First UMC, Port Orange, is 'exemplary school partner'

TAMPA -- First UMC, Port Orange, has been recognized by Florida Education Commiissioner Tony Bennett as an "exemplary school partner" for its support of nearby Sugar Mill Elementary School.

Rev. Tom Nelson, First UMC pastor, and others from the church accepted the recognition last month at the Commissioner's Business Recognition Awards reception in Tampa. The award stems from First UMC's support of Sugar Mill Elementary School. Church members participate in a mentoring program and donate school supplies, shoes and holiday meals for families in need. They also have provided breakfast or lunch for school staff events.

To read more about the recognition, click here.


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