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Local Missions

FPWH supports local missions through in-house missions and other local organizations.

Bag Lunch Ministry

Bag lunches of non-perishable items are packed and distributed to the hungry who come to our doors Monday through Friday.

Soup Kitchen

Volunteers prepare and serve meals to the hungry of our community on Saturday afternoons between 4 and 5 o’clock at our 737 building.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a complete system for training and organizing congregational members to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around our congregation. In Stephen Ministry congregations, Stephen Ministers (lay caregivers) provide care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated and others facing crises or life challenges. Stephen Ministry assists called workers and congregations to provide quality ministry for as long as people need it.

If you would like to learn more about our Stephen Ministry or how to become a Stephen Minister, please contact the church office at 863-294-3121 or speak with one of our pastors.

Saturday Nite Live

On the third Saturday evening between 7:00-9:00pm, September through May, our Saturday Nite Live is a fellowship and recreational event for mentally and physically challenged late teens and adults.

Presbytery Missions

Beyond our city, we use gifts given to our church to support the work of the Presbytery of Tampa Bay. Together with 70 other Presbyterian Church (USA) congregations, our presbytery is a mission partnership, allowing us to conduct ministry which is larger than what most churches can handle alone. In this mission partnership, new churches are being organized and disciples are being nurtured in the greater Tampa Bay region. Our mission work also helps provide for faith formation at the Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center and Eckerd College. Our mission in the Presbytery of Tampa Bay also includes providing spiritual and physical support of migrant farm workers and their families through the varied ministries of the Beth-El Mission in Wimauma (just south of Tampa).

FPWH supports the following local organizations:

Anchor House Ministries, Angels Care Center of Eloise and Project Love, Family Emergency Services, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, The Mission, Polk Training Center, and Scouts — Cub Pack 121 and Boy Scout Troop 121.

These organizations minister to the youth, adults and elderly of our community; some of whom are impoverished, others who are in need of special services, and all whose lives are enriched and improved, in part thanks to our participation and support.