Relationship is at the heart of mission. Cultivating relationships across boundaries because of the good news God offers us in Christ is a foundational and sustaining part of our work as United Methodists. In January, explore how relationship with God and with one another is embodied through the work of Global Ministries – global health, disaster response, missionaries and evangelism and church growth. To keep reading, click here.
Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a food-packing event with the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network.
5-9 p.m., Saturday, February 29, Tampa Convention Center.
We are looking for 100 Volunteers to glean from a food trade show! Each volunteer should complete this form to register.
Volunteers should be at least 13 years old.
All volunteers will be provided a T-shirt.
The Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) is, once again, donating all leftover produce from their annual food show. Most produce will be donated and distributed in the greater Orlando area, with the exception of a few organizations in the Tampa area, including Hyde Park United Methodist’s Open Arms ministry.
Activities will include packing leftover food into boxes, stacking on pallets, shrink-wrapping and loading produce into 18-wheeler trucks.
For more information, contact Steve Rorrer, ministry liaison, at Srorrer@omniagroup.com or Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network Contact: Kelly Sizelove, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help is needed with the House of Hope’s greeting card project, one of the their regular fund raising programs. Join us from noon – 2 p.m. Jan. 26 in Knox Hall Room 150. No card making/crafting experience necessary – just willing hands to aid this ministry for formerly incarcerated women. All supplies and instructions are provided. Contact Billie Trocke by email with questions.
Shining The light Ministries December newsletter
As I look back at the past year, I am in awe of all the firsts that we achieved. From a remarkable vision trip to partnership trips to a record setting income, we have been abundantly blessed in all of our efforts. We want to thank all of our supporters for their support and prayers. As we look forward to 2020 we will start out the year with a STLM Board meeting in Nicaragua with the board of ABLLDC. We plan on having more trip opportunities throughout the coming year. To keep reading, click here.
The OneBlood bloodmobile will be at the Hyde Park campus 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. select Sundays in 2020. (see schedule below). Look for the Bloodmobile on Azeele Street next to the Harnish Activities Center.
2020 Blood Drive Schedule
- Feb. 23
- April 19
- June 14
- Aug. 16
- Oct. 18
- Dec. 13
Learn more or schedule a courtesy appointment on OneBlood’s website.
Christmas at the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home is a very special time. In this new Fifth Sunday video, one of our houseparents shares from her Christmas experiences with our children. Just click on the link below to watch. Thank you for making a difference this holiday season. Merry Christmas!