Category Archives: Our Mission and Ministry

Activities and promotional information about ministries we support, congregational care, and fellowship activities.

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: Starting with the sky


At our first Summer Night for middle school  youth, we explored creation Starting with the sky.  We remembered the Bible story of creation and how God proclaimed, at each step, that creation was Good!  We took time to become still and sense creation around us.  We learned the science of our atmosphere.saw how birds, the sky’s inhabitants, created unique nests.   We designed and made our own.   Then food, games, videos and kite flying.


Our next Summer Night is Friday July 8 from 6-9.  We will explore Water, water everywhere.  Come prepared to get a little wet!!!  Please contact Susan Sampson to register.

Wear-It and Share-It and Community BBQ

Somewhere near you a child needs the clothing that your child has out grown.

Somewhere near you a family needs a meal when the month lasts longer than their income.

short pantsPolo ShirtHelp us help our neighboring families provide clothing for their children. Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church is collecting new and gently used clothing for infant to children 12 years old. We anticipate parents looking for clothing appropriate for summer weather. We will fold and sort all of the clothing we receive so parents can “shop” for free.

You may clear out your closet, drawers and give your children’s gently used clothing a second life. Should you feel generous, we also appreciate gifts of new children’s underwear and socks. Please drop them off as soon as practical, ideally by Wednesday, May 25th, so our volunteers will have time to sort and fold.

HamburgerhotdogOn Friday, May 27th we invite everyone who enters our facility to “shop” for their children and eat with us for free from 5 pm to 7 pm. We will gladly dine with everyone who joins us for our free community buffet dinner of BBQ chicken, hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans and salads plus an assortment of homemade desserts, until the food runs out.

Sponsors providing clothing, food, or drinks may opt to be acknowledged on our “thank you” sign, our newsletter, and our website. Please contact Susan Sampson, Leader for Youth and Family Ministries, for more information.

Community BBQ & Wear-It and Share-It

Two great events at one location at one time.

Free food for the first 130 people who visits with us.

Free gently worn children’s clothing as long as supplies last.

5 pm, Friday, October 30th,
at Temple Terrace Presbyterian Church.


Their Mission Trip Helped Local Farm Worker Families

Not every mission trip has to be in some exotic far away place.  We have people living on the edge of poverty right here in our local area. During the Summer of 2012, the youth of our church did mission work right here in Hillsborough County. They shared their experiences with the entire church family during a very moving Sunday worship service.

The youth did the sermons, music, and really were inspiring.

Congratulations to the Youth Group and its amazing leadership.