Located in South Tampa and witnessing to the love of God for over 90 years. Committed to a neighborhood presence, worldwide outreach and a deep heritage of Christian faith.

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A Prayer for Summer

Creator God, we know that for everything there is a season, and we thank you for the gifts of the season of summer.  We pray for your blessing on family reunions and the gathering of friends in the summer. Bless homes and strengthen love through the fellowship of believers. Where this summer contains times of…

Epiphany

The traditional end of the season of Christmas finds the church, by tradition, remembering Matthew’s story of the visit of the wise men. In the larger church around the world, historically, this Sunday has been called Epiphany Sunday. The appearance of the wise men heralds the truth that the good news of Jesus is not…

Prayer of Rememberance

Great God, we remember before you those who have borne the greatest burden in these disasters and in this time of terror and war. We lift our hearts in thanksgiving for those who have loved their neighbor as they love themselves, for those whose service built up your kingdom, for those whose lives were taken…

Labor Day Prayer

Almighty God, great and wondrous are your works. You placed Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden to till and keep it. You have blessed us with ability, and skills, and talents. Through our work, You invite us to partner with You, shaping the world in which we live. You gave dignity to our…

Summer Note from The Pastor

As we cross over the threshold of May into June, we cross into a new programmatic season in the life of the community of the church. The patterns of worship and presence do change over the summer at the church, but it doesn’t mean activity abates; there’s a lot going on! Summer is filled with mission trips…

Prayer for Peace and Justice

Lord, Bring an end to senseless shooting and killing.  Bring an end to crazy hatred that only hurts and never solves.  With the power and presence of your justice and peace restrain evil and eliminate terror. Strengthen and bless those who serve in harm’s way to work for the peace and justice of others.  Give…

Prayer for Graduates

Great Teacher, in your will our lives are lived, and by your wisdom truth is found. We pray for graduates who finish a course of study, and move on to something new. Take away anxiety or confusion of purpose, and give them confidence in the future you plan, where energies may be gathered up and…