Our Story

A Gathering Space for:
Conversation. Connection. Community Change.

Committed to enhancing the social, artistic and spiritual fabric of Tampa through:

The Portico Cafe

where every cup of  coffee purchased supports our homeless initiatives

Homeless Initiatives

that raise awareness and put tangible efforts into motion

Art

that gives voice to important societal issues

Silent Meditation

practices that create stillness in a busy world

We offer an event venue and gathering spaces.

Not-for-profit groups, festivals, art exhibits, concerts, social interest groups and community service projects.

Conversations about faith and service are encouraged.

 

Weekly meditation in the Chapel at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 5 p.m. Sundays. People gather for worship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays. Explore worshiping and serving with us.

The Portico exists to transform the city and the world.

Share your views, dreams, and interests as we journey together toward creating a more compassionate, loving city.

The Portico is the fulfillment of a dream by the people at Hyde Park United Methodist to create a spirit-filled, welcoming and connectional environment that ignites our community to contemplation and transformative action.