FELLOWSHIP

Grace has a warm and wonderful fellowship that carries on after each  service for longer than you would expect, because our members have such a great time in conversation with each other.  We have a culturally diverse church, with members from beyond Wesley Chapel and New Tampa, to include far-flung places in Uganda, the Caribbean, Asia, Latin America, and all over the US.


Fellowship Events


Grace Church is home to Diverse Groups and activities that build fellowship, such as the Book Club,  Women of Grace, Youth Concerts, Summer Picnic, a.k.a. Calypso Event, and  the annual Christmas Dinner and Dance. 


Check out the link on this site for Canterbury Hall for availability to schedule a fellowship event for your family needs.

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YOUTH & CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

Youth Ministries: The  middle and high school students of Grace get together once a month. We  mix it up each month -- concerts, prayer, service projects, games,  movies, outdoor events, Bible study. 


Our youth ministry is built on 1 Thessalonians 2:8: "We loved you so much that we were delighted to  share with you not only the gospel of God, but our lives as well..."  Come join us as we share our lives in Christ with one another! 


Youth gathering & Sunday School: 

  • Students (grades 6 to 12) meet in the Conference room on Sunday mornings at 9:45 AM
  • 4th Sunday Contemporary music with youth band
  • 5th Sunday Kids Fellowship

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SMALL GROUPS

WOMEN OF GRACE

BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW

BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW

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BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW

BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW

BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW

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KIDULTS

BROTHERHOOD OF ST. ANDREW

PRAYER TEAM

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PRAYER TEAM

PRAYER TEAM

PRAYER TEAM

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Our Prayer Team is a very special group (as are all our groups!)  We  meet every other Saturday at 9 am for worshipful music and prayer for  unity, growth, and depth of spirit

BOOK CLUB

PRAYER TEAM

BOOK CLUB

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The  Book Club is a loose-knit group with no elected or appointed officers.  We seek insight to our religious and spiritual nature through literature  and then share our thoughts and discoveries in a respectful, group  discussion format.

WORSHIP MINISTRIES

From reading the scriptures, to assisting in serving communion, reading the  prayers and acolyting, we want participants in worship!  Do you just  love people?  We'd love to have you as a greeter or usher to welcome our  parishioners with a smile as they come in or hand them a bulletin. Life  change happens as we participate in it, not just stand by and watch  from the outskirts.  We love having many different people involved in  the worship experience!  Come grow with our family in worship.

Sunday | 8:00 AM - Traditional Contemplative Worship (Rite I)

Sunday | 10:00 a.m. - Family Service - Holy Eucharist (Rite II) with Choir and sermon

  • Children's Sunday School 9:45 -11:00 a.m.
  • Children join the congregation for Holy Communion at the exchange of the peace.
  • 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Childcare provided

Youth Sunday | 10:00 a.m. - Contemporary Service

Every 4th Sunday of the month.

Wednesdays | 11:00 a.m. - Healing Service with praise and Bible Study

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Lay Readers

Lay Readers

Lay Readers

We invite you to participate in worship as a reader of the Old Testament  lesson, Psalm, New Testament lesson, or the Prayers of the People.  In  the Youth Service, 4th Sunday of the month, we encourage the youth to do  the readings - the awesome job they do can move us to applause or  tears!

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Acolytes

Lay Readers

Lay Readers

Becoming an acolyte is a great way to help in church and to learn more about the different things that happen during services.   


Acolyte service is open to anyone in fourth grade or above.  We love our adult acolytes, as well! We hold periodic training sessions to help acolytes learn the various tasks. 

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Altar Guild

Lay Readers

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild maintains and arranges everything needed to for worship,  including setting the table for Eucharist, including additional  chalices and intinction cups,arranging the flowers, setting out candles,  and setting up for baptisms. This ministry is one of sensitivity,  beauty, sacredness, and elbow grease.

CHILD CARE

Nursery

Grace has a lovely nursery with a great fun playground outside. There are all kinds of arts and crafts, encouraging children to love, learn, and  share. All the children are so great.


Supervised Play and Fun Events!

There are always fun times at Grace and safety is a primary concern at all times. All volunteers take Safeguarding God's Children, a four-hour course on interacting safely with children.


Caring for the Future

Even though Grace is only 20 years old, we have raised generations of  youngsters now enrolled in college or enlisted in the military.

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PASTORAL CARE

CHRISTIAN RITES OF LIFE'S PASSAGES

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Holy Baptism

Christian Marriage (Holy Matrimony)

Christian Marriage (Holy Matrimony)

Holy Baptism is customarily administered on the First Sunday after the Epiphany, at the Easter Vigil, on the Feast of Pentecost, and on All Saints’ Day (or the following Sunday). Occasionally, Holy Baptism is administered at other times, depending on the circumstances. Active participation in the life of the Christian community is expected of all candidates and sponsors.

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Christian Marriage (Holy Matrimony)

Christian Marriage (Holy Matrimony)

Christian Marriage (Holy Matrimony)

Grace Church offers a special and beautiful setting for the sacrament of Holy Matrimony, including full catering and reception facilities at Canterbury Hall.  A ninety-day notice is required. Please contact the parish office for more information.

The Rector and the clergy are available for premarital, marriage, and individual counseling. We also can recommend licensed, professional counselors as well. Please contact the parish office to learn more. 

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Burial and Funeral Services

Confirmation & Reception

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Burial and Funeral Services

Reconciliation (Confession)

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Burial and Funeral Services

Burial and Funeral Services

Burial and Funeral Services

Please contact the parish office at 813-971-8484 to make the necessary arrangements.