CONNECT. SERVE. GROW.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES AND OUTREACH

 
 

Playdate Cafe’ Needs Helpers

 
On Sundays, after church, volunteers transform our sanctuary into a safe haven where pre-schoolers can play, supervised by out volunteers, while their parents, or grandparents, relax with a cup of coffee, on Weds from 9 to 11:30 AM, following the Hillsborough County School Calendar.
 
Helpers Needed:
Sunday Setup at Noon
Wednesday Kitchen Help 8:30-11:30
Wednesday Help with kids 8:30 – 11:30
Wednesday Cleanup at 11:30
 
Contact Heather Kirk: kirkchris2@verizon.net

Homework Helpers Needed

 
Kids in our community get FREE homework help, one hour per week on Thursday evenings.
 
We need more teens and adults to assist with homework for 1 to 2 hours on Thursdays at 5-6 and/or 6-7 PM.
 
Contact Bill Miller:  (813-949-4390)

Movie Night

Usually on the 3rd Friday of the month,  we have a FREE family-friendly movie.  Come at 6:30 PM with snacks for your family and enjoy the movie at 7 PM.

 

Sherry Devore:  sbirdwings@gmail.com

Children’s Outreach Events

 
Jelly Bean Jamboree
Kid’s Club
VBS
Back to School Bash
Trunk or Treat
 
So many ways to help thoughout the year. Watch the bulletin and announcements for signup.  The more of us who get involved, the more our community will feel welcome to attend.
 
Contact Janell Lockhart:
Janell@FantasticFirst.org

Our Babies Need You

 
Our wonderful nursery ministry is looking for volunteers to rock, play with, and read to our babies. Serve monthly.
 
We currently have a paid nursery coordinator position available, as well.
 
Contact Janell Lockhart:
Janell@FantasticFirst.org

Children’s Classes

 
Children are highly valued by our church family. There are many roles to fill in this vital ministry, including A/V tech, greeters, hall monitors, helpers, teachers, subs & workshop leaders. Flexible Scheduling
 
Sunday School  at 9:30 & 11 AM

Wacky Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

 

Janell Lockhart: Janell@FantasticFirst.org

ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

 

Adult Classes Offered

 
Mondays at 7 PM (Women)
 
Wednesdays at 9 AM (Women)
 
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM (All)

Saturdays at 8 AM (Men)

Sundays at 9:30 AM & 11 AM (All)

Check the website calendar for current class times, locations & descriptions.  If you’re interested in facilitating a class, please talk to Janell.

Janell Lockhart: Janell@FantasticFirst.org

FELLOWSHIP

 
 
 
 

Art Class

FREE monthly classes. No experience required. The schedule alternates between Saturday afternoon and Monday evening. Invite your friends!  Lynne makes art fun and easy!
 
Contact: Lynne Brown
klzbrown@gmail.com
 

Chick-lits Book Club

 
Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30, in room 301, to discuss the book of the month.
 
Contact: Kirsten or Missy  Kirsten.j.krauer@gmail.com
mrobinsonsphr08@gmail.com
 

Crochet & Craft Club

 
Tuesdays at 6:30
 
Bring your own project and get to know other crafters in our church and community.  EVERYONE welcome.
 
Contact: Vicki Apple
vicki@fantasticfirst.org

Men’s Breakfast

At 8 AM on the 2nd Saturday of each month, our men meet for food, encouragement, prayer and a devotional led by Frank Hearne. Afterwards, sometimes they do projects for members, or around the facility.

Contact Ryan Martin:
(813) 205-8077

 

Soul Sisters

Our women and their friends gather monthly, for a variety of activities. They also share prayer requests via email, and help with meal trains, and various outreach projects.  Email Sherry to get added to the email list.

Sherry Devore: sbirdwings@gmail.com

 

Total Body Reset

Meets on Mondays at 8:30 AM.  Stretching, balancing, & activating lethargic muscles are essential for a healthy body. For all ability levels. Floor or chair options.  Bring towel/mat/water.

Sheri Koyles:  Youth@FantasticFirst.org

 

HOSPITALITY

 

Caring Callers

 
Show some love to our homebound members with calls, notes and visits (if appropriate).
 
Contact Sandy Stack:
beescats@aol.com

Greeters

 
Serve one Sunday per month, before a service, at the front door, or in the hallway, to greet people with a warm smile.
 
After the service, welcome our guests at the Welcome Desk.
 
Contact Vicki Apple:
Vicki@FantasticFirst.org

Kitchen Crew

 
Serve one Sunday per month, to provide cheese toast, coffee, and other delicious treats between services.
 
Contact Sharon Kreuzinger:
sharon1962.sk@gmail.com

Ushers

 
Greet our worshippers, hand out bulletins, help find seating, receive the offering, serve communion, and assist however needed to facilitate Sunday Worship.  Serve once a month.
 
Contact Paul Hagenau:
phagenau@hotmail.com

MISSIONS: GLOBAL

Caribbean Missions

 
The people we love in these countries live in extreme poverty. We collect funds for food, construction, wells, and schooling. If you’re interested in helping support, or going on a mission trip, please contact:
 
 
Sister Church: Bruce Kelley,
bruce.kelley@totalecs.com
District Coordinator: Lynn Bordelon
lynn.bordelon@yahoo.com
 
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:
 
Sandy Stack:  beescats@aol.com
 
HAITI: 
 
JoeNancyGray1@aol.com

Operation Christmas Child

 
We provide shoeboxes for children around the world. You can drop off supplies throughout the year and join us for an annual packing party, or get a box from Sandy and pack it yourself.
 
Janell takes a group of ladies in December, to help at the distribution center in Atlanta.
 
Contact:
 
Sandy Stack:  beescats@aol.com
 
Janell Lockhart:  janell@fantasticfirst.org

Pillow Case Dresses

 
When our members go on mission trips, sometimes they are able to take these adorable dresses with them.  If you like to sew, don’t wait to hear about a trip, go ahead and make some in advance.
 
They can also be put in the shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
 
Patterns are available free on google and  YouTube. 
 

MISSIONS: LOCAL

A Woman’s Place

(New Life Solutions)

 
Provides medical services and reproductive health education. We support them through  “Walk Life” and more.
 
Contact Nancy Gray:  JoeNancyG1@aol.com

Bloodmobile

 
Available in our parking lot every other month, during all three services. Healthy blood saves lives!
 
Contact Paula Hanlon:
phanlon@tampabay.rr.com

Christian Social Services

 
CSS is located in Land O’ Lakes, and was formed by the local churches to consolidate our efforts to provide help to our local community.  They run off proceeds of their thrift store, and financial donations. You can volunteer there, donate through the offering, or drop off donations of food or thrift items in the wooden bins as you enter the lobby. Thank you so much!

Cornerstone Family Ministries

 
Our annual “WonderWalk” provides food, childcare, education and other opportunities to disadvantaged children and their families, in Tampa.
 
Contact Sandy Stack:
BeesCats@aol.com

Love Baskets

 
Providing baskets showing our appreciation to local heroes, school principals, shutins, and more.
 
Watch the bulletin for when and how to participate.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive

 
The week or two before Christmas, grab some friends and choose a
2-hour shift at Publix

HOW TO SIGN UP:

Go to registertoring.com
Select: I’m Ringing With a Group
Type Fantastic First in rectangle
Click Submit
Find the date and time you want.
Click on Select Shift.
Click on red Reserve Shifts (at top)
 
Log in if you already have an account or
click to Create an Account
Complete questions 
Save Profile
Log in to see the shift you chose.
 
Contact Natalie Gomillion:
ngomillion@gmail.com

PRAYER

 
 
 

Submit a Prayer Request

 
 
Prayer4First@gmail.com
 
Prayer Cards in the Lobby

Join the Prayer Team

 
Submit your email address to
Natalie Gomillion: ngomillion@gmail.com or
Christine Hernandez:  christine2mhernandez@outlook.com
 
You can also use the prayer page to view requests that need prayer. Click the praying hands to let the requestor know you have prayed for them.

Prayer Vigils

 
Please make it a point to participate when given the chance. These are opportunities to go deeper in prayer. Natalie & Christine would love to have you join them in prayerful worship.

SUPPORT

Building & Grounds

 
If you are a “hands on” kind of person, your talent and skill are needed:  Carpentry, classroom setup, custodial, drywall, electrical, furniture repair, event setup & clean up, landscaping, light bulb changing, painting, playground & field pick up, plumbing, roof repair, water testing & more.
 
Contact:
Ryan Martin, 813-205-8077
Janell Lockhart: janell@fantasticfirst.org
Vicki Apple:  vicki@fantasticfirst.org

Decorating

 
It takes a team to brighten our sanctuary so that it visually reflects a sacred space. This team, under amazing leadership, works on a monthly basis to carry out this mission.
 
Creative minds AND strong backs welcome!
 
Contact Lynne Brown:
klzbrown@gmail.com

Office Sweethearts

 
Mailouts, newsletter assembly, errands, graphics, website updating, phone calls, and more. If there’s something you’d like to help with behind the scenes, let us know!
 
Contacts:
 
Dee Denham, Communications:
Dee@FantasticFirst.org
 
Vicki Apple, Church Adminsitrator
vicki@FantasticFirst.org

WORSHIP ARTS

Acolytes

 
As the bearers of the flame that represents the light of Jesus, boys and girls in grades 3-12, open and close our 9:30 AM service.
 
Contact Dee Denham:
Dee@FantasticFirst.org
 
 

Adult Choir

 
ALL VOICES WELCOME! Please join us at 8:00 PM every Thursday. Our choir sings regularly at the 9:30 service, and performs special SATB music during the holidays. There are also opportunities to sing solos and special music during the offering.

Drama Team

 
If you like being in the spotlight, this is the team for you!  They meet on Thursdays at 6 for practice, as needed, and to record skits that will be played in church. Sometimes they perform live, as well.
 
Contact Nancy Jordan:
(813) 598-9368

Handbell Choir

 
Consider this your OPEN INVITATION! Come at 7:00 PM any Thursday and give it a try! We will partner you with an experienced ringer, so you can watch and try at your own pace, with no commitment. Beginners and advanced musicians both find that playing handbells is a very rewarding way to express themselves musically, and praise the Lord. Please contact Travis if you have any questions.

Praise Band/Orchestra/Tech Team

 
If you are talented with an instrument, or are skilled on audio/video equipment, talk to Cliff about serving on the Praise & Worship Team.
 
Rehearsals are Thursdays at 6:45, and are on a weekly/monthly rotation schedule for church services at 9:30 & 11:00.

YOUTH

Planet 56

The Way

Prayer Partners

Small Group Leaders

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