A Place to Belong—Grow—Serve!
In the Heart of Seminole County
For the Transformation of the World!

We are a United Methodist congregation serving the communities of Casselberry and Winter Springs, Florida. At Tuskawilla UMC we are committed to Faith in God and Faith with Family as we Belong, Grow, and Serve together!

At TUMC we
Belong to Christ and his community of believers

Grow in knowledge and love of Christ

Serve Christ and our neighbors for the transformation of the world.

We believe commitment to our vision equips and strengthens us to fulfill the mission of The United Methodist Church: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

If you are new and a guest to our family of faith, we invite you to review the Visitor Information section of our site.

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The Sunday Stiletto


Celebration of Life for Rev. Skip Parvin

The celebration of life for Rev. Skip Parvin will be Saturday, May 26th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary, with a reception immediately following in the Fellowship Hall.

We anticipate Pastor Skip's memorial service to be well attended, so we will be seeking a number of volunteers to serve that day as an offering of our love and support to the Parvin Family. We will need greeters, parking lot attendants, ushers, servants to prepare and provide food for the reception, hospitality servants to serve at the reception, and servants to help with set-up and clean-up. Please connect with Pastor Sarah (pastor@tumcfl.org) or Lila Buchanan about where you would like to serve. Thank you!

Show your Colors on Memorial Sunday!

The Chancel Choir would like to encourage everyone in our congregation to join them in wearing Red, White, and Blue in worship service on Sunday, May 27th in celebration of Memorial Day—Ty Riddle.

Bethel Yoga Gatherings

Bethel Yoga will gather on Tuesday evenings only during the months of May and June (except for Tuesday, June 5th). Join us in the Fellowship Hall with your mat, towel, journal, pen, and water bottle.

See you there!

Chancel Choir Singers Needed!

Are you a “Shower Singer?” If so, now is the perfect time to start singing in the Chancel Choir. We have approximately six weeks before the choir goes on their summer hiatus. That will give you ample time to determine if the choir is a good fit for you. I feel certain it will be because it is a great group of people who love the Lord and love to sing. If all goes well you can join us in mid-August when we return to sing in the worship service.

We meet every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Music Suite. Come this Thursday and give us a try. If you have questions contact me, music director Ty Riddle (music@tumcfl.org).

Handbell Ringers Needed!

The Tuskawilla Handbell Choir needs you! We are in need of additional ringers. Even if you have never rung before, we will TEACH you, and it is FUN! We rehearse after the 11:00 a.m. worship each week from 12:15–1:15 p.m. Even a short term commitment would be appreciated and enable us to ring in worship. Please contact music director Ty Riddle (music@tumcfl.org).

Falling Upward Small Group Study

Beginning Wednesday, February 21st, 6:30–7:30 p.m., Pastor Sarah will lead a 14-week evening study of Fr. Richard Rohr's Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. In this study participants will lean into a new paradigm for understanding how our failings can be the foundation for our ongoing spiritual growth. Participants are urged to purchase a copy of Rohr's book, which is available through Amazon.com or a local bookstore. For more information please email Pastor Sarah (pastor@tumcfl.org).

Save the Dates

TUMC has a number of upcoming events celebrating our church family. Save these dates on your calendar and look for more information soon!

Seniors Prom ~ Saturday, June 2
*chaperones needed*
Pancakes with Papas, Saturday~ June 9
!HEROS! Vacation Bible School ~ June 11–15

Pancakes with Papas

On Saturday, June 9th the Willa Kids will host Pancakes with Papas from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We welcome every man, father, son and daughter within our community and congregation to attend as we feast on pancakes and enjoy fellowship games. Please contact Alaine Gorman (youth@tumcfl.org) to RSVP by Sunday, June 3rd.

2018 Vacation Bible School
June 11–15, 2018

Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

HERO CENTRAL—Discover Your Strength in God!

Please join us as we learn about the Heroes of the Bible through crafts, games, and songs. We will be offering a free breakfast from 8:00 a.m. 'til 8:45 a.m. before we start our journey every day of the week of June 11, 2018. If your child has a specific food allergy please bring them a snack that they can eat during VBS. It is $5 a child up to $15 for a family—if you're registering more than 3 kids in a family for VBS you would only need to pay $15. You can make checks out to TUMC with VBS written in the memo. We will accept payments when you drop your child off for the first day. Thank you!

Register online here. For more information please email youth@tumcfl.org.

TUMC Food Pantry to Support Hope's Pantry at Hope Helps Oviedo

Beginning in February donations given to TUMC's Food Pantry will be delivered by volunteers to support and stock the Hope's Pantry at Hope Helps Oviedo rather than made into emergency food bags that are distributed by TUMC's Office Staff.

Hope Helps Oviedo provides a number of services for persons in need and/or experiencing homelessness. Our Food Pantry Leadership and Executive Council believe supporting Hope's Pantry with donations from our church family is a great way for us to be good neighbors and bolster Hope Helps Oviedo in the excellent service they provide.

We will continue to receive food donations on the First Sunday of each month in the shopping carts outside the Sanctuary Building or any Sunday morning or Wednesday evening in the Family Room. We will also post a notice on the Church Office Window directing folks seeking emergency food assistance to Hope Helps Oviedo.

If you have any questions, please connect with Pastor Sarah (pastor@tumcfl.org). Thank you.

Willa Kids and Gravity Youth Volunteers Needed

Willa Kids and Gravity Youth are looking for volunteers to help with Willa Kids and Youth Bible Study on Wednesday nights from 6:00–7:30 p.m. If you are interested, please connect with the Church Office (office@tumcfl.org).


Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane