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


  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

Boy Scouts

 Boy Scout Troop 315 provides a program for young people that builds character teaches the responsibilities of participating citizenship and develops personal fitness. Troop 315 meets every Friday 7:00 – 9:00 P.M in the FLC.

Christine Chansley
Phone: 813 389 9668
COR:  Charlie Dittmar:

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 in the Promiseland Room.

Rochelle Mock


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

GodGang 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 6th 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



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


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


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.

Shaun Black

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

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 spiritual walk.

Susan Ivins

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 every Saturday and Sunday Mornings.
Serve Every Saturday Morning – 7:00 A.M. Breakfast & Devotional.
Serve Son Rise Cafe every Sunday 8:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. FLC.
Serve Cold Weather Shelter Volunteers.
Serve Fellowship Fest every Wednesday Night Dinners FLC.

Roger Hyde

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.

Jane Edwards


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

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                        

Young Adult Ministry
     The Young Adult Ministry’s mission is to praise and glorify God, as well as gain an understanding of God’s word and teachings as it applies in our lives; to provide an open forum where young adults can meet regularly to discuss the various spiritual issues our age group faces; to provide support and fellowship while keeping in the work of the Lord; to motivate one another to maintain our walk of faith and continue to glorify God in all that we do; to be a social group of positive influence, providing guidance, and direction towards purpose and self-discovery.

Jensen Bennett


Other Opportunities to Serve


Make and serve breakfast on Sunday mornings.   Proceeds benefit the Homeless Ministry.

Roger Hyde


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

Homeless Ministry

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

Herman Small

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

Makenna Bayaat
Assistant Director of Bridges

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

Prayer Chain

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

Fran Mobley