News & Events

Annual Report & Newsletters

As you look at the 2021 Annual Report, we pray you will find encouragement. Even in the darkest of times, the light of Christ shows through. When people were faced with unexpected circumstances they were met with neighbors stepping up to bridge the gap.

Thank YOU for being a part of that bridge!

For a detailed report on all of Care Center’s ministries, click the link below to view the 2021 Annual Report.  We also have included the latest newsletter that is issued quarterly.

2022 Events


Get Involved this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year!


Volunteers are needed to help make Thanksgiving and Christmas special for families in our community.  If you’re interested in volunteering please contact Sarah or sign up here.

  • Collect food and toys
  • Sort and pack food boxes
  • Deliver holiday packages
  • Wrap gifts for families

Sarah Owen, Holiday Coordinator

(863) 978-7031

ThanksLiving Camp 2022


November 20-22, 2022

Give. Reflect. Grow.

Campers stay overnight at Lake Aurora Christian Camp and spend their days serving. Projects will include community CARE-ing & personal development through activities such as:

  • Preparing Thanksgiving Baskets
  • Delivering Meals on Wheels
  • Making Nursing Home Care Packages
  • Team Building
  • Mission Awareness
  • Random Acts of Kindness

Save $20 by registering before November 4th

Campers: Grades 6th – 12th  Early Bird: $110 / Reg: $130

Leaders: College/Adult  Early Bird: $60 / Reg: $80

For more info contact Jolee or click here to register


Annual Thanksgiving Community Unity Service


Tuesday, November 22, 2022 – 7pm

The Lake Wales Ministerial Association invites you to attend the Annual Thanksgiving Community Unity Service.

    HighPoint Church

    4025 N Scenic Hwy, Lake Wales, FL 33853

    Empty Bowls 2022-2023


    Join us as we raise awareness of the “empty bowls” in the community.  Local artists (and aspiring artists!) are invited to paint a bowl that will then be auctioned off at a reception in January 2023.  The event is open to the public and includes sample soups from local restaurants.

      Painting Days


      Friday Dec 9th & Jan 6th

      Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

      221 S 4th St, Lake Wales

      Please register for the painting days here.

      Auction & Reception

      Tuesday, January 31, 2023 – 5:30pm

      1st Presbyterian Church, Lake Wales

      Contact Jolee for more information! (863)296-8138

      Act Like Men Retreat 2023


       “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

      January 12-14, 2023

      Lodging: Lake Aurora Christian Camp

      Check-in on Thursday 6:30pm-7:30pm

      Retreat ends Saturday at 9pm

      Please register here.

      Cost: $200

      Cost includes lodging, meals, and supplies

      Contact Bo or Gene for more information! (863)412-0481 (863)412-0481

      Care Corps Internships 2022-2023

      A community service immersion experience, learning how to help others.  Focus on service activities, training and educational opportunities, discipleship programming, personal mentoring.  Stipend and housing options are available.

      Click here for our online application.

      Contact Rob Quam for more information:
      (863) 676-6678 x 1302

      Junior & On-the-Job Internship Program

      Participants will work at various locations providing community service acts through the many programs and services Lake Wales Care Center offers.

      Junior Internship Benefits:

      $25.00** stipend per day (Must work a full day Shift), paid every two weeks.

      • Earn school volunteer hours.
      • Ongoing Bible devotionals and career classes with a Care Center Mentor.
      • Team Building and development of work skills.
      • An opportunity to attend a LWCC Summer Work Camp.
      • Summer Internships but also a limited amount through the year

      Click here for Junior Internship Application

      For more information contact Kareen.