Opportunities to Serve

CHAPMAN PARTNERSHIP FOR THE HOMELESS

Every third Friday of the month, the outreach team meets at the Chapman Partnership for the Homeless (1550 N. Miami Avenue in downtown Miami) to prepare and serve 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. Contact Fabie Moody (fabie001@aol.com) if you’d like to get involved.

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FUM CHILDREN’S HOME

The mission of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home is to empower children and families to experience God’s love and care as revealed in the ministry of Jesus Christ. Its vision is to be a place where children are safe and loved; where youth are given the opportunity to be healthy, self-sufficient adults; where families become strong; and where every person is treated as a unique creation of God. To get involved with this organization, contact Mearle Griffiths (mlgmjg@yahoo.com).

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Demonstrate the love of Jesus by helping your neighbors build a simple, decent, affordable house. There are activities for all skill levels. Just a few hours of commitment will be rewarded ten-fold in gratification by helping a family build a home!

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PARTNERS FOR PROGRESS (HAITI)

"Saving lives and sparking hope here and beyond." With your financial and practical support we will provide the infrastructure and tools necessary to help meet the critical need for long-term self-sustaining health care in Petit Goave, stimulate opportunities for local residents to improve their living situation and economic well-being, and save lives and help honor the incredible resilience of the people of Petit Goave, Haiti.

RIVERSIDE HOUSE

A faith based residential program, Riverside House provides a place where individuals who have chosen crime or fallen prey to substance abuse or homelessness receive help to break free from the cycles of self-abuse and return to their families and society to live positive and productive lives. This outreach involves collecting items men and women can use as they are dismissed from the center. Items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, shampoo, etc. can be brought to the church office at any time during the year.

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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.

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FUMCCG COMMUNITY PANTRY

Our Community Pantry program supports the number of hungry people in our community who come to our doors. This outreach involves collecting individual containers of food which can be packed into lunch bags for distribution. Examples include raisins, fruit cups, cookies, individual drinks, small canned items or monetary donations. Please bring these items to the church office at anytime during the year.

THE COLLECTION CORNER

Located in the back of the Sanctuary, Founder’s Hall and Chapel, collection containers are available for the monthly drives for specific items to help support those in need in our community.

This month (August) we are collecting empty paper grocery bags to use at the Coconut Grove Food Bank held every Friday at Christ Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove.

SUPPORT OUR SHUT-INS

Connect with our shut-ins with a call twice a week and take altar flowers to them after Sunday services. Contact Margaret Cox (magsc@aol.com) for details.

CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES

Children

There are numerous areas in which many of us can help. The following is a current list of the help we need in our Children's Ministry and if any of these areas interest you, please contact the Church Office at (305) 445-2579.

  • Nursery Greeters - greet parents when they bring their infants & toddlers to the nursery on Sunday mornings
  • Supplies & Resources - oversee the suplly closets and materials
  • Teachers (Lead, Sub, Assistant) - teach or help teach on Sunday mornings or during other times when teachers are needed
  • Special Events Coordinator(s) - design and plan one-time opportunities for children such as fieldtrips, pool parties, etc.
  • Research Team - research creative ideas for programming and curriculums
Youth

There are plenty of volunteer opportunities in our youth group, from weekly Wednesday nights to special trips or events. Volunteers must be at least 3 years older than the oldest youth (12th grade). Contact Danielle Silverman (dsilverman@fumccg.org or ext. 107) if you would like to volunteer for any of the youth activities.

 

 

To find out more about service opportunities, contact Rev. Vidalis Lopez at (305) 445-2579 or via email at vlopez@fumccg.org.