Stories of Ministries During COVID-19:
Thanks to all of you for your creativity in engaging your community missionally during this time of social-distancing. Please continue to share your creative ideas and the ways you're adjusting during this time. We encourage you to post these on your social media with the hashtags: #leanintotheconnection and #flumc
Quessua UMC in Quessua, Angola pastors and church leaders offer instruction to the villagers: No travel, social distance, and have provided a creative way for washing hands without running water. To learn more contact Icel at email@example.com
At the Quessua Mission in Quessua, Angola boys from the Boarding House and missionaries make masks for the Quessua Hospital staff. Another missionary made handwashing buckets for the chapels/Wesleyan classes at every village around Quessua. To learn more contact Icel at firstname.lastname@example.org
En Cristo Vida Abundante in Artemisa, Cuba are making masks for the elderly and inmuno-compromised. To learn more contact Icel at email@example.com.
Pasadena UMC in St. Petersburg is tirelessly helping the families of PAT+ and families that are food scarce right now! (all is being packed carefully with gloves and CDC sanitation guidelines). To learn more contact Dorothy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mirimar UMC is partnering with a City Commissioner to provide food to the community. They packaged bags and boxes and put them in the trunk of people's cars making sure that everyone was keeping the six feet of social distancing. To learn more contact Dr. Judith at email@example.com
River of Life UMC in Jacksonville is partnering with the local YMCA to host childcare for First Responders. To learn more contact Pastor Perri at firstname.lastname@example.org
Memorial UMC in Fernandina Beach is partnering with a culinary program at a local high school to help with Memorial's meal program. To learn more contact Pastor Drew at email@example.com
Faith Primera Iglesia in Tampa is providing weekly supplies of rice, beans, pasta, chicken, etc., to neighbors in need. The leaders of the church have also taken on regular calls to the most vulnerable and the elderly in the congregation to do grocery shopping for them. To learn more contact Pastor Ernesto at firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony UMC in Anthony Florida and Pine UMC in Fort McCoy joined together to do a virtual potluck service. It reached out to elderly persons who are currently by themselves. Everyone was encouraged the day or two before to share their favorite recipes on the church Facebook pages and have their meals present during the chat so everyone could, in essence, be eating lunch together. Community members were also invited. To learn more contact Pastor Kelly at email@example.com
First UMC Williston is in communication with the High School to allow a small group of kids to use our Fellowship Hall and Youth House for a study hall. A few in our community have no internet access, giving them little to no chance to complete their schoolwork. We're talking no more than 6 or 7 kids in each space, well spaced out. To learn more contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Community of Hope UMC in Loxahatchee, in partnership with Feeding South Florida, will be distributing food to families from Royal Palm Beach elementary and Loxahatchee Groves Elementary. To learn more contact email@example.com
Trinity UMC in Palm Beach Gardens is bringing the Easter Egg Hunt to their families. On Easter morning a small team will hide Easter eggs in the front yards of their houses for the kids to find. To learn more contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We at Branches UMC in Florida City are giving out free, hot, to-go dinners every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 5:30pm. To learn more contact Pastor Tony at email@example.com
At New Horizon UMC in Southwest Ranches, Nourishing Lives Inc. is our Pack-A-Sack ministry feeding children in need when school is out --We have mobilized to make sure families and children in our community have food during COVID-19. Our contact info has been given to 150 School Social Workers and to local colleges ensuring our college students are covered as well. We have a pick up spot for families who need support as well as delivery through our church and community volunteers. To learn more contact Pastor Peytyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
The youth at Village UMC in North Lauderdale packaged 143 bars of soap made by Pastor Andrea Bayer-Thomas to be distributed to our neighbors. We're also making a donation of soaps to Parkway UMC in Pompano Beach for their shower ministry to the homeless. To learn more contact Pastor Andrea at email@example.com.
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