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Updated: May 13

Dear Friends,


We are looking forward to being together again, but it is important for us all to do our part to stay home and stay safe as much as possible for now. Bishop Ken Carter has asked all United Methodist Churches in Florida not to gather for in-person worship until after June 15, and possibly even longer.

Our church has formed a Re-opening Committee, which will come up with a plan following the guidelines given to us by the Florida Annual Conference for how we can safely worship together as soon as June 21. We will keep you all updated as we get closer to that date. For current updates, check our website.

We will continue to offer online worship on Facebook Live every Sunday at 10:30am. You do not need a Facebook account to watch the Facebook Live worship. Click “not now” when prompted to create an account.

We will also continue to offer Conference Call worship at 10:30am on Sundays when you call this number: (844) 855-4444. You will be asked to dial this access code when you call: 134223.

We are checking phone messages and the mail, so do not hesitate to call or email with any needs you may have.

Finally, I want to thank you all for your continued support and for your gifts. Through second-mile gifts to the Helping Hands fund, we have blessed the staff at Tampa General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital as they work on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Let's keep it going! Consider making a gift online or mailing your gift in today.

You are all in my prayers, and I ask that you keep praying for our church five times per day. We will get through this together!


Blessings,

Pastor Tiffania

Dear Friends,

Your generosity has blown me away! Many of you have already given to our Helping Hands fund, and this week we blessed Tampa General Hospital with treats for their Chaplains to distribute to the hardworking staff on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Let's keep it going! Consider making a gift online or mailing your gift in today. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and we are partnering with TRIBE and Seminole Heights United to bless teachers at our partner schools, Seminole Heights Elementary and Memorial Middle School, along with the teachers at Seminole Heights United Methodist Preschool. The church is not closed! Remember, WE are the church. Livestream worship is on Facebook on Sundays at 10:30am here. If you don't have a way to access Facebook, you can call in to worship. Dial (844) 855-4444 and when prompted, enter access code 134223. You can still be part of the Good Neighbor Project. Get to know your neighbors – safely – by placing a doorhanger on their doors with your contact information on it. Let them know you are available to talk, pray, or help however you can. Download the doorhanger here. If you don’t have a printer or can’t print, you can order twelve doorhangers delivered to your door for only $2.50 here. Contact the church at (813) 236-5931 or office@semheights.com if you need help getting doorhangers. Friends, these are hard times. It’s important for us to show grace instead of judgment. It’s ok to experience fear and grief and despair. God is with us even when we feel all of those things. When you are ready to do something, to make a difference, join us! Join us in sharing God’s love in our community. Blessings, Pastor Tiffania


Dear Friends,

We hosted a great virtual Easter celebration this weekend – if you didn’t get a chance to see it, you can watch online here.


We are living in strange times, and all of us at Seminole Heights United Methodist Church are feeling it, too. Our Preschool is remaining closed, and we will continue to host online worship for the next several weeks at least. Our church building is closed except for essential staff maintaining physical distance.

This is a big change and adjustment for everyone. Not being able to see each other changes everything in our daily lives, not least of which is church.

But as the song says, “The church is not a building… the church is the people.” We are the church! And it’s important for each of us to live out that reality in our current times.

So you are invited to be the church.

This week, our church is launching the Good Neighbor Project. We’re asking everyone to get to know your neighbors – safely – by placing a doorhanger on their door with your contact information on it. Let them know you are available to talk, pray, or help however you can. Download the doorhanger here. If you don’t have a printer or can’t print, you can order twelve doorhangers delivered to your door for only $2.50 here.

Let’s be the church! Our church is also committed to giving any funds donated to our Helping Hands fund to help healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. Consider making a gift online or mailing your gift in today.

Friends, these are hard times. It’s going to get harder before it gets easier. It’s ok to experience fear and grief and despair. Know that God is with you even when you are feeling all of those things. When you are ready to do something, to make a difference, join us! Join us in sharing God’s love in our community.

Blessings, Pastor Tiffania

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Tampa, FL 33604

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