10+ religious communities in and near Lakeland, FL

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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 10+ local religious communities.


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.
The Islamic Center of Lakeland, 1161 S. Blossom Cir. | This is currently the only masjid in Lakeland proper. It 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.


Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life | ISJL provides education, cultural programming, and community services across the south.
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.


There are over 177 churches in Lakeland alone. We couldn’t list them all, but the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce has a list of organizations that can get you started.

Highland Park Sports Leagues, 4777 Lakeland Highlands Rd. | This organization is open to the community + aims to offer a positive sporting experience within a Christian atmosphere.
Access Youth, 4303 S. Florida Ave. | A group dedicated to helping students take the next step in their relationship with Jesus


Shree Swaminarayan Mandir, 2793 New Tampa Hwy. | This Hindu temple offers morning + evening aarti and weekly Sabha on Saturdays.
Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Rd., Tampa | A temple in Tampa dedicated to spreading the Sanatana Dharma through services, programming + education. You can check out their special events or take a tour of the temple.


Hokori Zen Center, Inc., 3140 Troy Ave. | A zen Buddhist temple that offers both in-person and virtual meetings to the public. Join their Facebook page for information on meditations + special events.

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