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Based on the feedback received during Pastor John's listening tour, and in conjunction with leadership, the decision has been made to spend some time together as a church family. In this current season, we will meet together for ONE worship experience each Sunday instead of having separate services for Traditional and Contemporary worship. Come as you are - whether it's casual dress or your Sunday best - we just want to see you here!
We have some important events to highlight that are happening at TTUMC as we celebrate the Christmas season!
December 10 & 11 - Join us in the Sanctuary at 7PM on the 10th or 11th (or both!) for our original presentation of "A Twilight Christmas" at TTUMC. This will be a lovely evening presented by our Drama Team, filled with music and the hope of the Christmas season!
December 13 - We are hosting our Christmas party at the Palm Terrace Assisted Living Facility. The fun will start at 6:30PM at Palm Terrace. Please contact the church office for more information, and come to join the fun!
December 14 - All ladies and their guests are invited to the Christmas Brunch on Saturday morning at 10AM in the Fellowship Hall! Tickets are $10 each and will be available for purchase through December 8.
December 22 - Don't miss our "Christmas Is Near" Candlelight Worship service at 7PM in the Sanctuary, as we experience the Christmas story together and sing the most beloved carols of the season. We will have a time of fellowship after the service, with hot chocolate and cookies in the Fellowship Hall.
Finally, PLEASE NOTE that we will not have a Christmas Eve service this year so that you can spend the evening with your families and friends. However, we encourage you to join us for the Candlelight Worship service on the 22nd!
We were very fortunate that our area was not affected by Hurricane Dorian even though the initial forecasts gave us reason to be concerned and to prepare. However, our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas were not as fortunate, and they need our help. The United Methodist Committee on Relief, or UMCOR, is working very hard to help those in the Bahamas who have suffered loss due to the storm. Please see the information below on how you can help!
Our On Mission Together Weekend was a HUGE success!! We enjoyed a wonderful dinner out on Friday evening at Perkins Restaurant. It was a nice, relaxing time for people to connect as we got ready for our busy day on Saturday.
Saturday morning we worked on clearing and cleaning the yard for a member of our community who needed help and couldn't do the work by herself. She was at risk of several fines and penalties by the city, but we had a large group of hard-working people to help and we got the work done in just a few hours - not bad considering the size of the yard! You can see the picture of the house after we finished below!
Saturday evening, we had our Potluck Dinner and Game Night! Pam and Pat Devoid worked tirelessly with help from several of our members to make this event a success! Everyone enjoyed a lovely dinner, and Don Haas hosted our Trivia Scrabble game afterwards! SO MUCH FUN!!
We've got many, many people to thank for making this happen - Sue Barr coordinated the events and made everything look easy!!; Pam and Pat Devoid made sure that our potluck dinner and game night was lots of fun - with help from Don Haas, who was our "game show" host!; so many people worked on our morning mission doing yard cleanup, then went home and prepared something to bring to our potluck dinner! THANK YOU ALL!!
The picture below is the "after" picture at the house where we completed our mission activity - click on the picture to see more photos from the weekend. You won't believe the "before" pictures!!
On Sunday, April 28th, TTUMC Staff Parish Relations chairperson Cindy Kocher shared the announcement about our new pastor, who will begin July 1, 2019. Rev. John Legg and his wife, Latrice, have most recently served at Aloma United Methodist Church in Winter Park, FL. Their sons Isaac and Caleb live in Kansas, their son Jordan lives in Jacksonville, and their daughter Jaylee attends UCF in Orlando. Pastor Legg and Latrice are looking forward to joining our TTUMC family! His first Sunday preaching will be July 7, 2019.
Our Interim Pastor, Rev. Kim Uchimura, has also received an appointment and will move to Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Bradenton to serve as Senior Pastor. Our last Sunday with Pastor Kim and her husband Greg will be June 30, 2019. On that day, we will have one combined worship service followed by a farewell gathering in the Fellowship Hall.
What's missing from this picture? YOU!! Contact the church office at 813-988-4141 to get more information about becoming a member!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.