Forest Hills Presbyterian Church

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Forest Hills Presbyterian Church is a church filled with loving, caring, compassionate people. A strong, warm welcome awaits you in the church. We are a church growing in mission, growing in service, growing in love and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Whether you are a long-time resident of the Tampa Bay area, or if you are new to the area, you will find a helping, caring, supportive community of faith at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. We would be delighted to have you join the ministry at Forest Hills! I invite you to review the information on this web site, so you can get to know a little more about us. Then I invite you to worship here on Sunday mornings, when you can get to know us a lot better! Thanks for viewing our site, and look we forward to meeting you. As we can help you in your spiritual journey, we'd be delighted to do so.


Braves of the Month and Stuffed Animals!

The Evangelism Committee requested donations of stuffed animals from the congregation. Boy, did they respond.
The critters were given to Forest Hills Elementary to pass along to their "Braves of the Month".

It seems like everyone wanted to chip in and this is the result:

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FHPC has gotten involved with the elementary school this year with these stuffed animals and several Teacher Appreciation events. 

Our work with the school has been
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Youth Luncheons 2014

Fellowship and Food
Fun and Fund Raising

What's the best way to enjoy Christian fellowship, eat yummy foods, and help support our youth programs all at the same time? Our Christian Education/Youth Program has figured it out with a series of luncheons that do all of these things, and more!

Our Youth work very hard at planning, decorating, hosting, serving souper-bowl-2014-Youth-cleanup-PSOpti-500x613and cleaning up these fantastic events. While all events are free, we encourage our guests to donate the cost of a lunch at a restaurant to our youth, who use these monies to offset the costs of summer programs such as Cedarkirk, and Montreat. These week-long camps can be expensive, but are worth it! Our Youth are immersed in powerful Christian experiences in a beautiful natural setting that can deepen their Christian faith and make life-long friends. Our Forest Hills family can help by enjoying lunch!

We started the year with a celebration of the Chinese New Year in January. We enjoyed authentic Chinese Food, learned how to use chopsticks at our Chopstick station, and learned Fun Facts about the centuries old holiday.

In February, our Souper Bowl Luncheon was a friendly souper bowl_2014_1654970_10152188175751233_647875619_ocompetition among the best cooks in the Presbytery! We voted using dollars, and the chef whose soup won the most votes enjoyed the coveted title of Souper Bowl Champion!! Jim Gregory held onto his title from last year. Congratulations, Jim!

On Sunday, March 16th, will celebrate St. Patrick's Day with an incredible baked potato bar! Members of the Forest Hills Choir will sing Irish melodies, we will sing along with a few songs, and laugh at many St. Patrick's Day jokes told by our own punny youth, Ian Rivera. As always, the youth also hold an incredible bake sale for us to finish our meals. There's always room for dessert!

Cinco de Mayo on May 4th with a street party in Larrick Hall with Mexican Food and fellowship. Ole!

We will finish our luncheon series by celebrating our personal spiritual rebirths as well as FHPC's 60th birthday on Pentecost Sunday, June 8th. The Pasta for Pentecost luncheon will kick off the campaign to raise funds for replacing the organ in the sanctuary. The Youth Group will be hosting, helping serve and cleaning up.

We want to thank our Forest Hills Family for the heart-warming support at all of these luncheons. It is very obvious that our youth are loved at Forest Hills! Thank you, thank you, and thank you!


FHPC Loves Forest Hills Elementary Teachers

To show our appreciation for the work teachers are doing with the young people at Forest Hills Elementary, FHPC from time to time provides a meal for those good folks at the school. The challenges faced every day by educators is understood by most people but often go by with little recogniton. We have a great deal of respect for the efforts made by teachers and we want them to know they are appreciated.


Working with the leadership at the school, the Evangelism Committee sponsors other events with Forest Hills Elementary. In December, the committee hosted a spaghetti dinner at the church for families of children at Forest Hills Elementary. There were Christmas oriented crafts for the children and a little information sharing for the parents. After dinner, Santa came to visit and he had gifts for all the children!

The Evangelism Committee wants to thank all of the volunteers that have helped out with these events.

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Food Pantry Helps Out

Eighteen food baskets were delivered to The Rich House from our recently revamped FHPC food pantry.
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rich house delivery 1148849 10152267197721233 550384651 nComing soon: an Easter tree in the Narthex with ornaments for you to choose (as many as you would like) in exchange for Walmart gift cards that will be included with Easter Food Baskets for families to purchase their favorite meat. Can't have an Easter meal without a ham, a turkey or roast pork. Gift cards can be delivered to the church office any time. Thank you for your generosity.


Come Be with Us

See our calendar for other events

On Sunday

At 9 a.m., Fellowship, Coffee & Doughnuts followed by Sunday School

Worship Service at 10:25 a.m.

Refreshments & Fellowship after the Service
(out front ~ weather permitting)

On Wednesday

Fellowship Dinner at 6:00 pm

Good Food & an Interesting Program

709 W. Linebaugh Av, Tampa

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Upcoming Events

Sun Dec 28 @ 9:00AM - 10:15AM
Sunday School
Sun Dec 28 @10:25AM - 11:30AM
Worship Service

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