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January  - March 2008
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The Rev. James Lewis participates in a gathering last year of military chaplains working to help The United Methodist Church support and welcome service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. A UMNS photo by Hilly Hicks. Photo #08-0798. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0823, 3/30/08.





A new United Methodist task force of active-duty and retired chaplains is developing ways to help the church support and welcome service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The United Methodist Endorsing Agency of the Board of Higher Education and Ministry and the United Methodist Board of Church and Society invited the chaplains to a meeting in Nashville, Tenn., last year to discuss the initiative. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose. Photo #08-0797. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0823, 3/30/08.



The Rev. Terri Jones prepares to serve communion. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Terri Jones. Photo #08-0796. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0822, 3/28/08. Web photo only.













An Italian soldier (center) “makes a long memory” — his broken English for taking a picture — with the Rev. Terri Jones (left) and her unit’s chaplain assistant. The two were waiting with a Catholic priest from Chicago to join another group at a convoy point in Kuwait in 2005 when a squad of Italian soldiers pulled up. Although the convoy was canceled due to security reasons, Jones said the trip was not wasted. “ … it is often in those ‘waiting moments’ when we stop and learn from each other that we are able to see the world differently,” she said. “That even in the middle of war new communities can be found and barriers lowered.” Photo courtesy of the Rev. Terri Jones. Photo #08-0795. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0821, 3/28/08. Web photo only.


The Rev. Tom Carter of the United Methodist Endorsing Agency of the Board of Higher Education and Ministry offers Holy Communion to a gathering of military chaplains in Nashville, Tenn. A UMNS photo by Kathy L. Gilbert. Photo #08-0794. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0821, 3/28/08.


The Revs. Beth and Jim Fogle-Miller. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Jim Fogle-Miller. Photo #08-0793. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0821, 3/28/08.











The Rev. Jim Fogle-Miller, a Florida state chaplain for the National Guard, poses at the airport in Konduz, northern Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Jim Fogle-Miller. Photo #08-0792. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0821, 3/28/08. Web photo only.


Stacy Gasgins, from created., a nonprofit, non-denomination Christian ministry to women involved in the sex industry, shares her experiences working with prostitutes in the Tampa Bay area. It was part of the recent “Everything Must Change” event, led by Brian McLaren, a leader in the emergent church movement, and sponsored by the Florida Conference Connectional Ministries office. McLaren said the church must engage in radical change if it’s going to impact crises facing an ever-more global society. Photo by Greg Moore. Photo #08-0791. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0820, 3/28/08.





Brian McLaren (second from left), a leader in the emergent church movement, prays with attendees at the “Everything Must Change” event Feb. 29-March 1. The gathering, sponsored by the Florida Conference Connectional Ministries office and held at First Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, was one stop on an 11-city tour. Photo by Greg Moore. Photo #08-0790. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0820, 3/28/08.


Michelle Lust, a member of Shady Hills United Methodist Church in Spring Hill, holds up her finished etched glass candleholder from an arts and crafts class at the March session of the 2008 Florida Conference Women’s Retreat. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard.  Photo #08-0789. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0819, 3/27/08.






Women attending the March session of the 2008 Florida Conference Women’s Retreat enjoy fellowship while working with etched glass candleholders during an arts and crafts class. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0788. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0819, 3/27/08.









CREW (Community Rebuilding Ecumenical Workforce) works with a variety of businesses and ecumenical and community groups to rebuild and repair homes damaged by hurricanes that have hit South Florida communities since 2004. Executive Director Trish Adams estimates approximately 515 volunteers — like these from Samaritan's Purse — have logged more than 15,000 hours of service working on people’s homes. Photo courtesy of CREW. Photo #08-0787. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0818, 3/21/08. Web photo only.


Trish Adams, executive director of CREW (Community Rebuilding Ecumenical Workforce), estimates the organization has helped repair and rebuild the homes of more than 765 families in Glades and Hendry counties damaged by hurricanes that have hit Florida since 2004. Photo courtesy of CREW. Photo #08-0786. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0818, 3/21/08. Web photo only.


Lucy (left), whose Belle Glade home was moved off its 40 original pilings during Hurricane Wilma, takes a break with a Christian Reformed World Relief Committee volunteer who was on the job sanding new drywall seams. An UMCOR photo by Susan J. Meister. Photo #08-0785. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0818, 3/21/08. Web photo only.











Participants attending the “Community Arise: Basic Disaster Ministry Training” session in Moore Haven last year take time to compare notes. The training was designed to give church members a practical foundation for responding to disasters in their community and working cooperatively with other groups responding to crises. Photo courtesy of the Florida Conference Disaster Recovery Ministry. Photo #08-0784. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0817, 3/20/08.



Church members attending the “Community Arise: Basic Disaster Ministry Training” session at First United Methodist Church of Moore Haven last year gather in small groups to work on a simulation exercise in which they walked step-by-step through what their responses would be if a tornado hit their community. Photo courtesy of the Florida Conference Disaster Recovery Ministry. Photo #08-0783. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0817, 3/20/08.





Campus ministers participating in an evening session at the 2007 Florida Annual Conference Event last June that focused on ministry to young adults say campus ministries are providing a place where students can connect and build relationships in the framework of a Christian community. One said many students are learning about God for the first time through campus ministry. Photo courtesy of ACCESS218. Photo #08-0782. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0816, 3/19/08. Web photo only.


A band plays at one of the regular concerts coordinated by Crosswinds Wesley Foundation at the University of South Florida. The concerts raise money for food, clothing, and educational and HIV prevention materials that go to two children the campus ministry sponsors through World Vision. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Smith. Photo #08-0781. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0816, 3/19/08. Web photo only.







College students participate in community night as part of ACCESS218, a ministry for young adults at CrossRoad United Methodist Church in Jacksonville. Photo courtesy of ACCESS218. Photo #08-0780. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0816, 3/19/08.













Students attending an evening session at the 2007 Florida Annual Conference Event last June that focused on ministry with young adults stand when statistics related to their generation are read. Characteristics of each generation were highlighted in an effort to show how differences in beliefs and attitudes may impact the approach to ministry that’s required for each. Photo by Caryl Kelley. Photo #08-0779. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0816, 3/19/08.


A student with Crosswinds Wesley Foundation at the University of South Florida conducts random interviews with students on campus to find out what they believe about Jesus, religion and the Bible. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Smith. Photo #08-0778. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0816, 3/19/08. Web photo only.







Campus ministers say reaching college students — like these participating in an activity with Florida State University's Wesley Foundation campus ministry — isn't about providing the latest or "coolest" style of worship. It's about listening to them, building relationships with them and adapting ministry to the unique characteristics of their generation. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Vance Rains. Photo #08-0777. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0816, 3/19/08.


The Rev. Peter Storey, former bishop of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, talks about the challenges facing his country during a Feb. 4 presentation by the Upper Room in Nashville, Tenn. Storey is chairman of a task force planning the opening of a Methodist seminary in South Africa. The seminary will be located within the Pietermaritzburg Cluster, a center of ecumenical theological institutions including the School of Religion and Theology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. A UMNS photo by Linda Green. Photo #08-0776. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0815, 3/16/08.





Art joins worship and song as part of the 2008 Lake Junaluska Peace Conference in North Carolina. The Jan. 31-Feb. 2 event included worship, workshops and conversations about The United Methodist Church's role in a violent world. A UMNS photo by Kathy L. Gilbert. Photo #08-0775. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0814, 3/14/08.


Dunbar Lady Tigers forward Chelsea Gordon embraces a member of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church after the Class 3A Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) girl’s basketball state championship game in Lakeland. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0774. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0811, 3/10/08.















Nearly three years ago members of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church adopted The Dunbar Lady Tigers, a local high school’s girl’s basketball team. Since then church fans have attended games, bought shoes, transported parents to games and formed relationships with the girls, thier parents and leaders at the school. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0773. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0811, 3/10/08.


Cypress Lake United Methodist Church member Rob Liddle (center) cheers for the Dunbar High School Lady Tigers. About 25 church members regularly follow the girls to their games as part of the church’s commitment to be in ministry to its community. “Barriers have been broken, binding relationships have been formed, and it has changed lives because of love — love of the game, love of the person and love of Christ,” Liddle said. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0772. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0811, 3/10/08.






Steve McElhenny, his wife, Jan (center), and another volunteer from Parrish United Methodist Church install hurricane shutters on a Habitat For Humanity home being built in Palmetto. The shutters help keep vandals from breaking previously installed windows. Fifteen United Methodist churches in the Manatee County area have come together to help build the last of eight homes, including one designated the United Methodist home, in a 32-home Habitat community called Village of the Palms, scheduled for completion in April. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0771. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0810, 3/6/08.


Fifteen Manatee County United Methodist churches are sponsoring the building of one of the 32 homes in Habitat for Humanity of Manatee County’s Village of the Palms community. When completed the house will sell for around $85,000. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0770. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0810, 3/6/08.





Larry Warner, 84, from Terra Ceia United Methodist Church, cuts lumber for a Habitat for Humanity home in Palmetto. Warner is one of dozens of volunteers from United Methodist churches in Manatee County who are helping Habitat build the remaining eight homes in a 32-home project, including one being built from the slab up by the United Methodist churches. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0769. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0810, 3/6/08.


The Rev. Timothy Bias asks if representatives of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society spoke directly with executives from Caterpillar Inc. before passing their resolution. The denomination’s social agency has submitted a petition to the 2008 General Conference recommending divestment from the heavy equipment operator based in Peoria, Ill. The petition charges that the company profits from illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and contributes to the occupation by supplying Israeli Defense Forces with heavy equipment. Bias is a General Conference delegate who serves a United Methodist church in Peoria, Ill., where Caterpillar is headquartered. A UMNS photo by Marta W. Aldrich. Photo #08-0768. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0809, 3/5/08.


The Rev. Steve Sprecher, a director of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, presents the reasons behind the board’s petition for divestment from Caterpillar Inc., based on the manufacturer’s business practices in the Middle East. The denomination’s social agency charges Caterpillar profits from illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and contributes to the occupation by supplying Israeli Defense Forces with heavy equipment. A UMNS photo by Marta W. Aldrich. Photo #08-0767. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0809, 3/5/08.







Roger Kallenberg of Jewish Voice for Peace speaks in favor of a petition recommending United Methodist divestment from Caterpillar Inc., while Rabbi Gary Greenebaum (background) waits to speak against it on behalf of the American Jewish Committee. The United Methodist Board of Church and Society says Caterpillar profits from illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and contributes to the occupation by supplying Israeli Defense Forces with heavy equipment. About $5 million of the denomination’s estimated $17 billion pension portfolio is invested in Caterpillar stock. A UMNS photo by Marta W. Aldrich. Photo #08-0766. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0809, 3/5/08.



The Rev. Rick Cabot, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Lutz, Fla., talks with children attending a sports day at El Bon Methodist Church in Cuba. The outreach effort was coordinated by the two churches during the caravan the Lutz church made to Cuba last January to work with El Bon, its sister church. Photo courtesy of Renee Kincaid. Photo #08-0765. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0807, 3/3/08.


Members of Bayshore and Hyde Park United Methodist churches in Tampa visited their Cuban sister churches, Niquero and Guanito Methodist churches, respectively, in October 2007. Here, caravan members help with children’s Sunday school at Niquero Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of Renee Kincaid. Photo #08-0764. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0807, 3/3/08. Web photo only.







Members of First United Methodist Church of Lutz, Fla., help members of El Bon Methodist Church, their sister church in Cuba, prepare land in the back of the Cuban church for a sports day for children. More than 250 children and adults from the community attended the outreach effort, which was one of the many cooperative ministries that took place during the Florida church’s caravan to Cuba last January. The black T-shirts were brought by caravan members. Photo courtesy of Renee Kincaid. Photo #08-0763. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0807, 3/3/08.


The Rev. Tim McClendon speaks against proposed changes to the structure of The United Methodist Church during a Jan. 25 panel discussion on "The Worldwide Nature of the Church: What It Means." The discussion was part of the United Methodist Pre-General Conference News Briefing in Fort Worth, Texas. The Rev. Larry Hollon (left), chief executive of United Methodist Communications that sponsored the briefing, served as moderator of the panel. A UMNS photo by Larry Nelson. Photo #08-0762. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0802, 2/23/08.




The Fort Worth (Texas) Convention Center spans 14 city blocks in the heart of downtown, providing nearly 255,000 square feet of exhibit space, 59,000 square feet of meeting space and a 13,500-seat arena. Nearly 2,000 delegates and other United Methodists from throughout the world will gather April 23-May 2 at the convention center for the denomination's quadrennial legislative conference. A UMNS photo courtesy of the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau. Photo #08-0761. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0801, 2/21/08.


Members and staff of the United Methodist Board of Discipleship gather Aug. 22-25, 2007, in Nashville, Tenn., to prepare legislation for the 2008 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Maile Bradfield. Photo #08-0760. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0801, 2/21/08.





Members of the United Methodist Council on Finance and Administration and the Connectional Table open a budget session with worship and prayer. The joint meeting took place May 22-24, 2007, at Simpsonwood Conference and Retreat Center in Norcross, Ga. The leadership group approved a $642 million budget for the 2009-2012 quadrennium to present to the 2008 General Conference. A UMNS photo by Marta W. Aldrich. Photo #08-0759. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0801, 2/21/08.


The Rev. Deborah McLeod, superintendent of the South East District of the Florida Conference and a clergy delegate to General Conference, and Bishop Mary Virginia Taylor listen to budget discussions at the Sept. 7, 2007, joint meeting of the Connectional Table and the governing board of the General Council on Finance and Administration in Nashville, Tenn. Agency chiefs reported on the initial impact of the proposed budget on church ministries and programming over the next four years. McLeod is a Connectional Table member from the Florida Conference. A UMNS photo by Marta W. Aldrich. Photo #08-0758 Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0801, 2/21/08.


Florida Conference Lay Leader Bill Walker offers a comment during question and answer time following a panel discussion at the Jan. 24-26 Pre-General Conference News Briefing in Fort Worth, Texas, the site of the 2008 General Conference. Walker leads the conference’s delegation for the quadrennial gathering. Photo by Erik Aslgaard. Photo #08-0757. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0801, 2/21/08.


General Conference delegates and communicators practice “sign chi do,” a new stress management exercise taught at the United Methodist Pre-General News Briefing. During the briefing, an inter-agency Denominational Health Task Force announced recommendations for improving the health of clergy and lay employees of The United Methodist Church. A UMNS photo by Marta W. Aldrich. Photo #08-0756. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0800, 2/20/08.







The Rev. Dr. Anne Burkholder, director of Connectional Ministries for the Florida Conference, uses a visual aid to caution church journalists attending the United Methodist Pre-General Conference News Briefing Jan. 24-26 against oversimplifying their stories as debates between liberals and conservatives. Photo by Erik Alsgaard. Photo #08-0755. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0800, 2/20/08.


More than 200 delegation leaders and church journalists attend the United Methodist Pre-General Conference News Briefing Jan. 24-26, an informational session on issues and processes of the denomination’s upcoming assembly in Fort Worth, Texas. A UMNS photo by Larry Nelson. Photo #08-0754. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0800, 2/20/08.



Eva Adams helps serve pizza and soda at First United Methodist Church of Kissimmee’s Super Bowl party for the community’s homeless residents. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church of Kissimmee. Photo #08-0753. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0799, 2/18/08.


The Rev. David Lindsay, with his wife, Grace, says the idea for the after-school arts program at Christ United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg, came to him in the middle of the night. Organizers hope the program helps the children learn about faith through the arts. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0752. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0798, 2/18/08.










Jesus, the Arts and Me Director Amy McKalvey. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0751. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0798, 2/18/08.


Kymberly Santopolo helps students create objects out of clay. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0750. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0798, 2/18/08.










The Rev. Jonas Milice, pastor of the Sanctified New Jerusalem Mission church in Pompano Beach, leads worship during the Plantation Cluster worship service Jan. 27. The Sanctified New Jerusalem congregation serves the Haitian community in Pompano Beach and has grown to more than 300 worshipers since it began three years ago. Photo by Erik Alsgaard. Photo #08-0749. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0797, 2/13/08.


Members of the Sanctified New Jerusalem Mission choir provide musical leadership during the Plantation Cluster worship service in Pompano Beach. The Haitian congregation — a new member to the cluster — served as host for the Sunday night, two-hour worship service. Photo by Erik Alsgaard. Photo #08-0748. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0797, 2/13/08.




Bishop Timothy Whitaker (left) preaches during the Plantation Cluster worship service Jan. 27, while Aurilus Desmornes, a pastor intern at Norland United Methodist Church in Miami Gardens, one of the churches in the Plantation Cluster, provides translation in Creole. Photo by Erik Alsgaard. Photo #08-0747. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0797, 2/13/08.


A student at a deaf school in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic, signs, “I love you.” Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church, Alachua. Photo #08-0746. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0796, 2/10/08. Web photo only.


The Rev. Lillian Smith leads a small group discussion at the "Thunder in the Desert" symposium in Nashville, Tenn., Jan. 3-5 event. Smith is director of Connectional Ministries for the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference. A UMNS photo by Linda Green. Photo #08-0745. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0795, 2/7/08.








The Rev. Geraldine McClellan. A UMNS photo by Linda Green. Photo #08-0744. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0795, 2/7/08.


Twenty-seven members of Lake Panasoffkee United Methodist Church particpated in the church's Dollar Challenge, agreeing to use just $1 to help someone in their church or community. Their $27 leveraged more than $500 worth of goods and services. Photo courtesy of Lake Panasofkee United Methodist Church. Photo #08-0743. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0793, 2/1/08.



Registered nurse Judy Davis checks the blood pressure of a member volunteering for First United Methodist Church of Apopka’s tutoring program. It’s part of Davis’ role as parish nurse for the church, a ministry made possible by an Older Adult Ministries grant from the General Board of Discipleship. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church, Apopka. Photo #08-0741. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0792, 2/1/08.










Registered nurse Judy Davis checks the blood pressure of a member volunteering for First United Methodist Church of Apopka’s tutoring program. It’s part of Davis’ role as parish nurse for the church, a ministry made possible by an Older Adult Ministries grant from the General Board of Discipleship. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church, Apopka. Photo #08-0741. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0792, 2/1/08.


A Nothing But Nets volunteer discusses the campaign and raffle for an autographed soccer ball with two spectators at the Major League Soccer skills demonstration. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0740 Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0791, 1/31/08.


Chicago Fire midfielder Diego Gutierrez talks with fans as he signs autographs during the Major League Soccer skills demonstration Jan. 19 to raise awareness for the Nothing But Nets campaign. Photo by Sarah Alsgaard. Photo #08-0739. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0791, 1/31/08.



The Rev. Jeff Henderson, pastor at Oakleaf Christian Fellowship, says 80 percent of the people who attend the church are young families with children. Members say they are drawn to the church’s welcoming and intentionally comfortable atmosphere. Photo by Thomas Routzong. Photo #08-0738. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0789, 1/27/08.


Children play in the bounce house at Oakleaf Christian Fellowship. The church organizes outreach events at local parks and soccer fields. Photo by Thomas Routzong. Photo #08-0737. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0789, 1/27/08.



















Oakleaf Christian Fellowship has set aside its first five parking spaces for expectant mothers. Photo by Thomas Routzong. Photo #08-0736. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0789, 1/27/08.


The Florida office of Society of St. Andrew estimates it salvaged more 1.3 million pounds of produce, including 226,465 pounds of citrus, last year. Photo courtesy of Society of St. Andrew, Florida office. Photo #08-0735. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0788, 1/24/08.











Members of United Methodist churches in the Central Florida area sort citrus brought from groves and people's yards to a collection site. The Florida office of Society of St. Andrew will distribute the fruit to local food programs. Photo courtesy of Society of St. Andrew, Florida office. Photo #08-0734. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0788, 1/24/08.


Shepherd's Hope Health Clinic volunteer Nann Carmine organizes donated medications to be given to the clinic's low-income patients. Photo by Tim Griffis. Photo #08-0733. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0787, 1/18/08.



The Rev. Dr. William Barnes says the Shepherd's Hope ministry is simply “caring people, caring for other people.” Photo by Tim Griffis. Photo by #08-0732. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0787, 1/18/08.


Dr. Jeff Thill, who volunteers at a Shepherd's Hope Health Center, examines patient Geannie Figuereo. Photo by Tim Griffis. Photo #08-0731. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0787, 1/18/08.


After neighborhood youth vandalized property at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Bradenton, the congregation of mostly retirees decided reaching out to them was the right thing to do. The church started a ministry to give the youth a positive place to “hang out,” and today more than 80 youth participate in the ministry’s Friday night outreach. Photo courtesy of Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Photo #08-0730. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0785, 1/17/08.


Ron Zychowski, chief executive officer of Community Partnership for Children, and Jennifer Raby, coordinator of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home Emergency Shelter Care, cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony for the new shelter. Photo courtesy of Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. Photo #08-0729. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0784, 1/13/08.






College student Molly McEntire (center) says she has grown to love the people of Kenya through her mission work there and would readily put herself in harm’s way to help them again. Photo courtesy of Molly McEntire. Photo #08-0728. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0783, 1/13/08.


Molly McEntire (left) and her fellow team members worked with orphans and children who have AIDS while in Kenya as part of a United Methodist Volunteers in Mission team. Photo courtesy of Molly McEntire. Photo #08-0727. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0783, 1/13/08.





Empty boxes wait to be filled with food items selected by guests visiting the holiday store at Community United Methodist Church in Holiday as part of a combined outreach effort between the church and Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa. Photo by J.A. Buchholz. Photo #08-0726 Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0782, 1/11/08.

A list indicating what each family could receive in the toy section of the holiday store at Community United Methodist Church in Holiday was posted to guide guests and volunteers. Photo by J.A. Buchholz. Photo #08-0725. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0782, 1/11/08.


Claudia Druschel, a single mother of two, selects toys for her children at Community United Methodist Church. Druschel was grateful the church was able to help her family, though she admits it was hard to seek assistance. She said rising gas costs and a busy schedule of leaving home early and returning late because of school and work schedules has left her emotionally and financially drained. Photo by J.A. Buchholz. Photo #08-0724. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0782, 1/11/08.

Children of all ages and ethnic backgrounds attend Sunday school at United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches. Photo by Steven Skelley. Photo #08-0723. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0780, 1/4/08.










Phillip and Ruth Mageria of Kenya meet between services with India's Nimmy Jeyakumen. Photo by Thomas Routzong. Photo #08-0722. Accompanies e-Review Florida UMNS #0780, 1/4/08.


Jamie Clemens (left), Juan Ramos Jr. and Belci Encinosa gather to plan an upcoming Hispanic language worship service at United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches. Photo by Thomas Routzong. Photo #08-0721. Accompanies
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