"Dinner for 8"
Sep
28
to Nov 30

"Dinner for 8"

Dinner for 8 is an afternoon or evening with a family from our Watermark community who opens their home to serve a meal to any 8 people who sign up. This is an opportunity for people who attend Watermark to meet people in our community. If this is something you would be interested in attending, please RSVP below.

Locations of upcoming Dinner for 8:

  • Temple Terrace, Sunday October 20th - Adults Only - Meal Provided, but please bring a dessert

  • North Tampa, Saturday October 26th - Adults Only - Main Meal Provided

  • South Tampa, Saturday October 26th - 8 Adults + Kids - Meal Provided

  • WestChase, Saturday October 26th - 8 Adults + Kids - Pulled Pork provided, please bring a side to share.

  • Brandon, Tuesday October 29th - 8 Adults + Kids - Charcuterie Spread, please bring soups, drinks, appetizers to share.

  • Lutz/New Tampa, Saturday November 2nd - Adults Only - Potluck

  • South Tampa, Sunday November 3rd - 8 Adults + Kids - Potluck

  • South Tampa/Port Tampa, Sunday November 3rd - 8 Adults + Kids - Meal Provided

  • Forrest Hills, Thursday November 7th - Adults Only - Potluck

  • St. Pete. Downtown, Friday November 8th - Adults + Kids - Meal Provided

  • Dunedin, Friday November 22nd - Adults Only - Potluck - FULL

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Baptism Service
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

Baptism Service

Our Baptism service will be held on Sunday, October 27th in both the 9AM and 11AM services.

If you would like to be baptized during our Baptism service, sign up below.

A note from Tommy:

Baptism is a new start. It is a declaration and an affirmation of what the Gospel says to us all, that tomorrow doesn’t have to be like it is today. It is a public and outward display of what is going on in your heart. When we enter into the waters, we bring with us all of the weight of the decisions that we have made, the sins we have committed, the ways that we have not lived up to what God declared us to be. We stand in the water and declare that Jesus was right, that his message of grace has set us free and saved us from all that has enslaved us. We plunge into the water and are ritually cleansed. We raise up out of the waters as if we had been given a fresh new start. All who are standing around are witnesses to our public profession of faith through baptism will no longer view us as we were before. Our old self remains dead, under those ripples and waves. Our past offenses are no longer brought up. Our old habits and ways are now fresh battles that the community of Jesus will help you fight. You are seen as a new creation, with new direction and new purpose. 

     Baptism is for all those who are done with their old ways, their old life, their old purposeless rituals. We come together and witness this new start, and celebrate with you. We also commit ourselves to your healing, and your growing in the gospel. Just as the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is our hope for all the world and mankind, so baptism is the declaration that we are likening ourselves to him, and we desire to be born again to a new and living hope.

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Watermark 101 - Membership Class
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Watermark 101 - Membership Class

Please join us on Sunday, November 3rd from 6-8pm as Pastor Tommy will be leading our Watermark 101 Membership Class.

Please RSVP as spaces will be limited to 35. Childcare will be provided so please let us know below how many children you will be bringing so we can plan accordingly.

Thanks and we hope to see you there!

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Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

Attention Watermark service team volunteers!

We are having volunteer appreciation picnic in your honor. You should have received an emailed invitations from your service team leader with all of the details.

If you have not please contact your service team leader or email community@watermarktampa.com

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Guardian ad Litem - Information Session
Sep
29
12:30 PM12:30

Guardian ad Litem - Information Session

If you are interested in being a voice to the voiceless in the foster care system, please attend the information session WM is hosting after second service on Sunday, Sep 29th @ the Youth & Counseling Center. Sign Up Below!

Guardian ad Litems are court appointed to children who have been removed from their households due to abuse or neglect. You visit your child at least monthly and advocate as to their best-interest in court.

If you want to be involved in the foster care system but aren’t in a place to foster kids in your home--this info session is for you! For more information, please email community@watermarktampa.com.



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Looking for 'Dinner for 8' hosts!
Sep
24
to Sep 28

Looking for 'Dinner for 8' hosts!

Dinner for 8 is an afternoon or evening with a family from our Watermark community who opens their home to serve a meal to any 8 people who sign up. This is an opportunity for people who attend Watermark to meet people in our community. If this is something you would be interested in hosting in your home please sign up below.

If you have any questions please email community@watermarktampa.com.


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Foster Parents Night Out
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Foster Parents Night Out

South Seminole Heights house church will be hosting a Parents Night Out for the foster parents in our community.

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Watermark Church Worship Night
Aug
17
7:00 PM19:00

Watermark Church Worship Night

Please join us for a night of worship on Saturday, August 17th @ 7PM.

Childcare will be offered for children 3 years of age and younger. If you are in need of childcare for your child, please RVSP below.

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Professional Parent Training Classes
Aug
17
to Sep 14

Professional Parent Training Classes

This is a required class for families who are seeking to serve as foster parents. This training will be held over five (5) Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. All classes must be attended to complete this required training.
Aug 17, 24, 31 & Sept 7, 14

For more details and to sign up for a future set of classes go here.

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House Church Launch Fall 2019
Aug
11
9:00 AM09:00

House Church Launch Fall 2019

On Sunday August 11th after 1st and 2nd service we will be having our house church launch for the Fall 2019 session. We will have signs posted around the sanctuary of all the house churches being offered. This will give you an opportunity to meet the leaders of those house churches and get connected. If you have any questions please email sam@watermarktampa.com

For the list of the upcoming house churches go here

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WeeWatermark Workday
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

WeeWatermark Workday

Please join us on Saturday, August 10th from 9AM-Noon for a workday, lunch will be provided.

Here is a list of some of the things we are trying to accomplish:

  • Assembling furniture

  • Hanging curtains

  • Hanging art

  • Installing shade at the playground

  • Moving furniture to accommodate new rooms

  • Some deep cleaning in classrooms

  • Installing hooks for bags and wagons

Please sign up below so we know how many people will be in attendance, if you have your own tools it would be really helpful if you would bring them. Watermark only has a few tools on hand.

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Reasoning: On Creation + Evolution
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

Reasoning: On Creation + Evolution

Our “Reasoning” series will seek to help you think through some of your most pressing questions regarding God, the Scriptures, and the theological idea that modern Christians tend to struggle with the most. This is a 1.5-2 hour session that will include an extended Q&A time to try and answer your questions regarding how to think about the topic of the evening. It will start with Pastor Tommy spending some time helping us work through the components of the idea, how thoughts on that particular topic have shifted throughout church history, and what pieces are essential to building a reasonable way to view that subject.

The topic of Creation/Evolution has become one of the most divisive issues in the modern church. But believe it or not, this is a brand new debate in the scope of church history. For this years Reasoning Session we will be discussing Genesis and its message. Were the authors of scripture 3800 years ago writing a scientific document that can be tested and found to be scientifically accurate? Did they intend for Gods people to believe that the cosmos are young? What does the scientific consensus that life evolved through natural selection mean for the Christian trying to be faithful to scriptures? We will discuss this and more when we come together on July 30th to Reason together on Creation & Evolution.

Will you join us?

Childcare will be provided, but you must RSVP below if you plan to attend (even if you don’t need childcare).

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Annual Congregation Meeting
Jul
14
to Jul 28

Annual Congregation Meeting

Watermark at our last Congregation Meeting we voted to change our fiscal year from calendar year to July-June, with that said, we are already due for another meeting.

Our annual congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, July 14th @ 10AM between 1st & 2nd service. The 2nd service will be starting at 11:15AM on this Sunday. This is open to anyone attending Watermark, but voting is limited to members. This year we will have voting open from July 14th until Sunday, July 28th; all ballots will be due by end of service on July 28th in order to be counted. Childcare will be provided.

The following items are available for your review:

Once item above are posted, please read at your leisure, if you have any questions or concerns please email: GoverningBoard@watermarktampa.com

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VBS - Evenings June 26th-28th!
Jun
26
to Jun 28

VBS - Evenings June 26th-28th!

Watermark! Mark your calendars for this year’s VBS June 26-28, this year is will be in the evening from 6PM-8:30PM.

We have updated our events page showing all the upcoming workdays you can get involved with. If you are interested in volunteering to serve at VBS sign up below. This is a community event and we need all the help we can get.

Online Registration for Volunteers and participants
https://vbspro.events/p/events/watermark

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VBS Work Day!
Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

VBS Work Day!

Please join us for a VBS workday to help us design and build stage props and decorations.

We will provide all of the supplies, lunch and childcare. Some of the tasks include; wood working, painting, prop building, etc.

Please RSVP below if you can help!

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VBS Work Day! DATE CHANGED!
May
25
9:00 AM09:00

VBS Work Day! DATE CHANGED!

We originally had this work day planned for Saturday May 18th, but we needed to push it back to Saturday May 25th.

Please join us for a VBS workday to help us design and build stage props and decorations.

We will provide all of the supplies, lunch and childcare. Some of the tasks include; wood working, painting, prop building, etc.

Please RSVP below if you can help!

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Goals for the Globe - Soccer Tournament
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Goals for the Globe - Soccer Tournament

Registration opens on April 1st!

Love Is Ministry presents its third annual Goals for the Globe Soccer Tournament, a fundraiser for a non-profit connecting with the refugee community in Tampa.

Love is Ministry is a local mission that Watermark Missions supports.

Saturday, May 18th @ 9AM at the USF Magnolia Fields.

Tournament Rules:

  • Age Requirements: 18 years old and older.

  • Eight players minimum per team. 12 max.

  • Each team is guaranteed to play at least two full games with two 15–minute halves.

  • 8 v. 8 including goalie.

  • Co-ed tournament.

  • Each team MUST have a female on the field at all times.

  • Everyone is required to wear SHIN GUARDS.

The fee is $350 per team. Click here to register your team!

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VBS Work Day!
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

VBS Work Day!

Please join us for a VBS workday to help us design and build stage props and decorations.

We will provide all of the supplies, lunch and childcare. Some of the tasks include; wood working, painting, prop building, etc.

Please RSVP below if you can help!

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Kinship Market
Mar
30
8:00 AM08:00

Kinship Market

Every Saturday morning The Well's Kinship ministry sets up a Free Market at various locations around Tampa to provide non-perishable groceries, fresh produce, and baked goods to whomever needs it. These may be scratched or dented cans, overstocked items, or simply the fruits of generosity. This food is picked up throughout the week and then stored at Waters Avenue Church. 

They need a team to fill in for the months where there is a 5th Saturday.

Basic info:
We need about 4-6 people to volunteer.
8:30AM meet at Waters Ave. Church
9AM head out to the Good Samaritan Inn  
10AM Be set up and begin serving
Noon  finish up and start packing church to unload

Sign up here to join the group.

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Scot McKnight Speaking at Watermark
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

Scot McKnight Speaking at Watermark

Please join us on Sunday, March 24th as Watermark welcomes, Scot McKnight.

Dr. McKnight is a New Testament scholar who has written widely on the historical Jesus and Christian spirituality, is Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornerstone University, a masters from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a doctorate from the University of Nottingham. He has written fifty books, including the popular The Jesus Creed, which won an award from Christianity Today in 2004. You can read more from McKnight at his blog Jesus Creed.

Scot will be speaking at Watermark for both services covering the book of Philemon.

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Ash Wednesday Service
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Ash Wednesday Service

In the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word. And, to make a right beginning of repentance, we would like you to join us for our first Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday, March 6th at 7PM.

The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord's passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting. This season of Lent provided a time in which converts to the faith were prepared for Holy Baptism. It was also a time when those who, because of notorious sins, had been separated from the body of the faithful were reconciled by penitence and forgiveness, and restored to the fellowship of the Church. Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith.



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Unified Life Marriage Conference
Mar
1
to Mar 2

Unified Life Marriage Conference

Watermark Church presents Unified Life Marriage Conference, March 1st + 2nd.
Registration opens Sunday January 27th.

Conference Highlights:

  • Speaker Dr. Shanon Roberts

  • Built in date night with childcare provided

  • Optional breakout session topics about finance, parenting, sexuality, and communication

  • Lunch provided

For more information and to register here

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Watermark Camping Trip
Feb
15
to Feb 17

Watermark Camping Trip

We are having our 1st ever Watermark family camping trip at Lakewood Retreat in Brooksville, FL. Join us for a weekend of food, fun and fellowship.

$35 for adults, $20 for kids 12 and under The price of each ticket includes food, campground and facility costs. We will have several fun things planned for the entire family.

SOLD OUT!

Below is all necessary information you need for the upcoming trip, i.e. directions, schedule, meals and planned activities are listed in the link below.

Watermark Camping Trip Information Packet

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Foster Care Informational Meeting Q+A
Feb
3
12:30 PM12:30

Foster Care Informational Meeting Q+A

We will be having a foster care informational meeting Q+A on Sunday, February 3rd after 2nd service in the Watermark Youth+Counseling Center.

One of Watermark’s foster parents will be providing information and answer any questions you may have about becoming a foster parent. They will also provided the information needed to sign up and become a foster parent.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP below or in the lobby.


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Steadfast Mentoring Training & Sign Up
Jan
27
12:30 PM12:30

Steadfast Mentoring Training & Sign Up

On Sunday January 27th after 2nd service in the Youth & Counseling Center we are welcoming men and women who want to get involved in mentoring incarcerated youths. Please RSVP at the link below or in our lobby.

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Annual Congregation Meeting
Jan
20
to Jan 27

Annual Congregation Meeting

Our annual congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, January 20th @ 10AM between 1st & 2nd service. The 2nd service will be starting at 11:15AM on this Sunday. This is open to anyone attending Watermark, but voting is limited to members. This year we will have voting open from January 20th until Sunday, January 27th; all ballots will be due by end of service on January 27th in order to be counted. Childcare will be provided.

We have attached the following items for your review:

Please read at your leisure, if you have any questions or concerns please email: GoverningBoard@watermarktampa.com

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House Church Launch Spring 2019
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

House Church Launch Spring 2019

On Sunday January 13th after 1st and 2nd service we will be having our house church launch for the Spring 2019 session. We will have signs posted around the sanctuary of all the house churches being offered. This will give you an opportunity to meet the leaders of those house churches and get connected. If you have any questions please email sam@watermarktampa.com

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