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Welcome to Wesley Church

We are so glad you decided to check out 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Sunday Services every week at 9:00am and 11:15am. Learn more here!

Saturday, Jan. 28 – Habana Health Care Center Activity! Learn more here!

Tuesday, Feb. 7 – WOW Annual Soup Supper! Learn more here!

Wednesday, Feb. 22 – Ash Wednesday! Details available soon.

Saturday, March 25 – Methodist United in Prayer Luncheon! Details available soon.

Saturday, April 1 – Save a Life Tuesday! Details available soon.

Thursday, April 6 –Maundy Thursday Service! Details available soon.

Friday, April 7 – Good Friday Service! Details available soon.

Saturday, April 8 – Spring Festival! Details available soon.

Sunday, April 9 – Easter Services! Details available soon.

Wednesday, April 19 – GodGang Youth Group Open House! Details available soon.

Real Life Groups

REAL LIFE GROUPS

27/90 New Testament Study

A Facebook group open to community to facilitate
a home study of 27/90 Bible Study developed  by Pastor Ernie Post.
Occasional meet ups planned.

For more info, contact Terri Davis              [email protected]

Adult Bible Study

We study various books of the Bible.

10:15 am Sundays
Choir  Room
Contact: Fran Mobley     813-886-1543        [email protected]

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 protected]

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         [email protected]

Crafts

Hand make items for the church bazaar.

2:00 pm -7:30 pm Tuesdays
Craft Room
Contact: Shaun Black     813-399-0220      [email protected]

Daily Christian Living

Currently studying the book of Acts.

6:30 pm Wednesdays
Rm 202 FLC
Contact: Charlie Dittmar                                       [email protected]

Flexibility Class

Stretch your way into fitness and Christian fellowship.

5:00pm – 6:00pm Wednesday and Friday
Fellowship Hall FLC (Sanctuary Overflow when FLC conflict)
Contact:  Rick Preston   813-598-3912          [email protected]

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       [email protected]

Habana Health Care Team

Join us for a fun art & music activity planned for the residents at Habana Health Care Center, a rehabilitation center located at 2916 Habana Way, Tampa, FL  33614.
Volunteers to assist or always welcomed!

Last Saturday of each month from 2-3pm
Contact: Terri Davis         813-598-6938       [email protected]

Hand Bells

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

11:15 am – 12:15 pm Mondays
Choir Room
Contact: Jean Rowe        813-767-5264            [email protected]

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       [email protected]

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      [email protected]

Naomi- Rebecca Circle

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

7:00 pm – 8:00pm  1st Tuesdays of each month
Sewing Room
Contact: Gail Parker            813-855-2146             [email protected]

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         [email protected]

Pickle Ball

Come enjoy Christian Fellowship and Fun while staying active.

New play time starting 2023 on Fridays at 9:30
All other play times are now full.
FLC Gym
Contact: Janet Stuart  813-886-9389 or Celia Petters 813-263-6521

Prayer Gathering

Join us in the Church Sanctuary  as we lift up guided prayer for our church leaders as well as other church prayer requests.

Third Tuesday of each month  9am – 11am
Church Sanctuary
Contact: Renee Kincaid           813-885-5674               [email protected]

Promiseland

For children 4 years old through 5th grade. We have a wonderful time learning about the love of Jesus!

11:00am -12:15pm Sundays
6:15pm -8:00pm  Wednesdays
Promiseland Room
Contact: Rochelle Mock      813-215-6433             [email protected]

Ruth Circle

A United Women of Faith ministry focused on missions, spiritual  growth and fellowship.

10:00am – 11:00am  first Thursday of each month
Sewing Room
Debi Cockburn          318-792-8064

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.

Susan Ivins                                                                           [email protected]

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 protected]

Women’s Bible Study – Morning or Evening

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           [email protected]

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     [email protected]

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
Sewng Room
Contact: Terri Davis            813-598-6938      [email protected]

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

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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                         [email protected]                   
Amanda Harrison                    [email protected]                         
Gage Davis
[email protected]
                                                         

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.
Leslie Berlin
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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.
 Nadia Nunez
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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                                  [email protected]                                     
Jean Rowe                                       [email protected]

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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

  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 protected]

Agape Ministries 4 Ukraine

Wesley partners with Agape Ministries 4 Ukraine to provide medical supplies directly to those in Ukraine and funds to support a newly acquired facility in Derby, VT that can house up to 40 refugees from Ukraine to provide them a new beginning and a new hope. Many of the families being brought over from Ukraine have a child with special needs that need medical attention not available in Ukraine. You can learn more here about the Agape House of Mercy.

Tracey Shadday
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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 sale 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
[email protected]

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
[email protected]

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 protected]

Worship Ministry

s     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. and Contemporary Service at 11:15 A.M.
Jean Rowe                                   [email protected]                       
Gail Parker                                  [email protected]

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 protected]

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
[email protected]
813-769-9157

Homeless Ministry

Help prepare meals for the homeless in the community on Sunday morning.
Herman Small
[email protected]

Nursery Help Sit and rock, sing, tell stories to our precious little ones.
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
[email protected]
813-769-9157

Prayer Team

Our prayer ministry prays for the special intentions of our church and the community. Church Office
[email protected]    OR    www.wesleymemorial.net/prayer-wall/

Private: Upcoming Events

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 our many 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.