ABOUT US

The Portico is an entire city block in downtown Tampa. It includes a cafe, spaces to meet and work on the 2nd and 3rd floors, a historic chapel, and The Community Hall event space for the public. We enhance the social, artistic, and spiritual fabric of Tampa through Conversation, Connection, and Community Change!                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Portico Spiritual Community is a non-conventional church whose mission is to make God’s Love Real through spiritual practices and to serve the city and world in ways that address equality, housing insecurity, and economic challenge. We are a community of Hyde Park United Methodist.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The Portico Cafe is a social enterprise that offers people transitioning from homelessness, addiction, and incarceration--job training, employment ladders, and connections to safe, affordable housing.

where every cup of coffee purchased supports our homeless initiatives

that raise awareness and put tangible efforts into motion
 advocacy and awareness around important issues of justice in our community
that gives voice to important societal issues
practices that create stillness in a busy world
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We exist to transform the city and the world.

 

We offer an event venue and gathering spaces.

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

Conversation

A place where people can be unafraid to lower their guard, be authentic with each other, and talk about God in new ways.

Connection

Breathing space amidst the noise and busyness of life, inviting connection to God and each other through silence and meditation.

Community Change

Engaging individuals in serving to make a difference in the community and the world.

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Conversations about faith and service are encouraged.

2nd Sunday Gathering at 10:30 a.m. and weekly meditation in the Chapel at 12:15 p.m. Tuesdays.

Meet the Team

The Rev. Justin LaRosa

Minister and Director
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Chalette Davis

Missions and Events Coordinator
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Mindi

The Portico Cafe Manager

Bob Douglass

The Portico Administrator
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Chris Thompson

Facilities