Serve in the State

 

Children and Families

Florida United Methodist Children's Home

The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home began as the Florida Methodist Orphanage in 1908 and has developed into a diverse ministry to help children and families facing difficult circumstances. Services include residential care for school-age children and youth, emergency shelter care, therapeutic group care, foster care and adoption services, a community child care center and a transitional/independent living program. Hyde Park United Methodist collects fifth Sunday offerings for the Children’s Home.

For more information, email Pat Kelly, church liaison, or email John Rivas, agency liaison, or visit the Children’s Home website.

Cornerstone Family Ministries – Early Childhood Development

DAY: Weekday or Saturday
HOW OFTEN: One-time or recurring
Cornerstone Family Ministries’ mission is to make a lasting positive impact on children and families in our community by nurturing bodies, developing minds and fostering hope through Christ. Opportunities are available at the Early Childhood Learning Center and the Children’s Nutrition Connection.

Click here to email Kristen Price, church liaison, for more information or email Cathy Capo Stone, agency liaison, at 813.253.3853 for more information.

Missions and Outreach

Good Samaritan Mission

Good Samaritan Mission is a locally based, nondenominational Christian ministry in southeastern Hillsborough County that ministers to the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of farm worker families and those at or below poverty level. Good Samaritan Mission teaches our neighbors practical life skills and the hope of the Gospel.

For more information, please contact Drema Muller, church liaison, by email or phone, 813.335.8592, or the Rev. William R. Cruz,
agency liaison, by email or phone, 813.634.7136.

Society of St. Andrew – Gleaners

The Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) Gleaning Network coordinates volunteers to glean or salvage fresh produce from farms, groves, backyards and packing houses, and distributes to agencies that feed the hungry. In addition, SoSA is also distributing Farm to Family Produce and Milk to individuals and families who have lost their jobs during the pandemic. Distribution events are scheduled
throughout the week and on Saturdays year round during the pandemic.

Contact Kelly Sizelove, SoSA’s Program Coordinator in Florida at fl-glean@endhunger.org or send your name to the Rev. Vicki Walker, email, to be added to the email list for gleaning and direct distribution opportunities.

Youth and Collegiate

Wesley Foundation – University of South Florida Campus

Methodism began as a movement by college students in the “Holy Club” of John Wesley at Oxford University. Today, Wesley Foundations often stand as lone outposts in the ministry to young adults on campus.

Wesley Foundations involve university students in worship, Bible studies, outreach opportunities and accountability groups. Hyde Park provides annual donations to Wesley Foundation groups at Florida State University, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida.

For more information, please contact Emily Felgenhauer, Director of Youth Ministries, by email or phone, 813.253.5388, ext. 301.

Visit the Wesley Foundation websites for:

University of South Florida | Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College |  University of Florida

Wesley Foundation – University of Florida Campus

Methodism began as a movement by college students in the “Holy Club” of John Wesley at Oxford University. Today, Wesley Foundations often stand as lone outposts in the ministry to young adults on campus.

Wesley Foundations involve university students in worship, Bible studies, outreach opportunities and accountability groups. Hyde Park provides annual donations to Wesley Foundation groups at Florida State University, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida.

For more information, please contact Emily Felgenhauer, Director of Youth Ministries, by email or phone, 813.253.5388, ext. 301. In addition, you may reach out to Joel Pancoast, email, and Heather Pancoast, email, Co-Directors, 352.372.8183. Visit their website: 
Gator Wesley

Wesley Foundation – Florida State University Campus

Methodism began as a movement by college students in the “Holy Club” of John Wesley at Oxford University. Today, Wesley Foundations often stand as lone outposts in the ministry to young adults on campus.

Wesley Foundations involve university students in worship, Bible studies, outreach opportunities and accountability groups. Hyde Park provides annual donations to Wesley Foundation groups at Florida State University, the University of Florida and the University of South Florida.

For more information, please contact Emily Felgenhauer, Director of Youth Ministries, by email or phone, 813.253.5388, ext. 301.

Visit the Wesley Foundation websites for:

Florida State University and Tallahassee Community College

Pin It on Pinterest