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Welcome to Wesley Church

We are so glad you decided to visit Wesley Church, Tampa Florida. We are a diverse congregation representing people from a variety of backgrounds, nations, races, and ages.  Our Christ centered worship services are based on biblical teachings applied for today’s challenges, offered in traditional and contemporary formats.

We are devoted to becoming disciples of Jesus Christ through the development of relationships within our church and our community.   We have a heart for our neighbors and community and have many outreach programs that spread the love of Jesus.

Please visit us in person to begin your journey as a disciple of Jesus.

Real Life Groups

REAL LIFE GROUPS

Adult Bible Study

We study various books of the Bible.

10:15 am Sundays
Choir  Room
Contact: Fran Mobley     813-886-1543        mfpdmobley@gmail.com

Bible Study with Pastor Ernie

Dive into the Word with Pastor Ernie on his current sermon series
and other bible topics.

10:00 am – 11:00 am  Mondays
Multi-purpose Room (across from office)
Contact: Ernie Post       813-352-3204           erniepost2017@gmail.com

Chancel Choir

Prepare different music for for every Sunday worship 9:00am Service.

7:00 pm Thursdays
Choir Room
Contact: Jean Rowe     813-767-5264         jkr1885@yahoo.com

Crafts

Hand make items for the church bazaar.

2:00 pm -7:30 pm Tuesdays
Craft Room
Contact: Shaun Black     813-399-0220      s9331@aol.com

Daily Christian Living

Currently on summer break and will resume August 17 with a
fasinating study of Ecclesiastes.

6:30 pm Wednesdays
Rm 202 FLC
Contact: Charlie Dittmar                                       CDitt93990@aol.com

Flexibility Class

Stretch your way into fitness and Christian fellowship.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Sunday
Sanctuary Overflow Area
5:00pm – 6:00pm Wednesday and Friday
Fellowship Hall FLC
Contact:  Rick Preston   813-598-3912          rprestonus@yahoo.com

Girl’s Friday Dinner Out

Join us for Christian fellowship and good food!

Friday evenings 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Weekly email  sent out for various restaurant locations.
Contact: Ginny Winter      813-531-8147       ginnycats@gmail.com

Hand Bells

Make a joyful sound unto the Lord!
No experience required, training provided.

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Mondays
Choir Room
Contact: Jean Rowe        813-767-5264            jkr1885@yahoo.com

Lunch Gang

Meet up with other ladies after Bible Study for fellowship and good food!

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Arrangements are made for different restaurants each week.
Contact: Connie Pruitt         813-494-4049       Pruitt2329@gmail.com

Men’s Group

Men of the church gather for breakfast and discussion on various Bible topics
7:00 am – 8:00 am Saturdays –  Breakfast and devotional .
7:00 am – 8:00am  Sundays – Breakfast and devotional for Homeless Ministry
Fellowship Hall FLC
Contact: Dale Gruver         813-951-1565                  gelgee@gruver1356.com

Men’s Real Life Group

Men are invited for an in depth discussion of current sermon series and Bible topics.

Wednesdays  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Choir Room
Contact: Pastor Ernie Post       813-352-3204      erniepost@wesleymemorial.net

Naomi- Rebecca Circle

A women’s ministry focused on missions and spiritual growth.

7:00 pm – 8:00pm  1st Tuesdays of each month
Sewing Room
Contact: Gail Parker                       813-855-2146         gaileeroy@verizon.net

Needle Crafts

Bring your own project or join us as we work on one of our many group projects.
Or just drop by for a cup of coffee or tea and fellowship!

9:00am Thursdays
Craft / Sewing Room
Contact: Nancy Blunk                    813-966-1496         nancyblunk@yahoo.com

Pickle Ball

Come enjoy Christian Fellowship and Fun while staying active.

Monday and Wednesday  1pm – 3pm
Tuesday and Thursday  9:30 am – 12pm
FLC Gym
Contact: Celia Peters                   813-263-6521            celia.peters@gmail.com

Promise Keepers

Discuss Oswald Chambers My Utmost For His Highest.

7:00 am Wednesdays
Pop ‘N Sons
Contact: Dan Parker                   863-581-4865           dlp@currycontrols.com

Promiseland

For children 4 years old through 5th grade.

11:00am -12:15pm Sundays
6:15pm -8:00pm  Wednesdays
Promiseland Room
Contact: Rochelle Mock                813-215-6433             wesleykids2018@gmail.com

Silver Saints

The Silver Saints is a senior group that meet quarterly and their mission is to connect with each other and their community and to provide support in their spirtiual walk.

Contact: Susan Ivins
scivins@hotmail.com

Women’s Bible Study – Morning or Evening

Community Bible Study is on break for the summer and will restart August 24.  Come discover God’s faithfulness and make new friends as we study Daniel,  Job  and 1st and 2nd Peter. This CBS class is for women of all denominations and ages. There are also classes  available for children from infants through 8th grade. Both in person and online classes are  available.

9:45 am  – 11:45 am  Wednesdays
FLC Fellowship Hall
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Wednesday
Rm 204  FLC
Contact: Celia Peters          813-263-6521           Celia.peters@gmail.com

Women’s Summer Bible Study – Morning or Evening

The Summer Bible Study is a video and discussion group of Andy Stanley’s book “Irrisistable”.  It started May 4 and runs for six weeks.  In person and online classes are available.

10:00 am – 11:30pm  Wednesdays
Fellowship Hall FLC
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Wednesdays
Rm. 204  FLC
Contact: Celia Peters          813-263-6521         Celia.peters@gmail.com

Women’s Fitness

Be strengthened  as we get fit both physically and spiritually.

5:10  – 6:00  Mondays and Wednesdays
Gym  FLC
Contact: Brenda Billing     813-765-2485     blb74@hotmail.com

Young and Young at Heart

Join us as we study selected books  and have lively discussions.  Currently we are studying “Courageous Joy” written by Mary Carver and the (in)courage Community. Come join us as we discover how to delight in the Lord through every season.

Sundays 10:15 am – 11:00am
Room FLC 204
Contact: Terri Davis            813-598-6938      terri.wesleycommunications@gmail.com

Youth Wednesday Night

Youth worship, activities, and learning time. We begin with a free dinner & announcements, then have learning time, games & music. All youth 6th – 12th grades are welcome.

6:00 pm-8pm Wednesdays
FLC Youth Room
Contact:  Nadia Nunez Wood at  813-750-6696 or Larry Wood at 813-730-9932.

Youth Sunday Real Life Group

Youth follow and discuss the different books of the Bible.  Light breakfast served.

10:00am – 12:15pm Sundays
FLC Youth Room
Contact: Nadia Nunez Wood at  813-750-6696 or Larry Wood at 813-730-9932.

Ministries

 Why Serve?

As followers of Jesus, we are called to be servants.  This is clearly stated in 1 Peter 4:10-11.  As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards  of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies-in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever.

Council on Ministry

Ambassadors

  The Ambassadors of Wesley provide a warm and friendly welcome to the community and congregation and foster a connection with God and spiritual growth.

Amy Disseler
amydisseler@gmail.com

Bridges Pre-School

Bridges Preschool has been a leader in Early Learning Education since 1989 and is a bridge from preschool into elementary school. It provides a five- day program to enrich and developyoung children’s creativity, independant choices, and guided experiences.

Denise Finnerty
director@bridgespreschool.net

 

Children’s Ministry Promiseland

       Be a part of the exciting family ministry team and help plan and connect with children from the church and the community. Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm & Sundays 11:00am-12:15pm in the Promiseland Room.

Rochelle Mock                                                             Amanda Harrison                                             Gage Davis
wesleykids2018@gmail.com                                mandi12112@gmail.com                                gage3112@gmail.com Cornerstone Ministries Annual Wonder Walk Every year Wesley participates in the Wonder Walk raising funds for scholarships for economically disadvantaed students 0-5 years old  to attend one of the three Rosa Valdez Early Learning Centers which provide quality early childhood education and nutricious food.

Go Day

   GO DAYS is an outreach program where we go into the community undertaking projects to help others and support our belief “Other People are Important.”

Church Office
admindesk@wesleymemorial.net

God Gang Youth Ministry

  Help by showing up weekly to plan events and activities for students.  Mentors are always welcomed to help our youth grow in faith.  Students range from 5th grade thru high school.  Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 8:00 pm in FLC 2nd Floor.

Larry and Nadia Nunez Wood
nadianunez1357@gmail.com

HOPE

The HOPE Ministry at Wesley Memorial Church will represent the congregation in joint meetings to discuss and take action on critical social programs such as Justice Fairness and Dignity in Hillsborough County. It will be a vehicle to unite diverse congregations to improve the quality of life, share values on justice, fairness, love of neighbor, and dignity of people.

Carol Dittmar
cmdittmar@gmail.com

Missions

    

Missions is following our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. We pursue this mission through integrated, holistic commitment to:   Transformational Development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children;  Emergency Relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster; Promotion of Justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor among whom we work; Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation;  Public Awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, Involvement, and prayer; and  Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word, and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel.

Local Missions include: Feeding the Homeless,  Pack-a-Sac, Bridging Freedom -Restoring Stolen Childhood, Cold Weather Shelter, Childrens Home, Hope, National Mission Institutions – Gum Moon, New Bethlehem, McCurdy Ministries, MacDonnell Children’s and others, Church Women United, and Conference Benevolences .

International Missions include: United Methodist in Prayer – Media Luna Methodist Church in Cuba, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Dave & Julie Eberhardts, World Team -The Schwidatts Missionary, UMCOR-United Methodist Committe on Relief, Regional Missionaries- in Sub-Saharan, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, World Service Fund, Interdenominational Cooperation Fund, Black College Fund, Africa University Fund, Ukranian Humanitarian Relief.

Church Office
admindesk@wesleymemorial.net

Nurture

The Nurture Team demonstrates God’s Love through the Ministry of Compassion where stewards provide communion, visitations , cards and prayers for our brothers and sisters in Christ that may be experiencing difficult times, are in Assisted Living Facilities or Nursing Homes or in their own homes but unable to be in fellowship with others.

Carol Dittmar                                                                   Jean Rowe
cmdittmar@gmail.com                                                jkr1885@yahoo.com

Pack-A-Sack

Pack a Sack is a community outreach program to provide weekend, nonperishable food for a weekend to children considered chronically hungry within our immediate area (local public schools).  Bags of food are packed and delivered each Friday during the school year.

Jamie Wright
jamiewas@tampabay.rr.com

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Team Operation Christmas Child is a mission project to collect shoeboxes and fill them with gifts such as school supplies, hygiene supplies, and fun toys. The shoeboxes start their Journey at our church (and others) and travel around the world to reach children in need and teach them about Gods love in a very real way. These children are given an opportunity to learn about Jesus and salvation through our gifts.

Shaun Black
s9331@aol.com

  The Silver Saints is a senior group that meet quarterly and their mission is to connect with each other and their community and to provide support in their spiritual walk.   Each meeting has a theme such as Cruising, Tailgating, Mardi Gras, Luau, Reunion, Hippie, Summer Picnic, etc.     We have a devotion, provide lunch, play games and work on a service project. Some of our projects include: reading stories to the children at Bridges, appreciation gifts for church staff, appreciation gifts for the Nomads, Christmas baskets for the homeless, Thinking of You cards for shut-ins,  appreciation cards to veterans and Christmas stockings for shut-ins.  We cover our expenses with a small budget from the church as well as sponsors within the group.

Susan Ivins
scivins@hotmail.com

United Methodist Men

  The United Methodist Men’s mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.

Opportunities for participation include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring, cold weather shelters, and assisting in leading worship service.

Serve Homeless Meals Sundays 7:00 am
Serve Every Saturday Morning – 7:00 am Breakfast & Devotional.
Serve Cold Weather Shelter Volunteers. Dale  Gruver
gelgee@gruver1356.com

United Methodist Women

      The Ruth Circle is a local circle of Wesley Memorial Church included in the Gulf Coast Region of The Women of Faith formally named The United Methodist Women. It is a connectional ministry of the United Methodist Church. Our pledges go to ministries that support women, children and orphans worldwide, national and local. We specifically support the Wycliffe Bible Translators, the local Hope House which serves children outside the foster care system, a fund to support a college student formally of the church youth group and missionaries originally from Wesley Memorial. We serve through sewing quilts for children and wheelchair bound persons, providing books and nap covers for the Rose Valdez centers. Our main fund raising is the pecan sell in the fall and we are working on a recipe book as a new fundraiser.  We meet for devotion and educational programs on the first Thursday of the month at 10am. 

Debi Cockburn
Debi2n@gmail.com

Women of Wesley

The Naomi-Rebecca Circle is part of Women of Wesley  and works throughout the year, along with the Ruth Circle, to support various missions and spiritual growth. Their main fund raising is through the Annual Craft Bazaar where proceeds are used to support the following missions: World Team whose mission is to disciple and make disciples, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Kairos Prison Ministry, Bridging Freedom whose mission is restoration and prevention of minor sex trafficking, and short mission trips of the Wesley Youth and other members.  The Naomi-Rebecca Circle meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 for devotion and fellowship.

Gail Parker
gaileeroy@verizon.net

The WOW Events also sponsors events to include a Soup Supper to thank the ladies who worked all year on the crafts and Bazaar, a Women’s Gathering where we come together to worship, pray, learn and fellowship as sisters in in Christ, and a Christmas Tea.

Nancy Blunk
nancyblunk@yahoo.com

Worship Ministry

vents     The mission of the Worship Ministry Team is to draw near to God, magnify the Lord to the best of our abilities and to lead others into humble, intimate, and passion filled worship utilizing music, media, and drama resources. If you would like to be a part of our worship team by helping with media/sound, playing an instrument in one of the worship services, playing in our bell choir, or singing in the choir or Praise Team,  you can contact Jean or Gail.

Traditional Service at 9:00 A.M. Contemporary Service at 11:15 A.M.

Jean Rowe                                                        Gail Parker
Jkr1885@yahoo.com                                  gaileeroy@verizon.net

Walking the Mourner’s Path

_Walking The Mourner’s Path is a recurring 6 week program that is different from other grief programs. It was founded out of the need to answer the question – “Where is God in my pain?”  The goal is to help people through the process of transforming their grief into joyful living.

Connie Pruitt
pruitt2329@gmail.com Other Opportunities to Serve

Counting Team

Join one of counting teams that meets Monday morning to count the offering and get the deposit ready for the bank. Each team meets once a month.

Church Office
admindesk@wesleymemorial.net
813-769-9157

Homeless Ministry

Help prepare meals for the homeless in the community on Sunday morning.

Herman Small
smallhouse@verizon.net

Nursery Help

Sit and rock, sing, tell stories to our precious little ones.
Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 8:00pm or Sunday mornings 8:30am – 12:30pm

Office Help

Each volunteer works about a three-hour shift and answers the phone, takes messages, makes phone calls, collates papers, and pretty much whatever the office needs to have done. Most days are available.

Vickey Paggio
admindesk@wesleymemorial.net
813-769-9157

Prayer Chain

Our prayer ministry prays for the special intentions of our church and the community.

Church Office
admindesk@wesleymemorial.net    OR    www.wesleymemorial.net/prayer-wall/

Why Serve?

As followers of Jesus, we are called to be servants.  This is clearly stated in 1 Peter 4:10-11.  As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards  of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies-in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever.

Council on Ministry

Ambassadors

  The Ambassadors of Wesley provide a warm and friendly welcome to the community and congregation and foster a connection with God and spiritual growth.

Amy Disseler
amydisseler@gmail.com

Bridges Pre-School

 

Children’s Ministry Promiseland

       Be a part of the exciting family ministry team and help plan and connect with children from the church and the community. Wednesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm & Sundays 11:00am-12:15pm in the Promiseland Room.

Rochelle Mock
wesleykids2018@gmail.com

Go Day

   GO DAYS is an outreach program where we go into the community undertaking projects to help others and support our belief “Other People are Important.”

Church Office
admindesk@wesleymemorial.net

God Gang Youth Ministry

  Help by showing up weekly to plan events and activities for students.  Mentors are always welcomed to help our youth grow in faith.  Students range from 5th grade thru high school.  Wednesday evenings 6:00 – 8:00 pm in FLC 2nd Floor.

Larry and Nadia Nunez Wood
nadianunez1357@gmail.com

HOPE

The HOPE Ministry at Wesley Memorial Church will represent the congregation in joint meetings to discuss and take action on critical social programs such as Justice Fairness and Dignity in Hillsborough County. It will be a vehicle to unite diverse congregations to improve the quality of life, share values on justice, fairness, love of neighbor, and dignity of people.

Carol Dittmar
cmdittmar@gmail.com

Missions

    

Missions is following our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. We pursue this mission through integrated, holistic commitment to:   Transformational Development that is community-based and sustainable, focused especially on the needs of children;  Emergency Relief that assists people afflicted by conflict or disaster; Promotion of Justice that seeks to change unjust structures affecting the poor among whom we work; Partnerships with churches to contribute to spiritual and social transformation;  Public Awareness that leads to informed understanding, giving, Involvement, and prayer; and  Witness to Jesus Christ by life, deed, word, and sign that encourages people to respond to the Gospel.  And supporting Pastor Misleydis of Media Luna Methodist Church in Cuba and Dave & Julie Eberhard in Africa.

Church Office
admindesk@wesleymemorial.net

Nurture

The Nurture Team demonstrates God’s love by providing communion, visitations, cards, and prayers for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are experiencing trials and difficult times.

Carol Dittmar
cmdittmar@gmail.com

Pack-A-Sack

Pack a Sack is a community outreach program to provide weekend, nonperishable food for a weekend to children considered chronically hungry within our immediate area (local public schools).  Bags of food are packed and delivered each Friday during the school year.

Jamie Wright
jamiewas@tampabay.rr.com

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Team Operation Christmas Child is a mission project to collect shoeboxes and fill them with gifts such as school supplies, hygiene supplies, and fun toys. The shoeboxes start their Journey at our church (and others) and travel around the world to reach children in need and teach them about Gods love in a very real way. These children are given an opportunity to learn about Jesus and salvation through our gifts.

Shaun Black
s9331@aol.com

  The Silver Saints is a senior group that meet quarterly and their mission is to connect with each other and their community and to provide support in their spiritual walk.

Susan Ivins
scivins@hotmail.com

United Methodist Men

  The United Methodist Men’s mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.

Opportunities for participation include diverse ministries of the church, such as prayer groups, missions, Bible studies, retreats, workshops/seminars, leading and participating on committees, teaching Sunday school classes, youth ministries, scouting, mentoring, cold weather shelters, and assisting in leading worship service.

Serve Homeless Meals Sundays 7:00 am
Serve Every Saturday Morning – 7:00 am Breakfast & Devotional.
Serve Cold Weather Shelter Volunteers. Dale  Gruver
gelgee@gruver1356.com

United Methodist Women

      The United Methodist Women seek to be a place where all women are welcome, where we can work together on shared commitments, spiritual growth, and mission with women, children, and youth, and empowerment of women in the United States and around the world. The Ruth Circle of UM Women meet on the Second Thursday of the month at 10:00 A.M. in the Library.

Debi Cockburn
Debi2n@gmail.com

Women of Wesley

    WOW Women of Wesley’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ, mentoring and equipping women to serve Christ in the home, the church, the community, and throughout the world with the ultimate goal of becoming purpose-filled women of God. Naomi – Rebecca Circle focuses on missions and spiritual growth and meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in the Sewing Room.

Nancy Blunk
nancyblunk@yahoo.com

Worship Ministry

    The mission of the Worship Ministry Team is to draw near to God, magnify the Lord to the best of our abilities and to lead others into humble, intimate, and passion filled worship utilizing music, media, and drama resources. If you would like to be a part of our worship team by helping with media/sound, playing an instrument in one of the worship services, playing in our bell choir, or singing in the choir or Praise Team,  you can contact Jean or Gail.

Traditional Service at 9:00 A.M. Contemporary Service at 11:15 A.M.

Jean Rowe                                                        Gail Parker
Jkr1885@yahoo.com                                  gaileeroy@verizon.net

Walking the Mourner’s Path

_Walking The Mourner’s Path is a recurring 6 week program that is different from other grief programs. It was founded out of the need to answer the question – “Where is God in my pain?”  The goal is to help people through the process of transforming their grief into joyful living.

Connie Pruitt
pruitt2329@gmail.com Other Opportunities to Serve

Counting Team

Join one of counting teams that meets Monday morning to count the offering and get the deposit ready for the bank. Each team meets once a month.

Church Office
admindesk@wesleymemorial.net
813-769-9157

Homeless Ministry

Help prepare meals for the homeless in the community on Sunday morning.

Herman Small
smallhouse@verizon.net

Nursery Help

Sit and rock, sing, tell stories to our precious little ones.
Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 8:00pm or Sunday mornings 8:30am – 12:30pm

Office Help

Each volunteer works about a three-hour shift and answers the phone, takes messages, makes phone calls, collates papers, and pretty much whatever the office needs to have done. Most days are available.

Vickey Paggio
admindesk@wesleymemorial.net
813-769-9157

Prayer Chain

Our prayer ministry prays for the special intentions of our church and the community.

Church Office
admindesk@wesleymemorial.net    OR    www.wesleymemorial.net/prayer-wall/

About Us

About Wesley Church

At Wesley Church  in Tampa it is our mission “To make and send disciples who live and love like Jesus.”  As disciples, our focus is to  build spiritual transformation through relationships.   Becoming a disciple is built around three key attributes: following Christ (head), being changed by Christ (heart), committing to the mission of Christ (hands).

Begin your discipleship journey on Sundays at either our traditional or contemporary service  and  by joining one of many our Real Life Groups.

Our Real Life Groups  provide something for just about everyone, from men’s and women’s fellowship and study groups, Bible studies, Sunday School, support groups,  groups for accountability, fellowship, recreation, youth, children’s ministries, and much more.