Category Archives: Learning Oportunities

Current and upcoming and education, and youth ministry events, activities, and classes.

For Tweens

Summer Nights Words and Deeds

Movies, service, sharing,challenges, and FUN

Fridays July 7, 14, 21, 28 6:30-9 PM

Register with the form below or or call the church office 813-988-3514

We will explore how God’s Word influences our daily actions.  Each Summer Night will focus on different words from the Bible that ask us to contribute to God’s kingdom here on earth.  This theme will run throughout the evening’s activities in discussion, games, videos, and service activities. Children will be sent home with a challenge to continue good deeds throughout the week.

By submitting this form I authorize Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church to provide snacks, take pictures during activities and accompany my child on short walks off the grounds of the church for service projects during the Summer Nights program.

Vacation Bible School – June 2017

All Roads Lead to Rome:
Paul and the Underground Church

Join Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church for Vacation Bible School, each morning 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from June 5 through June 9. Children completing grades K-5 will enjoy songs movement, sports activities, crafts, and Bible stories about Paul and the underground church.  Please complete this registration form for each child attending.

Adult volunteers can also have fun and learn by helping with our activities, our market booths, or decorating our facility to resemble ancient Rome.

For more information, please contact Susan Sampson at  or call the church office 813-988-3514.

Summer Nights: Explore Creation

Explore Creation: Movies, food, challenges, sharing, science, service, and fun. 6 - 9 pm Fridays.
Movies, food, challenges, sharing, science, service, and fun.

Fridays 6-9

June 24th: Starting with the sky

July 8:  Water water everywhere

July 22: Down and dirty, looking at land

August 5:  Features creatures, animals and people share the earth

For 5th through 8th graders.

Please register with Susan Sampson.

Vacation Bible School 2016

Egypt: Joseph's Journey from Prison to Palance

July 11 to 15
9 am to Noon


Families will step back in time to Egypt, exploring the life of Joseph. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into “Egyptian” eats, visit Joseph in prison and then in his palace home, and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of God’s Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration—a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved.

Egypt will run from 9 to noon each day July 11 to 15 at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church. For more information, call 813-988-3514.

Get your Registration Form today!

Road Work Ahead

My favorite places to visit include the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive in Virginia and the Carolinas, the Natchez Trace in Mississippi, and Going to the Sun Road in Montana. These roads expect people to slow down and enjoy the view, they have frequent turn-outs where travelers might gaze for several minutes at the scenic vistas or perhaps leave the road for a brief hike. Large animals may wander onto the roadway.

Natchez Trace, October 2011
On the Natchez Trace, October 2011

Do not take these roads if you wish to make time for they twist and turn, they climb hills and descend into valleys. These road offer few places to pass a slower car. Should a bear, elk, deer, or even an interesting bird linger near the side of the road, people will suddenly stop to look or take photographs, clogging lanes designed for travelers.

Instead, when we have wanted to make time, the Interstate Highway system provides straight and flat or at least gently sloping roads with multiple lanes and high fences to keep out wildlife.

This season of Advent, the four weeks prior to Christmas Day, is time to make straight the roads in our spiritual lives, to clear out spiritual diversions, so we might fully enjoy Christmas as a time to deepen our relationship with Christ.

‘Prepare the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.

Every valley shall be filled,
and every mountain and hill shall be made low,

and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough ways made smooth;

and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’
– Luke 3:4b-6 (NRSV)

Bring your dinner to our discussion of Luke 3:1-6 at 6 pm on Wednesday, December 2nd. I will have more to say about on Sunday, December 6th, at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church.
Robert Shaw, Pastor

Vacation Bible School 2015

We’re excited about our Vacation Bible School this year because it’s all about moving with God. Lots of exciting and fun things will be happening.

Monday, June 29 through Thursday, July 2, 9 am – Noon.

at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church,
420 Bullard Parkway, Temple Terrace, Florida 33617

Please call church office for more information – (813) 988-3514 or user the form below to contact Gigi Marciano, our youth director.

See you soon!

2015 VBS Registration Form