join us as we celebrate the season of advent - a season of preparation!

In churches all over the country this month, people will talk about the Advent season and they will light the candles on the Advent wreath. Have you ever wondered about the meaning behind it? The candles are not meant to simply serve as decoration or to illuminate the church - they are meant to symbolize the coming of Christ. The Methodist tradition uses the candles to represent the virtues of the coming Messiah - Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. The wreath is a circle that represents the eternity of God. In the center of the wreath is the Christ candle, reminding Christians that Jesus is the Light of the World.

We invite you to join us this Advent season at TTUMC!! 

pivot to heaven - this month's sermon series

Pastor Moore is teaching our current series titled "Pivot To Heaven" - and it is not to be missed! Scripture reminds us that we are citizens of heaven. So, why do we place so much value on the things of the world? We invest in our futures while we are here on this earth - and we should - but it is SO MUCH MORE important to "invest" in our eternal future! Join us this week to learn more!!

 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 - - 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


Teacher Assistant (Part-Time)

VPK Lead Teacher (Full-Time)

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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