaith relations, and civic engagement. Check out their Facebook page for updates.

We know this is an incomplete list of religious organizations in Swan City. There are so many amazing places, we couldn’t list them all; if yours didn’t make the list, tell us about it here.

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