Get ready for FOOD TRUCK PARTY!!
JUNE 5th thru  9th
8:45 AM – Noon M-F
Kids from (potty-trained) 3 yrs to (rising) 6th grade are in for an awesome week as we learn important lessons about God’s ability to provide. We will be collecting Peanut Butter & Jelly for Christian Social Services!


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Playdate Cafe’

 For little ones and their favorite grown-ups.  Click here for more information about the program.
Want to help out?
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:

Homework Help

For Grades K-8th
Thursdays during the school year
Session #1:  5 – 6 PM
Session #2:  6 – 7 PM
Assistance available in all subjects.
Helpers Needed:
Thursdays from 5 to 6 and/or 6 to 7.
Contact Janell Lockhart:

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:

Children’s Outreach Events

Jelly Bean Jamboree
Kid’s Club
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:

Our Growing Nursery

Newborns through 2 years old go to our wonderful nursery ministry, where staff and volunteers rock, play with, and read to our babies.
Volunteers serve monthly.
Contact Janell Lockhart:

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
Sundays at 9:30 & 11:  Kids of all ages learn exciting Bible truths from loving teachers.
Check-in is on the playground.
At 11, grades 1 – 4 join your families in “big” church for praise music, then head to 1 UP for more Bible truths.

Wacky Wednesdays at 6:30 PM Kids have fun with Ms. Joanne playing and learning Bible truths.

Janell Lockhart:



Planet 56

Our 5th & 6th Graders join together for Sunday School at 9:30, and on the 2nd Sunday of each month, at noon, for Planet 56, a fun program, including lunch.
Contact Sheri Koyles:

The Way

Our 7-12 graders meet at 9:30 for Sunday School, and from 5-7 for Youth Group.
Contact Sheri Koyles:

Prayer Partners

We can never pray enough for our students.  They are surrounded by spiritual warfare on a daily basis.  The pressure to abandon the faith is stronger than ever.  Would you be willing to be assigned the name of a student to pray for? You would also receive their age, birth date and address.  We would ask that you try to send them an encouraging card or note a few times a year.  At the end of  the year (concluding in May each year), we would host a breakfast for all the prayer partners and their students. 

Contact Sheri Koyles:

Small Group Leaders

The students at Fantastic First gather each Sunday evening to enjoy fellowship and a time of Bible Study.  We currently have 2 small group leaders but are seeking a couple more, so that we can break down age groups more effectively.  We are in need of one additional male and female.  All the training you need will be provided!  All we are asking for is someone who loves Jesus, loves students, and can lead a prepared discussion while building relationships with your group. 
Contact Sheri Koyles:

Do you love to cook?

At Sunday night youth group, the students also eat dinner together.  They love this time!  Parents rotate to bring in meals but we still  have many openings.  Would you like to prepare and serve a meal from 5-5:30 on Sunday evenings?  The students love connecting with different generations in the church and this is a great way to get to know them! 
Contact Sheri Koyles:




Adult Classes Offered

Tuesdays at 6:30 PM (Women)
Wednesdays at 10 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:



Art Class

FREE monthly classes. No experience required. The schedule alternates between Saturday afternoon and Monday evening. Invite your friends! 
Keep your eye on the Calendar for dates & times and RSVP information.

Chick-lits Book Club

Join us the 2nd Thursday of each month to discuss the book of the month. Check the calendar for titles & locations.
Contact: Kirsten or Missy

 Crochet & Craft Club

Mondays at 6:30 PM
Bring your own project and get to know other crafters in our church and community.  EVERYONE welcome.
Contact: Vicki Apple

Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 7 PM for fun, fellowship & food!  All ladies of the church are welcome.

Barbara Jackson:


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:




Caring Callers

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


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:

Kitchen Crew

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


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:


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,
District Coordinator: Lynn Bordelon
Sandy Stack:

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.
Sandy Stack:
Janell Lockhart:

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. 


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:


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

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:

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


Go to
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:



Submit a Prayer Request
Prayer Cards in the Lobby

Join the Prayer Team

Submit your email address to
Natalie Gomillion: or
Christine Hernandez:
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.


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.
Ryan Martin, 813-205-8077
Janell Lockhart:
Vicki Apple:


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 Cliff Longcoy:

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!
Dee Denham, Communications:
Vicki Apple, Church Adminsitrator



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 Laure Galbraith: 813-325-1253

Adult Choir

ALL VOICES WELCOME! Please join us at 7:30 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.
Contact Travis Damato:

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 Tuesday 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.
Contact Vicki Apple

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 6:30, and are on a weekly/monthly rotation schedule for church services at 9:30 & 11:00.
Contact Cliff Longcoy