“Make a Difference” Jim Harnish Book Event

“Make a Difference” Jim Harnish Book Event

Join us 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at The Portico Cafe for a book signing event featuring the Rev. Jim Harnish’s new book, “Make a Difference.”

The Portico Cafe will have lunch available at 12:30 with a book signing by the Rev. Jim Harnish to follow at 1 p.m.

Harnish’s book, “Make a Difference,” will be available for purchase courtesy of the Aldersgate Bookstore and Coffee shop. Payment of cash, check or credit card will be accepted.

Below is an excerpt from the book’s publisher, Abigdon Press:

In Make a Difference, author James A. Harnish helps you answer the questions “How can I contribute to God’s healing work in this world?”; and “How can I find my place to serve and make a difference?” Drawing upon biblical wisdom and real stories of real people who have found their place to serve, he provides practical guidance to help every disciple make a difference as a participant in God’s transformation of the world.

Questions? Contact Justin LaRosa.

 

Civil Conversations Project Continues Aug. 2

Civil Conversations Project Continues Aug. 2

We expected last night’s attendance at The Civil Conversations Project to be one of our smaller meetings due to the July 4th holiday.

It was one of our largest groups of attendees to date.

We expected to be able to hear the pre-selected “On Being” podcast segments meant to guide our discussion.

Multiple technological issues resulted in our instead building our discussion far more around each attendee’s philosophies and experiences.

We expected that, following The Portico Café’s 7 p.m. closing time, our discussion would take place in an environment of peace and quiet.

A fierce thunderstorm and The Portico’s (10-minute false) fire alarm meant altering our expectations yet again.

We persevered. Quiet was restored. The conversation carried on. And the voices of both new and regular attendees were heard.

While we all agreed on a major overarching point or two regarding “The Evolution of the Science – Religion Debate,” we each had different perspectives and experiences to offer with regard to our individual beliefs. This included sharing on and noting the impact each of our own upbringings, work, and life experiences has had on how we think today.

We listened to, heard, and learned from each other with dignity, grace, and mutual respect.

It was a wholly imperfect, yet perfectly made, evening.

The Civil Conversations Project continues 6:30 – 8 p.m Wednesday, Aug. 2. in The Portico Cafe meeting room. The podcast we will be discussing can be accessed here. All are welcome to join us with or without listening in advance.

For more information, please contact Michelle Schumacher (813.363.3970).

Porch Party Potluck at The Portico campus – 6:30 p.m. June 25

Porch Party Potluck at The Portico campus – 6:30 p.m. June 25

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25 for our monthly Porch Party potluck. This event is a relaxed gathering of community friends, guests and neighbors.

Let’s celebrate a nostalgic references to American culture and designs inspired by patriotic hues and cuisine as American as apple pie. Prepare an All-American dish that you love and share in this celebration of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Our Porch Parties are community potlucks. A starter selection of beverages and main dishes will be provided to get things going.

Bring a friend, bring a dish (homemade or store-bought) , bring an appetite for good food and conversation.

Volunteer opportunities available. Call 813.254.5139 for more info.

All are welcome. All are loved.

“Being Mortal” Documentary and Discussion

“Being Mortal” Documentary and Discussion

What happens when we die?
What does it mean to embrace eternal life, in the face of our own mortality?

10 a.m. Friday June 23 at The Portico, we will join Tampa General Hospital to explore the answers to these questions through the film “Being Mortal.”  After the film, there will be a panel discussion with experts on death and dying from our community.

RSVP via phone (813.844.5929) or email.

Continuous bus service from the Hyde Park campus to The Portico will be provided by Tampa General Hospital.

Learn more.

The Portico Campus

The Portico Campus

The Portico Campus

Extending Hyde Park United Methodist’s mission and vision into the urban core of Tampa, The Portico campus offers Downtown Tampa Conversation, Connection and Community Change. The Portico campus, located at 1001 N. Florida Ave holds worship 5:30 p.m. each Sunday.

Porch Party at The Portico Campus This Sunday, May 21

Porch Party at The Portico Campus This Sunday, May 21

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21 for our monthly Porch Party potluck. This event is a relaxed gathering of community friends, guests and neighbors.

Please bring a dish, side or dessert.

Let’s celebrate our various cultures with a festive international foods theme. Prepare an international dish that you love and share in this Love Feast.

Our Porch Parties are community potlucks. A starter selection of beverages and a main dish will be provided to get things going. Bring your own dish, homemade or store-bought.

Bring a friend, bring a dish, bring an appetite for good food and conversation.

Volunteer opportunities available. Call 813.254.5139 for more info.

All are welcome. All are loved.

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