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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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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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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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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Watermark 101 - Membership Class
Apr
7
6:00 PM18:00

Watermark 101 - Membership Class

Please join us on Sunday, April 7th 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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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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Created Street Outreach & Training
Dec
21
to Dec 22

Created Street Outreach & Training

We need 10 people to participate in the Created Women Street Outreach

We will be hitting the street with Created to befriend women who are involved in prostitution and/or sex trafficking. We will hand out gift bags from the gift drive, with hopes that every woman we meet would know she is cared for and loved.

Due to the nature of this outreach, some training is necessary to participate. Watermark will host this training on the night of the event in our Youth & Counseling Center from 8:30PM-10:30PM and the outreach will be from 10:30PM-12:30AM.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and ideally women to better serve the women we are trying to connect to.

Each person must sign up individually.

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Created Christmas Outreach - Gift Drive
Dec
16
9:00 AM09:00

Created Christmas Outreach - Gift Drive

This Christmas season we are participating in Created Women's street outreach. We will be assembling gift bags to be used at the Friday Night street outreach with Created Women on December 21st.

We are assembling 30 bags with 5 items in each bag.

The items include:

  • Christmas socks

  • $5-$10 gift cards to Walmart or Dunkin Donuts

  • Blanket

  • Travel Mug

  • Body Spray

To commit to bringing one of the gifts for the gift bags please sign up at the link below and bring all items on Sunday, December 16th during either service. Please be sure to mark the quantity you are willing to donate in the signup genius link.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4BA8A82AA5FD0-christmas/76090851

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

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Christmas Caroling at Tampa VA Hospital
Dec
15
9:45 AM09:45

Christmas Caroling at Tampa VA Hospital

  • Tampa VA Hospital (Haley's Cove Lobby) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a fun Christmastime tradition that we have done with the kids for the past few years, this is a service opportunity for us to spread Love and Joy to some of our servicemen.

We will meet at Haley's Cove in the Lobby at 9:45am and begin caroling at 10:00am. 
Address: 13000 Bruce B Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

We are only allowed to bring 25 people total (including children and adults) so this will be a first come, first served sign-up. 

This event is now FULL

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Christmastime Parent's Day Out
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Christmastime Parent's Day Out

This is a free childcare event that we offer to the Parents in our community to give them a few hours of alone time and an opportunity to Christmas shop! 

We can accommodate 35 kids, so this is a first come, first served sign-up

We will have lots of fun Christmas activities and crafts for the kids to participate in, as well as providing lunch. RSVP here with your child's age if you would like to participate.

This event is now full.

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Baptism Service
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Baptism Service

Our Baptism service will be held on Sunday, October 28th in both the 9AM and 11AM services. 

If you would like to be baptized during our Baptism Service, please 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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6th Annual Watermark Men's Group - Sporting Clays Shoot
Oct
27
9:00 AM09:00

6th Annual Watermark Men's Group - Sporting Clays Shoot

The Watermark Men’s Group is having their 6th Annual Sporting Clays Shoot on Saturday October 27th @ 9AM.

Tampa Bay Sporting Clays
10514 Ehren Cutoff
Land O’ Lakes, FL 34639

$50 - Includes 50 clay targets, two boxes of shells, and cart rental (gun rental extra, if needed)

Optional lunch gathering (not included in the price of the shoot)
Immediately following at Hungry Harry’s Family Bar-B-Que
3116 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes, FL 34629


Contact Steve Young (813) 918-4521 / syoung@fca.org for more information

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Until All Know Home
Sep
18
to Nov 4

Until All Know Home

Watermark Missions is partnering with Homeless Helping Homeless, Inc to raise funds for a new homeless shelter for women. HHH provides shelter, nonjudgmental practical help, and stabilizing support in a home setting for anyone from the first time homeless, to Tampa’s most chronic cases.
In 2018 HHH expanded their scope

  • New transitional housing facility

  • 30 Day Crisis Recovery Program

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Crisis Respite Shelter

  • Peer Mentorship

  • Job Coaching

  • Housing Resources

The program focuses specifically on crisis recovery, crisis counseling, and those first big steps to getting back in control of one’s life with an emphasis on trauma-centric therapy.

Watermark Missions Seeks to partner with HHH to open a women’s facility to provide:

  • 3 Nights Free Emergency Shelter

  • 30-Day Crisis Recovery Shelter Program

  • Transitional Housing Program

  • Crisis Respite Shelter

  • Crisis Counseling

  • Job Coaching


Phase 1: $15K for Down-Payment

  • $5 a week

  • 7-weeks

  • Total $35 per adult

  • 450 adults = $15,750

We are calling this fundraiser Until All Know Home, the idea is to take an envelope and add $5 every week until November 4th, where we all come together as a church and turn in our envelopes.

There is also the opportunity to donate online at https://www.watermarktampa.com/give/ please choose Until All Know Home under “give to”.

If you choose to pay by check please make sure to make the check out to Watermark Church.

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WM 101 - Membership Class
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

WM 101 - Membership Class

Please join us on Sunday, September 9th 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 how many children you will be bringing so we can plan accordingly.

Thanks and we hope to see you there!

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House Church Launch - Fall 2018
Aug
26
9:00 AM09:00

House Church Launch - Fall 2018

On Sunday, August 26th we are having our House Church Launch for the Fall 2018 season, immediately following 1st & 2nd service. You will have the opportunity to meet the leaders for every House Church and get connected. For more information about what House Church Locations are being offered this season go here

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WeeWatermark Promotion Sunday
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

WeeWatermark Promotion Sunday

Attention WeeWM Parents and volunteers! Our elementary age classes (Kindergarten – 5th Grade) will be promoting to the next grade level on Sunday, 8/12. I know this is so hard for kids to understand, but until 8/12 they need to remain in their current class. Children/Students that are in 3rd grade and higher will go to worship with their parents, and meet us for their small groups after break. After service, parents will need to pick up 3rd-8th graders from the Parsonage/YACC.

Class assignments beginning 8/12;

9am
Purple-Infants
Yellow- 2 yr olds
Blue- 3 & 4 yr olds
Red- Kindergarten-5th grade

11am
Purple-Infants

Yellow- 2 yr olds
Blue- 3 yr olds
Green- 4 & 5 yr olds
Red- Kindergarten
Orange- 1st & 2nd grade
Silver- 3rd grade
Gold- 4th & 5th grade
Middle School- 6th-8th Grade

We desperately need to add a few additional classes to accommodate our growing number of children and babies. In order to do this, we have a need for additional volunteers, please consider serving the families and children of our Watermark community in this way! Background check release attached below. Please email nicole@watermarktampa.com.

Background check release.pdf

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VBS: Shipwrecked
Jun
27
to Jun 29

VBS: Shipwrecked

  • Watermark Tampa Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

VBS registration is now open! 

Because VBS is intended to be an outreach to the families of our community, this year we are asking all members and regular attenders of Watermark that are registering their children for VBSto pick at least 1 day to serve as a volunteer for the actual event or for one of the VBSprop building/decorating work days. Please sign up to volunteer via the volunteer link on the registration website. If you have a special circumstance and are unable to volunteer for at least 1 of the days, please contact Nicole Holm at nicole@watermarktampa.com. Thank you!

To register your child and register to volunteer, please visit the link below

vbspro.events/p/watermarktampa

Thank you!

 

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VBS Workday #3
Jun
23
9:00 AM09:00

VBS Workday #3

Hello All! In preparation for our VBSevent this summer, we will be hosting work days to build props, decorations, etc. Anyone can help, we provide all of the supplies and instructions. Lunch is provided. Please RSVPbelow if you are able to help!

Here is a sneak peak at some of the projects we will be doing
https://www.pinterest.com/nicoleholm18/shipwrecked-vbs-2018/

RSVP on TheCity

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