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Sacred Heart Church had a desire to uniquely serve its community during the pandemic. This led to opportunities to partner with Catholic Charities, the City of Tampa, Holy Innocents' and San Jose Mission in a coordinated response that impacted the lives of 100’s of our neighbors. Read the full love story in Ann's blog post at www.loveinctampa.org/news/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Love INC doesn't exist for itself.Love INC doesn't exist for itself. It isn't about ministry staff, egos, or accolades. It is about highlighting God's chosen method to reveal Himself to humanity—local Christian churches—and mobilizing these churches to transform lives and communities. ... See MoreSee Less

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Valrico, Florida - Love INC member church Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church held a pre-order-and pre-pay Pop Up Stock Up fundraiser with the opportunity to pre-purchase restaurant quality frozen food on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at their church campus, 604 N. Valrico Road Valrico, FL 33594.

Pop Up Stock Up is an opportunity to support Holy Innocents’ Transforming Lives for Christ (TLC) Feeding Ministries by merely shopping and stocking up with a variety of Sysco’s restaurant grade, frozen food items.

Holy Innocents’ teamed up with Sysco Corporation and Love INC of Metro Tampa for this event.

Future Holy Innocents’ Pop Up Stock Up events are opportunities to support the growing Holy Innocents’ Transforming Lives for Christ (TLC) Feeding Ministries by simply shopping and stocking up with a variety of Sysco’s restaurant grade, frozen food items. Sysco’s Pop up Stock up program engages our church member, volunteers and community while investing the event profits to expand our help to feed our East Hillsborough neighbors.

Also thank you to Love INC ministry partner @FamousTate for your help with a discounted freezer!

Love INC mobilizes churches, transforms lives and puts God's love on display. Want to learn more? Visit www.loveinctampa.org
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Imagine the possibilities of a community where there is no division. Everyone’s value is recognized; treatment of others is dignified and respectful; time is invested to create authentic, genuine relationships and interactions with others are intentional. We are in the habit of demonstrating love and appreciation. Further, everyone has a real opportunity to achieve their God-given potential. Finally, we purposefully offer a hand up in serving others in ways that transform the lives of server, neighbor served, neighborhoods and our country. Can you imagine? Check out Mike's short blog post at www.loveinctampa.org/uncategorized/imagine-communities-with-no-division/ ... See MoreSee Less

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“We move people not by casting a great vision of where we should go, but also by painting a clear picture of why we can’t stay where we are.” - Bill Hybells

Love INC of Metro Tampa - Since 2017. We partner with our 14 member churches to respond differently to Matthew 22:39, the command to Love Thy Neighbor. Are you interested in getting involved and helping create community and love in Tampa? visit www.loveinctampa.org
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Under normal circumstances, Sunday, May 24 (the third Sunday of the month) would have been Love INC Sunday at member church Hyde Park United Methodist, with volunteers loving on 200+ homeless and near homeless neighbors.

We long for the day when we can replace the masks and bag lunches and return to serving a sit down, relaxed, “rest your weary bones” hot breakfast to nearly 200 of our friends; food-insecure guests from downtown neighborhoods.

We miss the buzz, the fellowship, “street stories”, interactions, laughs, and the opportunity to “love on” our neighbors who have life struggles compounded by the pandemic and physical distancing. Maybe soon... Tampa FL Hyde Park Church’s modified Love INC Sunday @ Open Arms
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Lord, as we begin a new week, we need you. Be close to those who are grieving lost loved ones, lost justice, lost jobs, lost dreams, lost hope... Our world is broken in so many ways... and you, God are the only answer. ... See MoreSee Less

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On March 5th 2020, a referral from Love INC Sustainer Society member RH was received by our Help Center. “My friend, Jimmie M needs transportation after losing his SUV’s engine and lacking $1,800 to fix it. He is riding a bus in the am and trying to Uber home at night. Previously, a friend of his and mine organized a small fundraiser to help him find a place where he lives now. I think a lot of Jimmie.” - RH.

Imagine if Love INC could repurpose a 2003 INFINITI donation, helped by Jimmie, his donor and our auto ministry partner, A & D automotive. What would that look like 5/19/2020? Well, here is the answer! From left to right, A & D Automotive Center's Tony B, Jimmie M and Love INC's Janet Shaffer. Learn more about how Love INC of Metro Tampa and our member churches and donors respond differently to Matthew 25:39, Love Thy Neighbor. Visit www.loveinctampa.org
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