Opportunities to Serve

CHAPMAN PARTNERSHIP FOR THE HOMELESS

  • Join us in preparing and serving meals for those in need! This program assists homeless men, women and children in transition off of Miami’s streets and on their way to attaining greater stability and self-sufficiency in their lives. 
  • More details at the Chapman Partnership website.
When: Every third Friday of the month.
Where:

Chapman Partnership for the Homeless

1550 N. Miami Avenue in downtown Miami

  • Carpools depart from First UMC Coral Gables 
Contact:      

Fabie Moody

fabie001@aol.com

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Branches

  • Branchest empowers people to move from poverty to prosperity through holistic youth development, small business development and hunger relief ministries in South Florida.
  • First UMC Coral Gables is proud to work with Branches on ongoing projects including Climb to College and the Tutoring as South Miami Branches Program.
  • For more information, please visit the Branches website at www.branchesfl.org
Climb to College
  • Helps prepare and assist high school students to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for that next step after High School. Climb to College & Career provides a series of workshops, mentoring and completion of a postsecondary plan.
When: Ongoing
Where:

Branches in South Miami

Contact:      

Jack Edwards

edwardsjack1006@gmail.com

 

Tutoring at South Miami Branches 
  • Helps prepare and assist high school students to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviors necessary for that next step after High School. Climb to College & Career provides a series of workshops, mentoring and completion of a postsecondary plan.
When: Ongoing
Where:

Branches in South Miami

Contact:      

Margaret Cox

magsc@aol.com

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 kristi house

  • We serve and share a meal with the participants in Project Gold (Girls Owning their Lives and Dreams).
  • Kristi House’s Project Gold provides outreach and services to children exploited in sex trafficking to help them escape dangerous lives at the hands of traffickers and predators. 
When: Monthly, with next gathering on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Participants should be prepared to leave from First UMC Coral Gables at 4:00 p.m.
Where:

Kristi House

Contact:      

Rev. Vidalis Lopez

vlopez@fumccg.org | Church Office (305) 445-2578.

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rise against hunger

  • A hands-on service event that includes the packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Visit or call our Church Office to sign up.
When: September 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Where:

First UMC Coral Gables

Contact:      

Harry Jordan

harryjordan@mac.com

 

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branches thanksgiving meal packaging event

  • A hands-on service event that includes the packaging of Thanksgiving meals for members of our South Florida community. Visit www.fumccg.org/volunteer or call our Church Office to sign up.
When: TBD
Where:

First UMC Coral Gables

Contact:      

Rev. Vidalis Lopez

vlopez@fumccg.org | www.fumccg.org/volunteer

Church Office (305) 445-2578

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collection corner

  • Located in the back of the Sanctuary, Founder’s Hall and Chapel, collection containers are available to help support those in need in our community.
  • Items collected vary by month and need so check back often! 
When: Monthly - items requested vary depending on need
Where:

First UMC Coral Gables

Contact:      

Judy Griffis

Church Office: (305) 445-2578

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international missions

  • Join our international missions - traveling throughout the world to make a hands-on difference where and how needed!
  • Sign up for future misisons at www.fumccg.org/volunteer.
When: During the summer; 2018 dates to be announced
Where:

Dominican Republic

Contact:      

 

Rev. Vidalis Lopez

vlopez@fumccg.org | www.fumccg.org/volunteer

Church Office (305) 445-2578

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To find out more about service opportunities, contact Rev. Vidalis Lopez at (305) 445-2579 or

via email at vlopez@fumccg.org.