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.

Posts by John Debevoise

Praying During Lent

by Rev. John DeBevoise On Wednesday, February 17th, the church enters the season of Lent, a time for increasing our attention to practices of Christian faith as a way of nurturing and strengthening our faith. Chronologically, Lent takes the faithful on the journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday (April 4th). I think of it…

Stewardship Newsletter Is Now Online

Click Here to read the 2020 Stewardship Newsletter Click Here to make your 2021 Pledge A Letter from Pastor John below: Dear Friends, There’s never been another year like it! Wow, what a year this year has been. With challenge after challenge, the community, the nation, the world has known challenges unlike any we’ve ever…

Fellowship Hall Open for Donation Drop-Offs

We are collecting food, clothing, toiletries, and more for End 68 Hours of Hunger, Beth-El Farmworker Ministries, Faith Cafe’s Angel Closet, and Abe Brown Ministries.The Fellowship Hall is open for contactless donation drop-offs Mondays-Fridays 8am-6pm. End 68 Hours of Hunger Needs: Jelly (plastic bottles only) Cereal (14-16oz boxes, no individual boxes please) Canned pastas (beef-a-roni, raviolis, etc) Macaroni n…

Home At Christmas

From the Pastor’s Desk:Home at Christmasby Rev. John DeBevoise Home is a regular theme at Christmas — lots of Christmas songs reference it, and many Christmas cards show idealic images of homes decorated with family gathering around some sort of hearth, even if it’s a digital one. It’s an interesting dynamic since the Gospel tells…

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…