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
Contact: Fran Mobley 813-886-1543 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Prepare different music for for every Sunday worship 9:00am Service.
7:00 pm Thursdays
Contact: Jean Rowe 813-767-5264 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand make items for the church bazaar.
2:00 pm -7:30 pm Tuesdays
Contact: Shaun Black 813-399-0220 email@example.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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
United Methodist Men’s Group (AKA Men of Integrity)
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 email@example.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.
Be strengthened as we get fit both physically and spiritually.
5:10 – 6:00 Mondays and Wednesdays
Contact: Brenda Billing 813-765-2485 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
United Methodist Men
The United Methodist Men’s(AKA Men of Integrity) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com
sThe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Other Opportunities to Serve
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.
Help prepare meals for the homeless in the community on Sunday morning. Herman Small firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 email@example.com 813-769-9157
Our prayer ministry prays for the special intentions of our church and the community.
firstname.lastname@example.org OR www.wesleymemorial.net/prayer-wall/
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.