Eberhard’s Newsletter

Dear family and friends,

Zero-Zero gets Language survey:  Have you ever wondered where zero latitude and zero longitude actually meet? In July Dave found himself getting off a plane in the two island nation of Sāo Tomé e Príncipe (West Africa) which prides itself in being the country closest to the “center of the earth” (look it up on a map!).  And for more details, click on Newsletter.

As we head into the holidays, may you have a wonderful season of joy and thankfulness. We are thankful for you. Let us know how your family is doing and how we can pray for you.

Dave and Julie

Men’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner

Wesley Memorial Men’s Ministry will once again be hosting our Annual Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner.  On Thanksgiving Day, we will be serving meals from 11:30 A.M.- 1:00 P.M in the Fellowship Hall Cafeteria. For more details, click on ‘Dinner’ and read how you can help out by prepping, cooking, donating, serving or cleaning up over the coming days before and after Thanksgiving!  It will be a blessing to many people!  .

Christmas Tea on December 14th

Ladies, join us for our Annual Christmas Tea on December 14th at 11:00am! Enjoy a traditional tea and the fellowship of other women. The cost is $10.00 per person and can be paid at the door.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and your co-workers! Reservations can be made after each service starting Sunday November 17th. Please include any guests so that we have an accurate number of attendees for food purposes.

Advent Season 2019

The annual Hanging of the Greens will happen on Sat. Nov. 30th at 9:00AM. This is a family event. We will have Christmas Cookies, Hot Chocolate, Christmas Carols and lots of Christmas decorating.

Bring the whole family for this fun event to kick off the Advent season.

Cold Night Shelter

Needed! – Wesley Volunteers to staff the cold weather shelter at Jackson Springs Park. The shelter opens when the weather forecast predicts the temperature to go below 40 degrees.

We are looking for volunteers that can do a 3 to 4 hour shift when the shelter is open. We want to have many volunteers so no one has to do a shift more than one night in a row. Please be a part of this important ministry to serve the homeless in our neighborhood.

Also, we need to start gathering supplies. We always need gloves, socks, and scarves.
For more information or to volunteer, please contact Nancy Blunk at 813 -966 -1496.

Children’s Moments

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 NIV

Parents: Nursery service for children who are aged 4 years old or under will be provided during both Traditional and Contemporary Services.


Son Rise Cafe

November 3rd – Sausage  Eggs Benedict-A Grilled English Muffin.Topped with Maple Sausage Patties and Eggs Poached to Perfection..Finished with Hollandaise Sauce and served with a Choice of Side and Beverage  $5.00

November 10th – Salute Our Soldiers:Enjoy the Serviceman Staple S.O.S.Creamed Chipped Beef Served over Toast Points with Two Eggs Any Style and Choice of Side and Beverage. $5.00

November 17th- Spanish Omelette Special: Enjoy a Tampa Favorite:A Fluffy 3 Egg Omelette Cooked to Perfection Stuffed with Cheese and Topped with Savory Spanish Sauce. Served with Cuban Cheese Toast and Choice of Side and Beverage. $5.00

November 24th- Pork Chop Biscuit Special. A Fresh Buttermilk Biscuit Topped with a Grilled Pork Chop and finished with Black Pepper Gravy. Served with 2 Eggs Any Style and Choice of Side and Beverage  $5.00

Fellowship Feast

November 6thCreamed Chicken with Biscuits: Roasted Chicken and Vegetables in a Savory Gravy served over a Fresh Buttermilk Biscuit served with Drink and Dessert  $5.00

November 13th Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage. Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage in a Rich Tomato Sauce and Topped with Parmesan Cheese. Served with Tossed Salad and Garlic Bread. Drink and Dessert $5.00

November 20thCuban Pork Dinner. Roast Pork cooked Cuban Style served with Black Beans and Yellow Rice.Served with Tossed Salad.Drink and Dessert  $5.00

November 27th – No Dinner Tonight in preparation for Thanksgiving Day and no activities at church on this night.

Youth Program In Action!

Wednesday night was just awesome! God is surely moving in the hearts of the youth group. We started the evening discussing the Holy Spirit & the Gospel message! Great discussion was had between us.  We watched The Bible Project’s video on the Holy Spirit and a YouTube video called The Gospel Illustration. 

Please continue to pray that God is moving in the hearts of every teen that comes through the doors of Wesley.  We know that God has big plans for them!

Everyone was excited for our special paint night! We had special guest artist come and teach us do marble artwork on canvas.  Everyone was into it! The art pieces will be available soon for purchase as one of our fundraising efforts.  Our goals is to save enough to get 20 children to Warren Willis Youth Camp & to raise enough to purchase about 30 bean bags for the youth to sit on!  (the couches are gone!)Youth meets every Wednesday night from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and every Sunday for worship from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   For more details please contact Nadia at  813-750-6696 or Larry at 813-730-9932.