Serve Our Church

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Altar Guild

Sherry Smith

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727-519-4906

The Altar Guild's mission is to make the sanctuary and altar reflect spirituality and beauty, bringing inspiration to our church family as we worship. Members work in teams to perform monthly altar duties, and work together to prepare the sanctuary for Christmas, Easter, and other special seasons.

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Children's Ministry Volunteers

Lora Ulrich

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727-894-4661 ext. 2125

Do you have a heart for working with children? Contact Lora about volunteer opprotunities. Our mission is to make and send young disciples of Jesus Christ into the world so they can S.H.I.N.E.: Study God’s Word, Help Others, Involve Families, Nurture a Relationship with God, Equip to Share the Gospel.

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Communion Stewards

Tina Pinkerton

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727-320-7441

The Communion Stewards prepare for communion prior to the first Sunday of each month.

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Discipleship Committee 

Assoc. Pastor Margaret Rountree

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727-894-4661

The Discipleship Committee provides adult Christian study opportunities and encourages the spiritual growth of disciples of Jesus Christ.  Our committee assists our connection group and study group leaders in reviewing potential study curriculum, in identifying and obtaining learning resources and promoting the growth of those groups.  The committee’s role also includes developing other learning and spiritual growth opportunities outside of our connection groups and in our community.

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Discover First

Susan McLean

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The Goal of the Discover First Team is to provide the opportunity for others to join us in our Mission of Disciple Making through Worship, Growth and Service. 


Discover First plans and carries out quarterly new member classes and SHAPE classes (helping members find a good fit for classes and service).

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Faith Community Nursing

Sandy Sauers, RN

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727-596-5347

FCN promotes health and healing practices from a Christ centered perspective by encouraging healthy lifestyles and helping people understand the relationship between lifestyle, faith and well-being. Faith Community nurses provide Christian health counseling, education, advocacy and intentional care of the spirit. Everyone in the health field is welcome to join.


Blood pressure and health information clinics are held the second Sunday of each month from 9 am until 11:30 am in the nurse’s area on the first floor. 

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God's Gardeners

Gordon Norton

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727-381-3021

God’s Gardeners are always looking for cheerful servants to help maintain the church grounds.  Our church owns all the property on our block except the hotel on 3rd Avenue North. This is an opportunity to serve the church, get some exercise, and make some new friends.

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Kitchen & Hospitality

Chad Simonds

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727-667-7169

Each week our teams serve others in love. These teams host and serve for Common Grounds (Sunday morning coffee and fellowship hub), Wednesday Night Dinner, and receptions.

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Music Ministry

Derek Weston

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The St. Pete First Chancel Choir, Fellowship Handbell Ringers, and Contemporary Worship Team are always looking for new members. 


To sing in the Chancel Choir, all that is required is a heart for music and worship. You don’t need to read music or have a solo voice. We would love to add your voice, heart, and spirit to our groups! 


If you're interested in the Contemporary Worship Team, contact John Richardson (jrichardson@fumcsp.org)


Fellowship Ringers have several vacancies that we would like to fill. It would be helpful if you read music, but we can work with you to learn!

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Office Volunteers

Craig Wills

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727-894-4661

Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? There is a need for office volunteers to answer phones and greet people who come into the Administration Building, as well as other light office duties as needed. The regular hours are 9 to 1 or 1 to 5, one day per week. We are also in need of substitute office volunteers.

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Stephen Ministry

Barb Willey

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703-409-8003

We are all broken in some way; the only way to become whole is through the cross. Become a highly trained Christian caregiver - a Stephen Minister - and serve as the hands and

feet of God, the Curegiver.

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Ushers & Greeters

Shirley Bassett

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727-310-7044

During our regularly scheduled worship services and special events, ushers and greeters assist with greeting, guiding people, sharing information, collecting the offering, distributing the communion elements and offering service of any kind to insure the needs and concerns of our members and guests are met.

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Visitation Team

Assoc. Pastor Margaret Rountree

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727-894-4661

Caring for and connecting with our homebound members. 

Click here for more information.

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Wherehouse Youth Ministry Volunteers

KayLee Bennett

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727-894-4661 ext. 2131

Contact KayLee about opportunities to work with our youth. Our Mission is to transition kids from an elementary knowledge of Christ and his teachings to learning what it means to be a Christian in today’s world and give them a solid grounding on the Methodist faith. We provide a safe secure environment for our Youth to have fun and learn through serving others.