Easter Meals and Celebrations

Easter is the season of hope and new life, but for at-risk and homeless individuals and families, it can also be a time of stress, uncertainty, and hunger.  We know that hope starts with a meal.

Satisfying hunger is often the first step to the life-changing help we offer like safe shelter, case management, counseling, education, and job training programs.

Metropolitan Ministries’ staff and the Metro Brigaide will be on campus and out in the community alleviating hunger as well as providing emotional support and compassion for those in need.

Easter for our community through the Metro Brigaide

Thanks to the generous support of the Tampa Bay community, a complete Easter meal will be served at 11 a.m. at Amazing Love Ministries.

Service starts at noon and includes spiritual music by evangelist Sonji Raines, Clara McCarthy and David Coles. The Ministries’ Rev. Beth Bostrom will share an inspiring message of hope and transformation. Ministries’ partner Showered and Empowered will provide free mobile shower and laundry facilities.

Meal and service location: Amazing Love Ministries, 3304 E. Columbus Dr., Tampa.


For those who are hungry and need a meal and support, the Metro Brigaide is also partnering with organizations throughout Tampa Bay to provide 2,500 hot, balanced and nutritious Easter meals.  Anyone in need can go to these locations:

Friday, April 19 (Good Friday)

·        11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. at Faith Café (1340 N. Clearview Ave., Tampa)

·        Noon-1 p.m. at Tabernacle of Hope (6907 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa)

·        Noon-1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Port Richey (7540 Ridge Rd., Port Richey)

Saturday, April 20

·        9-10 a.m. breakfast at First Presbyterian Church of Tampa (412 E. Zack St., Tampa)

·        11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Faith Café (1340 N. Clearview Ave., Tampa)

·        11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Riverview United Methodist Church (8002 U.S. Highway 301 S., Riverview)

·        11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Second Chances Dream Center (1520 E. 127th Ave., Tampa)

·        2-3 p.m. at Center for Manifestation Empowerment House (3703 N. 30th St., Tampa)

·        5-6 p.m. at Refuge Church (5320 Palmetto Rd., New Port Richey)

Sunday, April 21 (Easter)

·        8-9 a.m. at Hood Temple AME Zion (3608 N. 26th St., Tampa)

·        8-9:15 a.m. at Hyde Park United Methodist Church (500 W. Platt St., Tampa)

·        1-2 p.m. at Christian Outreach Ministry (2016 N 60th St, Tampa)

·        1-2 p.m. at Love One Another (13853 15th St, Dade City)

·        5-6 p.m. at Faith Café (1340 N. Clearview Ave., Tampa)

·        5-6 p.m. at Pinellas Safe Harbor in partnership with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (14840 49th St N, Clearwater)

Resident Easter Celebration and Services at Tampa/Hillsborough and Holiday/Pasco Campuses

On the Tampa campus, the Ministries’ Rev. Beth Bostrom will lead a worship service in the Chapel of Hope. Musicians from Hyde Park United Methodist Church at the Portico will accompany our children’s choir and a special sign language performance by one of our residents. In Pasco, Ministries’ Chaplain Joon Park and volunteer Rev. Reggie Davis will lead worship in the Sanctuary. The children’s choir will perform. Easter brunch for the Ministries’ resident families will be served on Saturday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m. on both campuses