The Coalition of Immokalee Workers 4 for Fair Food Tour in Gainesville on March 14

From March 2-14, dozens of farmworkers with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) will be traversing the country on the 4 for Fair Food Tour to visit the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Ohio State University in Columbus, and the University of Florida in Gainesville, to demand that Wendy’s to put “human rights” on the menu instead of cheap “4 for $4” deals.   
Lakewood UCC and its members are invited to to join in solidarity with farmworkers and allies from across the country for a spirited demonstration at the University of Florida! On the morning of March 14, members and friends of the church, along with other UCC and Florida allies, will board a bus and head to Gainesville for the march.  The group will return that same evening.  This rally will be calling on the University to cut its ties with Wendy’s until the fast food giant accepts the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ invitation to join the Presidential medal-winning Fair Food Program. Rev. Wells will be participating and would love for others from the congregation to join her.  If you feel called to this ministry, either by going to the rally or making a financial contribution to sponsor someone, please contact Rev. Wells ( 

The Wandering Hours at Lakewood United Church of Christ

Neo-traditional Mountain Folk; Metamodern Americana band the Wandering Hours are an all original band writing exciting melodies and beautiful lyrics in the fashion of old time music but with modern themes revealing the heavily traveled members’ experiences. Come tap your feet to the Mandolin, Banjo and Guitar and support a great regional band that has played with Tampa Bay’s best musicians and venues as well as played with many national acts such as John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Phoebe Hunt, Claire Lynch, and other award winning acts. They also were recently selected to play the 2019 Florida Folk Festival.
7pm on Friday 2/17 at Lakewood UCC (2601 54th Ave S). $20 suggested donation for the band. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Eckerd Environmental Film Festival


February 21, 2019 through March 2, 2019

Now entering into its 21st year, the festival is changing its format. It will now take place over two consecutive weekends. The first will follow a format similar to that of the past twenty years, with evening screenings of critically acclaimed and important films from around the world. The second will highlight student and emerging filmmakers, and will offer workshops designed to nurture their original visions and voices.

For over 20 years, the Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature Environmental Film Festival has brought compelling and important films to the Tampa Bay area and the Eckerd College community to raise awareness and promote discussion of matters relating to nature, place and the environment.

Film scholars as well as established and emerging filmmakers from around the world engage the audience in a lively dialogue about the environmental perspectives contained in documentary, animated, experimental and feature films.


See for film schedule.

[Sea Level] Rise Up: Realities & Opportunities


Date(s) – 04/05/2019 – 04/06/2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

SPC Seminole Campus Conference Center


A Two-Day Conference to Elevate Awareness & Action

Friday, April 5 & Saturday, April 6, 2019

Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

SPC Seminole Campus Conference Center

9200 113th Street North, Seminole

What does the recent National Climate Assessment mean for Tampa Bay communities? This two-day conference will lay out the challenges ahead and already arising.

  • Friday will focus on actions planned or already initiated by local governments and business plus a look at how the media is furthering climate awareness.

  • Saturday sessions will address real estate values, insurance, mortgages and how individuals can become civically engaged in the climate conversation.

Register for one or both days!

Two-day Registration is just $20.  Free for students and upon request.

Space is limited and online registration is required.

Call 727-394-6942 for more information.

Confirmed Speakers & Panelists

Additional Program Materials Coming Soon!


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Presented in Partnership with

Suncoast Sea Level Rise Collaborative