We are here to bring hope to our community.

We believe that God has called us to be an instrument of hope to our community - that is our vision. God has placed each of us here in this season to reach out to those around us and show them His love. We welcome you to walk this path with us!


Saying "goodbye" is never an easy thing, and this Sunday will be filled with mixed emotions for many of us. You won't want to miss it as we celebrate Pastor Patina Ripkey and wish her well in the next phase of her life and ministry. 

We all know that Patina has a tremendous amount of talent as a singer, songwriter, musician, speaker, and leader, so it's no surprise that she has had a passion for worshiping and serving the Lord since she was a small child. She has channeled that passion as our Director of Worship since she joined the TTUMC family in 2009. Prior to joining the TTUMC family, Patina was Director of Contemporary Worship at St. James United Methodist Church in Tampa Palms, where she had served since being called to full-time ministry in 2004. 

Since Patina earned her licensure as a Local Pastor in 2015, she has continued to develop her gifts as a teacher and leader. She has now been called to serve another congregation in Orlando, FL. While we are saddened that we will no longer be blessed with her gifts at TTUMC each week, we are EXCITED to see how God will continue to use her for His glory in her new role! This Sunday we will have ONE blended worship service at 10 am in the sanctuary. After worship, please stay for our potluck luncheon in the Fellowship Hall as we celebrate with Patina! Contact the church office as soon as possible to let us know whether you're coming and what side item or dessert you will bring - TTUMC will provide the entree (steak and lobster, perhaps??)! Please join us for this time of celebration!!

 WE ARE Helping Those Affected by HurricanE harvey AND HURRICANE IRMA

In response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, UMCOR is providing assistance to those in need.  To join in their effort, we are assembling hygiene/health kits and cleaning kits.  

For detailed assembly instructions please click here:

Hygiene / Health Kits

Cleaning Kits

For more information on how you can help, please contact the church office. You can also click on the following link -  www.umcor.org - for more information about UMCOR.  


now enrolling

Temple Terrace UMC Preschool

Temple Terrace United Methodist Church Preschool (TTUMCPS) is a full-day and part-day VPK preschool that serves children from ages 3-5.  The school also offers early and extended care.  

Location:   5030 East Busch Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33617  

Operating Hours:  7:00 am - 6:00 pm

To sign up your child please contact the preschool at 813-989-0111 or the church office at 813-988-4141.  The Director can also be contacted via email at  yvette.moore@ttumc.org.


Teacher Assistant (Part-Time)

VPK Lead Teacher (Full-Time)

OPEN HOUSE ON AUGUST 7 (click for more information)

Learn More About TTUMC

  • New to Temple Terrace UMC? 

    Welcome! We can't wait to introduce you to our community and tell you about all the good things God is doing in our church family. No matter where you've come from and where you are on your spiritual journey, we want to come alongside you - to inspire, equip and encourage you to live out a life that will bring glory to God and be a blessing to the world.

  • Living in Community

    Being an instrument of hope to our community starts with our family. "Living in Community" means walking side by side through the ups and downs of life. It's more than simply going to church on Sunday - it's knowing that you've got a family to share in your victories, and to pick you up when life knocks you down.  One of the best ways to get involved in our community is to attend our Discipleship Classes or small groups - this gives you a chance to get to know your church family better in a smaller, more personal environment. 


  • Sunday Morning

    Our Sunday morning worship services provide an opportunity to for all of us to honor God with our prayers, our presence, our gifts and our service. This is not only a time of praise and worship, but it can also be a time of reflection as we hear God's word and learn to apply it in our daily lives. Because our community is diverse, we offer different types of worship to allow our family to hear the word in a setting that is meaningful for them. Our Traditional Worship Service begins in the sanctuary at 10am, and The Fellowship offers contemporary worship in the Fellowship Hall at 11am. 



  • Children's Ministry

    Our Children's Ministry is truly a highlight of what we offer at Temple Terrace UMC. We meet every child where they are and we teach them God's word in a loving environment. We offer Sunday School beginning at 10am on Sundays, with Children's Choir rehearsals starting at 11:15 on Sunday mornings. Check out the link below for more information on our Children's Ministry.  


  • Temple Terrace UMC Preschool

    At Temple Terrace UMC, we recognize the importance of having a positive influence in the lives of our children as early as possible.  Our Preschool allows us to partner with children and their families to prepare them for their educational future with a loving, positive focus in a Christ-centered environment. 



    CNIC is a non-profit corporation and operates exclusively for education and charitable purposes.  The purpose of this corporation is to improve the economic, education, and social condition of the residents of the Temple Terrace community and surrounding areas.  Their most recent project was TEEN TIME TALK, a workshop offered for young adults about the power of choices.  


  • Donate to Temple Terrace UMC

    We believe that financial giving is a way God has called us to worship Him. Some churches tend to be shy in asking for donations to keep ministry going. We believe in absolute transparency with our finances, understanding that people in the past tend to second guess where their money goes when they give it to a church. We believe that having you see our spending will encourage you to give more, and make more of an impact in this world for the gospel. 


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