Located in South Tampa and witnessing to the love of God for over 90 years. Committed to a neighborhood presence, worldwide outreach and a deep heritage of Christian faith.

What to Expect on Sundays

Welcome to Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church (PCPC)! We’re glad you found us!
Everyone is welcome on Sundays, where you can explore worship, fellowship, and education opportunities across the morning. We strive to provide a safe, sacred and comfortable atmosphere to connect with God and each other in a meaningful way.
Contact us at ask@palmaceia.org if there is something else you want to know. We will happily (and quickly!) be in touch.

Worship

PCPC is:

  • A congregation of the Presbyterian Church In The United States of America (PCUSA)
  • A member of The Presbytery of Tampa Bay
  • A vital part of the growth of the neighborhood since 1927 including a relationship with H.B. Plant High school across the street
  • An intergenerational congregation with people in every decade of life
  • Unique, with a steeple bell that plays hymns every day at 6pm!
anyone is invited to ALL OF these Sunday Worship services:

8:30am and 11am Traditional Service (in the sanctuary)

  • Services last about 1 hour
  • Worship includes scripture readings, a moment of greeting one another, hymns, and a sermon
  • Chancel choir with organ and piano accompaniment, and sometimes children’s choirs and handbells
  • Children, ages 3 through 1st grade, are welcome to worship with their families the entire service or participate in Godly Play after the children’s message, which is approximately 20 minutes after the start of the service.
  • Nursery care is provided for children under 3 years of age by screened, well trained and loving staff in our preschool classrooms. Pagers are available for parents.

9AM Contemporary Service (in the multi-purpose/gym on the 2nd floor)

Fellowship starts with Bagels & Coffee in the gym! Come prepare for worship by gathering with and making new friends before the service.

  •  Service lasts about 1 hour
  •  Praise band; contemporary Christian music with guitar, bass, drums, keyboard and vocals
  •  Format includes contemporary music, scripture readings and sermon
  • Children, ages 3 through 1st grade, are welcome and may worship with their families the entire service or participate in Godly Play after the children’s message, which is approximately 20 minutes after the start of the service.
  • Nursery care is provided for children under 3 years of age by screened, well trained and loving staff in our preschool classrooms. Pagers are available for parents.

6:00pm Vespers Service (in the Chapel)

  • Vespers comes from Latin word “vesper” and means evening. This evening service consists of scripture reading, prayer, and contemplation
  • Lasts about 30 minutes and Communion is always served
  • Children are welcome, though there are no children’s programs or childcare

Children & Youth

  • Nursery care is provided for children under 3 years of age by screened, well trained and loving staff in our preschool classrooms. Pagers are available for parents.
  • Children age PreK-4 through 1st grade can participate in Godly Play during the remaining/2nd half of the services after the Children’s message.
  • Children 2nd through 5th grade are invited to worship with their families and then participate in the Faith and Fellowship hour of education beginning at 10:05am.
  • Questions about Children on Sunday Mornings should be directed to Allison Kelly: allison@palmaceia.org.
  • Middle and High School Youth are also invited to worship with their families on Sunday. Middle school youth meet at 10:05am for deeper exploration of faith.  During the week the youth group meetings provide 6th through 12th grade students opportunities to explore faith and spend time in fellowship and bible study. See the Youth page or email Kenny Hubbel: Ken@palmaceia.org for more information.

Additional Resources: A to Z Children’s Worship Guide

Food & Fellowship

Everyone is invited to come by Fellowship Hall Sunday mornings beginning at 8:15am through 11:30am.  Here you will find complimentary coffee, fruit and light snacks available.

This is a great gathering space for meeting others, continuing conversations, seeking out a conversation partner or church information, and just enjoying a relaxed atmosphere. Kids are welcome here and often found creating their own space for fellowship and games around the tables of the adults.

Faith Formation (Educational Opportunities)

10:05am Sunday Morning – Adult, Child, and Youth Christian Education classes are held on Sundays from 10:05am to 10:50am.

Additional faith formation and fellowship events also take place during the week. Click on the links above for education information and visit the Events posted on the website for more details and contact information.

Parking

Palma Ceia’s campus includes over 66,500 square feet of worship space, fellowship areas, a gym, preschool, and multi-purpose classroom space in 3 buildings! We have a 30-space parking lot on the north side of the campus that has 6 designated handicap spaces. Parking on the neighborhood streets is allowed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. The big bonus is that our partnership with Plant High school across the street allows PCPC to use the school’s East/Stadium parking lot when school is not in session or having other events! Help yourself.

PCPC is a neighborhood and community centered congregation with a lot of history, activities and a strong foundation of faith. Click on Get to know Palma Ceia for an overview of our history, purpose, and ministries. Visit the Connect menu of our website to find a place to fit in and stay updated with the Events listing.