Events & Activities

Messiah Lutheran Church & Preschool is a vibrant community of Christians who continuously work in the mission field of Tampa and beyond to help others and spread God's love. Please join us or contact us about any of the events listed below to see how you can either attend or get involved. You can also get more details in our monthly newsletter and event calendar

James Wall and Friends


Friday, March 6th at 7:00 p.m. 

In the sanctuary Classical, Jazz and Sacred Music For Trombone and Piano and Jazz Quartet

James Wall, one of our members, is completing his junior year at USF as a trombone performance major. This is his junior recital. He will be accompanied by Kim Capsas. 

Pickleball Beginners Class

Saturday, 1/18/2020

Beginners are always welcome at all pickleball sessions here at Messiah, and we are always willing to show newbies the ropes. But if you're more comfortable learning with a group of other beginners, then this class is for you. On Saturday, January 18, 2020, in the MLC gym, we are having a 9:00am session to introduce you to pickleball. We have the necessary equipment, so you don't need to buy anything to start out -- just wear your athletic shoes. Play starts at 8:00am, so you're welcome to come early to watch people play before the class starts. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport because it's so much fun. It's also great exercise, if that is one of your new year's resolutions. It is even played on cruise ships and at some resorts – so get ready for your next vacation. And to parents/ grandparents of teens: it's a great activity for you to do as a family. Any questions please contact Dan Carlson 813-968-5759   

  • Playgroups are coming to Messiah!


    “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done.” Psalm 40:5

    Monday Mornings, 9-10:30am

    Fall Session begins August 19, 2019

    8/19/19 - 12/16/19

    NO Class: 9/2, 11/11 or 11/25

    Spring Session resumes January 27, 2020

    Activities are designed to be readily accessible to two-year-olds. We could have children from newborn to 4, depending on the group dynamics.

    Our philosophy focuses on providing an environment that fosters opportunities for young children to develop social skills of sharing, helping, and interacting with each other with support of their parents and teachers. Ultimately, it is our objective that children see themselves as special individuals created and loved by God.

    Why Playgroups?

    • Foster rich social experiences for children.
    • Encourage children to explore their own interests while gaining opportunities to partake in diverse play and learning experiences.
    • Provide parents the opportunity to share philosophies and experiences related to child rearing.
    • Playgroups are fun!!

    Playgroup Schedule

    9:00 - 9:35 Free Play

    A time for children to pursue their own interests as well as broaden their experiences. Favorite activities include play dough, building blocks, and a kid-size tool kitchen

    9:35 - 9:40 Clean Up

    Everyone helps move the toys out of the way for the following activities.

    9:40 - 9:55 Snack and Story Time

    Small snack and beverage are provided by parents on a rotational basis.

    9:55 - 10:10 Craft

    An age-appropriate project. Throughout the session, we will use a wide variety of media.

    10:10 - 10:20 Large-group activity

    A time for children to experience more structured group activities that will foster cooperation, friendship, and respect.

    10:20 - 10:30 Circle Time

    A time for songs, finger plays, and announcements. See you next time! Hope to see you there.

    Registrations accepted on a space-available basis. 

    Contact Program Director, Abby Moss, with any questions or ideas!