At First Pres, we believe we aren't Jesus consumers, we are Jesus contributors, investors, stake holders. We are called to be disciples who make disciples. We can do this by loving and serving others. Find a current opportunity to serve below.
Our middle school (LOOP) and high school students (HUB) meet together in both large group and Life Group settings. Interested in leading and serving this ministry?
Contact our Student Ministry Director,
Bryce Lynn: BRYCE@FIRSTPRESTAMPA.ORG
Our ministry for kids is called CREW (Children Radically Experiencing Worship). If you enjoy being with children ages birth-5th grade and have a desire to help them know the love of Jesus, we would love your help with CREW.
Contact our director, Rachel Godin: RACHEL@FIRSTPRESTAMPA.ORG
Feeling welcomed upon arriving to church on a Sunday morning can set the tone for how a visitor feels about First Pres. We are looking for friendly, warm people who can serve by greeting, ushering people to their set in the sanctuary, or helping people find a place to park. If you're interested, contact Monica Canale: MONICARCANALE@GMAIL.COM
Good with audio visual or technology? We need help running the slideshow during the service, running the camera for our livestream, and running the commentary on the livestream service. All of these systems are super easy to learn!
If you're willing to help contact McLean Murphy: MMCLEANRMURPHY@GMAIL.COM
Nothing speaks love like a meal! In our desire to care for one another, our church family has a meals ministry team. We take turns bringing a delicious meal to those who have lost a loved one or who have had a baby or any major life event where a meal can speak the love of God. Interested in helping in this way?
Contact Jessica Ehrhart: JESSICAGRACEEHRHART@GMAIL.COM
Do you have a heart for the homeless and hungry?
Every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. we provide a hot meal to those who are living on the streets.
We also offer a shower twice a month through Showered and Empowered. On Sundays we serve bagels at 9 a.m.
If this is an area where you would like to give of your time, contact Peggy Kanter: POMSKANT@TAMPABAY.RR.COM
To sign up directly for Saturday mornings you may REGISTER HERE TO SERVE.
On Saturday mornings, our homeless friends have the opportunity to visit our clothing closet. We would love your help organizing the donated clothes, shoes, and toiletries.
Contact Jane Leverone: JANELEVERONE123@GMAIL.COM
On Sunday mornings, we greet our homeless and hungry friends with a smile, warm cup of coffee, and delicious bagel. We collect prayer requests from them and we love them well. Interested in serving at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays?
Contact Peggy Kanter: POMSKANT@TAMPABAY.RR.COM
Here you'll find a list of our most immediate needs when it comes to serving those who are most vulnerable.
Our friends at END68 are committed to helping end childhood hunger in the city of Tampa. 25.9% of school aged children are at risk for food insufficiency. END68 seeks to provide food for the 68 hours school is closed over the weekend. One way First Pres can step in to help is providing food.
ITEMS IN DESPERATE NEED
Tote bags to carry food
DONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF IN THE FIRST PRES CHURCH OFFICE.
Our friends at Created serve women who have been sexually exploited. One of the ways First Pres can step in and help is through purchasing items they need most. Created has set up a wishlist on Amazon which can be found here.
Matthew 25 Wishlist
Our guests have several needs beyond just a meal. We are currently distributing non-food essentials on Saturdays.
Please see a detailed list below for ways that you can help serve others.
ITEMS IN DESPERATE NEED
Travel-size shampoo and toothpaste
DONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY MORNING AT OUR MARION ST. ENTRANCE.
Please see a detailed list below for more ways that you can help serve others.
1. Hygiene Items - soaps, travel size shampoos, lotions and body washes, razors, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, feminine hygiene.
2. Non-perishable Food Items - applesauce, granola bars, chips, Vienna sausage, fruit snacks, raisins, canned goods (vegetables, soups, Ramen), peanut butter, jelly, and bread.
3. Clothing and Shoes - Men's and women's casual clothes and shoes including underwear.
4. Backpacks and Blankets
5. Adult Bikes - We have a bike ministry to provide bikes for individuals who need it for transportation to work. We also service the bikes and repair, if needed.
6. Masks - Many of our guests need masks for protection due to COVID.
7. Prayers - We always accept and love prayers for our ministry.