first pres serve & Celebrate Christmas Opportunities

Join our First Pres Family as we share the love of Jesus with others and celebrate His birth!

Scroll down to view all the opportunites available this Christmas Season or

click the button below to download and print the Christmas Serve & Celebrate Calendar flyer.

First Pres Christmas SErve & Celebrate Calendar Flyer

Foster Angel Tree

The Angel Tree is up with opportunities to adopt a foster child for Christmas. 

  • Chose an angel tag off the tree
  • Shop from the wish list and bring the TAG and UNWRAPPED gifts back to church
  • PLEASE HOLD YOUR GIFTS  at your home until Sunday, Dec. 11th when we will collect them at church. 

If you are not able to drop off on the 11th or need to make other arrangements please reach out directly to Ashley Watters to coordinate drop off/pickup: Cell 615-476-2246/

first at forbici


Friday, December 2

5:30 p.m.

Forbici Patio Hyde Park Village

All adults are invited to join us for some Christmas cheer, appetizers,
and holiday merriment! Invite your friends!

Questions? Contact Vince Pennino 813-263-7019

Matthew 25 Blankets & Blessings

Matthew 25 Homeless &Hungry Ministry

Christmas Blankets and Blessings

Saturday, December 3

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Marion St. (downtown Tampa) and Tampa Hope (Ybor City)


Help us serve and love our friends who are homeless and hungry.

Click the button below to:

  • Sign up to bring a fleece blanket (already rolled up and tied) to church
    Sundays, 11/13, 11/20, 11/27.  We need 200!
  • Sign up to bring a festive breakfast casserole, muffins, doughnuts, and cut up fruit to be
    served that morning.
  • Sign up to serve breakfast & distribute blankets at Tampa Hope location.10 volunteers needed!
  • Sign up to distribute blankets and serve at Marion St. in downtown Tampa 10 volunteers needed!

 Questions? Contact Kathy Conner 813-766-2254.

Blessings & Blankets Signup

Backpacks for the homeless

Claire Stockstad is collecting 150 backpacks to hand out on Dec. 3rd at the Blankets & Blessing breakfast.

At the breakfast, many guests ask for bags to put food, clothes and toiletries in. These backpacks will be a substitute for the plastic grocery bags that are normally handed out. 

Please bring your backpack donation to church and place in the bin outside on the sidewalk on Sundays.

Questions? Call or text Claire at 813-446-5869 or 253-651-2612

Children's Ministry CREW christmas pajama jam



Thursday, December 8

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

$10/per child

At First Pres (3302 W. Horation St.)

Enjoy time with your spouse, Christmas shopping or just some "Me" time!  The night will be filled with music, games, crafts, hot chocolate, and a movie! Plus, a pizza dinner is provided for appropriate ages. Birth through 5th grade are encouraged to wear comfy Christmas pajamas, and get ready for a night of fun!

  • Drop your children off any time between 5-9pm. Pizza dinner will be served.
  • Children must be registered to attend. REGISTRATION OPENS NOV. 13th!
  • Click the button below to Register

Questions? Contact Rachel Godin

Pajamma JAM Registration

created christmas

Help women trapped in the sex industry experience the love of Christ this Christmas. Created Ministries will share your gift to women at their Drop In Center on Nebraska Ave. 

It is as easy as 1-2-3!

  • Purchase a $10 gift card to McDonald's, Walmart or Dunkin' Donuts AND two of the following: throw blanket, comfy socks, thermos, scarf, lotion, nail polish, lip gloss/lipstick.
  • Write a special note with your favorite scripture or quote (address to Dear Friend) and WRAP ALL items together in ONE box/bag.
  • Pray over the Christmas Season for the receiver of your gift to feel the love and hope of Jesus.
  • Please bring your wrapped gift to church on SUNDAY, DEC. 11 or drop off on Liz Anderson's porch, 3920 W. Santiago St. Please tag your gift with CREATED/LIZ ANDERSON.

Questions? Call Liz Anderson @ 813-789-7890

children's ministry crew christmas program



Saturday, December 17

3:00 p.m.

First Pres Sanctuary

Come one, come all to see First Pres CREW children shine the light of Christmas through story and song. 

Milk and cookies will be served outside on the lawn after the performance.

Have a question or need the CREW practice schedule?

Contact Rachel Godin at

purchase a First Pres Chirstmas ornament

You can now purchase a commemorative First Pres Tampa Christmas ornament.

  • Ornaments will be on sale before and after worship on Sundays.
  • Ornaments are $10/each and come in a decorative box.
  • You can pay by EXACT CASH or VENMO.

Get them while supplies last! We will not be ordering any more.

Questions? Contact Deena Fields at

christmas eve worship


Saturday, December 24

ONE service at 4:00 p.m.

Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club

1601 S. MacDill Ave.

Bring your family and friends and join us for worship on Christmas Eve.

We will sing Christmas music that we all love, hear an inspiring message and celebrate the Lord's Supper.

Directions to Plama Ceia Golf and Country Club