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If you are interested in joining any of these ministries, please reach out to the contact person listed. If you would like to start a new ministry, or revive an old one that is not listed, please contact the Church Office to discuss it.

Thank you for your interest in serving our Lord by serving others!

[vcex_heading text=”Wiggle Room”]

Our newly relocated, decorated, equipped, and staffed church nursery (Wiggle Room) for toddlers through age 5 is now open thanks to the work and generosity of a number of our church members. Please take the time to stop by and take a look for yourself and when inviting someone to First Seffner Church who has young children, be sure to let them know about our new nursery where their children will be well cared for while their parents enjoy worship….in the same building!

The Wiggle Room is located in the former Pastor’s Office and MUST be accessed through the hall leading from the Narthex to the door to the Wiggle Room adjacent to the sanctuary. All other entrances to the church office suite will be locked and not accessible during the time children are in the Wiggle Room. Children will be signed in by parents when leaving their toddler/s for child care during worship. Each child will be identified with an adhesive tag on their back which will match the number on the “parents claim stub” which must be presented when picking up their toddlers. Many thanks to the nursery task force for their dedication to making the Wiggle Room “toddler friendly” in every way ….including….amazing Noah’s Ark wall decals, age appropriate furniture, equipment, and toys! ALL of this has been made possible through a number of generous donations of time, money, and new toys and equipment.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE for their support in providing this important ministry to families with toddler-age children who join us for worship!

[vcex_heading text=”Children’s Ministry”]

Our children’s ministry is growing. We now will have 2 Elementary Sunday School Classes! We invite anyone and everyone to experience God’s glory.  We meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Please join us! Check out our Children’s Ministry page for all events that are going on!

In the month’s with a Fifth Sunday, please join in helping to support The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in their call to serve more children in more places and in more ways, as The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home embarks on a second century of serving children.  Please utilize your Fifth Sunday giving envelope.

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Our youth ministry is also growing and changing.  Look for more info under the UMYF-Youth Group page or events calendar or just call the church office.

Calling all Youth!

Come join the fun! The Youth Group is back from summer break and has an exciting year planned for all youth from 6th grade to 12th grade.  On August 20th come ready to get wet with water kickball.  Bring your friends and share the word of God with other teens like yourself.  The Youth Group has a new time this year from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.  We will be providing a snack during this time of fellowship.  Hope you all had a great time this summer and are ready to have some fun!

Who can attend? Youth group is open to all 6th through 12th graders.

When is it? Sundays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

What is it about? Youth Group is an age-specific religious ministry to engage young people who attend our place of worship, as well as our youth in our community!

What is the cost? Nothing – it’s FREE for all youth, so come on out and experience a great time with like-minded peers!

[vcex_heading text=”New Ministry Teams”]

We are forming to Nurture, Outreach, and Witness!

“Therefore encourage one another and build up each other, as indeed you are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11


[vcex_heading text=”Nurture Team”]

Hello All, Nurture is a new team started by Pastor in 2017. We focus on taking care of our members and guests. Sharing joys and tribulations as needed in a loving and caring way. I feel so lucky to be leading this team because it is so important. Jesus tells us to love one another as He does us.

So far in 2017 we have had a VIP Lunch for our guests which we hope to have as a regular event. It was so nice getting to know everyone who we are so happy to have sharing our Worship. We are also in the midst of planning our annual Easter Egg Hunt, April 8th, and Vacation Bible School, which is being planned for the end of July. (When you see Lauran and Renee thank them for all their hard work in these areas. Better yet volunteer or donate to one of these events.)

If you enjoy the Cuban sandwiches, Wednesday night dinners, Breakfast Club breakfasts and almost every other meal at FUMC Seffner thank Jim and Dot, the wonderful Blaney’s. And though they enjoy cooking it is starting to be a lot on them. If you are a cook and would like to “do your thing” at your church or have never cooked and would like to try please let Jim and Dot know. And if neither of these options work for you please pray that God provides as he always does. The Blaney’s are our true treasures and we need to give them some love, care and rest.

Going forward we want to establish a Hospitality Team. This team would go into action whenever there is a need for a meal or a card or just some kind words. Willie James has been doing some visiting for a member unable to come to church. Sherry Salamone sends cards to those in need of a hello or a bit of sympathy from the church on behalf of all of us. Nancy Gonzalez is out there every week after service with coffee and goodies. We are so blessed to have these angels among but more are needed. If you are willing to help in this area please let me or Pastor know.

Blessings, Joan

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[vcex_heading text=”Outreach Team”]

The Outreach team would like to thank you for your generous donations for our partner school of Colson Elementary. We were able to start a shoe closet and replenish their backpack supply. As a special treat for the staff, 120 candy bars were dropped off letting them know how much we appreciate their dedication to the students.

If you have a desire to reach out into the community please consider joining the Outreach team by contacting Jerrie McClamma at 321-749-9348 or

We will be having a meeting in May to look at new projects for our group.

Below is a thank you letter from Colson Elementary for the shoes.

March 3, 2017

Dear Ms. McClamma, Pastor and Congregation, On behalf of Colson Elementary School we extend our thanks for the sneakers you donated to our school.

Your concern for the children has touched our hearts greatly. Every day it seems a child needs shoes. Now we have all sizes to help our children. Our supply was so low.

Thank you again for thinking of Colson and providing one of the most fundamental needs a child has.

Lexie Rodgers
Guidance Counselor

[vcex_heading text=”Altar Guild”]

Altar Guild is a very important part of keeping God’s church presentable to Him and who worship. We need volunteers from October, November and December. It takes about an hour a week for four weeks or one month. Nothing strenuous and no heavy cleaning, just being sure God’s worship area is presentable. If you need a further explanation or will volunteer please see me or contact Deborah in the Church Office. Please, you’re really needed.

Altar Flowers – Once again we have the opportunity to provide flowers for our church altar for Sunday worship! The 2017 Flower Calendar is located in the church Narthex where you can pick your special Sunday to sign up for altar flowers in memory or honor of your loved ones. Flower orders are still a reasonable $25/Sunday. You may take your flowers following worship on the Sunday signed up for. (Please note your payment is for altar flowers.)

[vcex_heading text=”Need help feeding your pet?”]

If anyone knows of a low income, elderly or shut in person who has a pet that could use free pet food, please email Carolann Mullins at and she will work to provide them pet food donations to assist them in caring for their pet.

[vcex_heading text=”Manna Bag Ministry”]

Our former men’s group, under the direction of Jim Blaney, started this ministry to assist the homeless and needy. Contact Jim Blaney for more information #813-681-2463

A “manna bag” is simply a zip-loc type bag filled with a few items to provide a light meal and some encouragement to one of the many homeless individuals we may encounter on a day-to-day basis.  Many bags have also been given to those who walk through our doors asking for some assistance.

[vcex_heading text=”Weed Pulling”]

Not actually a ministry, BUT…

We continually grow a great crop of weeds on the church grounds! If you have a few minutes some morning, come on by the church and pull as many as you’d like!

[vcex_heading text=”Meals on Wheels of Tampa”]

FUMC has sponsored and supported the Brandon Meals on Wheels (MOW) program for close to 40 years ~ from its beginning on 1 August 1977.  Receiving a hot meal each weekday is important to the health and well-being to a wide variety of individuals who are incapacitated for many reasons.  Our current MOW team prepares and delivers 70-plus meals every Monday morning (including most holidays).  The MOW planning, purchasing, storage, cooking, serving, clean-up, and delivery operations depends on church members and many friends/associates to ensure that the program continues to run smoothly.

We have a great team in the kitchen led by Jean and Tony Ippolito and a dedicated group of route drivers who get the meals delivered with a smile and friendly greeting for each of the recipients.

HELP IS NEEDED:  If you can help on Monday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. for pots & pans washing and general kitchen cleanup (i.e., mop, taking out the trash, etc.).  Please consider this need in a prayerful and thoughtful manner.  This important MOW mission would take only one hour each Monday and will provide much needed relief to the volunteers who are already working in the kitchen from 7:30 a.m. to get the meals prepared.  Yes, we still have other positions open.  Are you a computer literate organizer type???  Could you be a substitute driver???  Please HELP.  Contact Connie Nelson for specific information on how you can join the MOW team for this mission project – or contact the church office (813) 689-3513 or just show up in the Fellowship Hall/Kitchen any Monday morning to see how you might help.

DRIVERS and ASSISTANTS ARE NEEDED from about 10:30 a.m. to noon.

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