Back to One

Beginning Sunday, July 5, we will go back to one worship service at 10:30 a.m. We will have more than enough room for everyone who would like to come and worship on campus, and still apply social distancing. I hope to see you there, but as always, make your decision based on what it best for you and your family. The worship service will continue to be live streamed at

Two Services
We will have two services this Sunday, June 28, one at 9:00 am and one at 11:00 am. Pastor Glen Owens will be with us this week. Looking forward to a great Sunday of worship and fellowship!

Pastoral Search Committee Process

The Committee of Five, put in place by the Deacons to recommend seven church members to become the Pastoral Search Committee, is currently at work. I know these five, Jeff Bynum, Nelson Hendrix, Eddie Jenkins, Pam Mello and Faye Peavyhouse, very much appreciate your prayers.

As part of that process, the Committee of Five invites you to suggest church members that you would like them to consider. Please email your suggestions to, or call the church office at 813-689-1204. Thank you for sharing your suggestions by July 1, 2020.

The most important thing that I hope we all will do… is pray. Pray that God will guide every step of the process as He leads us to our next senior pastor. Pray for that man, and his family, and the time of transition that they will face. Pray that God will prepare our church to be ready for all that He has in store for us in the months and years ahead. To God be the glory, great things He has done… and will do!

Cookies for Cops

This exciting new ministry opportunity is just getting off the ground and it’s something we all can do. We are planning to put an encouraging card with three cookies into the hands of every employee of the Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office, all 5,000 of them.

The cards can be drawn by children, handmade or store-bought. Please include a Bible verse in each card. During the week, you can drop off your cards in the bags that are hanging on the outer doors of the church office. On Sundays, look for the baskets provided in the Sanctuary.

We need all the cookies we can get! Please deliver cookies to the Dining Hall by 2:00 pm on Tuesdays between now and July 28. Thank you for letting God use you to encourage these front liners!

It’s in His Hands

Psalm 95:4… He holds in His hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that God created this world we live in, and that all of it is His. When we don’t understand why things are happening the way they are, we wonder what He is up to. But through it all, and in it all, God is always at work. He is always accomplishing His purposes, and He always calls us to trust Him. And that’s exactly what we should always do, because He always has the whole world in His hands.