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 Nicole Abdnour

A Prayer During Advent

Holy is your name O God, and mighty is the one whom you sent to redeem creation. It is through our remembrance of the mercies you have shown to generations before us that we dare to approach you with our own petitions and requests. We pray for your church wherever it gathers, asking that hearts…

Tired and Weary

July 17th Sermon: Nicole PartinAbdnour Amos 8:1-12/Luke 10:38-42 Is anyone weary this morning? I confess that I arrive tired and weary. Some of the tiredness and weariness comes from having driven in yesterday from Montreat, North Carolina after spending a week tending to the pastoral care needs of the 1500 conferees and adult leaders there…

Prayer for General Assembly

By Rev. Nicole Abdnour God of Wisdom and Truth, through the gift of your Holy Spirit you have called the church into being and continue to breathe into it life. Be with all members of the 222nd General Assembly; open their hearts and minds to your creative work within the church. Make us grateful for…

Pentecost Reflection

“When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.…

Ash Wednesday Tampa

Why Ashes?

During last year’s noon Ash Wednesday service a four-old came to worship with her grandmother. When it came to the portion of the service where people began to come forward for the imposition of ashes and to hear the words, “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return” I began to hear another…

Prayer for Approaching the 4th Sunday in Advent

As the angelic hosts gathered to proclaim your message of hope and peace for all the world, we gather here this day to hear again of your word manifest in the person of Jesus Christ, that we too may join the heavenly chorus which proclaims your message of hope, peace, love, and joy. Gracious God,…