Reverend Ted T. Fielland has served as our pastor since 1997. He can be reached by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (813) 787-8172. His office hours are Wednesdays 12:30-2:30 and other times by appointment; please, call to schedule.
Sunday morning service is from 11:00 A.M. to noon in the sanctuary at 212 Inverness Avenue. We celebrate Holy Communion which is open to all on the first Sunday of every month.
Special Worship Services are held for St. Valentine’s Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Easter, Advent Sundays, Christmas Eve and Member Recognition Sunday (twice a year). Other special days of the Church Year (e.g. Pentecost) and the “cultural and national” calendars (e.g. Mother’s Day and Independence Day) are also recognized for their significance in our lives.
Church Council Members
The Council meets the third Sunday of each month, unless it falls on a holiday Sunday. Melissa Hall is Chairman, and Landee Fielland is Vice-Chairman. Other 2020 members are Debbie Anders, Julie Borntrager, Dione DeBarry, Carolyn McGonigel, Linda Rhodes, Jared Thompson and Phyllis Warrick.
Our choir is directed by Suzanne Reid. Practices are on Mondays at 7:30 P.M. and Sundays at 10:15 A.M. in the sanctuary. New members are always welcome.
Adult Bible Study is on hiatus for the summer but will resume in the fall.
We currently provide “We Care” bags for the homeless which can be picked up in the narthex of our church to be distributed to the needy. We also collect non-perishable food items for the Food Bank of Temple Terrace. Donations may be left in the narthex or the church office. During Christmas, we volunteer at Metropolitan Ministries and collect “shoeboxes” for Samaritan’s Purse.
Our Women’s group, Women of Wonder or “WOW,” meets several times a year and plans programs that benefit the entire congregation. Among the activities sponsored by WOW are potluck lunches and dinners, rummage sales, refurbishing crews, church clean-ups and yard clean-ups.
Children at Church
Children attend the beginning of Sunday Worship Services with their families. During the service, Pastor Fielland invites them to the altar for a special children’s message. After his message, the children attend Children’s Church with Marsha Fielland, the pastor’s wife; and then they return for the conclusion of the service.
The Delbert Miller Nursery is located at the back of the main sanctuary and provides a secluded space for parents with infants and/or small children. From there, the Worship Services can be seen and heard.